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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 […]

Blog: Mark Mitsui, a future chancellor?

Blog: Mark Mitsui, a future chancellor?

17 June 2010

When Mark Mitsui was appointed as the president of North Seattle Community College, I felt that he could very well be another Peter Ku, chancellor emerita of Seattle Community Colleges.

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Posted in Publisher Ng's blog, Vol 29 No 25 | 6/19-6/250 Comments

Blog: Dr. Matsuoka, a genius and a mom

Blog: Dr. Matsuoka, a genius and a mom

17 June 2010

Meet Dr. Yorky Matsuoka, a MacArthur “Genius” Fellow & Associate Professor of the University of Washington. She has a doctoral

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Posted in Publisher Ng's blog, Vol 29 No 25 | 6/19-6/250 Comments

Blog: Behind the news: East West’s purchase

Blog: Behind the news: East West’s purchase

17 June 2010

Dominic Ng, chairman and chief executive of East West Bank, which acquired Washington First International Bank, surprised Asian media by showing up in Seattle on

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Posted in Publisher Ng's blog, Vol 29 No 25 | 6/19-6/250 Comments

98118: one of the most diverse zip codes in the country  … and it’s right in our own backyard

98118: one of the most diverse zip codes in the country … and it’s right in our own backyard

10 June 2010

On any given day, the cacophony of different languages, sight of public art on streets and sidewalks, and wafting smell of cuisines as diverse as the local citizens fill the streets

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Posted in Business, Vol 29 No 24 | 6/12-6/1811 Comments

After turbulent past, Seike garden debuts on the big screen

After turbulent past, Seike garden debuts on the big screen

10 June 2010

A new wrought iron fence and security camera at the Highline SeaTac Botanical Garden are being installed to protect it from vandalism. Many of its stone

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Posted in Community News, Cultures, Vol 29 No 24 | 6/12-6/180 Comments

Cherry blossom pageant heralds a new kind of Japanese American girl

Cherry blossom pageant heralds a new kind of Japanese American girl

10 June 2010

The Greater Seattle Japanese Community Queen coronation was definitely not the standard bikini and high heels pageant seen on TV. No, attending it was

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Posted in Community News, Vol 29 No 24 | 6/12-6/181 Comment

Michael Park, the new face of Federal Way?

Michael Park, the new face of Federal Way?

10 June 2010

In 1995, Washington state elected the first and only Chinese American governor in U.S. history. Sixteen years later

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Posted in Community News, Profiles, Vol 29 No 24 | 6/12-6/181 Comment

APA civil rights groups file a federal lawsuit against Arizona’s new immigration law

10 June 2010

The Asian Pacific American Legal Center (APALC) and Asian American Justice Center (AAJC) in May jointly filed a federal lawsuit with other civil rights groups

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Posted in Briefs, Vol 29 No 24 | 6/12-6/180 Comments

Singapore tops ‘most competitive nations’ list

10 June 2010

Singapore was ranked as the world’s most competitive economy by the Lausanne-based Institute for Management Development (IMD) in Switzerland,

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Posted in Briefs, Vol 29 No 24 | 6/12-6/180 Comments

Kali Mints sold by a Washington company upsets Hindus

10 June 2010

Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, president of the Universal Society of Hinduism, said that inappropriate use of Hindu deities or concept for commercial or other use is not acceptable

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Posted in Briefs, Vol 29 No 24 | 6/12-6/180 Comments

Attention: Part-time job opportunity for English-Vietnamese bilinguals

10 June 2010

The National Asian Pacific Center on Aging (NAPCA) is currently seeking a person who can speak both English and Vietnamese to assist its helpline calls regarding Medicare Part D.

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Posted in Briefs, Vol 29 No 24 | 6/12-6/180 Comments

Hawaii becomes first state in nation to ban shark fin possession

10 June 2010

HONOLULU (AP) – The $48-a-plate shark fin has been a favorite dish to celebrate 80th birthdays and fete out-of-town VIPs since Vienna Hou’s Chinese restaurant opened 25 years ago.

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Posted in National News, Vol 29 No 24 | 6/12-6/180 Comments

Filipino WWII vets sue over benefit eligibility

10 June 2010

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Three Filipino veterans of World War II are suing the U.S. government for allegedly making it too hard to prove that they are eligible for long-denied benefits.

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Posted in National News, Vol 29 No 24 | 6/12-6/180 Comments

What to do with a broken-down Vietnamese church? Reassemble

10 June 2010

DRIPPING SPRINGS, Texas (AP) — Two years ago, Austin developer Whit Hanks found himself to be the proud owner of a disassembled Vietnamese church.

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Posted in National News, Vol 29 No 24 | 6/12-6/180 Comments

Japan’s new prime minister faces test to win back voters

Japan’s new prime minister faces test to win back voters

10 June 2010

TOKYO (AP) — Naoto Kan, the straight-talking populist named Japan’s new prime minister, faces a host of daunting tasks, from reviving the nation’s

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Posted in Vol 29 No 24 | 6/12-6/18, World News0 Comments

Editorial: Clearing up the misconceptions regarding 98118

10 June 2010

In preparing for this 98118 issue, we asked one of our writers to go down there and get the lay of the land — see the sites, talk to the business owners.

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Posted in Editorials, Vol 29 No 24 | 6/12-6/181 Comment

May 29: NW delegation joins thousands at Arizona protest

May 29: NW delegation joins thousands at Arizona protest

10 June 2010

A busload of Northwest residents joined more than 50,000 people from across the country in Arizona to demand comprehensive immigration reform and

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Posted in Names in the News, Vol 29 No 24 | 6/12-6/180 Comments

May 21: Kultura Arts transforms Filipino Community Center into a cultural and arts hub

May 21: Kultura Arts transforms Filipino Community Center into a cultural and arts hub

10 June 2010

The Filipino Community Center launched The Filipino Community of Seattle (FCS) Art Gallery to showcase the works of Filipino and Filipino American artists.

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Posted in Names in the News, Vol 29 No 24 | 6/12-6/180 Comments

May 22: VDF’s Books & Beds at 14,000 ft. event a success

May 22: VDF’s Books & Beds at 14,000 ft. event a success

10 June 2010

Vajrayana Dharma Foundation (VDF), a nonprofit organization building dreams for orphan Tibetan girls, organized the Books & Beds at 14,000 ft. fundraiser, a wine and

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Posted in Names in the News, Vol 29 No 24 | 6/12-6/180 Comments

May 21: Densho and Wing Luke get grants

May 21: Densho and Wing Luke get grants

10 June 2010

Densho: The Japanese American Legacy Project and the Wing Luke Memorial Foundation learned that they were being awarded significant grants by the National Park Service.

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Posted in Names in the News, Vol 29 No 24 | 6/12-6/180 Comments

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