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Conquering cancer — Winnie Che contributes to fighting the battle Alzheimer’s disease: Is it preventable? Women and heart disease Smile! — Six surprising tips when it comes to oral health Saving face — (Protecting your skin!) What is your obesity costing you? — Dollar amount, health, and the intangibles BLOG: Easy medicine: A list of foods for stress — (But be sure to create your own list, too) EDITORIAL: No butts about it — Props to no smoking in parks
 
Conquering cancer — Winnie Che contributes to fighting the battle

Conquering cancer — Winnie Che contributes to fighting the battle

By Minal Singh Northwest Asian Weekly Winnie Che has long been an active member of the International District community. If you go to the Greenland, Inc. offices located on Weller Street in the Eng Suey Family Plaza, you will see their health tonic Naturin 2 stacked in bright green boxes and you will see photos […]

Alzheimer’s disease: Is it preventable?

Alzheimer’s disease: Is it preventable?

By Nina Huang Northwest Asian Weekly Sugar is one of the greatest culprits of Alzheimer’s disease, said Dwayne Clark, founder, chairman and chief executive officer of Aegis Living. Clark stated that the disease is not really preventable, but there are ways to slow the process. According to the Alzheimer’s Association website, dementia is a general […]

Women and heart disease

Women and heart disease

By Francesca Minas, American Heart Association Northwest Asian Weekly Only a little over half are aware that heart disease is the leading killer of women, responsible for one of every three women’s deaths annually. Believe that heart disease is a “man’s disease” is still a common misperception. Yee Mei, Lee-Kong of Seattle got a pacemaker […]

Smile! — Six surprising tips when it comes to oral health

Smile! — Six surprising tips when it comes to oral health

By Nancy Hammond Northwest Asian Weekly Oral health is critical to overall health. Here are six surprising tips to protect your oral health, save money ‑ and stay healthy. Surprise #1   – You’re more fit if your mouth is fit.  Oral health affects overall health and fitness.  Poor oral health has been linked to heart […]

Saving face — (Protecting your skin!)

Saving face — (Protecting your skin!)

By Ninette Cheng Northwest Asian Weekly At the base of health is the body’s largest organ: your skin. Skin is one of the most exposed organs in our body, facing constant weather and environmental conditions. While the caring for the skin in its entirety is important (don’t forget that body lotion!), the face requires extra […]

What is your obesity costing you? — Dollar amount, health, and the intangibles

What is your obesity costing you? — Dollar amount, health, and the intangibles

By Ginny Grimsley Northwest Asian Weekly Sometimes celebrities or otherwise physically fit people will put on a fat suit and document their experience with a video camera, usually to be aired on a daytime talk show. The overall impression is universal: Being severely overweight is taxing on almost every level, says Dr. Eleazar Kadile, who […]

BLOG: Easy medicine: A list of foods for stress — (But be sure to create your own list, too)

BLOG: Easy medicine: A list of foods for stress — (But be sure to create your own list, too)

By Assunta Ng Northwest Asian Weekly “Food is medicine,” said a doctor in a television interview recently. But of course, he was not the first to acknowledge that food is medicine. Hippocrates, a Greek physician said, “Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food” more than 2,000 years ago. The Chinese culture has […]

EDITORIAL: No butts about it — Props to no smoking in parks

EDITORIAL: No butts about it — Props to no smoking in parks

  The Seattle Board of  Park Commissioners recently announced it would be hosting  a public hearing regarding a proposed change to the Parks Code of Conduct which would prohibit smoking in all public parks in the city of Seattle. The special public hearing will take place on Thursday, April 16, to take comments on a […]

Bangladesh orders N. Korean diplomat out for smuggling gold

15 March 2015

By Julhas Alam Associated Press DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Bangladesh’s government has ordered a North Korean diplomat to leave the country after discovering $1.4 million of unauthorized gold in his bag when he arrived at Dhaka’s airport, a Foreign Ministry official said Monday. The ministry summoned North Korean Ambassador Ri Song Hyon on Monday and […]

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Indonesia executions show hurdles of death penalty diplomacy

14 March 2015

By Kristen Gelineau Associated Press SYDNEY (AP) — Inside a remote island prison in Indonesia, two Australians facing death by firing squad await word of their fate. To some, they are ruthless drug smugglers who deserve to die. To others, rehabilitated do-gooders who deserve to live. The question of which characterization is correct has threatened […]

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China tells Japan to set down historical baggage

14 March 2015

By Christopher Bodeen Associated Press BEIJING (AP) — China’s foreign minister renewed calls Sunday for senior Japanese leaders to abandon any attempt to water down their nation’s guilt over its World War II aggression against China and others. Looking ahead to this year’s 70th anniversary of the end of the war, Wang Yi told reporters […]

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MH370 report: Locator beacon battery had expired

14 March 2015

By Eileen Ng Associated Press KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) —The first comprehensive report into the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 revealed Sunday that the battery of the locator beacon for the plane’s data recorder had expired more than a year before the jet vanished on March 8, 2014. The report came as Australian Prime […]

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The Village Report — Observations and sketches from Kampot

The Village Report — Observations and sketches from Kampot

13 March 2015

By Dipika Kohli Northwest Asian Weekly Three guys who talked like Eastenders asked me what I wanted. Pasta. Did they have that? Kind of. In a set. “Ok. I’ll have that. The special. But can I substitute the beer, please? Do you have milk? Yes. Yes, thanks.” I was not in the mood for beer […]

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Climbing Heart Mountain — Documenting Japanese internment

Climbing Heart Mountain — Documenting Japanese internment

13 March 2015

By Andrew Hamlin Northwest Asian Weekly The latest film to detail the Japanese-American experience in relocation camps during World War II, David Ono’s “The Legacy Of Heart Mountain” has a free screening this coming Sunday, March 15th, at the Nisei Veterans Committee Memorial Hall 1212 S. King Street in Seattle, from 1 to 3 pm. […]

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The Layup Drill — Finally!: Manny-Floyd, UFC heads to the Philippines, and Lin playing well

The Layup Drill — Finally!: Manny-Floyd, UFC heads to the Philippines, and Lin playing well

13 March 2015

By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly Welcome to another edition of The Layup Drill.  Have you recovered from the Super Bowl yet? Manny-Floyd…Finally We’ve written about it a lot and now we finally get to look forward to it.  Manny Pacquiao will meet Floyd Mayweather, Jr. on May 2nd in Las Vegas. The fight was […]

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Revisiting Taiwanese New Wave — Northwest Film Forum features retrospective of Hou Hsiao-hsien’s films

Revisiting Taiwanese New Wave — Northwest Film Forum features retrospective of Hou Hsiao-hsien’s films

13 March 2015

By Andrew Hamlin Northwest Asian Weekly Hou Hsiao-hsien, who’s been directing films since 1980, is considered one of the most prominent directors in the Taiwanese New Wave cinema movement.  The Northwest Film Forum, in collaboration with the Grand Illusion Cinema, presents a retrospective of the director’s work.  Northwest Film Forum programmer Courtney Sheehan took some […]

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Young Jackie Chan…and samurais everywhere — Highlights from the Cinerama Fists & Fury martial arts festival

Young Jackie Chan…and samurais everywhere — Highlights from the Cinerama Fists & Fury martial arts festival

13 March 2015

By Andrew Hamlin Northwest Asian Weekly “I don’t think that was Jackie Chan,” I told my movie date, as the lights went up at the end of “Snake In The Eagle’s Shadow.” And I owe her an apology, because it actually was Jackie Chan, who was of course good enough at playing himself that I […]

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COMMENTARY: Hindus urge Washington Governor for task force on hate crimes

COMMENTARY: Hindus urge Washington Governor for task force on hate crimes

13 March 2015

By Rajan Zed For Northwest Asian Weekly We are commending Washington Governor Jay Inslee for drawing attention to the recent vandalizing of Bothell and Kent Hindu temples and stressing the need of standing against acts of intolerance and hate. Hindus are urging him to create a Washington Governor’s Task Force on Hate Crimes. Hindus are […]

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Top grade — “Diversity makes a difference” scholarship nominees

Top grade — “Diversity makes a difference” scholarship nominees

12 March 2015

Compiled by Andrew Kim Northwest Asian Weekly Each year, the Northwest Asian Weekly Foundation offers scholarships for extraordinary students who contribute and play a part in promoting diversity in our community. Here is a sampling of a few of our many exceptional nominations: Jonathan Flores, Kentridge High School “Jonathan has challenged himself by taking advanced […]

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Local Seattle sushi chef beats Bobby Flay on national TV

Local Seattle sushi chef beats Bobby Flay on national TV

12 March 2015

By Nina Huang Northwest Asian Weekly Local chef Taichi Kitamura, owner and chef of Sushi Kappo Tamura appeared on the Food Network’s “Beat Bobby Flay” TV show on March 5. It was a packed house at Tini Bigs Lounge for the viewing party of “Beat Bobby Flay” where folks gathered to watch and support Kitamura as he […]

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Checkmate! – Nakamura wins and Seattle kids learn chess

Checkmate! – Nakamura wins and Seattle kids learn chess

12 March 2015

By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly Did you know that one of the best chess players in the world is American? Japanese American Hikaru Nakamura is known as a chess grandmaster at only 27 years of age. Nakamura’s success underscores the success and popularity the game of chess has among Asian Americans. Born in Japan, […]

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Toyota of Kirkland facing racial discrimination charges

Toyota of Kirkland facing racial discrimination charges

12 March 2015

By Minal Singh Northwest Asian Weekly Ruhul Kayshel in Kirkland, is suing a former employer for discriminatory practices at Toyota of Kirkland. Kayshel , who is of Indian descent, is suing Toyota of Kirkland and the O’Brien Auto Group for discriminatory practices against their employees and customers. “One of our area’s biggest car dealerships is […]

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Seattle celebrates Holi with culture and colors — Over 3800 attended and it raised a whopping $33,000 for charity!

Seattle celebrates Holi with culture and colors — Over 3800 attended and it raised a whopping $33,000 for charity!

12 March 2015

By Upasana Kone Northwest Asian Weekly Nothing brings out the vibrancy of India like the festival of Holi. The festival represents India in its true sense, representing its colorful culture and ethos. Holi heralds the arrival of the spring season with great fervor as people smear and throw colored powder and water at each other. […]

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BLOG: What a week for entertainment and politics!

BLOG: What a week for entertainment and politics!

12 March 2015

  Not the usual Chamber’s dinner So what was unusual? Mayor Ed Murray, who declared he’s a sheep, spoke briefly at the Greater Chinese Chamber of Commerce’s Lunar New Year dinner at the China Harbor Restaurant last week. Murray, 60, was born in the Year of the Sheep. According to Chinese astrology, anyone born in […]

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EDITORIAL: Yes, there is Asian homelessness

EDITORIAL: Yes, there is Asian homelessness

12 March 2015

Why do we not address the homeless Asian community more? Yes, it is actually a problem. And it is also especially ignored when it comes to the female Asian population. The male Asian population might be more noticeable due to less fear of panhandling and perhaps a tendency to be more aggressive when absolving their […]

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PICTORIAL: Everyone is a winner Costumes and crackers — Costumes and crackers

PICTORIAL: Everyone is a winner Costumes and crackers — Costumes and crackers

10 March 2015

The Northwest Asian Weekly’s annual children costume contest was a huge success. According to the Seattle Police Department, there were approximately 15,000 people in attendance for the Lunar New Year festivities. There were many diverse races of children in the contest, and for the first time, there were children of Indian descent participating. The variety of […]

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Fists & Fury — Martial arts festival comes to the Cinerama

Fists & Fury — Martial arts festival comes to the Cinerama

09 March 2015

By Andrew Hamlin Northwest Asian Weekly The Seattle Cinerama Theater, owned and operated by Paul Allen, presents its first-ever martial arts film festival, “Fists & Fury,” from February 27 to March 5th, featuring, amongst other attractions, several films from Seattle legend Bruce Lee.  Greg Wood, the Cinerama’s Director of Operations, took some questions over email. […]

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A-pop! Notes on the Oscars… — And more TV shows featuring Asian Americans

A-pop! Notes on the Oscars… — And more TV shows featuring Asian Americans

09 March 2015

By Vivian Nguyen Northwest Asian Weekly Happy February! Between the Academy Awards to the launch of America’s first all-Asian starring cast on TV since the 90s, this month has been full of news and events. Read on to find out the latest in Hollywood. The 87th Academy Awards This year’s Oscars host, actor Neil Patrick […]

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