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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

In celebration of APA Heritage Month

09 May 2009

Education is key: According to the Japanese American Citizens League (JACL), education is pivotal to how Asian Pacific Americans (APA) are viewed and treated. The Seattle Chapter has launched a concerted effort to proactively fight for important APA issues by focusing on teaching students about the experiences of people of Asian ancestry.

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Wing Luke contractors honored

Wing Luke contractors honored

09 May 2009

Associated Builders and Contractors of Western Washington (ABC) honored 15 outstanding projects with its 2009 Excellence in Construction Awards. Marpac Construction, which worked on the Wing Luke Asian Museum’s new location, was one of the organizations recognized.

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The 2009 Greater Seattle Japanese Community Court

The 2009 Greater Seattle Japanese Community Court

09 May 2009

In April, the 2009 Greater Seattle Japanese Community Court was introduced to the public at the Seattle Cherry Blossom and Japanese Cultural Festival at the Seattle Center.

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2009 VABAW Hong Duc clerk selected

2009 VABAW Hong Duc clerk selected

09 May 2009

The Vietnamese American Bar Association of Washington (VABAW) announced its 2009 Hong Duc clerk: Dai Dao, a second-year law student from the University of Wisconsin.

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Tsuchiya gets honorable distinction

Tsuchiya gets honorable distinction

09 May 2009

On May 1, Herbert Minoru Tsuchiya was named the UW School of Pharmacy’s Distinguished Alumnus in Pharmacy Practice for 2008, a prestigious distinction awarded ev-ery two years. He was presented the award at a reception on May 6 at the Seattle Asian Art Museum.

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Nepal’s prime minister resigns amid power struggle

Nepal’s prime minister resigns amid power struggle

09 May 2009

KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Nepal’s prime minister resigned on Monday, May 4, amid a power struggle over his firing of the army chief, saying he was stepping down to “save the peace process” that had brought the Himalayan nation out of a bloody decade-long civil war.

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China denies singling out Mexicans for quarantine

09 May 2009

BEIJING (AP) — By quarantining them as a safeguard against swine flu, Beijing denied that it had discriminated against Mexicans on May 4; meanwhile, Mexico said it was sending a plane to China to bring back its citizens.

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OECD: French best at eating and sleeping, Koreans skinniest

09 May 2009

PARIS (AP) — The French are living up to their image as lovers of food and, according to a survey, can add a new love to the mix: sleep. In fact, the French excel at the two leisure activities, spending more time at table and in bed than many other nations.

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Lots to like about the new Filipino king of boxing

Lots to like about the new Filipino king of boxing

09 May 2009

LAS VEGAS (AP) — On May 2, Floyd Mayweather Jr. took his daughter bowling after announci 15, ng his return to the ring.

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Nordstrom supports APA month with one-of-a-kind fashions

Nordstrom supports APA month with one-of-a-kind fashions

09 May 2009

During May, Nordstrom stores will be selling limited-edition T-shirts by famed fashion designers Koi Suwannagate and Anna Sui. Nordstrom will generously give proceeds from shirt sales to the Organization for Chinese Americans’ (OCA) scholarship fund in honor of APA Heritage Month.

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‘24 City’ falters when fiction appears

‘24 City’ falters when fiction appears

09 May 2009

Directed by Zhang-ke Jia, “24 City” is a Chinese film that blends documentary and fiction. It opens with a grim tone: Factory workers heat and hammer metal, and shots reveal people lingering alone and in smaller groups. The film follows individuals as they recount the story of how a factory turned into an apartment complex, a reflection of how China modernized.

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Posted in Arts & Entertainment, At the Movies, Reviews, Vol 28 No 20 | 5/9 - 5/15, Vol 29 No 40 | 10/2-10/80 Comments

Oh, Jackie Chan, what were you thinking?

Oh, Jackie Chan, what were you thinking?

09 May 2009

The controversy of the month belongs to Jackie Chan and his comments regarding freedom for Chinese people. That being said, other Asians excelled. Yao Ming is leading the Houston Rockets in the playoffs, Lindsay Price stars in a television pilot, and Freida Pinto is declared beautiful. In addition, a long awaited update on journalist Laura Ling and Euna Kim.

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Posted in Arts & Entertainment, Column: Pop Culture, Vol 28 No 20 | 5/9 - 5/153 Comments

Editorial: Why is it important to learn history?

07 May 2009

Many will say that we learn history so that we won’t repeat our missteps. It’s an easy statement to make but is hard to back up with action ...

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Letter: “It was rigged” Reader says pageant story inaccurate, UW VSA officers rude

07 May 2009

In response to the “Pageant recrowns winner due to counting error” story (May 2, issue 19), I think the facts are strongly misconstrued ...

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Posted in Letters to the Editor, Opinion, Vol 28 No 20 | 5/9 - 5/156 Comments

Dearborn project dead

Dearborn project dead

02 May 2009

Due to the current recession, there will no longer be a new building for Seattle Goodwill.

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P-I reporters: From deadlines to the bottom lines of survival

P-I reporters: From deadlines to the bottom lines of survival

02 May 2009

The print publication of the Seattle Post-Intelligencer ended on March 17, and so did many of its employees’ jobs.

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Posted in Community News, Features, News, Vol 28 No 19 | 5/2 - 5/80 Comments

Pageant recrowns winner due to counting error

Pageant recrowns winner due to counting error

02 May 2009

On the night of Saturday, April 18, the organizers of Hoa Khoi Lien Truong, a Vietnamese cultural pageant, breathed a sigh of relief, thinking they could start putting a successful event behind them. However, an officer of the Vietnamese Student Association at the University of Washington (VSA), the organizer of the event, recounted the judges’ scores and discovered an error in the calculation of the scores.

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Posted in Community News, Features, News, Vol 28 No 19 | 5/2 - 5/80 Comments

UW Tacoma in need of Asian American studies

UW Tacoma in need of Asian American studies

02 May 2009

When Kayomi Wada graduated from the University of Washington Tacoma (UWT) in the spring of 2008, she intended to pursue her master’s degree there as well, hoping to expand on her interests in Asian American (AA) and Black communities in North and South America.

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Posted in Community News, News, Vol 28 No 19 | 5/2 - 5/80 Comments

Female activists to share the secrets of making a difference

Female activists to share the secrets of making a difference

02 May 2009

Women of Color Empowered is an event organized by a planning committee to recognize women who have made a significant contribution to their field. It strives to dispel certain stereotypes. To be held on Friday, May 15, at Ocean City Restaurant, the theme for the upcoming event is “Civic Activism: Making a Difference.”

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Posted in Community News, Features, News, Profiles, Vol 28 No 19 | 5/2 - 5/81 Comment

Update: CEO Clayton Fong removed from NAPCA

02 May 2009

On Wednesday, April 29, the board chair of the National Asian Pacific Center on Aging (NAPCA) John Duong told Northwest Asian Weekly that Clayton Fong is no longer the CEO and President of NAPCA.

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Posted in Briefs, Community News, News, Vol 28 No 19 | 5/2 - 5/80 Comments

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