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Donnie Chin shot — Community stunned Hiroyuki Sanada – Discusses career and latest movie Seeking resolution for a sad chapter in Seattle’s history Summer cheers for Asian beers — A world of beer—stepping out of the local to find something new
 
Donnie Chin shot — Community stunned

Donnie Chin shot — Community stunned

Donnie Chin, executive director of the International District Emergency Center (IDEC), passed away July 23, after being shot before 3 a.m. at 8th Ave. S. between S. Lane St. and Weller St. in the Chinatown International District. Chin’s service in the I.D. was usually a one-man show, patrolling in the ID. For the past decade, […]

Hiroyuki Sanada – Discusses career and latest movie

Hiroyuki Sanada – Discusses career and latest movie

By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly Japanese actor Hiroyuki Sanada plays a key role in the new movie release “Mr. Holmes.” Sanada was in town for the Seattle International Film Festival last month for an early viewing of the movie. In an interview with the Northwest Asian Weekly, he talked about his career, acting alongside […]

Seeking resolution for a sad chapter in Seattle’s history

Seeking resolution for a sad chapter in Seattle’s history

By Staff Northwest Asian Weekly Seattle City Councilmember Nick Licata will introduce a resolution July 29 that expresses regret for the anti-Chinese legislation and riots in the 1800s. The resolution acknowledges the contributions of Chinese to Seattle, and reaffirms the City’s commitment to civil rights of all people. “The early Chinese contributed greatly to the […]

Summer cheers for Asian beers — A world of beer—stepping out of the local to find something new

Summer cheers for Asian beers — A world of beer—stepping out of the local to find something new

By Greg Young Northwest Asian Weekly I once lived with a roommate who seemed to prefer an obscure little beer that I had never heard of before. That beer was Sapporo, a rice beer from Japan. At the time it seemed peculiar that he’d prefer that over the local, craft IPA that I’d often bring […]

Louisa Building demolition

Louisa Building demolition

23 March 2015

  The demolition of the Wah Mee Club and Liem’s Pet Shop of the historic Louisa Building located at 669 South King Street in Chinatown has been determined to be in late March. A Christmas Eve 2013 fire burned the western half of the building. The fire compromised the structure, leaving the roof and floor […]

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Wayne Lau appointed to MarketShare Board of Directors

Wayne Lau appointed to MarketShare Board of Directors

23 March 2015

Lau has been recently appointed to the Board of Directors of MarketShare, a non-profit program which empowers immigrants and refugees to become small business owners of their own mobile food operation. Wayne has been a resident in Seattle since 1956 and is a graduate of Rainier Beach High School. He has a 35 year plus […]

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Chen publishes book on yoga

Chen publishes book on yoga

23 March 2015

  Christine Chen, recently published a new book, “Happy-Go-Yoga.” Chen is a two-time Emmy Award winning American journalist, a  certified Yoga instructor, and founder of Christine Chen Yoga. She has been an anchor and reporter for several U.S. television news networks. She is the managing partner of Chen Communications, a marketing communications consulting group founded […]

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Convicted rapist faces life in federal prison for child porn

22 March 2015

AP Wire Service LOS ANGELES (AP) — A convicted child rapist faces up to life in prison after being convicted Tuesday in Los Angeles of producing child pornography in the Philippines. Stanley Dan Reczko III, 50, of Los Angeles, was convicted by a federal judge of producing child porn while registered as a sex offender. […]

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Britain applies to join Chinese-led Asian bank

22 March 2015

By Joe McDonald AP Business Writer BEIJING (AP) — Britain has become the first major Western government to apply for membership in a proposed Chinese-led Asian regional bank that Washington worries will undercut institutions such as the World Bank. The British Treasury said Thursday it will join talks this month on the Asian Infrastructure Investment […]

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Vanuatu president: Storm-wrecked country must ‘start anew’

21 March 2015

By Elaine Kurtenbach Associated Press SENDAI, Japan (AP) — The Pacific island nation of Vanuatu has lost years of development progress and must “start anew” following a powerful cyclone that destroyed or damaged 90 percent of the buildings in the capital of Port Vila, the country’s president said Monday. Baldwin Lonsdale, visibly weary and red […]

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Ex-top China military official, facing bribery probe, dies

21 March 2015

AP Wire Service BEIJING (AP)  — The Chinese military’s former second-highest ranking officer, Xu Caihou, who had been under investigation for alleged bribe-taking and brokering of promotions, has died in a hospital of cancer, the state Xinhua News Agency reported early Monday. He was 71. A former deputy chairman of the ruling Communist Party’s Central […]

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Official: 4 Filipino nurses kidnapped from Sirte, Libya

21 March 2015

By Esam Mohamed Associated Press TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) — Militants from the Islamic State affiliate in Libya kidnapped four nurses from the Philippines in broad daylight from a hospital in the city of Sirte, while several others were evacuated on Monday, a militia official said. The official who belongs to the 166 Battalion, a militia […]

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Thailand’s 87-year-old king makes rare trip outside hospital

Thailand’s 87-year-old king makes rare trip outside hospital

21 March 2015

BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand’s 87-year-old king on Monday made a rare visit outside the hospital to observe development projects at his palace in Bangkok. King Bhumibol Adulyadej took a one-hour trip from the riverside hospital where he has spent most of his time in recent years to see a rice mill and a solar energy […]

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JACL 93rd Annual Banquet at Seattle University

JACL 93rd Annual Banquet at Seattle University

20 March 2015

The Seattle chapter of the Japanese American Citizens League (JACL) will host the 93rd Annual Banquet and Fundraiser at 5:30 p.m., Saturday, March 21 at Seattle University’s Campion Hall. Live performances in music, dance and poetry at the event will include a live musical performance by Seattle Opera. The company will preview an aria from […]

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A+plus — “Diversity makes a difference” scholarship nominees

A+plus — “Diversity makes a difference” scholarship nominees

20 March 2015

Compiled by Andrew Kim Northwest Asian Weekly Each year, the Northwest Asian Weekly Foundation offers scholarships for extraordinary students who contribute and play a part in promoting diversity in our community. Here is a sampling of a few of our many exceptional nominations: Emily Okawara, Kentridge High School “Emily is an outstanding academic student who […]

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Fraud — Wife indicted and husband at large

20 March 2015

The ex-wife of a former Chinese official was arrested today in Newcastle, Washington, on charges that she and her former husband fraudulently obtained visas to enter the United States through the immigrant investor program and laundered money to purchase property in Washington state. Shilan Zhao 51, of Newcastle, Washington, and her ex-husband Jianjun Qiao 51, […]

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Teaching in Panjin — A view of the world through Chinese students’ eyes

Teaching in Panjin — A view of the world through Chinese students’ eyes

20 March 2015

By Lynne Curry Northwest Asian Weekly I was part of a select team of sixteen teachers chosen to give a taste of an American-style classroom to Chinese students in a two-week winter camp just prior to Chinese New Year. Some of us were in Panjin, China, a coastal city about 350 miles north of Beijing. […]

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Supporting student and workplace diversity — Seattle Colleges gets acclaim

Supporting student and workplace diversity — Seattle Colleges gets acclaim

20 March 2015

By Peggy Chapman Northwest Asian Weekly The Seattle Colleges recently received the American Association of Community Colleges award for national equity. The Seattle Colleges system has impressive numbers when it comes to representing diversity. The minority student population is 52 percent. This is in contrast to the combined total minority demographics for King County, Seattle, […]

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Wise Words on DIVERSITY — How diversity makes a difference

Wise Words on DIVERSITY — How diversity makes a difference

20 March 2015

“Promoting diversity is a core value of the Attorney General’s Office and should be vital to the mission of every government agency.   A culture of inclusion within government is key to effectively representing the interests of diverse communities, and ensuring public employees have a meaningful connection with everyone we serve.” — Bob Ferguson Washington State […]

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Just beginning! — Emma Lee Toyoda is already making noise

Just beginning! — Emma Lee Toyoda is already making noise

20 March 2015

By Andrew Hamlin Northwest Asian Weekly Local singer-songwriter Emma Lee Toyoda took a complex but rewarding path to musical autonomy, as she details below.  Toyoda recently took third place in the Experience Music Project’s “Sound Off!” competition for musicians under 21.  She answered some questions over email. NWAW:  Did you grow up in Seattle?  If […]

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Herb: A bridge for all — Two Seattle giants honored: Mr. Downtown Admiral Herb Bridge and Wing Luke

Herb: A bridge for all — Two Seattle giants honored: Mr. Downtown Admiral Herb Bridge and Wing Luke

20 March 2015

By Assunta Ng   What do the late Seattle City Councilmember Wing Luke (Asian) and Admiral Herb Bridge (not Asian), have in common? They both fostered communities, found strengths in others and created goodwill and harmony out of chaos and hate. “Wing Luke and Herb Bridge were both members of the Greatest Generation,” said former Supreme […]

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COMMENTARY: Rice and peanut butter and jelly

20 March 2015

By Emily Okawara Northwest Asian Weekly While I was sitting in the cafeteria with the rest of my second grade class, the recess teacher who helped me to open my lunch told me it smelled disgusting. And from that day on, I began to hate it. The way that my friend’s parents tried to be […]

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Wing Luke’s 90th birthday — Celebration reveals fascinating history

Wing Luke’s 90th birthday — Celebration reveals fascinating history

19 March 2015

By Assunta Ng Northwest Asian Weekly Did you know that the late Wing Luke, the first Asian American Seattle city councilman, started the preservation of the Pike Place Market campaign even though no history book credited him for it? How did he win his enemies over? Why did he remain unmarried? What did he do […]

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Changing palates affect Alaska seafood sales in Japan

Changing palates affect Alaska seafood sales in Japan

19 March 2015

By Jeanette Lee Falsey Alaska Dispatch News ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Satomi Inaba grew up eating her mother’s boiled fish and mackerel sushi, but like many younger Japanese consumers today favors turf over surf in her own kitchen. Seafood she considers more troublesome to prepare and, frankly, rather smelly. “Although I like (the) taste of […]

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