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More than just a pretty cover China’s Black Friday was 11.11 Japan in recession as economy contracts 1.6 pct
 
More than just a pretty cover… —Chin Music Press recreates the art of storytelling

More than just a pretty cover… —Chin Music Press recreates the art of storytelling

By Tiffany Ran Northwest Asian Weekly Day writer and translator Jay Rubin walked into the office of Chin Music Press when it was establishing itself in

China’s Black Friday was 11.11

China’s Black Friday was 11.11

By Jingyu Zhang Northwest Asian Weekly Nov. 11 (11.11) is notable because it is considered the “Singles’ Day Shopping Festival” in China. On Nov. 11, 2014,

Japan in recession as economy contracts 1.6 pct

Japan in recession as economy contracts 1.6 pct

By Elaine Kurtenbach AP Business Writer TOKYO (AP) — Japan reported Monday that its economy contracted at a real annual rate of 1.6 percent in July-September, in a second straight quarterly decline that returned the country to recession.

Asians on TV … Tequila’s lawsuit gets dropped

Asians on TV … Tequila’s lawsuit gets dropped

15 October 2009

The new season is here, and there’s a new Asian baby in Hollywood! This month, Katherine Heigl and Josh Kelley adopt a baby from Korea, Tila Tequila continues her quest for attention, and Lisa Ling returns to her roots on “The View.”

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Posted in Arts & Entertainment, Features, Vol 28 No 43 | 10/17-230 Comments

Nanda’s latest film bears message to the world, wins awards at the Independent South Asian Film Festival

Nanda’s latest film bears message to the world, wins awards at the Independent South Asian Film Festival

15 October 2009

Oriya film legend Prashanta Nanda packs a political punch in his latest film, “The Living Ghost,” by honing in on the exploitation — sexual and economic — of a native tribe in India that is facing extinction.

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Posted in At the Movies, Vol 28 No 43 | 10/17-232 Comments

Seahawks’ Tatupu to donate to tsunami relief, sets example

Seahawks’ Tatupu to donate to tsunami relief, sets example

15 October 2009

RENTON, Wash. (AP) — Lofa Tatupu’s father was born in American Samoa. The Seattle Seahawks star still has family members on the island. And he hasn’t heard how they fared through last week’s deadly tsunami that rolled across the U.S. territory as well as neighboring Samoa and Tonga.

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Posted in National News, Vol 28 No 43 | 10/17-230 Comments

3 Vietnamese plead guilty in ‘slavery’ case

15 October 2009

YORK, Pa. (AP) — Three people have pleaded guilty to federal charges in what prosecutors allege was “modern-day slavery” of two Vietnamese women forced to work for years in central Pennsylvania nail salons.

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As the economy grows, so do China’s garbage woes

As the economy grows, so do China’s garbage woes

15 October 2009

More than 100 dump trucks piled high with garbage line the narrow road leading to Zhanglidong, waiting to empty their loads in a landfill as big as 20 football fields.

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Designer Yamamoto files for bankruptcy protection

Designer Yamamoto files for bankruptcy protection

15 October 2009

TOKYO (AP) — Yohji Yamamoto Inc., a fashion house famous for its austere black designer clothes, filed for bankruptcy protection on Oct. 9, a victim of slumping sales as Japanese women turn to cheaper casual outfits during a prolonged economic downturn.

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Hiroshima, Nagasaki to bid for 2020 Olympics

15 October 2009

TOKYO (AP) — Hiroshima and Nagasaki — sites of atomic bombings in World War II — are teaming up to make a bid for the 2020 Summer Olympics that will emphasize world peace.

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Chinese migrants get nabbed at Arizona border

15 October 2009

TUCSON, Arizona (AP) — Several groups of illegal immigrants from China have been arrested in southern Arizona in recent days. On Oct. 12, U.S. Border Patrol agents said it was part of an increasing trend fed by smugglers recruiting tourists to Central and South America.

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Posted in National News, Vol 28 No 43 | 10/17-230 Comments

Editorial: The Yellow Line? No, thanks

15 October 2009

On Oct. 1, the new name of a rail line in Doraville, Ga., is currently under fire for being racially insensitive. Formerly called the Doraville to Airport Line, the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) decided to give its lines color designations instead. The Doraville line is now called the Yellow Line.

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Posted in Editorials, Vol 28 No 43 | 10/17-232 Comments

Commentary: A worry for the 21st century: the presence of racial bias within the jury room

Commentary: A worry for the 21st century: the presence of racial bias within the jury room

15 October 2009

In each of these circumstances, pivotal cases eventually changed the face of the legal system and helped to remedy injustice. This, however, was only the beginning of the fight against discrimination.

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Posted in Commentaries, Vol 28 No 43 | 10/17-230 Comments

Commentary: How I earned my Ph.D. running for office

Commentary: How I earned my Ph.D. running for office

15 October 2009

Even though two years have passed, I am still asked what it was like to run. I usually say, “It was a great experience. I may not have gotten the votes I needed, but I earned my Ph.D. trying!” A Ph.D. from the school of hard knocks, that is. Were it not for the lack of votes, I would have graduated magna cum laude.

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Posted in Commentaries, Vol 28 No 43 | 10/17-230 Comments

Blog: Behind the news: NWAW Publisher weighs in on the mayoral candidates forum

Blog: Behind the news: NWAW Publisher weighs in on the mayoral candidates forum

15 October 2009

Four candidates were debating simultaneously in Chinatown/International District on Oct 9.

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Posted in Publisher Ng's blog, Vol 28 No 43 | 10/17-230 Comments

Sept. 23: FLOW members recognized as emerging leaders

Sept. 23: FLOW members recognized as emerging leaders

15 October 2009

Benes Aldana was awarded the Emerging Filipino Leaders (EFL) award in the law category by the Filipino Community of Seattle at its inaugural EFL Awards held at the Filipino Community Center. Aldana is a founding member of the Filipino Lawyers of Washington (FLOW).

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Posted in Names in the News, Vol 28 No 43 | 10/17-230 Comments

Sept. 12: Denise Louie jazz night a success

Sept. 12: Denise Louie jazz night a success

15 October 2009

The Denise Louie Education Center held its annual jazz night at the Showbox Sodo.

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Sept. 28: Tuan Nguyen selected for Census Bureau’s Asian Advisory Committee

Sept. 28: Tuan Nguyen selected for Census Bureau’s Asian Advisory Committee

15 October 2009

Tuan Nguyen, who is vice president for Media and Film Company, a Vietnamese-language entertainment production company, was selected by Secretary of Commerce Gary Locke to serve on the U.S. Census Bureau’s Advisory Committee on the Asian population.

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Oct. 2: Rep. Zack Hudgins to represent U.S. in India 

Oct. 2: Rep. Zack Hudgins to represent U.S. in India 

15 October 2009

State Rep. Zack Hudgins (D-Tukwila) and a select group of six young political and policy leaders from around the United States were chosen by the American Council for Young Political Leaders (ACYPL) to participate in a 10-day political exchange program beginning on Oct. 30.

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Two fashion shows, two approaches

Two fashion shows, two approaches

15 October 2009

Oct. 1: The Refugee Women’s Alliance (ReWA) presented a fashion show, consisting of 27 models, as part of their annual fundraising dinner. The event was called “A World of Cultures” and was held at the Marriott Waterfront Hotel. The show raised $95,000. ♦

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Posted in Names in the News, Vol 28 No 43 | 10/17-230 Comments

Asian American Pioneers in Music

Asian American Pioneers in Music

08 October 2009

This year's gala takes place Oct. 16 and will honor musicians who have inspired their students and brought their craft to the masses. This special issue of Northwest Asian Weekly tells their stories, from their influences to how their talents developed to their greatest triumphs.

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Posted in Community News, Profiles, Vol 28 No 42 | 10/10-10/160 Comments

A Class Act: Marcus Tsutakawa 

A Class Act: Marcus Tsutakawa 

08 October 2009

There is a certain kind of magic when conductor Marcus Tsutakawa lifts his baton to lead Garfield High School’s orchestras.

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Posted in Community News, Profiles, Vol 28 No 42 | 10/10-10/160 Comments

A technological whiz: Sharad Gadre

A technological whiz: Sharad Gadre

08 October 2009

Sharad Gadre Sharad Gadre In 1200 AD, Indian classical music started to formalize into a school of culture. In the 21st century, Sharad Gadre has been taking it one step ahead: into the cyber world.

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Posted in Community News, Profiles, Vol 28 No 42 | 10/10-10/161 Comment

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