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A good reason to celebrate – The Year of the Wood Goat

A good reason to celebrate – The Year of the Wood Goat

First day of the Lunar New Year is February 19 By Sun Lee Chang Northwest Asian Weekly For many of us in the West, things are starting to settle down now that the holidays and the festivities of the New Year are behind us. The normal routines of going back to work and school have […]

Stamping in the Lunar New Year

Stamping in the Lunar New Year

The U.S. Postal Service welcomes the Year of the Ram by issuing the eighth of 12 stamps<!–more–> in its Celebrating Lunar New Year series. The first-day-of-issue dedication ceremony for the Forever stamp took place today at the Chinese Culture Center in San Francisco. The series will continue through 2019 with Forever stamps for the Year […]

A different melody — First Chinese symphony to perform in Seattle

A different melody — First Chinese symphony to perform in Seattle

By Ninette Cheng Northwest Asian Weekly One of China’s finest orchestras, the Shenzhen Symphony, will perform a special Chinese New Year special in Seattle on Feb. 25.<!–more–> The 2015 Chinese New Year Concert, featuring China Shenzhen Symphony Orchestra, in collaboration with the Seattle Symphony and Stanford University, will be playing at Benaroya Hall to celebrate […]

“Fresh Off the Boat” — New sitcom offers Asian American perspective

“Fresh Off the Boat” — New sitcom offers Asian American perspective

By Vivian Nguyen Northwest Asian Weekly On Wednesday, Feb. 4, ABC aired two episodes of “Fresh Off the Boat,” a new family sitcom based on Taiwanese chef and food personality Eddie Huang’s autobiography of the same name. Set in Florida during the 90s, the show explores Huang’s childhood as his family navigates the cultural challenges […]

Publix Hotel groundbreaking

Publix Hotel groundbreaking

13 February 2015

  There was a groundbreaking February 9th  in the parking lot of the Publix Hotel located at 5th Avenue and South King Street in Seattle’s Chinatown/International District. There was a traditional Asian ceremonial elements for good luck and Japanese tea. It was attended by members of Uwajimaya, the hotel development team, investors, and the community to celebrate […]

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The Layup Drill: A long-shot view

13 February 2015

By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly Na enjoying retirement, cheers on Nishikori The first grand slam event of the tennis year, the Australian Open, began Jan. 19th. The women’s side of the tournament was without Li Na.  The best tennis player from China retired last fall and based on a recent interview with the New […]

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COMMENTARY: Diversity is our identity

COMMENTARY: Diversity is our identity

13 February 2015

By Leah Shin For Northwest Asian Weekly It used to be waking up every morning where I felt like I was unable to dream. It was not because I was incapable of dreaming but I was afraid to. Growing up as an Asian American, I was <!–more–>surrounded by the stereotypical “Asian” standard of dreamers… parents […]

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Astrological Predictions for 2015 — The Year of the Goat

Astrological Predictions for 2015 — The Year of the Goat

13 February 2015

Even the most jaded amongst us can feel a bit distressed upon hearing the pressing news of our day. It is in this environment that the coming Year of the Goat (also called the Year of the Sheep or Ram) comes mercifully in on Feb. 19, 2015.  Each animal in the Chinese Zodiac has five […]

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Samsung reveals potential for smart TVs to eavesdrop

13 February 2015

By Youkyung Lee AP Technology Writer SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Watch what you say in your living room. Samsung’s smart TV could be listening. And sharing.<!–more–> Voice recognition technology in the South Korean company’s Internet connected TVs captures and transmits nearby conversations. The potential for TVs to eavesdrop is revealed in Samsung’s smart TV […]

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In memory of … Ticiang Diangson: A legacy of environmental justice

In memory of … Ticiang Diangson: A legacy of environmental justice

13 February 2015

A pioneer in the field of environmental justice, Ticiang Diangson died peacefully on Jan. 29 at her home on Beacon Hill.  The legacy of her work lives on in Seattle and in cities throughout the nation. Born in Chicago in 1941 during the pre-civil rights era, Diangson experienced extensive racial intolerance as a half Polish, […]

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Women in male-dominated careers — Making a difference

Women in male-dominated careers — Making a difference

13 February 2015

By Minal Singh Northwest Asian Weekly On Friday, Feb. 6, at the China Harbor Restaurant, the Northwest Asian Weekly Foundation hosted a luncheon to honor female professionals who are making a difference by working in male-dominated careers. This occasion marked the 20th anniversary of the organization. Tanye Jimale, the first  African American to graduate from […]

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George Takei’s musical ‘Allegiance’ finally gets to Broadway

George Takei’s musical ‘Allegiance’ finally gets to Broadway

13 February 2015

By Mark Kennedy AP Drama Writer NEW YORK (AP) — George Takei is next boldly going somewhere special — to Broadway. The “Star Trek” star’s personal and heartfelt show about Japanese-Americans imprisoned during World War II has found a spot on the Great White Way this fall with him in a starring role. “It is […]

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Catholic bishop detained in China for past 14 years has died

Catholic bishop detained in China for past 14 years has died

13 February 2015

BEIJING (AP) — A secretly appointed Roman Catholic bishop detained by China for the past 14 years due to its feud over authority with the Vatican has died at age 94, a Roman Catholic website said Friday. Chinese officials informed the family of Bishop Cosmas Shi Enxiang on Jan. 30 that he had died, but […]

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BLOG: Superstitions and traditions — Examining our strange Lunar New Year customs

BLOG: Superstitions and traditions — Examining our strange Lunar New Year customs

12 February 2015

By Assunta Ng Northwest Asian Weekly Reminiscing about Lunar New Year during my childhood, I could count as many as hundreds of traditions my family followed. Some were fun, while some were silly and reflective of cultural defects. As a child, I wasn’t smart enough to say, “Hey, just because it was done thousands of […]

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North Korea says it test-fires anti-ship cruise missile

12 February 2015

AP Wire Service SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea said Saturday that it has test-fired a new anti-ship cruise missile, a move experts in Seoul viewed as an attempt to raise tensions ahead of joint military drills between the United States and South Korea.<!–more–> North Korean leader Kim Jong Un was on-site to observe […]

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EDITORIAL: Breaking ground is a good beginning

EDITORIAL: Breaking ground is a good beginning

12 February 2015

  The Publix Hotel in the International District (ID), owned by the Moriguchi family, has been vacant for a decade. The family also owns Uwajimaya. We watched its decay over the years as a place for transients and bird droppings. But the groundbreaking on Feb. 9 signaled a new beginning, not only for the neighborhood, […]

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Robots replacing human factory workers at faster pace

12 February 2015

By Paul Wiseman AP Economics Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — Cheaper, better robots will replace human workers in the world’s factories at a faster pace over the next decade, pushing manufacturing labor costs down 16 percent, a report Tuesday said. The Boston Consulting Group predicts that investment in industrial robots will grow 10 percent a year […]

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Classified Ads: February 14 – February 20, 2015

12 February 2015

For placing an ad in Classified section, please contact John Liu at john@nwasianweekly.com. The deadline to place a classified ad is Tuesday.

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Pan Hosley awarded Doctor of Humane letters

Pan Hosley awarded Doctor of Humane letters

09 February 2015

Theresa Pan Hosley, along with Director of Peace Corps Carolyn Hessler-Radelet, and WA Supreme Court Justice Steven González, will be recognized and be awarded the degree Doctor of Humane letters. <!–more–> Pan Hosley has served the Tacoma community for more than 20 years. With a commitment to inclusiveness, Pan Hosley founded and continues to lead […]

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Kicking off the new year

Kicking off the new year

09 February 2015

  The Chinatown-ID had its 2015 Kick-off at the grand re-opening of the Nagomi Tea House January 22. There was an open house, appetizers and drinks, mingling, and a program which addressed needs and opportunities for the new year. (end)

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NAAAP cleans up

NAAAP cleans up

09 February 2015

  Members of the National Association for Asian American Professionals spent approximately two hours last week picking up litter along King,  Jackson, and the 5th Ave to 12th Ave corridor. It was the January 24  Adopt-A-Street Cleanup, part of the City of Seattle Adopt-A-Street  Program. (end)

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APDC new officers elected

APDC new officers elected

09 February 2015

The Asian Pacific Directors Coalition (APDC) elected new officers for 2015: Chair – Dorothy Wong, Executive Director of Chinese Information and Service Center (CISC); Secretary – Andrea Akita, Executive Director of Interim CDA; Treasurer – Kathy Hagiwara Purcell, Faculty/Program Coordinator at City University. This is APDC’s first all-female slate of officers.<!–more–> APDC is a broad-based […]

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API White House initiative

API White House initiative

09 February 2015

  There was community roundtable on immigration at the Wing Luke Museum <!–more–>January 29. It was hosted by White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, Asian Pacific Islander Coalition, and OneAmerica. The roundtable seeked to raise awareness among AAPIs on the Administration’s executive actions on immigration. (end)

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Cantwell appoints Caminos State Director

Cantwell appoints Caminos State Director

09 February 2015

U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell has asked Nate Caminos to serve as her State Director. He will be leaving his position at Puget Sound Energy. “It’s been an amazing experience these past two years here at PSE. The company, the leadership, and the work they all do here impressed me before in my desire to be […]

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