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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.

Blog: Two fashion shows, Bunka and ReWa

Blog: Two fashion shows, Bunka and ReWa

06 October 2009

Seattle is not a cultural desert. There were two fabulous fashion shows highlighting Asian touches shown last week. One was Bunka Women’s University fashion show from Japan at Seattle Central Community College on Sept. 27. The other was A World of Cultures presented by Refugee Women’s Alliance ReWa’s annual fund-raising dinner on Oct. 1 at […]

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Harry Potter travels to Asia while Kung Pao chicken invades America

Harry Potter travels to Asia while Kung Pao chicken invades America

01 October 2009

As two of the largest economies in the world, the United States and China have an open-door policy when it comes to cultural coalescing through music, food, pop culture, medicine, and technology.

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Posted in Cultures, Vol 28 No 41 | 10/3-10/92 Comments

Despite budget cuts, UW welcomes the new Global Asia Institute

Despite budget cuts, UW welcomes the new Global Asia Institute

01 October 2009

Students of the Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies at the University of Washington (UW) are getting a bonus. As the fall quarter beings, so will the Global Asia Institute — the nation’s first center for Pan-Asian studies.

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Posted in Community News, Vol 28 No 41 | 10/3-10/91 Comment

Local political role models inspire women to speak out and take a stand

Local political role models inspire women to speak out and take a stand

01 October 2009

In a nation that has yet to inaugurate a female president, it can often feel as though the voices of women lose resonance in the midst of a male-dominated political arena.

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16 historical events that have shaped U.S.–China relations

16 historical events that have shaped U.S.–China relations

01 October 2009

1784: First representatives of the United States land in China After anchoring in Guangzhou (Canton), the Empress of China became the first ever American vessel to sail from the United States to China.

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Posted in Cultures, Vol 28 No 41 | 10/3-10/92 Comments

8 people predict the future of U.S.–China relations, will it be good or bad?

8 people predict the future of U.S.–China relations, will it be good or bad?

01 October 2009

In honor of the 30th anniversary of U.S.–China relations on Oct. 1, Northwest Asian Weekly staff asked people who have a foot (or even two feet) in China to project what they think the next 30 years will be like.

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China celebrates National Day with bright lights and vivid displays

China celebrates National Day with bright lights and vivid displays

01 October 2009

Delegates pose for photos in a photo exhibition celebrating the 30th anniversary of the establishment of U.S.–China diplomatic relations, in Macao, south China, on Sept. 22.

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Music pioneers to cross ethnic lines and perform together

01 October 2009

On any given day, Yoshi Minegishi checks his schedule and reviews the many tasks he has in his queue.

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Posted in Community News, Vol 28 No 41 | 10/3-10/90 Comments

Traditional Chinese tea house offers a dose of culture and a splash of taste

Traditional Chinese tea house offers a dose of culture and a splash of taste

01 October 2009

Most people think about food when they think of the International District.

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Posted in Business, Community News, Vol 28 No 41 | 10/3-10/91 Comment

NWAW’s monthly must-reads

NWAW’s monthly must-reads

01 October 2009

A girl learns book-smarts isn’t everything, a boy learns basketball isn’t everything, and a dragon and goldfish befriend a girl

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Posted in On the Shelf, Vol 28 No 41 | 10/3-10/91 Comment

OneAmerica says that ICE raid will not improve broken immigration system

01 October 2009

In February, immigration officials from the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency raided the Bellingham-based Yamato Engine Specialists, arresting 28 illegal immigrants and processing them for deportation.

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Posted in Briefs, Vol 28 No 41 | 10/3-10/90 Comments

The International Special Review District is now open for board nominations

01 October 2009

The annual election for the International Special Review District (ISRD) Board will occur on Nov. 17 at the Bush Asia Hotel from 11 a.m.–6 p.m.

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Sarah Palin reappears in Hong Kong

Sarah Palin reappears in Hong Kong

01 October 2009

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin emerged from a two-month absence from public view in an unlikely manner: with a closed-door speech, heavy on foreign policy, to a group of investors in Hong Kong.

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Posted in National News, Vol 28 No 41 | 10/3-10/91 Comment

Foreign languages are more foreign to U.S. students

01 October 2009

CINCINNATI (AP) — American students are falling far behind their international counterparts in learning second languages, creating economic disadvantages for U.S. businesses and raising national security concerns.

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China and the United States allay growing trade tensions

01 October 2009

PITTSBURGH (AP) — On Sept. 24, China played down growing trade tensions with the United States, saying the two trading partners must focus on long-term relations and settle their differences through friendly talks.

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Editorial: The 30th anniversary of U.S.–China relations is also a time for all Asian Americans to celebrate

01 October 2009

“I’m guessing that by the end of the year that the U.S.- China relationship is going to be sailing higher and will be more positive as a relationship than at any other time in the 30 years of our formal diplomatic relationship,” Jon Huntsman said. Huntsman is the new U.S. ambassador to China. “That’s just my hunch.”

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Letter: I-1033 threatens basic services for the APA community

01 October 2009

Tim Eyman’s latest, Initiative 1033, threatens basic services such as education and health care that are vital to the APA community. According to the governor’s budget office, the initiative would reduce state general fund revenues that support education, human services, health care, environmental programs, and general government by an estimated $5.9 billion by 2015.

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Posted in Letters to the Editor, Vol 28 No 41 | 10/3-10/92 Comments

Blog: A momentous visit at Northwest Asian Weekly’s office

Blog: A momentous visit at Northwest Asian Weekly’s office

01 October 2009

On Thursday, Sept. 24, Chinese Consul General of San Francisco Gao Zhansheng and Washington state Attorney General Rob McKenna dropped by the Northwest Asian Weekly’s office in Seattle’s Chinatown/International District. Gao’s friend had called us two days earlier about his visit, but he never mentioned McKenna.

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Sept. 14: King County recognizes 2009 Live Well Challenge winners

Sept. 14: King County recognizes 2009 Live Well Challenge winners

01 October 2009

The King County council honored the top two teams — the Snap Pea Dragons and Mick & Team Spirit UP — in the county’s fourth annual Live Well Challenge. The winners rose above the competition by holding hula-hoop competitions, recipe swaps, and lunch time walks. The challenge is a team-based event designed to help King County employees form healthy habits through diet and exercise. This year, 95 teams and 540 people participated.

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Posted in Names in the News, Vol 28 No 41 | 10/3-10/90 Comments

Sept. 16: Seastar welcomes sushi chef Wayne Taniguchi

Sept. 16: Seastar welcomes sushi chef Wayne Taniguchi

01 October 2009

Sushi chef Wayne Taniguchi is the newest culinary addition to Seastar Restaurant and Raw Bar’s downtown Seattle location. Formerly the executive chef at Flo Japanese restaurant in Bellevue, Taniguchi has more than 30 years of restaurant experience.

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