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“Yellowface” controversy over the “The Mikado” — Gilbert & Sullivan opera incites protest

“Yellowface” controversy over the “The Mikado” — Gilbert & Sullivan opera incites protest

By Zachariah Bryan Northwest Asian Weekly On Sunday, July 20, while standing outside the Seattle Repertory Theatre to protest the Seattle Gilbert and

Chen trial set for August 11th

Chen trial set for August 11th

By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly Jeffrey Chen’s long wait for his retrial to determine whether he was the victim of racial discrimination will soon come to an end when his lawsuit

PICTORIAL: Chinatown Seafair Parade engages neighborhood and visitors

PICTORIAL: Chinatown Seafair Parade engages neighborhood and visitors

By Jamie Sun Northwest Asian Weekly People from all over Seattle gathered in the International District July 20 to watch the annual Chinatown Seafair Parade. During the parade, police officers helped block the transportation routes to King Street, so audiences could enjoy and concentrate on the parade without traffic. Crowds started from the King Street […]

China officials acknowledges two Uighur deaths, some claim attacks were malicious

16 July 2009

URUMQI, China (AP) — Police fatally shot two Uighur men and wounded a third in western China, where violence has continued to flare despite the massive numbers of troops sent to restore calm more than a week after deadly ethnic rioting.

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Japan lifts ban on children donating organs

16 July 2009

TOKYO (AP) — Japan lifted a ban on organ donations from children, reversing a restriction that created such a dearth of small organs in the country that young patients were forced to seek transplants abroad.

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Kyrgyz journalist dies after alleged beating

16 July 2009

BISHKEK, Kyrgyzstan (AP) — A journalist in Kyrgyzstan died after police beat him, said relatives and colleagues.

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Hasegawa retains WBC bantamweight title by TKO win

Hasegawa retains WBC bantamweight title by TKO win

16 July 2009

KOBE, Japan (AP) — World Boxing Council bantamweight champion Hozumi Hasegawa of Japan defended his title for the ninth time Tuesday, July 14, by beating Nestor Rocha of the United States with a technical knockout in the first round.

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Editorial: Tim Otani bids farewell to Chase. We bid farewell to Tim.

Editorial: Tim Otani bids farewell to Chase. We bid farewell to Tim.

16 July 2009

Tim Otani spent 17 years with Washington Mutual (now Chase). He recently announced his departure from the company. Now you may ask, why are we writing an editorial about a man who worked for a financial institution?

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Posted in Editorials, Opinion, Vol 28 No 30 | 7/18 - 7/240 Comments

Commentary: In Filipino politics: Joseph Estrada is a Lazarus

16 July 2009

Amid the controversy surrounding the unpopular Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo (GMA) administration, former President Joseph Estrada has expressed interest in becoming, once again, chief executive of the Philippines in 2010.

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Blog: Uwajimaya, a jewel in the neighborhood, opens in Renton

Blog: Uwajimaya, a jewel in the neighborhood, opens in Renton

15 July 2009

Uwajimaya’s new store in Renton Village Shopping Center just opened. As a journalist, I like to check out new places. How’s this store different from the one in the International District? Their sales items were even better than the ID store. A big selection on Filipino and other Southeast Asian grocery items shows the changing […]

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Blog: Chinese pageant lasted too long

Blog: Chinese pageant lasted too long

14 July 2009

In years past, there have been controversies after each Greater Seattle Chinese Chamber of Commerce 52nd Anniversary of the Scholarship for Women pageant, especially from the families of the contestants who did not win any titles. This year though, everyone seemed to be at peace with the results. Surprisingly, no one raised any issues. But […]

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Blog: ID Street fair gets rained on, but still successful

Blog: ID Street fair gets rained on, but still successful

14 July 2009

Every year, an enemy of Seattle's Chinatown-International District Summer Festival is rain ...

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The Wedding Issue

The Wedding Issue

08 July 2009

Explanations of some images on the front page: Ducks: In Korean culture, a pair of wooden ducks is meant to symbolize the partners in the marriage. Wrapped leaves: In a Vietnamese wedding ceremony, there is often a dish of betel and areca nut. Cloth-covered trays: Before a Vietnamese wedding, the groom’s family visits the bride’s […]

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Posted in Cultures, Lifestyle, News, Vol 28 No 29 | 7/11 - 7/170 Comments

Vying for venues to tie the knot: A guide to finding the perfect place for a wedding

Vying for venues to tie the knot: A guide to finding the perfect place for a wedding

08 July 2009

One of the most important and toughest parts of planning a wedding is finding a venue. Seattle is home to some amazing views and landscapes, but finding a place that can accommodate a traditional Asian wedding can be tricky. How is a bride to find a venue to hold hundreds of guests? And what if she wants to serve traditional Asian food?

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Posted in Community News, Cultures, Features, Lifestyle, News, Vol 28 No 29 | 7/11 - 7/173 Comments

His and hers: Couples face challenges in including cultural elements in their dream wedding

His and hers: Couples face challenges in including cultural elements in their dream wedding

08 July 2009

As the wedding season approaches, many couples are faced with the challenge of planning a wedding with multiple cultural customs. As individuals increasingly date outside of their race and ethnicity, many couples choose to blend cultures together on their wedding day with multiple ceremonies, outfits, and customs.

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Interracial Marriages: taking the good with the bad

Interracial Marriages: taking the good with the bad

08 July 2009

Interracial marriage is a subject that most people have an opinion about. Regardless of whether they think it is a good or a bad trend, the fact is that within the last few decades, interracial romance and nuptials have become more common.

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Do traditional weddings have a place in the 21st century?

Do traditional weddings have a place in the 21st century?

08 July 2009

Weddings: They can be a dream, but they can also turn into a nightmare.

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Girl NOT gone wild: Bachelorette parties get a dose of culture

Girl NOT gone wild: Bachelorette parties get a dose of culture

08 July 2009

Bachelor and bachelorette parties are becoming a common part of American weddings. They are meant to celebrate the last day of singlehood. Some people spend this day with family and friends. Others throw big parties that have scandalous elements.

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Fraudulent marriages: the crime, the victims, the outcomes

Fraudulent marriages: the crime, the victims, the outcomes

08 July 2009

Many Asian people are able to live in the United States because they married U.S. citizens. It is one of the ways to become an American citizen.

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LIHI makes people rethink definition of low-income housing

LIHI makes people rethink definition of low-income housing

08 July 2009

This year, Secou Diate purchased his first home, a brand new four-bedroom townhouse that his wife, daughter, and unborn baby will enjoy. For Diate, it was the perfect time to purchase. Interest rates were low. The unit was in a brand-new development and it was in his price range.

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Posted in Business, Community News, News, Vol 28 No 29 | 7/11 - 7/170 Comments

Outstanding Graduates

Outstanding Graduates

08 July 2009

Are you an Asian American student graduating from high school or college? You may be eligible for the Northwest Asian Weekly’s Outstanding Graduates column.

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Posted in Community News, Education, News, Vol 28 No 29 | 7/11 - 7/170 Comments

May 16: Little Saigon gets cleaned up

May 16: Little Saigon gets cleaned up

08 July 2009

The Vietnamese American Bar Association of Washington gathered a team of volunteers to clean and paint over graffiti on light posts and walls in the International District. ♦

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Posted in Community News, Names in the News, News, Vol 28 No 29 | 7/11 - 7/170 Comments

New chair Ehrik Aldana

New chair Ehrik Aldana

08 July 2009

Skyline High School junior Ehrik Aldana was elected chair of the Washington State Legislative Youth Advisory Council after serving one year on the council.

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