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Mongolian Hot Pot opens its $2 million restaurant in Chinatown

Mongolian Hot Pot opens its $2 million restaurant in Chinatown

By Assunta Ng Northwest Asian Weekly Lately, the trend for successful Chinese businesses has been to head to the Eastside and forget Chinatown.

Kenny G distances self from Hong Kong protesters

Kenny G distances self from Hong Kong protesters

By Kelvin Chan Associated Press HONG KONG (AP) — Smooth jazz star Kenny G insisted Thursday that he’s not a foreign provocateur supporting Hong

Seattle pays it forward — Lining up at midnight for free healthcare

Seattle pays it forward — Lining up at midnight for free healthcare

By Laura Ohata Northwest Asian Weekly Seventy dental drills whined on the Key Arena floor, as volunteer dentists and hygienists provided free procedures to the

Innovative Asian American youth

Innovative Asian American youth

By Steven Metcalf Northwest Asian Weekly Billy Wu had an idea. He wanted to make life a little easier for young people around him. That idea took the form of

My Time in Oso — Part 2

My Time in Oso — Part 2

25 April 2014

By Thao Tran Special to the Northwest Asian Weekly The Oso mudslide tragedy caused Thao Tran to reflect upon his connection with the town, and the 20 years he spent with the North Fork Stillaguamish River, which runs through the town. This is the second of two parts.

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Lakewood fest to honor many Asian cultures

25 April 2014

The Lakewood Sister Cities Association (LSCA) is hosting its annual Sister Cities International Festival from April 25 to April 27.

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Nonwhites have more high blood pressure

Nonwhites have more high blood pressure

25 April 2014

By Jae Hong, MD, Summit Cardiology, UW Northwest Hospital It’s hard to believe, but today, about 76.4 million adults in the United States have been diagnosed with high blood pressure. Some studies have shown that Asian Americans, along with African Americans, Mexican Americans, American Indians and native Hawaiians are at a greater risk of high […]

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Posted in Health, Vol 33 No 18 | 4/26-5/20 Comments

Tasveer fest celebrates South Asian women

25 April 2014

Tasveer, a nonprofit organization that brings independent and progressive South Asian films and artists to the Pacific Northwest, will present the 9th Aaina, a South Asian Women’s festival, at the Seattle Asian Art Museum on April 25–April 27.

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“Short Peace” — Three little films in one

“Short Peace” — Three little films in one

25 April 2014

By Andrew Hamlin Northwest Asian Weekly In 1995, anime director Katsuhiro Otomo masterminded an omnibus film called “Memories,” consisting of three unrelated segments from three directors, including Otomo himself. His master plan was to showcase emerging talent in anime. The other two directors were Tensai Okamura and Koji Morimoto, both of whom have gone on […]

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“Impenetrable” dissects beauty

“Impenetrable” dissects beauty

25 April 2014

By Irfan Shariff Northwest Asian Weekly In SIS Productions’ West Coast premiere of Chicago playwright Mia McCullough’s “Impenetrable,” we are forced to examine the notion of feminine beauty. We come to the conclusion that society is obsessed with beauty, whether “big is beautiful,” “beauty is relative,” or that “beauty is burdensome.” We all have our […]

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COMMENTARY: Ethnic business community says ‘no’ to $15 minimum wage hike proposal

COMMENTARY: Ethnic business community says ‘no’ to $15 minimum wage hike proposal

25 April 2014

By The Ethnic Community Coalition Although Seattle’s proposed $15/hour minimum wage increase has been publicly debated since last fall, we local ethnic and immigrant small business owners have just begun to realize the negative impact the wage hike will have on our businesses and on our employees. For months, we tried to ignore it. In […]

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COMMENTARY: High-skilled immigration reform will benefit both United States and Asia

COMMENTARY: High-skilled immigration reform will benefit both United States and Asia

25 April 2014

By Curtis S. Chin Northwest Asian Weekly DENPASAR, INDONESIA – The Statue of Liberty in New York Harbor might, in Emma Lazarus’ famous poem, once have welcomed “your tired, your poor, your huddled masses, [and] the wretched refuse,” but that doesn’t seem to be the language coming out of Washington these days — at least […]

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LETTER: $15 is not the answer

25 April 2014

The following letters to KIRO TV were sent to the Northwest Asian Weekly for publication. Dear KIRO TV, Thank you for your piece on the minimum wage raise in Seattle and how it can affect the immigrant community and businesses. We have not heard the side of the minimum wage opposition and how it will hurt […]

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LETTER: $15 costs jobs

25 April 2014

Dear KIRO TV, I saw your news piece about the minimum wage raise in Seattle and how it will affect the immigrant community. I really appreciated your perspective and reporting angle on this issue, as it highlights a very complex problem within my community that has not been highlighted by this debate.

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BLOG: Tomio Moriguchi — A gifted leader

BLOG: Tomio Moriguchi — A gifted leader

24 April 2014

By Assunta Ng Uwajimaya chairman Tomio Moriguchi is not all about business. He is a determined leader who fights for important causes for the community.

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Sakura-Con costumed invaders land in downtown Seattle!

Sakura-Con costumed invaders land in downtown Seattle!

24 April 2014

By John Liu Northwest Asian Weekly Super Mario was jumping around Seattle downtown and yes, Batman was eating at Subway among thousands of interesting and strange characters flooding last weekend.

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White House to honor Batayola as a ‘champion’

White House to honor Batayola as a ‘champion’

24 April 2014

By Sue Misao Northwest Asian Weekly Teresita Batayola, CEO of International Community Health Services (ICHS), is one of 11 “Champions of Change” from across the nation being honored by the White House and the U.S.

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Women of Color Empowered honors ‘Rising Stars’

Women of Color Empowered honors ‘Rising Stars’

24 April 2014

Women of Color Empowered is a nonprofit organization founded in 1996 by the Northwest Asian Weekly. The

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Tomo Nakayama: From Grand Hallway to Seattle’s Great Hall

Tomo Nakayama: From Grand Hallway to Seattle’s Great Hall

24 April 2014

By Signe Predmore Northwest Asian Weekly These days, you might catch snatches of guitar and piano melodies in odd corners of Town Hall at all hours, not only during their music programming.  

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COMMENTARY: The Sunf lower Movement: Taiwan students demonstrate for democracy, transparency

COMMENTARY: The Sunf lower Movement: Taiwan students demonstrate for democracy, transparency

21 April 2014

By Han-Jung Ko On April 10, the longest Parliament occupation protest in Taiwan’s history, the Sunflower Movement, came to a symbolic end. The protesters, mostly college students, occupied the Parliament since March 19. They have decided to shift their efforts to promoting a monitoring framework that will ensure an honest review of the Cross-Strait Service […]

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JACL sweets fund scholarship

JACL sweets fund scholarship

21 April 2014

The JACL-Seattle chapter held its 92nd annual banquet and scholarship fundraiser on March 21 at Seattle University. More than 270 people attended, including Aki Sogabe, who received the Unsung Hero award, Francisco Irigon, recipient of the Community Engagement award, and Marsha Aizumi, who was given the Special Civil Rights Achievement award. The event raised over […]

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UW honors women of courage

UW honors women of courage

21 April 2014

The University of Washington presented its 2014 Women of Courage honorees for the “Women of Courage: Bridging the Divide Gala” on March 8. This year’s Gala focused on celebrating women in Washington state who are bridging social and economic divides in local and global communities. The 15 honorees included Mahnaz Aflatooni Javid, Ed.D, president and […]

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Kin On event spurs expansion

Kin On event spurs expansion

21 April 2014

Nearly $10,000 was raised at Kin On’s Spring Benefit Dinner on April 7 at Hong’s Garden. About 900 people in attendance enjoyed entertainment by Tony Au and the International Lion Dance Team. Proceeds from the event will go toward Kin On’s $3.5 million capital campaign, set to break ground this summer. The expansion will include […]

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Jayapal launches campaign

Jayapal launches campaign

21 April 2014

Pramila Jayapal launched her campaign at the New Holly Gathering Hall on April 1 in the race to be a representative in the Washington State Senate’s 37th District. Jayapal is the founder of OneAmerica, Washington state’s largest immigrant and refugee advocacy organization, and is a national advocate for immigrant, civil, and human rights. She has […]

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