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Help, advice, and new friends for women refugees

Help, advice, and new friends for women refugees

By Laura Ohata Northwest Asian Weekly All over the world, refugees flee their countries in fear of torture and death, often at the hands

Diversity at the top: Don’t wind up in court! — Advice from Judge Ketu Shah

Diversity at the top: Don’t wind up in court! — Advice from Judge Ketu Shah

By Peggy Chapman Northwest Asian Weekly Ketu Shah never imagined he would be a judge. He visualized himself as an engineer, and took the practical classes in school—physics and

Diversity at the top — Building spaces and programs

Diversity at the top — Building spaces and programs

By Daria Kroupoderava Northwest Asian Weekly Dr. Vikram Jandhyala had everything fall into place at the right time. He is Vice Provost of

Diversity at the top — Cathy Niu: Helping people obtain more wealth

Diversity at the top — Cathy Niu: Helping people obtain more wealth

By Jingyu Zahng Northwest Asian Weekly With the economic development in China, the accumulation of people’s wealth is growing.

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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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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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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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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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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New president Hideki Kusuzawa

New president Hideki Kusuzawa

08 July 2009

Kumon, the world’s largest after-school education company, promoted Hideki Kusuzawa to become the president of Kumon North America.

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June 6: Judge Yu awarded by WSBA

June 6: Judge Yu awarded by WSBA

08 July 2009

The Washington State Bar Association (WSBA) Board of Governors awarded Seattle Superior Court Judge Mary Yu

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July 4: Muslim team in Edmonds parade

July 4: Muslim team in Edmonds parade

08 July 2009

A team of approximately 50 local Muslims took part in the 2009 Edmonds 4th of July Parade in Edmonds. The Muslim team carried its own banners and included youth, families, activists, U.S. military veterans, and community leaders.

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House wants political as well as humanitarian reports on West Papua

08 July 2009

In response to a West Papua national consensus, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a legislative statement, during the second week of June, calling for reports on the Indonesian government’s involvement in the province. Full legislation is going to the U.S. Senate for consideration.

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Posted in Briefs, National News, News, Vol 28 No 29 | 7/11 - 7/170 Comments

Multicultural women attorneys have a new guide

08 July 2009

On June 11, a group of lawyers from various backgrounds worked together to publish a guideline in regards to working in the law profession.

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Posted in Briefs, National News, News, Vol 28 No 29 | 7/11 - 7/170 Comments

AAJA teaches students journalism

08 July 2009

On June 8, the Asian American Journalism Association (AAJA) announced the 40 high school students

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