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EDITORIAL: Remembering, wishing, resolutions

EDITORIAL: Remembering, wishing, resolutions

We asked our amazing NWAW writers and contributors to help out with the holiday issue. We

BLOG: 8 gifts at no cost that can boost your happiness

BLOG: 8 gifts at no cost that can boost your happiness

Ho, ho, ho, Christmas is cancelled! Two parents posted on Facebook recently a photo of their three sons and announced they were cancelling their holiday with no gifts.

Loss and birth — Tukwila community aids Burmese family of Ciin Nuam

Loss and birth — Tukwila community aids Burmese family of Ciin Nuam

By Minal Singh Northwest Asian Weekly Almost $60,000 has been donated to the Zam Khap family so far in the fundraising drive organized by the Tukwila School District Community.

Providing sleep in Seattle — ‘Big Give’ day provides King County with sleeping bags

Providing sleep in Seattle — ‘Big Give’ day provides King County with sleeping bags

By James Tabafunda Northwest Asian Weekly One caring group of individuals stand united in delivering compassion and restoring dignity to people without stable and permanent housing.

Meeting Tommy Chong — Counterculture legend visits Seattle to promote marijuana brand

Meeting Tommy Chong — Counterculture legend visits Seattle to promote marijuana brand

14 August 2014

By Reid Mukai Northwest Asian Weekly Before “Harold and Kumar” there was “Cheech and Chong” a counterculture comedy duo which became hugely successful in the 70s and continue to be discovered by new generations of fans.

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Posted in Arts & Entertainment, Features, Vol 33 No 34 | 8/16-8/220 Comments

Hawaii Democrats seek unity after dramatic races

Hawaii Democrats seek unity after dramatic races

14 August 2014

By Cathy Bussewitz and Juliet Williams Associated Press HONOLULU (AP) – Hawaii’s Democratic Unity Breakfast the morning after the primary election is traditionally a time for candidates to set aside their differences and coalesce against the Republican candidates they will face in November.

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Posted in National News, Vol 33 No 34 | 8/16-8/220 Comments

Is it funny or is it racist?

Is it funny or is it racist?

14 August 2014

By Zachariah Bryan Northwest Asian Weekly That’s the question being asked of Australian Comedian Chris Lilley’s new HBO mockumentary, “Jonah from Tonga.” While some critics say it’s a clever satire on youth, others say that the depiction of the Tongan people is offensive.

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Carter will be featured for China Town Hall

Carter will be featured for China Town Hall

14 August 2014

By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly Former United States President Jimmy Carter will be a featured guest of the eighth annual China Town Hall meeting on October 16, 2014.  The goal of the Town Hall is to facilitate the exchange of ideas through educational exchanges and public education.  President Carter’s remarks will be web cast […]

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Posted in Politics, Vol 33 No 34 | 8/16-8/220 Comments

EDITORIAL: You just got anime-eyed!

EDITORIAL: You just got anime-eyed!

14 August 2014

One of our readers sent in a comment about our article about the “yellowface” issue regarding the Mikado. This was the letter: Relative to the ongoing discussions about Yellowface:  I’ve always been interested in the fact that anime portrays its Asian characters as having giant round blue and green eyes, ala Margaret Keane, and wondering […]

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Posted in Editorials, Vol 33 No 34 | 8/16-8/220 Comments

Playing pianos in our parks

Playing pianos in our parks

10 August 2014

Have you see the piano at Hing Hay Park? It’s part of Pianos in the Parks, where 20

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Posted in Names in the News, Vol 33 No 33 | 8/9-8/150 Comments

Children’s book about World War II to be released

Children’s book about World War II to be released

10 August 2014

Kirby Larson, children’s author, is releasing a new book on Aug. 26. The story is about a girl named Mitsi Kashino being separated from her dog Dash when her family is sent to incarceration camp during World War II. The story follows her life in the camp while she still hopes to be reunited with […]

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Children of Marines receive scholarships

Children of Marines receive scholarships

10 August 2014

The Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation (MCSF) hosted a reception on July 30 at the

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Book on history of protests in China released

Book on history of protests in China released

10 August 2014

Jessica Chen Weiss, born and raised in Seattle, has written a book, Powerful Patriots: Nationalist Protest in China’s Foreign Relations, about the history of anti-foreign protests in China from 1985 to 2012. Weiss has interviewed over 170 people for this book and has spent about 14 months on field research. Powerful Patriots discusses anti-foreign protests […]

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Yale grad and Seattle native starts new business

Yale grad and Seattle native starts new business

10 August 2014

Christina Park has started her own law firm, Park Business Law, located on 1001 4th

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An evening in Seattle inspires a benefit at Benaroya

An evening in Seattle inspires a benefit at Benaroya

10 August 2014

By Andrew Hamlin Northwest Asian Weekly The Kalimba band, a tribute to the music of epochal soul/funk act Earth, Wind & Fire,

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Posted in Briefs, Vol 33 No 33 | 8/9-8/150 Comments

Update on “The Mikado”: Conversation ensues

10 August 2014

By Zachariah Bryan Northwest Asian Weekly The Seattle Gilbert and Sullivan Society closed their production of “The Mikado,” but the conversation on its implied racism has just begun.

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Posted in Community News, Features, Vol 33 No 33 | 8/9-8/153 Comments

More than just “Asian” — New bill hopes to improve on student data

10 August 2014

By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly U.S. Congressman Mike Honda stood up for the All Students Count Act at a rally in Washington D.C. on July 31.  Congressman Honda, a Democrat from California,

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Posted in National News, Vol 33 No 33 | 8/9-8/150 Comments

What are you missing in Sci-Fi/fantasy films? DIVERSITY

10 August 2014

By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly Many moviegoers will be enjoying their share of summer movies, but according to a recent study, they will be missing something.  Diversity. The lack of people of color and women in science fiction and fantasy are especially stunning.  

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Posted in National News, Vol 33 No 33 | 8/9-8/151 Comment

Chinese minority scholar indicted for separatism

Chinese minority scholar indicted for separatism

10 August 2014

By Christopher Bodeen Associated Press BEIJING (AP) — An outspoken Chinese minority scholar was indicted on separatism charges Wednesday amid a renewed flare-up of bloody anti-government violence in the country’s far west.

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How high-level Chinese officials are taken down

10 August 2014

By Gillian Wong Associated Press BEIJING (AP) — The investigation into China’s former Security Chief Zhou Yongkang could pave the way for him to stand trial as the most senior politician ever prosecuted for

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“Flower Drum Song” lead James Shigeta dies at 85

“Flower Drum Song” lead James Shigeta dies at 85

10 August 2014

AP Wire Service LOS ANGELES (AP) — James Shigeta, who played the lead in the 1961 movie musical

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Bruce Lee and his Seattle roots — A retrospective comes to the Wing

Bruce Lee and his Seattle roots — A retrospective comes to the Wing

10 August 2014

By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly A recent launch of a video game featuring mixed martial arts fighters entitled “EA Sports:

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Posted in Arts & Entertainment, Community News, Features, Features, Profiles, Vol 33 No 33 | 8/9-8/153 Comments

Wayne’s Worlds: The Know-It-All who really doesn’t know

Wayne’s Worlds: The Know-It-All who really doesn’t know

10 August 2014

By Wayne Chan Northwest Asian Weekly We went out with some friends for dinner the other night, and I was a nervous wreck.

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Mini-Mikado Gets a Modern Makeover

Mini-Mikado Gets a Modern Makeover

10 August 2014

By Laura Ohata Northwest Asian Weekly Last weekend, a mini Mikado starring tweens and teens, took the stage at The Bathhouse

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Posted in Arts & Entertainment, Features, Vol 33 No 33 | 8/9-8/150 Comments

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