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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 […]

Attention: Applications for Commission on Asian Pacific American Affairs accepted through May

27 May 2010

Applications for the Washington State Commission on Asian Pacific American Affairs are being accepted through the end of May.

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Posted in Briefs, Vol 29 No 22 | 5/29-6/40 Comments

Baritone David Won overcomes language barrier to pursue his dream as an opera singer

Baritone David Won overcomes language barrier to pursue his dream as an opera singer

27 May 2010

No matter how lyrics are sung or what language they are sung in, there is one sure thing: baritone David Won is a rising star in the international opera world.

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Posted in Arts & Entertainment, Profiles, Vol 29 No 22 | 5/29-6/40 Comments

NWAW reviews SIFF films: romance, intrigue, and the bizarre

NWAW reviews SIFF films: romance, intrigue, and the bizarre

27 May 2010

Each year during the Seattle International Film Festival, we send out a team of intrepid film reviewers who are ready and willing to spend hours watching movies

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Posted in At the Movies, Vol 29 No 22 | 5/29-6/41 Comment

Editorial: For Vietnamese Americans, focus should be less on the past, more on the present

27 May 2010

Last week, someone from the mainstream community called us to check up on a Vietnamese individual who claimed to be a spokesperson for the Vietnamese community.

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Posted in Editorials, Vol 29 No 22 | 5/29-6/41 Comment

Blog: New BIA director deals with challenges

Blog: New BIA director deals with challenges

27 May 2010

“We are used to white females, not white males,” I said, jokingly, to the new executive director of the Chinatown/International District Business Improvement Area (BIA).

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Posted in Publisher Ng's blog, Vol 29 No 22 | 5/29-6/41 Comment

Blog: How can you age well?

Blog: How can you age well?

27 May 2010

Aging gracefully has little to do with coloring your hair or putting on a facial cream. Just learn to live like Tama Murotani-Inaba, who recently celebrated her

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Posted in Publisher Ng's blog, Vol 29 No 22 | 5/29-6/40 Comments

Blog: 48 hours of politics in Chinatown

Blog: 48 hours of politics in Chinatown

27 May 2010

It only took 48 hours, but the scene shifted from Democrat to Republican, Taiwan to China at the House of Hong Restaurant. Gov. Christine Gregoire

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Posted in Publisher Ng's blog, Vol 29 No 22 | 5/29-6/40 Comments

Commentary: Encouraging Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders to talk about HIV/AIDS

Commentary: Encouraging Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders to talk about HIV/AIDS

27 May 2010

“Saving face can’t make you safe. Talk about HIV.” This was the slogan for the sixth annual observance of National Asian and Pacific Islander HIV/AIDS Awareness Day on May 19.

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Posted in Commentaries, Vol 29 No 22 | 5/29-6/41 Comment

May 12: Questkids wins Microsoft and Seattle Chamber of Commerce contest

May 12: Questkids wins Microsoft and Seattle Chamber of Commerce contest

27 May 2010

Upstart businesses competed against one another to show how Microsoft Office 2010 has helped their work in a viral video contest. In the end, local entrepreneur Binh Nguyen

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Posted in Names in the News, Vol 29 No 22 | 5/29-6/40 Comments

April 26 to May 6: Chinese delegation visits Shoreline Community College

April 26 to May 6: Chinese delegation visits Shoreline Community College

27 May 2010

Representatives from four Chinese technical colleges came to Shoreline Community College as part of an ongoing five-year project between the American

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Posted in Names in the News, Vol 29 No 22 | 5/29-6/40 Comments

April: The Fukuis win performance excellence award

April: The Fukuis win performance excellence award

27 May 2010

Frank and Penny Fukui, owners of Woodburn Company, a Ricoh Copier dealer, accepted a performance excellence award at the Palazzo Hotel in Las Vegas

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Posted in Names in the News, Vol 29 No 22 | 5/29-6/40 Comments

May 22: Northwest Asian Weekly wins six SPJ awards

May 22: Northwest Asian Weekly wins six SPJ awards

27 May 2010

The Society of Professional Journalists 2009 NW Excellence in Journalism Contest awards banquet was held at the Meydenbauer Center in Bellevue.

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Posted in Names in the News, Vol 29 No 22 | 5/29-6/42 Comments

Hibukusha woman urges for nuclear disarmament

Hibukusha woman urges for nuclear disarmament

19 May 2010

Tokie Mizuno said she was 5 years old when “Little Boy,” one of two atomic bombs used in warfare history, dropped.

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Posted in Community News, Vol 29 No 21 | 5/22-5/281 Comment

U.S. Commerce Secretary Locke leads trade mission to China

U.S. Commerce Secretary Locke leads trade mission to China

19 May 2010

SHANGHAI — U.S. Commerce Secretary Gary Locke is leading an American trade mission to China, aiming to boost clean energy technology sales

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Posted in National News, Vol 29 No 21 | 5/22-5/280 Comments

Filipino former nurse seeks to do ‘extraordinary things’ in Olympia

Filipino former nurse seeks to do ‘extraordinary things’ in Olympia

19 May 2010

Stability is important to many people, especially in tough economic times. For Sofia Aragon and her family, nursing has always been a job that provided financial stability.

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Posted in Community News, Profiles, Vol 29 No 21 | 5/22-5/281 Comment

Bacho delves into the young adult genre — and pulls no punches

Bacho delves into the young adult genre — and pulls no punches

19 May 2010

Filipino American writer and teacher Peter Bacho, a longtime resident of the Pacific Northwest, won the American Book Award for his first novel “Cebu.”

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Posted in Community News, Profiles, Vol 29 No 21 | 5/22-5/281 Comment

Secretary Locke addresses concerns from AAPIs via the White House’s web chat

19 May 2010

The White House’s Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPIs) Initiative held a live web chat with U.S. Commerce Secretary Gary Locke on May 4

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Posted in National News, Vol 29 No 21 | 5/22-5/280 Comments

Minority student activists protest education cuts

19 May 2010

IRVINE, Calif. (AP) — I­f campus activism still brings to mind peace signs, a sea of white faces, and liberal strongholds like Berkeley, meet Jesse Cheng.

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Posted in National News, Vol 29 No 21 | 5/22-5/280 Comments

Female lawyers and judges share the secrets to their success

Female lawyers and judges share the secrets to their success

19 May 2010

When the first woman received her license to practice law 120 years ago, society was in awe. Nowadays, when women become successful in the justice system, people acknowledge their contributions with rounds of applause.

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Posted in Community News, Vol 29 No 21 | 5/22-5/283 Comments

NWAW reviews SIFF films: the good, the bad, and the plain ugly

NWAW reviews SIFF films: the good, the bad, and the plain ugly

19 May 2010

Each year during the Seattle International Film Festival, we send out a team of intrepid film reviewers who are ready and willing to spend hours and hours

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Posted in Arts & Entertainment, At the Movies, Reviews, Vol 29 No 21 | 5/22-5/281 Comment

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