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A comfortable community for seniors

A comfortable community for seniors

By Peggy Chapman Northwest Asian Weekly There is a valuable resource for seniors in the Asian American community that many might not be aware of. Club Bamboo, part of the Asian Counseling and Referral Service (ACRS), offers meals, activities, medical referrals, and even haircuts. The Center’s intent is to provide services to low-income and limited […]

Stolen bonsai tree returned

Stolen bonsai tree returned

By Staff Northwest Asian Weekly A bonsai, estimated to be worth thousands of dollars, was stolen from the public display at Pacific Bonsai Museum in Federal Way, on Monday, May 18, at approximately 4:20 am. The tree, a 60-year-old San Jose Juniper, has been a part of the museum since its opening in 1989. The […]

Rickie Yutaka Fowler tees off for success in 2015

Rickie Yutaka Fowler tees off for success in 2015

By Lisa Marien Northwest Asian Weekly There is less than a month until the 2015 U.S. Open Championship, the first U.S. Open in the Pacific Northwest that will be held in Chambers Bay, WA. The event beginning on June 18th through the 21st will feature favorite Rickie Yutaka Fowler, 27, born in Murrieta, CA, and […]

Filipino Cardinal Tagle gets new high-profile job at Caritas

Filipino Cardinal Tagle gets new high-profile job at Caritas

VATICAN CITY (AP) — A Filipino cardinal often mentioned as a possible papal contender has just gotten a new high-profile job heading the Catholic Church’s global charity and development confederation. Caritas Internationalis’ 165 members elected Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle to be their president Thursday. He succeeds Honduran Cardinal Oscar Rodridguez Maradiaga, whose two four-year terms […]

Han joins influx of South Korean talent at Masters

Han joins influx of South Korean talent at Masters

15 April 2010

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — When Y.E. Yang won Asia’s first major title at last summer’s PGA Championship, Han Chang-won couldn’t even celebrate. He was too busy finishing a tournament of his own.

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Taiwan singer belts it like Whitney and conjures up Susan Boyle comparisons

Taiwan singer belts it like Whitney and conjures up Susan Boyle comparisons

15 April 2010

Screen capture of singer Lin Yu-chun as he performs Whitney Houston’s “I Will Always Love You” on Super Star Avenue, a talent show (Image from YouTube.com) TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — As a younger man, Taiwan’s Lin Yu-chun sang for hours on end, trying to get his mind off the sneers he endured because of his portly figure.

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Indian American will host MTV Movie Awards

Indian American will host MTV Movie Awards

15 April 2010

How was everyone’s March? It’s time for an update on last month’s activities of your favorite Asian American celebrities! Tiger Woods announced his return to golf, “The Cove” won Best Documentary at the Academy Awards, Aziz Ansari prepared to host the MTV Movie Awards, and Nicole Scherzinger joined the cast of “Dancing with the Stars.”

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Posted in Column: Pop Culture, Vol 29 No 16 | 4/17-4/230 Comments

“Sun” documentary about Tibet has many bright spots

“Sun” documentary about Tibet has many bright spots

15 April 2010

Given the 50 years of tension between the Chinese government and Tibetans, China can’t be expected to support the documentary film, “The Sun Behind the Clouds: Tibet’s Struggle for Freedom.” According to an article in Salon magazine by Andrew O’Hehir, Chinese film officials responded to the film’s inclusion in the Palm Springs International Film Festival by yanking two high-profile Chinese films from the festival’s lineup.

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Posted in At the Movies, Vol 29 No 16 | 4/17-4/230 Comments

Japanese female pitcher joins men’s team in U.S.

Japanese female pitcher joins men’s team in U.S.

15 April 2010

Eri Yoshida, an 18-year-old pitcher who played pro baseball in Japan last year, signed with the Chico Outlaws of the Golden Baseball League. The team said she will report to spring training next month.

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Korean American seeks to retain MMA title

Korean American seeks to retain MMA title

15 April 2010

Being the world champion has not changed life for Benson Henderson. “Everything’s pretty much the same, although I get spotted at the mall a little more,” said Henderson. The World Extreme Cagefighting (WEC) Lightweight champion Henderson defends his first title against Donald Cerrone on April 24 in Sacramento, Calif.

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Editorial: The next Supreme Court justice an Asian American? Unlikely

15 April 2010

Last week, Justice John Paul Stevens, known by many as the “most liberal” justice, announced that he will retire from the U.S. Supreme Court this summer. He will be 90 years old on April 20.

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Blog: Transforming myself green

Blog: Transforming myself green

15 April 2010

Protecting the environment was a foreign concept to me when I first came to America in the 1970s. I did not pay much attention to the environment until I toured China a decade ago.

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Posted in Publisher Ng's blog, Vol 29 No 16 | 4/17-4/230 Comments

April 5: Senate hopeful Sean Salazar meets Asian leaders

April 5: Senate hopeful Sean Salazar meets Asian leaders

15 April 2010

Sean Salazar, who plans to run for Sen. Patty Murray’s seat in the Washington State Senate in 2010, hosted an Asian community luncheon for approximately 50 people at the House of Hong in the International District.

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Posted in Names in the News, Vol 29 No 16 | 4/17-4/230 Comments

March 12: Marcine Anderson swears in as Shoreline judge

March 12: Marcine Anderson swears in as Shoreline judge

15 April 2010

At a formal ceremony, Judge Marcine Anderson was sworn in to the Shoreline District Court, the first Asian American woman to do so. The swearing-in was conducted by Washington State Supreme Court Justice Susan Owens at the courthouse in Shoreline.

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Feb. 23: Robert Kogane appointed as Giddens head of school

Feb. 23: Robert Kogane appointed as Giddens head of school

15 April 2010

Robert Kogane will transition from his role as Giddens School 2009–2010 interim head of school to head of school on July 1.

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March 4: UW Women’s Center brings activist Lilly Ledbetter to Seattle

March 4: UW Women’s Center brings activist Lilly Ledbetter to Seattle

15 April 2010

The UW Women’s Center hosted a lunch featuring Lilly Ledbetter, who shared her story of struggle for equity in the workplace. The conversation was moderated by Kathi Goertzen from KOMO 4 and took place at the Westin Hotel in Seattle. The event raised $10,000 for the Center, and about 300 people attended.

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China’s foreign reserves hit new high

13 April 2010

China's foreign reserves, the world's biggest, rose to a new high of $2.45 trillion by the end of March, up 25 percent over a year earlier, the central bank reported Monday ...

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Japan whaling fleet brings home catch below target

13 April 2010

Japan’s biggest whaling ship returned to Tokyo on Monday bringing home only half its catch target after its expedition to the Antarctic Ocean was disrupted by anti-whaling protesters ...

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Despite a loss, Bobby Fong is all smiles

Despite a loss, Bobby Fong is all smiles

08 April 2010

It was a heartbreaking loss last Monday night. The clocked ticked down at Lucas Stadium in Indianapolis. Butler University, the underdog team, was only two points down. Gordon Hayward aimed for the win, but his half-court shot slammed against the rim.

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Posted in Sports, Vol 29 No 15 | 4/10-4/162 Comments

Godzilla is coming: Ed Wang seeks to become the first Chinese American to be drafted into the NFL

Godzilla is coming: Ed Wang seeks to become the first Chinese American to be drafted into the NFL

08 April 2010

Wang, a left tackle from Virginia Tech, will be the first Chinese American football player to be drafted in next month’s National Football League (NFL) Draft.

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Posted in Sports, Vol 29 No 15 | 4/10-4/1615 Comments

Director helms South Asian ‘Talks of the Vagina’

Director helms South Asian ‘Talks of the Vagina’

08 April 2010

Anjulie Ganti is well-known in the Indian community for performing the Bharatanatyam, a well-respected Indian form of dancing.

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Posted in Community News, Profiles, Vol 29 No 15 | 4/10-4/160 Comments

Thai and Indian chefs give cooking demonstrations at Vegfest

Thai and Indian chefs give cooking demonstrations at Vegfest

08 April 2010

Asian chefs are among the many chefs featured at this year’s Vegfest. The event is to be held on April 10 and 11 at the Seattle Center Exhibition Hall. Vegfest is the biggest vegetarian food festival in the United States and features more than 500 different kinds of dishes. The event is ideal for people who have questions about how to improve their diet, what to buy, and how to cook it.

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Posted in Food, Vol 29 No 15 | 4/10-4/162 Comments

Attention: Festival calls for filmakers of Asian/Pacific Islander descent

08 April 2010

Filmmakers of Asian Pacific Islander descent can submit their entries for free to the third annual ID Film Festival organized by the Japanese Americans National Museum in Los Angeles.

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Posted in Briefs, Vol 29 No 15 | 4/10-4/161 Comment

State Farm continues to fund OCA leadership program

08 April 2010

The grant will be utilized in 2010 to support OCA’s APIA U: Leadership 101, an Asian/Pacific Islander American college leadership training program, and the upcoming Japanese American Citizens League (JACL)/OCA Leadership Conference in May.

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Posted in Briefs, Vol 29 No 15 | 4/10-4/162 Comments

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