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More than just a pretty cover China’s Black Friday was 11.11 Japan in recession as economy contracts 1.6 pct
 
More than just a pretty cover… —Chin Music Press recreates the art of storytelling

More than just a pretty cover… —Chin Music Press recreates the art of storytelling

By Tiffany Ran Northwest Asian Weekly Day writer and translator Jay Rubin walked into the office of Chin Music Press when it was establishing itself in

China’s Black Friday was 11.11

China’s Black Friday was 11.11

By Jingyu Zhang Northwest Asian Weekly Nov. 11 (11.11) is notable because it is considered the “Singles’ Day Shopping Festival” in China. On Nov. 11, 2014,

Japan in recession as economy contracts 1.6 pct

Japan in recession as economy contracts 1.6 pct

By Elaine Kurtenbach AP Business Writer TOKYO (AP) — Japan reported Monday that its economy contracted at a real annual rate of 1.6 percent in July-September, in a second straight quarterly decline that returned the country to recession.

Myanmar-Rohingya Trafficking — Myanmar profits off Rohingya exodus

16 November 2014

By Todd Pitman and Esther Htusan Associated Press MYIN HLUT, Myanmar (AP) — The small wooden boats leave the shores of western Myanmar nearly every day, overloaded with desperate Rohingya Muslims who are part of one the largest boat exoduses in Asia since the Vietnam War.

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No baby boom from easing of China’s 1-child policy

16 November 2014

BEIJING (AP) — Despite earlier estimates that new exemptions to China’s one-child policy would add up to 2 million extra births per year, only 700,000 newly qualified couples applied to have a second child this year, a Chinese official said.

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Tourette’s and logistics — Movie made in Washington seeks to make film festival splash

Tourette’s and logistics — Movie made in Washington seeks to make film festival splash

14 November 2014

By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly A family trip to the Tri-Cities area in Washington State helped Dale Peterson decide on where his movie should be filmed. “When I saw the beauty of the topography, I decided to do part of the filming here,” stated Peterson.

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The Layup Drill — Baseball ends, boxing heats up, and marathoner spurns conformity

The Layup Drill — Baseball ends, boxing heats up, and marathoner spurns conformity

14 November 2014

By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly Welcome to another edition of The Layup Drill. In this month’s edition, we take a look at the end of baseball season, boxing stars at the crossroads, and a Japanese marathon runner that overcomes all odds. Ishikawa-Wong star in baseball’s postseason The World Series ended with another title for […]

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Celebrating a lifetime of community service: Fred Yee

Celebrating a lifetime of community service: Fred Yee

14 November 2014

By Nina Huang Northwest Asian Weekly Fred Yee was a Chinese American student who wanted to please his family by studying science. So he chose geology, but he quickly realized that community service was his real passion. When he was 18, Yee arrived at Seattle from Hong Kong in August 1969. The original plan was […]

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NAAAP scholarship gala

NAAAP scholarship gala

14 November 2014

By John Liu Northwest Asian Weekly The National Association of Asian American Professionals Seattle Chapter (NAAAP–Seattle) held its 35th annual scholarship

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AAPIs more likely to be caregivers

14 November 2014

A  new report released by AARP, “Caregiving Among Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders,” reveals that Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPIs) are more likely to provide caregiving for older family members at home. The data shows: -More than any other racial or ethnic group, the vast majority of AAPIs believe that caring for parents is […]

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Free job preparation classes

14 November 2014

Bellevue College is offering free Job Preparation classes for immigrants, refugees, permanent residents and U.S. citizens living in Bellevue. These classes are funded by the City of Bellevue and begin every quarter in January, April, June and September.

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Help with startup ideas

14 November 2014

The Seattle Public Library will host Startup Weekend EDU Seattle from Nov. 21 to Nov. 23. The public is invited to watch education-based startup teams demonstrate their new product and service ideas from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 23 at The Seattle Public Library, Central Library, 1000 Fourth Ave., Level 1, Microsoft Auditorium.

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This is Street 63 — Sounds and images of Phnom Penh now

This is Street 63 — Sounds and images of Phnom Penh now

14 November 2014

By Dipika Kohli Northwest Asian Weekly The dogs are yapping, the breeze is crusted over with exhaust, the bicycles and” tuk tuks” and whistles from the

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COMMENTARY: Sexual assault with a distinctly anti-Asian tinge

COMMENTARY: Sexual assault with a distinctly anti-Asian tinge

14 November 2014

By Jenn Fang For Northwest Asian Weekly The internet is in an uproar this week over Julien Blanc, an American and self-described “dating expert” who travels the globe giving workshops to men who are seeking to become so-called pick-up artists.

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Welcome home! — Kenneth Bae finally gets home, family, pizza, and freedom

Welcome home! — Kenneth Bae finally gets home, family, pizza, and freedom

13 November 2014

By Donna Bankinship and Josh Lederman Associated Press SEATTLE (AP)—Kenneth Bae arrived home after two years of imprisonment in North

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Surviving a stroke; facing challenges — Dr. Greg Ogata moves forward

Surviving a stroke; facing challenges — Dr. Greg Ogata moves forward

13 November 2014

By WSDA News Northwest Asian Weekly If you’ve ever met Washington State Dental Association President Dr. Greg Ogata

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Providing more than just hope for rural Indian adolescent girls

Providing more than just hope for rural Indian adolescent girls

13 November 2014

By James Tabafunda Northwest Asian Weekly Poverty restricts options.

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Thai man convicted of defaming king on Facebook

Thai man convicted of defaming king on Facebook

13 November 2014

AP Wire Service BANGKOK (AP) — A Thai court sentenced a university student to 2 1/2 years in prison on Tuesday for posting a message on Facebook that the court said insulted the country’s king.

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BLOG: Why my Chinese friends picked Indian food

BLOG: Why my Chinese friends picked Indian food

13 November 2014

By Assunta Ng “What’s the best place for Chinese food?” many Seattle Chinese are frequently confronted with this question.

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EDITORIAL: More yay for Kenneth Bae! — And more good news

13 November 2014

Happy very early Thanksgiving! We’re already thankful, and here’s why—a summary of some good news for you: Everyone is celebrating Kenneth Bae’s return.  Bae was finally released from North Korean imprisonment after two years. There’s not much we can say that hasn’t been said in other media, but it doesn’t hurt to repeat the good […]

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Batayola appointed as trustee by Insleee

Batayola appointed as trustee by Insleee

10 November 2014

Teresita Batayola has been appointed to the Seattle Colleges District Board of Trustees by Governor Jay Inslee, effective Oct. 20, 2014. Batayola, CEO of International Community Health Services (ICHS) in Seattle, is one of five members of the Board of Trustees appointed to five-year terms by the governor. Trustees are responsible for overall policy and […]

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LIHI raises over $305,000

LIHI raises over $305,000

10 November 2014

On October 24th, The Low Income Housing Institute hosted its 12th annual Gala & Auction at the

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Shiro shows his skills

Shiro shows his skills

10 November 2014

On November 2, the crowd in the Pike Place Market’s Atrium Kitchen waited patiently for legendary

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