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“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 […]

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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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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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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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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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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Welcome, new Americans!

Welcome, new Americans!

10 July 2014

By Daria Kroupoderova Northwest Asian Weekly For several hundred immigrants, Fourth of July’s real blast arrived the moment they were sworn in as U.S. citizens during the 30th annual naturalizaion ceremony at the Seattle Center.

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Fighting the taboo: Advocates support growing API transgender movement

Fighting the taboo: Advocates support growing API transgender movement

10 July 2014

Part 1 of a 2-part series By Tiffany Ran Northwest Asian Weekly The second annual Trans*Pride, organized by the Gender Justice League, kicked off the festivities for this

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Continued growth in property tax evaluation expected

Continued growth in property tax evaluation expected

10 July 2014

By Irfan Shariff Northwest Asian Weekly The King County Department of Assessment (Assessor’s Office) has started mailing real estate valuations that will help set what taxes you pay on your property in 2015. It will continue to mail to the 86 different residential areas through October. Last year, 76 areas saw an increase in valuation, […]

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BLOG: Amazing 40 hours in Hong Kong

BLOG: Amazing 40 hours in Hong Kong

10 July 2014

What can you do on a 40-hour stay in Hong Kong?

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EDITORIAL: Why you gotta be so mean? — America yells ‘go home’ to children at border

EDITORIAL: Why you gotta be so mean? — America yells ‘go home’ to children at border

10 July 2014

The annual Independence Day naturalization ceremonies in cities across the United States, including here in Seattle, are inspirational and moving. According to U.S. Citizen and Immigration Services, 9,000 people became U.S. citizens during more than 100 ceremonies in the week up to and including July 4.

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A multicultural victory

A multicultural victory

07 July 2014

On June 8, Sen. Bob Hasegawa hosted an interfaith celebration of the passage of SB 5173, a

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Students come from South Asia to study journalism in Seattle

Students come from South Asia to study journalism in Seattle

07 July 2014

Twenty journalism students from Bangladesh, Nepal, India, and Sri Lanka arrived in Seattle on June 22. The students are here for five weeks and will be staying at the University of Washington for most of the period. They will be studying topics related to journalism and the media, along with working on community service projects, […]

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Notables march in Seattle Pride Parade

Notables march in Seattle Pride Parade

07 July 2014

Justice Mary Yu was the special guest at the 2014 Seattle Pride Parade on June 29. She rode

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India Assoc. hosts annual health fair

India Assoc. hosts annual health fair

07 July 2014

The 17th annual senior health fair, put on by India Association of Western Washington (IAWW), was held on June 21 at the Eastside Baha’i Center in Bellevue. There were about 100 people in attendance. Screenings were held between 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. The screening included help with blood pressure, blood glucose, posture and balance, […]

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Akane Suzuki in Super Lawyers magazine

Akane Suzuki in Super Lawyers magazine

07 July 2014

Garvey Schubert Barer lawyer Akane Suzuki of Seattle is on the cover of Super Lawyers magazine, Washington 2014 edition. The feature article profiles Suzuki coming to the United States from Japan as a foreign exchange student in her teens. A big portion of Suzuki’s practice includes working with non-U.S. citizens living in the United States, […]

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Walkers deliver food

Walkers deliver food

07 July 2014

Nearly 1,000 people gathered at Seward Park on June 28 for the 24th annual Walk for Rice

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Esther Kia’aina is on tap for top island leadership role

Esther Kia’aina is on tap for top island leadership role

04 July 2014

The U.S. Senate on June 26 confirmed Esther Puakela Kia’aina as Assistant Secretary for Insular Areas. Born in Guam to Native Hawaiian parents, Kia’aina has strong connections to Pacific islands and extensive experience on Capitol Hill, said Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell.

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