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Takei takes over Seattle Services for seniors Upscale Din Tai Fung Bellevue model sets precedence for future locations
 
Takei takes over Seattle

Takei takes over Seattle

By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly “You do not become an actor, you are born an actor,” informed the 77-year-old George Takei in his

Services for seniors

Services for seniors

By James Tabafunda Northwest Asian Weekly When several generations of Asian Americans live under one roof, there’s an opportunity for the older generation to pass their wisdom and experience to the youth.

Upscale Din Tai Fung Bellevue model sets precedence for future locations

Upscale Din Tai Fung Bellevue model sets precedence for future locations

By Tiffany Ran Northwest Asian Weekly What many don’t know about Din Tai Fung’s humble beginnings is of its earliest days as a store

J-Pop inspired clothing designer moves studio to Sassafras in Belltown

J-Pop inspired clothing designer moves studio to Sassafras in Belltown

28 March 2014

By Shin Yu Pai Northwest Asian Weekly Malia Peoples, the designer best known as Lady Konnyaku, recently moved her

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COMMENTARY: Chinese Americans to benefit from the Affordable Care Act

28 March 2014

By Daphne Kwok For Northwest Asian Weekly Almost one in seven Chinese Americans does not have health insurance.

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Diversity Makes a Difference — Part 4 (final)

Diversity Makes a Difference — Part 4 (final)

28 March 2014

Janae Chan Inglemoor High School “I know that Janae likes to diversify her own life by being friends with all kinds of people and not being cliquish by hanging just with people of her own background,” said her teacher Katrina Allemeier. “She is just kind and sweet to everyone.”

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Local woman champions brother’s release from imprisonment in North Korea

Local woman champions brother’s release from imprisonment in North Korea

27 March 2014

By Stacy Nguyen Northwest Asian Weekly   “It’s hard. It’s all consuming. It overshadows everything. I’m always on the phone, always on the computer

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Marijuana is legal, now what?

Marijuana is legal, now what?

27 March 2014

By Nina Huang Northwest Asian Weekly You can buy a bottle of vodka in grocery stores in Washington state now. Soon, you’ll be able to buy a small amount of recreational marijuana from a shop, possibly as early as this summer.

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Tacoma area man sentenced for murder plot claims it was just ‘a joke’

Tacoma area man sentenced for murder plot claims it was just ‘a joke’

27 March 2014

By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly A University Place man, who pleaded guilty last September to federal conspiracy and solicitation charges for attempting to hire assassins to kill his own relatives in Vietnam, will serve 14 years in jail for his crime. Long Van Nguyen, 45, was sentenced on March 13 before the Honorable Robert […]

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BLOG: The good and unexpected of Celebrate Asia

BLOG: The good and unexpected of Celebrate Asia

27 March 2014

By Assunta Ng Celebrate Asia, which was designed to highlight the merits of Asian cultures as part of the Seattle Symphony program, got mixed reviews last Friday. Even with much effort and investment in its sixth year at Benaroya Hall, the audience gave a thumbs-down to the first part of the program — especially “Nam […]

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PICTORIAL: First Lady in China

PICTORIAL: First Lady in China

27 March 2014

First Lady Michelle Obama traveled to China March 20 through March 26 with her mother, Mrs. Marian Robinson, and daughters, Malia and Sasha Obama. They visited historical and cultural sites, as well as schools, including a calligraphy class in which one student taught Mrs. Obama how to draw the character for “eternity.”

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EDITORIAL: Legal marijuana: Should you be very afraid?

27 March 2014

There’s no denying it, legal marijuana is happening. But is it a good or a bad thing? Possibly a little of both.

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Social entrepreneurs awarded

Social entrepreneurs awarded

24 March 2014

The annual UW Foster School of Business Global Social Entrepreneurship Competition (GSEC) is an international competition in which students from around the world present business solutions to some of the world’s biggest challenges — including poverty, health, and development. This year’s competition featured 19 semi-finalist teams from Bangladesh, Hong Kong, Nigeria, Pakistan, Philippines, Rwanda, Uganda, […]

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Astoria honors Chinese history

Astoria honors Chinese history

24 March 2014

Astoria, Ore. is honoring the “true history of the many contributions from Chinese pioneers not properly included in Astoria’s history” with the grand opening of the Garden of Surging Waves Park on May 17.

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Seattle’s ID is one of top five Chinatowns in United States

Seattle’s ID is one of top five Chinatowns in United States

24 March 2014

Citing its diverse community of Chinese, Filipino, Japanese, and Vietnamese neighbors and merchants, USA Today placed Seattle’s Chinatown/International District in the top five Chinatowns in the country.

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Dr. Sun gets in ‘Who’s Who’

Dr. Sun gets in ‘Who’s Who’

24 March 2014

Guan-Cheng Sun of Seattle has been included in the Strathmore’s Who’s Who Worldwide Edition for his outstanding contributions and achievements in the field of education.

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Hong Kong dock workers shut down port, win raises

Hong Kong dock workers shut down port, win raises

22 March 2014

By Jane Mee Wong Northwest Asian Weekly Eight months ago, dock workers at Hong Kong’s Kwai Chung terminal went on a historic 40-day strike. Faced

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Tooth tip: Unleash the power of the tiny string

21 March 2014

By Washington Dental Service Foundation Good oral health is a critical part of your overall health. Oral disease is preventable if you follow these simple steps: Brush twice a day, eat tooth-friendly snacks (including fruits, vegetable, and cheese), get regular oral health checkups, and floss daily.

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APIs encouraged to sign up for health care before March 31 deadline

21 March 2014

According to a new report released by the U.S. Dept. of Health & Human Services, eight out of 10 (1.6 million) uninsured Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders (AANHPIs) may be eligible for coverage through the Health Insurance Marketplace and could qualify for Medicaid, the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), or tax credits to […]

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CISC offers after-school meals

21 March 2014

The Chinese Information and Service Center (CISC) announced its sponsorship of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Child and Adult Care Food Program administered by the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI). Meals will be made available to enrolled children at no separate charge without regard to race, color, national origin, gender, age, or […]

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Apply for API student journalist scholarships

21 March 2014

The Seattle chapter of the Asian American Journalists Association (AAJA) is accepting applications from student members in Washington state for two scholarships — the Northwest Journalists of Color Scholarship and the Founders’ Scholarship.

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Asian art on display at the Frye

Asian art on display at the Frye

21 March 2014

The Frye Art Museum in Seattle is currently exhibiting “Isamu Noguchi and Qu Baishi: Beijing 1930” and “Mark Tobey and Teng Baiye: Seattle/Shanghai.”The show by Noguchi and Baishi is an exploration of artistic and intellectual exchanges between American sculptor, landscape architect, and furniture designer Isamu Noguchi (1904–1988) and Qi Baishi (1864–1957), now considered one of […]

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H-1B visas bring international students one step closer to the American Dream

H-1B visas bring international students one step closer to the American Dream

21 March 2014

By Celine Djohan Northwest Asian Weekly In hopes of landing a permanent position at a local technology manufacturing company, one of William Takdir Jaya’s many responsibilities is to commute to work at 6 a.m.

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