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A good reason to celebrate – The Year of the Wood Goat

A good reason to celebrate – The Year of the Wood Goat

First day of the Lunar New Year is February 19 By Sun Lee Chang Northwest Asian Weekly For many of us in the West, things are starting to settle down now that the holidays and the festivities of the New Year are behind us. The normal routines of going back to work and school have […]

Stamping in the Lunar New Year

Stamping in the Lunar New Year

The U.S. Postal Service welcomes the Year of the Ram by issuing the eighth of 12 stamps<!–more–> in its Celebrating Lunar New Year series. The first-day-of-issue dedication ceremony for the Forever stamp took place today at the Chinese Culture Center in San Francisco. The series will continue through 2019 with Forever stamps for the Year […]

A different melody — First Chinese symphony to perform in Seattle

A different melody — First Chinese symphony to perform in Seattle

By Ninette Cheng Northwest Asian Weekly One of China’s finest orchestras, the Shenzhen Symphony, will perform a special Chinese New Year special in Seattle on Feb. 25.<!–more–> The 2015 Chinese New Year Concert, featuring China Shenzhen Symphony Orchestra, in collaboration with the Seattle Symphony and Stanford University, will be playing at Benaroya Hall to celebrate […]

“Fresh Off the Boat” — New sitcom offers Asian American perspective

“Fresh Off the Boat” — New sitcom offers Asian American perspective

By Vivian Nguyen Northwest Asian Weekly On Wednesday, Feb. 4, ABC aired two episodes of “Fresh Off the Boat,” a new family sitcom based on Taiwanese chef and food personality Eddie Huang’s autobiography of the same name. Set in Florida during the 90s, the show explores Huang’s childhood as his family navigates the cultural challenges […]

Letter: Wary of Wise, who cut women’s center budget

28 January 2010

Amid all your arguments, I question your assessment of Wise “as an Asian American woman, to bring a perspective involving social justice, diversity, corporate responsibility, and sustainability.”

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Blog: Goodbye, Todai

Blog: Goodbye, Todai

28 January 2010

Last Sunday, I was surprised to find Todai Sushi Buffet Restaurant inside the Pacific Place Mall closed. It was officially closed on Jan. 2.

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Blog: AAJA celebrates 25 years

Blog: AAJA celebrates 25 years

28 January 2010

The Asian American Journalists Association (AAJA) held its lunar new year party and also celebrated its 25th anniversary at the Tea Palace Restaurant last Saturday.

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Jan. 18: Herb Tsuchiya is elected as Asian American Baptist Advocate

Jan. 18: Herb Tsuchiya is elected as Asian American Baptist Advocate

28 January 2010

Herb Tsuchiya was elected an Asian American Baptist Advocate for the Pacific Northwest’s American Baptist Churches. Tsuchiya succeeds Rev. Yuki Sakiyama of Seattle Japanese Baptist Church, who served in 2008 and 2009.

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Jan. 16: Seattle Center holds Kobe earthquake event

Jan. 16: Seattle Center holds Kobe earthquake event

28 January 2010

The Kobe Earthquake 15th Year Anniversary Remembrance Ceremony was held at Seattle Center to commemorate the anniversary of the Kobe earthquake, which occurred 15 years ago. Kobe is one of Seattle’s sister cities.

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Jan. 17: Christopher Lu is division winner in piano competition

Jan. 17: Christopher Lu is division winner in piano competition

28 January 2010

Christopher Lu won the Northwest division of the Music Teachers National Association (MTNA) Junior Piano Competition this month and will travel to Albuquerque in March to compete as one of seven national finalists.

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Jan. 17: Carnival China Style comes to Seattle

Jan. 17: Carnival China Style comes to Seattle

28 January 2010

The 2010 Carnival China Style showcased ethnic art forms, folk traditions, and customs that make up Chinese culture. It took place at Benaroya Hall and was made possible by the Federation of Returned Overseas Chinese, the Washington Chinese Art & Culture Committee, and the China Broadcasting Art Troupe. This was the first time this event has come to Seattle.

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Liu to run for state senate?

Liu to run for state senate?

21 January 2010

It’s no secret that Eric Liu was former President Bill Clinton’s speech writer and political adviser, but word on the street is that he might run for the 37th district seat in the Washington State Senate.

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Washington First weathers storm of controversy with FDIC list

Washington First weathers storm of controversy with FDIC list

21 January 2010

As the world recovers from the global economic crisis, many people have looked to banks and financial service centers as the source for blame, questions, and answers. Along with the public unease, many banks have come under fire from the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC). It released a list of financial institutions that were under investigation.

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Posted in Business, Community News, Vol 29 No 4 | 1/23-1/291 Comment

Inmate Ng makes his plea to parole board

Inmate Ng makes his plea to parole board

21 January 2010

Throughout his hour-long parole hearing, Wai-Chu “Tony” Ng gave reasons for the members of the Indeterminate Sentence Review Board (ISRB) to consider as they decide whether to grant him parole on his last five-year count at McNeil Island Corrections Center (MICC) in southern Puget Sound.

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Posted in Community News, Features, Vol 29 No 4 | 1/23-1/295 Comments

Cindy Chen — a voice for counseling in the Asian community

Cindy Chen — a voice for counseling in the Asian community

21 January 2010

In her cozy office in Seattle’s Fremont neighborhood, Dr. Cindy Chen has shared countless conversations with clients. She is willing to talk about many issues in life — interpersonal relationships, gambling addiction, low self-esteem — as long as clients are willing to open up.

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Posted in Health, Vol 29 No 4 | 1/23-1/291 Comment

Filipino WWII vets still waiting for payments

21 January 2010

WAIPAHU, Hawaii (AP) — Gaudencio Sotio injured his left leg fighting to expel the Japanese military from the Philippines during World War II. Though Filipino, he was fighting under the command of the United States, which had colonized his homeland in the early 1900s.

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Posted in National News, Vol 29 No 4 | 1/23-1/290 Comments

Marine Widow-Immigration — U.S. Marine’s widow and baby return to Japan

21 January 2010

NASHVILLE, Tennessee (AP) — A Marine’s widow who has been fighting immigration law to remain in the United States to raise their 1-year-old child has returned to Japan with no clear resolution in sight.

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Posted in National News, Vol 29 No 4 | 1/23-1/290 Comments

Haiti aid is a telling test of China-Taiwan relations

21 January 2010

BEIJING (AP) — One of the world’s trickiest relationships is being tested in devastated Haiti, where China and Taiwan are rushing aid to one of Taipei’s few remaining diplomatic allies. Taiwan even announced that its president would personally deliver earthquake aid later this month.

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Police force first Mr. Gay China pageant to close

21 January 2010

BEIJING (AP) — Police shut down what would have been China’s first gay pageant on Jan. 15 an hour before it was set to begin. This highlights the enduring sensitivity surrounding homosexuality and the struggle by gays to find mainstream acceptance.

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Youths say love of classical music isn’t an Asian American trait

Youths say love of classical music isn’t an Asian American trait

21 January 2010

Wu wasn’t the only one with a perspective on Asian American youth and classical music. The Tacoma Youth Symphony’s other Chinese American co-concertmaster Tonya Yu, its former Korean American member Suzee Hong, and Kenneth Truong, a Vietnamese American member of the Garfield Orchestra, also elaborated on the role that classical music plays in their lives.

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Jackie Chan to wax on … and wax off

Jackie Chan to wax on … and wax off

21 January 2010

Happy new year to you and to our favorite Asian American celebrities! Some of our favorites had a pretty rough ending to the year, while others had reasons to celebrate. Here’s what went down last month: Tiger Woods — need I say more? Jon Gosselin is detached from Kate once and for all, Jackie Chan’s “Karate Kid” trailer is released, and Jay Sean makes music history.

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Posted in Arts & Entertainment, Column: Pop Culture, Vol 29 No 4 | 1/23-1/291 Comment

What’s coming to Lunar New Year? A children’s parade!

What’s coming to Lunar New Year? A children’s parade!

21 January 2010

For Maribeth Ellis, executive director of the Chinatown/International District Business Improvement Area (CIDBIA), watching the never-before-seen throngs of families who packed themselves into the International District (ID) for last year’s Lunar New Year Celebration, which CIDBIA organized, was a moment of triumph. Last year was the first year the celebration was held outside of King Street Station and into the ID.

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Posted in Community News, Cultures, Features, Vol 29 No 4 | 1/23-1/291 Comment

3 a.m. fire shocks ID residents into alertness, causes $250,000 in damages

3 a.m. fire shocks ID residents into alertness, causes $250,000 in damages

21 January 2010

On Jan. 19 at 3 a.m., residents on the floors above V Garden Restaurant at 308 Fourth Avenue South smelled smoke, heard fire alarms, and called 911. By 4 a.m., Seattle firefighters arrived at V Garden and found flames coming from a restaurant. Firefighters contained the fire to the first floor. However, smoke from the fire spread into apartments on the seventh, eighth, and ninth floors of the building. Some residents were evacuated. No one was in the restaurant at the time of the fire. No one was seriously injured due to the fire.

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Posted in Community News, Features, Vol 29 No 4 | 1/23-1/290 Comments

4Culture funds local heritage and cultural facilities projects

21 January 2010

Eleven heritage facility projects were awarded $328,835 by 4Culture — the cultural services agency for King County. The program is designed to enhance the cultural life of county citizens by funding the purchase, design, construction, and remodeling of heritage facilities, and the purchase of equipment intended to be used for at least 10 years.

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Posted in Briefs, Vol 29 No 4 | 1/23-1/292 Comments

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