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A comfortable community for seniors

A comfortable community for seniors

By Peggy Chapman Northwest Asian Weekly There is a valuable resource for seniors in the Asian American community that many might not be aware of. Club Bamboo, part of the Asian Counseling and Referral Service (ACRS), offers meals, activities, medical referrals, and even haircuts. The Center’s intent is to provide services to low-income and limited […]

Stolen bonsai tree returned

Stolen bonsai tree returned

By Staff Northwest Asian Weekly A bonsai, estimated to be worth thousands of dollars, was stolen from the public display at Pacific Bonsai Museum in Federal Way, on Monday, May 18, at approximately 4:20 am. The tree, a 60-year-old San Jose Juniper, has been a part of the museum since its opening in 1989. The […]

Rickie Yutaka Fowler tees off for success in 2015

Rickie Yutaka Fowler tees off for success in 2015

By Lisa Marien Northwest Asian Weekly There is less than a month until the 2015 U.S. Open Championship, the first U.S. Open in the Pacific Northwest that will be held in Chambers Bay, WA. The event beginning on June 18th through the 21st will feature favorite Rickie Yutaka Fowler, 27, born in Murrieta, CA, and […]

Filipino Cardinal Tagle gets new high-profile job at Caritas

Filipino Cardinal Tagle gets new high-profile job at Caritas

VATICAN CITY (AP) — A Filipino cardinal often mentioned as a possible papal contender has just gotten a new high-profile job heading the Catholic Church’s global charity and development confederation. Caritas Internationalis’ 165 members elected Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle to be their president Thursday. He succeeds Honduran Cardinal Oscar Rodridguez Maradiaga, whose two four-year terms […]

Words to the Blind — Japanese and English collaborate

Words to the Blind — Japanese and English collaborate

21 November 2014

By Andrew Hamlin Northwest Asian Weekly “Words to the Blind” begins with whispering.  Soft words, soft intonations, and then harder intonation, pungent, like clouds of cigar smoke.  Japanese words, and some French words. This is a collaboration—Bo Ningen is Japanese and the Savages are mostly English, with a French singer.  The wisps climb higher and […]

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Japanese students visit CPTC for study tour

Japanese students visit CPTC for study tour

21 November 2014

By Somer Hanson Clover Park Technical College A group of Japanese medical laboratory students from Osaka Jikei College visited Clover Park Technical College in

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COMMENTARY: E-cigarettes and the API community

COMMENTARY: E-cigarettes and the API community

21 November 2014

By Reid Mukai For Northwest Asian Weekly Cigarette smoking is a public health issue of particular concern to the Asian-Pacific Islander (API) population. According to Oakland-based Asian Pacific Partners for Empowerment, Advocacy and Leadership (APPEAL), tobacco smoking is associated with three of the top killers of Asian Americans nationwide: heart disease, cancer and stroke.

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More than just a pretty cover… —Chin Music Press recreates the art of storytelling

More than just a pretty cover… —Chin Music Press recreates the art of storytelling

20 November 2014

By Tiffany Ran Northwest Asian Weekly Day writer and translator Jay Rubin walked into the office of Chin Music Press when it was establishing itself in

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China’s Black Friday was 11.11

China’s Black Friday was 11.11

20 November 2014

By Jingyu Zhang Northwest Asian Weekly Nov. 11 (11.11) is notable because it is considered the “Singles’ Day Shopping Festival” in China. On Nov. 11, 2014,

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Japan in recession as economy contracts 1.6 pct

Japan in recession as economy contracts 1.6 pct

20 November 2014

By Elaine Kurtenbach AP Business Writer TOKYO (AP) — Japan reported Monday that its economy contracted at a real annual rate of 1.6 percent in July-September, in a second straight quarterly decline that returned the country to recession.

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EDITORIAL: Where are we on the marginalization ladder?

20 November 2014

A colleague who works in the media recently posted one of those rare “stop-scrolling-down” updates on Facebook. It was thought-provoking and hard to ignore.

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Happy Diwali!

Happy Diwali!

17 November 2014

  Diwali, the festival of lights, was celebrated for the first time at the State Department on Thursday Oct. 23. The Co-Chair of WASITRAC, Debadutta Dash was among the invited guest among 200 other guests, including a large number of eminent Indian Americans, were present to celebrate Diwali for the first time at the State […]

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Posted in Names in the News, Vol 33 No 47 | 11/15-11/210 Comments

FOCS opens Cornerstone Café

FOCS opens Cornerstone Café

17 November 2014

Families of Color Seattle (FOCS) opened a cultural cornerstone and family friendly community cafe in Seattle

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White House’s new liaison to the LGBT community

White House’s new liaison to the LGBT community

17 November 2014

Aditi Hardikar started as the new Associate Director of Public Engagement in the Office of Public Engagement Nov. 10. In her role, she is the White House’s primary liaison to the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender community and Asian American and Pacific Islander community. (end)

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InterIm honored

InterIm honored

17 November 2014

The Raikes Foundation honored InterIm for reaching the highest bar of quality on its out-of-school-time

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Saturay honored with nonprofit leader award

Saturay honored with nonprofit leader award

17 November 2014

Jonathan Saturay was honored as the winning “Emerging Leader” at the third annual Light a Fire Awards dinner sponsored by Seattle Metropolitan in partnership with The Seattle Foundation. The Light a Fire awards honors nonprofit organizations and individuals whose extraordinary acts of service embody the spirit of giving to make our region more prosperous, beautiful, healthful, […]

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Lee Chong Wei fails doping test

Lee Chong Wei fails doping test

16 November 2014

By Eileen Ng Associated Press KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) —Badminton’s top-ranked player Lee Chong Wei has failed a doping test, a senior Malaysian sports official said Saturday.

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China and Japan agree to resume dialogue

16 November 2014

By Christopher Bodeen Associated Press BEIJING (AP) — China and Japan reached agreement to ramp up high-level contacts, the strongest indication yet of a possible meeting between Chinese President Xi Jinping and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at next week’s Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit.

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Myanmar-Rohingya Trafficking — Myanmar profits off Rohingya exodus

16 November 2014

By Todd Pitman and Esther Htusan Associated Press MYIN HLUT, Myanmar (AP) — The small wooden boats leave the shores of western Myanmar nearly every day, overloaded with desperate Rohingya Muslims who are part of one the largest boat exoduses in Asia since the Vietnam War.

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No baby boom from easing of China’s 1-child policy

16 November 2014

BEIJING (AP) — Despite earlier estimates that new exemptions to China’s one-child policy would add up to 2 million extra births per year, only 700,000 newly qualified couples applied to have a second child this year, a Chinese official said.

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Tourette’s and logistics — Movie made in Washington seeks to make film festival splash

Tourette’s and logistics — Movie made in Washington seeks to make film festival splash

14 November 2014

By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly A family trip to the Tri-Cities area in Washington State helped Dale Peterson decide on where his movie should be filmed. “When I saw the beauty of the topography, I decided to do part of the filming here,” stated Peterson.

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The Layup Drill — Baseball ends, boxing heats up, and marathoner spurns conformity

The Layup Drill — Baseball ends, boxing heats up, and marathoner spurns conformity

14 November 2014

By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly Welcome to another edition of The Layup Drill. In this month’s edition, we take a look at the end of baseball season, boxing stars at the crossroads, and a Japanese marathon runner that overcomes all odds. Ishikawa-Wong star in baseball’s postseason The World Series ended with another title for […]

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Top Contributor: Celebrating a lifetime of community service — Fred Yee

Top Contributor: Celebrating a lifetime of community service — Fred Yee

14 November 2014

By Nina Huang Northwest Asian Weekly Fred Yee was a Chinese American student who wanted to please his family by studying science. So he chose geology, but he quickly realized that community service was his real passion. When he was 18, Yee arrived at Seattle from Hong Kong in August 1969. The original plan was […]

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NAAAP scholarship gala

NAAAP scholarship gala

14 November 2014

By John Liu Northwest Asian Weekly The National Association of Asian American Professionals Seattle Chapter (NAAAP–Seattle) held its 35th annual scholarship

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