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EDITORIAL: The Supreme Court’s decision deserves a wedding ring

EDITORIAL: The Supreme Court’s decision deserves a wedding ring

Last week’s announcement by the Supreme Court that same-sex marriages will be acknowledged country-wide, certainly sparked high-fives, rainbow-colored facebook profiles, and bitter denouncement (along with countless essays about the rules of marriage). Here at the Weekly, we are not schooled in what is apparently a gazillion views on the rules of marriage, but  what we […]

Dragon Fest 2015

Dragon Fest 2015

Asian Community airs concerns with new Seattle Police Chief

Asian Community airs concerns with new Seattle Police Chief

18 June 2015

By Mark Okazaki Special for Northwest Asian Weekly “We were totally left out.” That is how long-time community activist Alan Sugiyama characterized the recent appointment of four Assistant Police Chiefs, none of whom were Asian Pacific Islanders, under the relatively new command of Seattle’s top cop, Kathleen O’Toole.  Sugiyama went on to say that there […]

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Posted in Community News, Features, Features 26, Profiles, Vol 34 No 26 | 6/20-6/260 Comments

Happy Father’s Day! Major golf comes to Seattle — U.S. Open starts June 18 at Chambers Bay

Happy Father’s Day! Major golf comes to Seattle — U.S. Open starts June 18 at Chambers Bay

18 June 2015

By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly The U.S. Open Golf Tournament comes to University Place, Washington June 18 through the 21st. It is a much-anticipated event that the region has been waiting on for years. The event will bring some of the top men’s golfers in the world. Past U.S. Open Champions for the last […]

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Posted in Features 26, Sports, Vol 34 No 26 | 6/20-6/260 Comments

BLOG: Blessed with two fathers — Thank you, Dads!

18 June 2015

By Assunta Ng Northwest Asian Weekly I have very few fond memories about my father from my childhood. What do you expect when you come from a broken home? Strange, but I have wonderful thoughts about my father now that I am an older woman who has experienced the world —after being a parent juggling […]

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Posted in Publisher Ng's blog, Vol 34 No 26 | 6/20-6/260 Comments

EDITORIAL: Changing race — Gauging our barriers

EDITORIAL: Changing race — Gauging our barriers

18 June 2015

The scenario is somewhat impossible to fathom. But it happened. And it has been discussed throughout regional and even national news outlets. We will address it briefly because…we are still shaking our heads and there is always the need to discuss how we  identify…well…identity. Rachel Dolezal, 37 years old, from Spokane served as NAACP President […]

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Posted in Editorials, Vol 34 No 26 | 6/20-6/260 Comments

Hokoyama to receive JACL Presidential Award

Hokoyama to receive JACL Presidential Award

15 June 2015

The Japanese American Citizens League (JACL) announced J.D. Hokoyama as a recipient of the 2015 JACL Presidential Award. Hokoyama served as a founding board member and President and CEO for Leadership Education for Asian Pacifics Inc. for over 30 years, a national, non-profit, non-partisan, community-based organization founded in 1982 in Los Angeles to achieve full […]

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Posted in Names in the News, Vol 34 No 25 | 6/13-6/190 Comments

YSEALI connects with Children’s Alliance

YSEALI connects with Children’s Alliance

15 June 2015

Yeo Bee Yin, from Malaysia, met May 28 with members of the Children’s Alliance in Seattle. Yin is a fellow of the Youth Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative (YSEALI). Fellows are interested in digital democracy, civic engagement and other subjects and are learning from state elected officials and groups like the Children’s Alliance. YSEALI Professional Fellows […]

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Posted in Names in the News, Vol 34 No 25 | 6/13-6/190 Comments

Wong-Mageo receives General Douglas MacArthur Leadership Award

Wong-Mageo receives General Douglas MacArthur Leadership Award

15 June 2015

Captain Puletasi H. Wong-Mageo was one of the recipients of the 2014 General Douglas MacArthur Leadership Award on May 29. The General Douglas MacArthur Leadership Award recognizes company grade commissioned officers and warrant officers in the Active Army, Army Reserve, and Army National Guard that demonstrate the ideals of “duty, honor, and country.” The award […]

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Posted in Names in the News, Vol 34 No 25 | 6/13-6/190 Comments

Chong and Liang collaborate for ARC Dance

Chong and Liang collaborate for ARC Dance

15 June 2015

Marie Chong, artistic director of ARC Dance, invited Edwaard Liang to Seattle to set a world premiere dance work for the company for the upcoming Summer Dance at the Center, July 16-18 and 23-25. Liang will be running the rehearsal.     Liang was born in Taiwan and grew up in Marin County, CA. He […]

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Posted in Names in the News, Vol 34 No 25 | 6/13-6/190 Comments

Justad’s film in the works

Justad’s film in the works

15 June 2015

Jade Justad, a hapa Korean American filmmaker from Seattle is working on a short film “Creased” which is now in development. The film centers around an Asian American high school senior Kayla who is strongly considering Asian eyelid surgery. The film has received a grant from 4Culture, and Jade is currently working on a Kickstarter […]

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Posted in Names in the News, Vol 34 No 25 | 6/13-6/190 Comments

India finalizes long-delayed land swap deal

14 June 2015

By Julhas Alam Associated Press DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — India and Bangladesh finalized a much-delayed land swap agreement to settle a long-running border dispute on June 6. The deal — initially reached in 1974 but only recently ratified by India’s Parliament — calls for the transfer of 111 border enclaves to Bangladesh in exchange for […]

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Posted in Vol 34 No 25 | 6/13-6/19, World News0 Comments

China focus turns on sleepy Jianli amid cruise ship disaster

14 June 2015

By Christopher Bodeen Associated Press JIANLI, China (AP) — An influx of rescue workers, journalists and victims’ relatives is putting the sleepy town of Jianli on the map in a way that lifelong resident Tao Gengsheng never thought he’d see. As the closest town to the site of last week’s Yangtze River cruise ship disaster, […]

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Philippines arrests British man wanted on child sex offenses

14 June 2015

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A British man living in the Philippines for 10 years has been arrested to face charges he molested a 14-year-old boy in the United Kingdom, Filipino immigration authorities said Thursday. Douglas Michael Slade, 74, was arrested by immigration agents last week at his home in northern Angeles City where he has […]

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6th person dies of MERS virus in South Korea

14 June 2015

By Tong-Hyung Kim Associated Press SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A sixth person in South Korea has died of the MERS virus, as the government announced last week that it was strengthening measures to stem the spread of the disease and public fear. Sixty-four people in South Korea have been infected by Middle East Respiratory […]

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Posted in Vol 34 No 25 | 6/13-6/19, World News0 Comments

South Korean team wins $2M in disaster-response robot test

13 June 2015

POMONA, Calif. (AP) — The robots drove, walked trough rubble, climbed stairs, turned valves and sometimes fell, amid cheers and groans from a crowd of thousands at the Fairplex in Pomona, California. After three years of research, development and an obstacle course of competition, a South Korean team on June 6 won the three-year and […]

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Posted in National News, Vol 34 No 25 | 6/13-6/190 Comments

Byeong-hun An — Not too big for birdies

Byeong-hun An — Not too big for birdies

13 June 2015

By Andrew Kim Northwest Asian Weekly Byeong-hun An is a 23-year-old Korean golfer who will be a contender in the upcoming U.S. Open, held at Chambers Bay, Washington this year. An currently plays golf in Europe and most recently, in May, he won the most prestigious golf tournament in the European Tour, the PGA Championship. […]

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Posted in Sports, Vol 34 No 25 | 6/13-6/190 Comments

A-pop! Emma Stone, Asian?! — Victories at the Tony’s, ‘The Mindy Project’ cancelled, and more entertainment news

A-pop! Emma Stone, Asian?! — Victories at the Tony’s, ‘The Mindy Project’ cancelled, and more entertainment news

12 June 2015

By Vivian Nguyen Northwest Asian Weekly The sun may be out in Seattle, but it’s definitely not shining in all parts of Hollywood! Read on to find out the latest pop culture news and media happenings for Asians and Asian Americans in Hollywood—the good and the ugly. The whitest Asian character in Hollywood Another month, […]

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Posted in Column: Pop Culture, Vol 34 No 25 | 6/13-6/190 Comments

A tisket, a tasket — Letters and loss

A tisket, a tasket — Letters and loss

12 June 2015

By Dipika Kohli Northwest Asian Weekly Midday. Overcast. Reading Man and His Symbols, Carl Jung. That and looking over a few photographs of rural Ireland, plus notes I made in those days, more than a dozen years ago now, poke out of folders here on the park bench. Making headway. On the story. One I’ve […]

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Posted in Travel, Vol 34 No 25 | 6/13-6/190 Comments

SIFF 2015 *DID* represent — A recap of featured Asian and Asian American films

SIFF 2015 *DID* represent — A recap of featured Asian and Asian American films

12 June 2015

By Tiffany Ran Northwest Asian Weekly Few film festivals in the country can rival the diversity and caliber of films than our own Seattle International Film Festival (SIFF), which has for the past 41 years also spotlighted a wide range of Asian and Asian American films. This year, the themes touched on by Asian films […]

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Posted in At the Movies, Vol 34 No 25 | 6/13-6/190 Comments

“Everything Before Us”

“Everything Before Us”

12 June 2015

By Andrew Hamlin Northwest Asian Weekly Imagine your entire life governed by a number.  Imagine spending most of your entire life in an office waiting endlessly to change that number.  Imagine that even when you see a specialist, there’s no guarantee that you’ll be able to change that number to a better one.  In fact, […]

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Posted in At the Movies, Vol 34 No 25 | 6/13-6/190 Comments

King and queens of beans — Part 3 of the ‘Soy series’

King and queens of beans — Part 3 of the ‘Soy series’

12 June 2015

By Greg Young Northwest Asian Weekly Soybeans could be considered the king of beans. For over 5000 years soybeans have been cultivated and used as a source of food and drugs. Emperor Shen-nung of China said soybeans are one of five sacred plants, along with rice, corn, and barley. The 20th century found versatile ways […]

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Posted in Food, Vol 34 No 25 | 6/13-6/190 Comments

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