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Takei takes over Seattle Services for seniors Upscale Din Tai Fung Bellevue model sets precedence for future locations
 
Takei takes over Seattle

Takei takes over Seattle

By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly “You do not become an actor, you are born an actor,” informed the 77-year-old George Takei in his

Services for seniors

Services for seniors

By James Tabafunda Northwest Asian Weekly When several generations of Asian Americans live under one roof, there’s an opportunity for the older generation to pass their wisdom and experience to the youth.

Upscale Din Tai Fung Bellevue model sets precedence for future locations

Upscale Din Tai Fung Bellevue model sets precedence for future locations

By Tiffany Ran Northwest Asian Weekly What many don’t know about Din Tai Fung’s humble beginnings is of its earliest days as a store

Classified Ads: September 27 – October 3, 2014

25 September 2014

For placing an ad in Classified section, please contact John Liu at john@nwasianweekly.com. The deadline to place a classified ad is Tuesday.

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Fukushima students visit Seattle

Fukushima students visit Seattle

22 September 2014

The Japan-America Society of the State of Washington (JASSW) hosted eight students from Fukushima University to visit Seattle for a week on Sept. 8. The students got to Ride the Ducks, go to a Mariners game, visit the NVC Memorial Hall, Microsoft and the Boeing Factory. (end)

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University of Washington hosts Myanmar leaders

University of Washington hosts Myanmar leaders

22 September 2014

The University of Washington’s (UW) Jackson School and the iSchool’s Technology and Social Change group hosted 25 Myanmar’s leaders from government, media, libraries, and ethnic communities over the summer. The leaders participated in workshops for five weeks about information strategies and held panel discussions open to the public. The leaders were partly sponsored by Microsoft/USAID. […]

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Candidates meet with ethnic media

Candidates meet with ethnic media

22 September 2014

The 5th annual Ethnic Media Candidates Meet n Greet was on Sept. 11 at Sun Ya. Forty-one candidates were in

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Poetry book about World War II released

Poetry book about World War II released

22 September 2014

University of Washington alumnus and poet Lawrence Matsuda recently released, “Glimpses of a Forever Foreigner,” in collaboration with artist Roger Shimomura. The book contains 38 poems about Minidoka, a Japanese concentration camp during World War II where Matsuda was born, after the war, friends and family, and the Fukushima disaster. There are four existing paintings […]

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US man in North Korea given 6 years of hard labor

US man in North Korea given 6 years of hard labor

20 September 2014

AP Wire Service PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — North Korea’s Supreme Court on Sunday sentenced a 24-year-old American man to six years of hard labor for entering the country illegally to commit espionage.

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Japan’s World War II film idol Rikoran dies at 94

Japan’s World War II film idol Rikoran dies at 94

20 September 2014

By Mari Yamaguchi Associated Press TOKYO (AP) — Japanese film idol Yoshiko Yamaguchi, who was known as Rikoran and symbolized Japan’s wartime dreams of Asian conquest, has died at age 94. Known as Shirley Yamaguchi in the United States and one of the biggest Japanese film stars during and after World War II, Yamaguchi died […]

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Wise words on preserving diversity

Wise words on preserving diversity

19 September 2014

“The diversity of our nation is our greatest strength. Preserving diversity is crucial to the future of our community.  By honoring our past, providing equal opportunities and social justice for all, and by celebrating different cultures and backgrounds, we can ensure that our society builds an environment that accepts, welcomes, and preserves diverse backgrounds and […]

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“Find it, Fix it” attracts crowds and questions

“Find it, Fix it” attracts crowds and questions

19 September 2014

By Staff Northwest Asian Weekly Over a hundred people showed up for Mayor Ed Murray’s “Find it, Fix it” International District community walk last Thursday. There was a combination of residents, business owners, community leaders, and media.

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Noh-inspired drama comes to Seattle

Noh-inspired drama comes to Seattle

19 September 2014

By Andrew Hamlin Northwest Asian Weekly Local composer Garett Fisher’s new project is a collaboration with the Takeda Noh Troupe, led by famous Noh

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The Layup Drill — Nishikori, Team Philippines and South Korean Little Leaguers

The Layup Drill — Nishikori, Team Philippines and South Korean Little Leaguers

19 September 2014

By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly Big US Open for Asian Athletes The U.S. Open had two major storylines for Asian tennis fans. First, Kei Nishikori made it to the U.S. Open men’s final. The 24-year-old Japanese tennis star made a remarkable run through the tournament. His play during the tournament in New York drew […]

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PICTORIAL: A night in Chinatown — Moon Festival Night Market

PICTORIAL: A night in Chinatown — Moon Festival Night Market

19 September 2014

There were crowds, culture, and nightlife in Chinatown last Saturday. The annual International District/Chinatown Night Market was a hit if you gauge by the huge crowds.

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COMMENTARY: Seattle market rebounds, foreclosure remains in the API community

COMMENTARY: Seattle market rebounds, foreclosure remains in the API community

19 September 2014

By Diana Chen Northwest Asian Weekly Seattle home prices have rebounded dramatically in the past 18 months, with more than a 9.5 percent increase in median home sales prices from 2012 to 2013, nearly bringing median prices to pre-recession heights seen in 2007. Zillow reports that 92.5 percent of Seattle-metro area homes are in positive […]

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Seattle diversity — Cities and neighborhoods you should experience

Seattle diversity — Cities and neighborhoods you should experience

18 September 2014

By Daria Kroupoderova Northwest Asian Weekly With minorities soon becoming the majority, diversity is a big topic. If you want to explore it around Seattle, there

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Diversity at the top — Justice Mary Yu studied religion, then law

Diversity at the top — Justice Mary Yu studied religion, then law

18 September 2014

By Daria Kroupoderova Northwest Asian Weekly Washington State Supreme Court Justice Mary Yu is one of nine Asian Americans being honored at the Diversity at the Top event being held on Oct. 18 at China Harbor Restaurant.

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Diversity at the top — Levine ultimately earned the “Dream Job”

Diversity at the top — Levine ultimately earned the “Dream Job”

18 September 2014

By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly “I always was a huge sports fan,” recalls Aaron Levine of the reason for his career choice.

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BLOG: What the International District needs — Eastern Café and…

BLOG: What the International District needs — Eastern Café and…

18 September 2014

By Assunta Ng When one out of five small businesses fails in its first year nationwide, Chinatown’s Eastern Café is bucking statistics. It is only a year old, making money, and expanding.

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EDITORIAL: Neighborhood love for a local institution — The little market that could

EDITORIAL: Neighborhood love for a local institution — The little market that could

18 September 2014

A post on social media website nextdoor.com instigated a lot of virtual hugs for the Saveway Mart. The Saveway has been a local icon in downtown Pioneer Square for over 50 years. There is no question that it has an interesting reputation. Located in what is probably considered a “Seattle-sketchy,” area, it has numerous monikers: […]

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Vietnamese Friendship Association welcomes interim director

Vietnamese Friendship Association welcomes interim director

15 September 2014

Carmen D’Arcangelo is the Vietnamese Friendship Association’s (VFA) interim director. D’Arcangelo comes from a background of

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Posted in Names in the News, Vol 33 No 38 | 9/13-9/190 Comments

High school student invited to honors programs for future physicians

High school student invited to honors programs for future physicians

15 September 2014

Mercer Island High School Junior  Gordon Zhang was nominated to attend the Congress of Future Medical Leaders on Nov. 14-16 in Washington, DC.

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Posted in Names in the News, Vol 33 No 38 | 9/13-9/190 Comments

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