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“Yellowface” controversy over the “The Mikado” — Gilbert Chen trial set for August 11th PICTORIAL: Chinatown Seafair Parade engages neighborhood and visitors
 
“Yellowface” controversy over the “The Mikado” — Gilbert & Sullivan opera incites protest

“Yellowface” controversy over the “The Mikado” — Gilbert & Sullivan opera incites protest

By Zachariah Bryan Northwest Asian Weekly On Sunday, July 20, while standing outside the Seattle Repertory Theatre to protest the Seattle Gilbert and

Chen trial set for August 11th

Chen trial set for August 11th

By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly Jeffrey Chen’s long wait for his retrial to determine whether he was the victim of racial discrimination will soon come to an end when his lawsuit

PICTORIAL: Chinatown Seafair Parade engages neighborhood and visitors

PICTORIAL: Chinatown Seafair Parade engages neighborhood and visitors

By Jamie Sun Northwest Asian Weekly People from all over Seattle gathered in the International District July 20 to watch the annual Chinatown Seafair Parade. During the parade, police officers helped block the transportation routes to King Street, so audiences could enjoy and concentrate on the parade without traffic. Crowds started from the King Street […]

Council member supports redistricting of Seattle — O’Brien believes new change emphasizes community

17 July 2014

By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly The Seattle City Council could face radical change in leadership under a new redristricting plan set in place by voters. Starting in 2015, Seattle will elect a majority of City Council members by district.  Seven of the nine councilmembers will be elected by district and two will remain at-large […]

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Posted in Community News, Features, Vol 33 No 30 | 7/19-7/250 Comments

BLOG: My Hong Kong diary — World’s highest bar, Ozone! (Part II)

BLOG: My Hong Kong diary — World’s highest bar, Ozone! (Part II)

17 July 2014

If you want to impress someone visiting Hong Kong, take him or her to Ozone, the world’s tallest bar.

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Posted in Publisher Ng's blog, Vol 33 No 30 | 7/19-7/250 Comments

EDITORIAL: All eyes on O’Toole

EDITORIAL: All eyes on O’Toole

17 July 2014

We truly hope the new police chief, Kathleen O’Toole, will bring some needed changes to the realm of crime and safety here in Seattle town, especially in the Chinatown-International District, which has seen a spate of violence of late. Beyond the increasing number of purse and cell phone snatchings, a couple of recent shootings in […]

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Posted in Editorials, Vol 33 No 30 | 7/19-7/250 Comments

Jayapal receives NOW award

Jayapal receives NOW award

14 July 2014

Pramila Jayapal, a recognized leader in local and national efforts to improve the lives of immigrants, low wage workers, communities of color, and women, is a co-recipient of the inaugural Olga Vives Award from the National Organization of Women (NOW). In presenting the award, NOW President Terry O’Neill said, “Pramila Jayapal exemplifies the spirit and […]

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Posted in Names in the News, Vol 33 No 29 | 7/12-7/180 Comments

Poet Pai is OtB ambassador

Poet Pai is OtB ambassador

14 July 2014

Seattle poet Shin Yu Pai is one of 15 cultural and civic leaders to be invited (out of 95 applicants) to serve as a 2014-2015 ambassador for On the Boards (OtB), a local arts organization that introduces audiences to international innovators in contemporary dance, theater, and music, while developing and presenting new work by Northwest […]

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Seattle Synchro Swim Team makes a splash at nationals

Seattle Synchro Swim Team makes a splash at nationals

14 July 2014

The Seattle Synchronized Swim Team swam to third place in the USA Synchro Age Group Nationals from June 27 to July 5 at the King County Aquatic Center in Federal Way.

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TAPS network, hike, and more

TAPS network, hike, and more

14 July 2014

The Taiwanese American Professionals of Seattle (TAPS) enjoyed a hike at Rattlesnake Ledge east of Seattle on June 14.  The group, which began in 2004, plans frequent outings for members to network, socialize, and engage in community service projects. TAPS has more than 500 members. (end)

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Review confirms basis of Japan’s sex slave apology

Review confirms basis of Japan’s sex slave apology

12 July 2014

By Mari Yamaguchi Associated Press TOKYO (AP) – A Japanese panel confirmed the validity of a study that led to Japan’s landmark 1993 apology for forcing Asian women into wartime prostitution, even as South Korea blasted the review as a move that “picks again at the painful wounds” of victims.

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North Korea preparing to try 2 American tourists

12 July 2014

By Eric Talmadge Associated Press TOKYO (AP) – North Korea said on June 30 it is preparing to try two Americans who entered the country as tourists for carrying out what it says were hostile acts against it.

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China gives a rare glimpse at Naval ships

China gives a rare glimpse at Naval ships

12 July 2014

By Marco Garcia Associated Press PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii (AP) – China gave Western journalists a rare look aboard two People’s Liberation Army vessels on July 5 during the Rim of the Pacific naval exercises in Hawaii, showcasing a hospital ship with complex medical facilities and a destroyer flying U.S. and Chinese flags.

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Posted in National News, Vol 33 No 29 | 7/12-7/180 Comments

Both rivals claim victory in Indonesian election

Both rivals claim victory in Indonesian election

12 July 2014

By Niniek Karmini Associated Press JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) – The rival candidates in Indonesia’s presidential election each claimed victory Wednesday, raising uncertainty about the political and legal landscape in a nation that made the transition from dictatorship to democracy less than two decades ago.

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Bodies in motion: Marie Chong brings summer dance to Seattle

Bodies in motion: Marie Chong brings summer dance to Seattle

11 July 2014

By Vivian Nguyen Northwest Asian Weekly Some people find it difficult to balance their work and personal life. It requires a certain level of dexterity to maintain balance. For artistic director and former professional dancer Marie Chong, it’s a way of life in her work — literally.

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Posted in Arts & Entertainment, Features, Profiles, Vol 33 No 29 | 7/12-7/181 Comment

Traveling cow moooves people to share stories

Traveling cow moooves people to share stories

11 July 2014

By Daria Kroupoderova Northwest Asian Weekly How can a cow suit lead to helping people and sharing their stories?

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Posted in Community News, Features, Profiles, Vol 33 No 29 | 7/12-7/180 Comments

1-man-show tells story of Gordon Hirabayashi

1-man-show tells story of Gordon Hirabayashi

11 July 2014

Joel de la Fuente stars in Jeanne Sakata’s one-man show, “Hold These Truths,” inspired by the true story of University of Washington student Gordon Hirabayashi as he fought the U.S. government’s forcible and unconstitutional removal and incarceration of all people of Japanese ancestry on the West Coast during World War II.

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LETTER: Japan needs to acknowledge WWII actions

11 July 2014

Dear Editor, The Abe government in Japan is acting against the international community in recently questioning Japan’s pledge in the Kono Statement of 1993, in which Japan acknowledged its wartime sexual slavery during World War II.

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Posted in Letters to the Editor, Vol 33 No 29 | 7/12-7/181 Comment

CISC hosts forum for caregivers

CISC hosts forum for caregivers

11 July 2014

Chinese Information & Service Center (CISC) has received a contract from Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) to research and understand the challenges that Asian American family caregivers face.

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Posted in Community News, Features, Vol 33 No 29 | 7/12-7/180 Comments

Cheng Ji first Chinese rider in Tour de France

Cheng Ji first Chinese rider in Tour de France

11 July 2014

By Associated Press PARIS (AP) ­– Cheng Ji was the first Chinese rider to race in the Tour de France when he lined up for Team Giant-Shimano at the start July 5 in Leeds, England. Cheng was included June 25 on the team’s nine-rider lineup for the 101st edition of the Tour. He is a […]

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Posted in Sports, Vol 33 No 29 | 7/12-7/180 Comments

Angry fans: ‘South Korean soccer is dead’

Angry fans: ‘South Korean soccer is dead’

11 July 2014

By The Associated Press SEOUL, South Korea (AP) – Disappointed South Korean fans have expressed their anger toward the national team as it made its return home following an early exit from the World Cup in Brazil.

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Filipino activists call for end to U.S. defense pact

Filipino activists call for end to U.S. defense pact

11 July 2014

By Associated Press MANILA, Philippines (AP) – Protesters clashed on July 4 with police near the U.S. Embassy in Manila, where about 100 of them marched to mark Philippine-American Friendship day with a call to junk a new defense pact allowing thousands of U.S. troops to be temporarily based in the country.

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The Village Report — A new Cambodia emerging

The Village Report — A new Cambodia emerging

11 July 2014

By Dipika Kohli Northwest Asian Weekly Our giant French doors are open today. There aren’t many other things in the room to distract, but even if there were, the balcony and the white rain beyond it command all of one’s attention. It looks and sounds like a television set that’s always on with loud static […]

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Posted in Travel, Vol 33 No 29 | 7/12-7/180 Comments

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