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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.

Commentary: SEDA aims to brings hope to the fight against malnutrition in Laos

Commentary: SEDA aims to brings hope to the fight against malnutrition in Laos

24 September 2009

Look at Meena from a distance and you will see a normal, healthy Lao girl. She is of average height for a 7-year-old girl. But look a little closer and you will notice that her arms and legs, poking out through her oversized second-hand clothes, are painfully thin. Her hair lacks a healthy shine. Her eyes look tired and weary.

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Posted in Commentaries, Vol 28 No 40 | 9/26 - 10/20 Comments

Editorial: Wilson’s career may be over, but we all learn a lesson

24 September 2009

By now, most of us are all aware of Rep. Joe Wilson’s “You lie!” outburst at President Obama during the president’s speech about health care reform to Congress. Wilson’s comment came at the moment when Obama promised that illegal immigrants would not be covered by his health care bill.

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Posted in Editorials, Vol 28 No 40 | 9/26 - 10/20 Comments

Letter: Republicans are being ridiculous

24 September 2009

To the Editor: As one listens to the Republican anger over health care reform, one can imagine an anti-government protester cheerfully paying premiums on insurance policies that drop you after you make a claim, or happily sauntering out of an emergency room that denied them treatment because of a coverage problem. One can imagine a town hall sign-waver enthusiastically forking over most of their pay to bill collectors after suffering a catastrophic injury, thinking, “Wow, the free market system is great.”

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Posted in Letters to the Editor, Vol 28 No 40 | 9/26 - 10/27 Comments

Sept. 1: Edward Chow, Jr. to head department in Maryland

Sept. 1: Edward Chow, Jr. to head department in Maryland

24 September 2009

Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley and Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown appointed Edward Chow, Jr. to head the Department of Veterans Affairs.

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Posted in Names in the News, Vol 28 No 40 | 9/26 - 10/20 Comments

Sept. 12: New YMCA in Newcastle

Sept. 12: New YMCA in Newcastle

24 September 2009

The new Coal Creek Family YMCA celebrated its grand opening with free tours, health and wellness information, class demos, and cooking demonstrations. More than 1,500 people attended.

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Posted in Names in the News, Vol 28 No 40 | 9/26 - 10/20 Comments

Sept. 10: Mimi Gates announces new center for Asian Art and Ideas at SAAM

Sept. 10: Mimi Gates announces new center for Asian Art and Ideas at SAAM

24 September 2009

Mimi Gates, former director of the Seattle Art Museum, announced that the Center for Asian Art and Ideas (CAAI) will launch at the Seattle Asian Art Museum this fall. The center will explore facets of Asian culture including art, literature, music, history, and politics.

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Posted in Names in the News, Vol 28 No 40 | 9/26 - 10/20 Comments

Sept. 14: EDI and Prudential organize networking event

Sept. 14: EDI and Prudential organize networking event

24 September 2009

Executive Development Institute (EDI) alumni and other job seekers attended the “Leadership Together” networking event at Bellevue’s Hotel Sierra to tackle the challenges of job searching.

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Sept. 9: Uwajimaya CEO Tomoko Matsuno honors auction high bidders

Sept. 9: Uwajimaya CEO Tomoko Matsuno honors auction high bidders

24 September 2009

The 20 highest bidders of the Tom Douglas Dinner — auctioned earlier this spring at the Wing Luke Asian Museum Auction — enjoyed a feast at the home of Uwajimaya CEO Tomoko Matsuno, accompanied by special guests Edgar Martinez and his wife Holli. Chef Tom Douglas prepared his famous crab cakes and crab foo-yung among many other dishes featured in the Uwajimaya’s “Arigato! Thank You” 80th anniversary celebrity cookbook.

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Posted in Names in the News, Vol 28 No 40 | 9/26 - 10/20 Comments

Blog: InterIm’s 40th anniversary

23 September 2009

The InterIm Community Development Association celebrated its 40th anniversary on Sept. 19 with practical strategies. The event used to include silent and live auctions, eliminated all those. Instead, this year it presented a panel of people who reflected the history and needs of the community.

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Blog: Commerce Secretary Locke was in town last week

Blog: Commerce Secretary Locke was in town last week

22 September 2009

Secretary of Commerce Gary Locke flew back to Seattle on Sept. 12 and stayed for the weekend for a few personal obligations. Locke’s family  moved to Maryland in July.

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Blog: Greg Nickels event cancelled

Blog: Greg Nickels event cancelled

22 September 2009

A big dinner honoring Seattle Mayor Greg Nickels to be held at the Seattle Westin Hotel was cancelled due to lack of interest. Nickels lost his reelection on Aug. 18 in the primary election. Poor mayor! Every day, there is a staff leaving him. By November, he might not have anybody working in the mayor’s […]

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APA National Leadership Summit to help women break bamboo ceiling

APA National Leadership Summit to help women break bamboo ceiling

17 September 2009

The Center for Asian Pacific American (APA) Women will hold its National Leadership Summit at the Microsoft Conference Center on Sept. 26 and Sept. 27. Formerly known as the Asian Pacific American Women Leadership Institute (APAWLI), it is the only membership organization in the United States that is dedicated to developing women who come from Asian and Asian Pacific Islander (API) backgrounds.

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Posted in Community News, Vol 28 No 39 | 9/19 - 9/250 Comments

Madoff judge Denny Chin nominated to appeals court?

Madoff judge Denny Chin nominated to appeals court?

17 September 2009

NEW YORK (AP) — The White House plans to nominate the judge who presided over the Bernard Madoff case to the appeals court that Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor served on, Sen. Charles Schumer said on Sept. 9.

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Posted in National News, Vol 28 No 39 | 9/19 - 9/250 Comments

Slain Yale grad student is remembered by hometown

Slain Yale grad student is remembered by hometown

17 September 2009

PLACERVILLE, Calif. — When those who knew her talk about Annie Le, they do so in superlatives — best student they ever had, most dedicated volunteer, smartest teenager they’ve ever known.

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Posted in National News, Vol 28 No 39 | 9/19 - 9/250 Comments

Young Hee Kim & Kyung-Ah Oh: Pioneers in Music

Young Hee Kim & Kyung-Ah Oh: Pioneers in Music

17 September 2009

For 30 years, the Korean Music Association has been offering free concerts in Seattle. Two of its founding members, sopranos Young Hee Kim and Kyung-Ah Oh, are still singing and taking part in community events.

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Posted in Vol 28 No 39 | 9/19 - 9/250 Comments

Celebrating 30 years: WSCRC anniversary

Celebrating 30 years: WSCRC anniversary

17 September 2009

When the United States formally established diplomatic relations with the People’s Republic of China in 1979, Washington state already had a formal relationship with it. Today, China is the state’s leading trading partner and principal export market for items like aircraft parts and agricultural products.

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Posted in Profiles, Vol 28 No 39 | 9/19 - 9/250 Comments

Re-envisioning history: Chinese made their mark on Seattle at the turn of the century

Re-envisioning history: Chinese made their mark on Seattle at the turn of the century

17 September 2009

Editor’s note: In 2008, Trish Hackett Nicola received a grant from 4Culture to research and write a paper on the Chinese community’s involvement in the AYPE — this article is an edited version of her paper. Nicola recently presented her findings at the AYPE Symposium at the National Archives on Saturday, Sept. 12.

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Posted in Community News, Vol 28 No 39 | 9/19 - 9/250 Comments

World honors 9/11 heroes, but divided over war

17 September 2009

On the day to remember the terror of 9/11, the war it spawned in Afghanistan sowed fresh divisions.

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Posted in National News, Vol 28 No 39 | 9/19 - 9/250 Comments

Deaths of Asian businessmen raise concerns in Georgia

17 September 2009

MACON, Ga. (AP) — An Asian American businessman is leading a new association that hopes to make business safer after three men who shared his last name were slain during robberies in Georgia in the past two months.

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Posted in National News, Vol 28 No 39 | 9/19 - 9/253 Comments

Indonesia’s Aceh to allow stoning for adulterers

17 September 2009

BANDA ACEH, Indonesia (AP) — Lawmakers in a devoutly Muslim Indonesian province voted unanimously that adulterers can be sentenced to death by stoning, just months after voters overwhelmingly chose to throw conservative Islamic parties out of power.

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