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A good reason to celebrate – The Year of the Wood Goat Stamping in the Lunar New Year A different melody — First Chinese symphony to perform in Seattle “Fresh Off the Boat” — New sitcom offers Asian American perspective
 
A good reason to celebrate – The Year of the Wood Goat

A good reason to celebrate – The Year of the Wood Goat

First day of the Lunar New Year is February 19 By Sun Lee Chang Northwest Asian Weekly For many of us in the West, things are starting to settle down now that the holidays and the festivities of the New Year are behind us. The normal routines of going back to work and school have […]

Stamping in the Lunar New Year

Stamping in the Lunar New Year

The U.S. Postal Service welcomes the Year of the Ram by issuing the eighth of 12 stamps<!–more–> in its Celebrating Lunar New Year series. The first-day-of-issue dedication ceremony for the Forever stamp took place today at the Chinese Culture Center in San Francisco. The series will continue through 2019 with Forever stamps for the Year […]

A different melody — First Chinese symphony to perform in Seattle

A different melody — First Chinese symphony to perform in Seattle

By Ninette Cheng Northwest Asian Weekly One of China’s finest orchestras, the Shenzhen Symphony, will perform a special Chinese New Year special in Seattle on Feb. 25.<!–more–> The 2015 Chinese New Year Concert, featuring China Shenzhen Symphony Orchestra, in collaboration with the Seattle Symphony and Stanford University, will be playing at Benaroya Hall to celebrate […]

“Fresh Off the Boat” — New sitcom offers Asian American perspective

“Fresh Off the Boat” — New sitcom offers Asian American perspective

By Vivian Nguyen Northwest Asian Weekly On Wednesday, Feb. 4, ABC aired two episodes of “Fresh Off the Boat,” a new family sitcom based on Taiwanese chef and food personality Eddie Huang’s autobiography of the same name. Set in Florida during the 90s, the show explores Huang’s childhood as his family navigates the cultural challenges […]

Editorial: Suicides among Koreans increase, time for us to be more vigilant

07 January 2010

The situation may be even more troubling than the numbers reveal, as the Korean Consulate General in New York stated that it only keeps statistics on Korean citizens, not Korean Americans. Consul General Kyungkeun Kim told The New York Times that he believes the actual figure may be twice as high. The Korea Times has reported that at least 36 Koreans and Korean Americans have taken their lives in the New York region in the last year.

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Commentary: Diversifying ranks with immigration reform — What the huh?

07 January 2010

If it does, then I agree with diversifying the ranks to level a lopsided immigration debate. I agree that more non-Latino immigrants should pressure lawmakers to change laws that indisputably favor one group of people and discriminate against another. Diversifying the ranks could assist in exposing laws of racial and ethnical favoritisms.

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Letter: Cao is not someone to be celebrated as he is supporting harmful health care plan

07 January 2010

To the Editor: Maybe one of these days, rather than celebrating “Asian Americanism,” we could maybe, just maybe, not need to point out achievement based on racism. Would you be offended if we had a Northwest White Weekly? Be honest and think about it.

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Posted in Letters to the Editor, Vol 28 No 30 | 7/18 - 7/24, Vol 29 No 2 | 1/9-1/150 Comments

Letter: Not criminal to call someone communist

07 January 2010

[In the Dec. 26, 2009–Jan. 1, 2010] issue, I read about the man who sued for being called a communist and it bothers me because the communist party is usually a law-abiding political party, and it is not a criminal attack to call someone a communist.

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Letter: Unfair to continue rehashing the Mamiya incident

07 January 2010

This story had been covered thoroughly by The Seattle Times as well as the Northwest Asian Weekly after it happened. But was it really necessary to rehash the whole event one more time in your paper? Surely, there are other stories of interest for you to present rather than bringing further embarrassment to him, his family, and associates.

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Nov. 13: Oldest regional Boy Scout troop commemorates 89-year history

Nov. 13: Oldest regional Boy Scout troop commemorates 89-year history

07 January 2010

Troop #53, the former resident Boy Scout Troop at the Japanese Baptist Church on Capitol Hill, commemorated its 89-year history in a celebration at the Museum of Flight. Troop #53 began in 1920, organized by Clarence Arai and others from the church. The troop was deactivated at the end of 2008 due to declining membership.

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Nov. 18: Kathy Chow is new AAJA Executive Director

Nov. 18: Kathy Chow is new AAJA Executive Director

07 January 2010

Kathy Chow, director of the nonprofit Hands On Sacramento, was named the executive director of the Asian American Journalists Association (AAJA).

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Nov. 19: ISRD board announces election results

Nov. 19: ISRD board announces election results

07 January 2010

Brien Chow won Position #1 for a district business person, property owner, or employee. Marvin Rosete won Position #2 for a resident, tenant, or community participant. Josh Osborne-Klein was re-elected in Position #4 for a resident, tenant, or community participant.

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Nov. 23: EDI honors Latino and Asian/Pacific graduates

Nov. 23: EDI honors Latino and Asian/Pacific graduates

07 January 2010

The Executive Development Institute (EDI) held a dinner honoring 35 graduates at the Hilton Hotel in Bellevue. Graduates represented emerging leaders and managers from leading Pacific Northwest companies.

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November: Fred Whang is elected to ACCT

November: Fred Whang is elected to ACCT

07 January 2010

At the Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT) conference in San Francisco, Fred Whang, an attorney who practices in the International District, was elected to the 24-member board of directors. Also elected at that time was Shauna Weatherby, Clover Park Technical College trustee, to the Diversity Committee.

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Nov. 5: The eighth Sushi & Sake Festival a success

Nov. 5: The eighth Sushi & Sake Festival a success

07 January 2010

Densho’s eighth annual Sushi & Sake Festival raised $85,000 through a beer garden opening, a silent auction, a super silent auction, and performances by local musicians. It was held at the Westin Hotel in Seattle.

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Nov. 25: Diane Narasaki is one of city’s most influential people

Nov. 25: Diane Narasaki is one of city’s most influential people

07 January 2010

Diane Narasaki, executive director of the Asian Counseling and Referral Service (ACRS), a nonprofit organization, received Seattle Magazine’s Sixth Annual Most Influential People of the Year award, for her vision and leadership in the successful execution of a $19 million capital campaign.

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Dec. 30: Five commissioners on CAPAA

Dec. 30: Five commissioners on CAPAA

07 January 2010

Local community leaders Sophia Aragon, Debadutta Dash, Jeannie Lee, Faaluaina (Lua) Pritchard, and Albert Shen were appointed (and reappointed, in Pritchard's case) as commissioners to the Washington State Commission on Asian and Pacific American Affairs (CAPAA) by Gov. Chris Gregoire for three-year terms.

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Dec. 29: Lockes with Hollywood elite

Dec. 29: Lockes with Hollywood elite

07 January 2010

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gary Locke and his wife, Mona, were guests at the 32nd annual Kennedy Center Honors, which awards individuals for exemplary lifetime achievement in the performing arts. Mona Locke wore a dress by local designer Luly Yang.

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Dec. 14: Yong Sun Lee joins ORB Architects

Dec. 14: Yong Sun Lee joins ORB Architects

07 January 2010

ORB Architects hired Yong Sun Lee as Designer and Building Information Modeling (BIM) Lead. A graduate of the University of Washington’s master of Architecture program, Yong has eight years of architectural design experience.

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Dec. 12: Allen Chinn launches memoir

Dec. 12: Allen Chinn launches memoir

07 January 2010

Allen Chinn launched his book, “A Kung-Fu Master’s Journey,” at Jefferson Community Center’s gym in Seattle. Approximately 200 people came to the event.

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2009 IN REVIEW: Looking back on the people we’re proud of …

2009 IN REVIEW: Looking back on the people we’re proud of …

30 December 2009

... and moments we'd like to forget

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The top 10 Asian achievements of 2009

The top 10 Asian achievements of 2009

30 December 2009

This year, Anh “Joseph” Cao became the first Vietnamese American to serve in the U.S. Congress. He represents Louisiana’s 2nd congressional district, which covers New Orleans. He is the first Republican to serve that district since 1890. Rep. Cao drew criticism from fellow party members after he cast the sole Republican vote for the house’s health care bill (HR-3962). Rep. Cao serves on the Homeland Security, Transportation, and Infrastructure, and Oversight and Government Reform committees.

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The top 5 stories you’ve heard way too much about and 5 stories that went under the radar

The top 5 stories you’ve heard way too much about and 5 stories that went under the radar

30 December 2009

Fame, fortune, and scandal were the driving forces behind the endless news coverage of Jackson. Readership of Jackson news shot up when a Los Angeles coroner ruled the singer’s death a homicide after lethal levels of the anesthetic propofol, combined with two other sedatives, were found in his system.

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The top 8 Asian athletes to watch for in 2010

The top 8 Asian athletes to watch for in 2010

30 December 2009

The University of Washington football team won five games under first-year head coach Steve Sarkisian after the team went winless in the previous year. The University of Washington men’s basketball team won the Pac-10 Championship, and the Seattle University men’s team moved up to Division I. In its inaugural season, the Sounders FC reached the Major League Soccer playoffs.

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