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EDITORIAL: Remembering, wishing, resolutions

EDITORIAL: Remembering, wishing, resolutions

We asked our amazing NWAW writers and contributors to help out with the holiday issue. We

BLOG: 8 gifts at no cost that can boost your happiness

BLOG: 8 gifts at no cost that can boost your happiness

Ho, ho, ho, Christmas is cancelled! Two parents posted on Facebook recently a photo of their three sons and announced they were cancelling their holiday with no gifts.

Loss and birth — Tukwila community aids Burmese family of Ciin Nuam

Loss and birth — Tukwila community aids Burmese family of Ciin Nuam

By Minal Singh Northwest Asian Weekly Almost $60,000 has been donated to the Zam Khap family so far in the fundraising drive organized by the Tukwila School District Community.

Providing sleep in Seattle — ‘Big Give’ day provides King County with sleeping bags

Providing sleep in Seattle — ‘Big Give’ day provides King County with sleeping bags

By James Tabafunda Northwest Asian Weekly One caring group of individuals stand united in delivering compassion and restoring dignity to people without stable and permanent housing.

Dialogue on API and education

Dialogue on API and education

01 December 2014

Two former NW Asian Weekly Summer Youth  Leadership Program (SYLP) Coordinators, Yolanda Eng and Tony Vo

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Restaurant advocate

Restaurant advocate

01 December 2014

Jennifer Tam is the new Restaurant Advocate for the City of Seattle’s Office of Economic Development.  Her job is to help restaurants navigate the different rules and regulations. The “Restaurant Success” initiative is a public-private partnership between the state of Washington, the city of Seattle, King County and the Washington Restaurant Association. The initiative was […]

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Boxing emerging as big draw with Pacquiao in China

Boxing emerging as big draw with Pacquiao in China

30 November 2014

By Tim Dahlberg AP Boxing Writer MACAU (AP) — Bob Arum learned something about Chinese boxing fans earlier this year at the promoter’s first fight card in Shanghai, where the crowd yelled and cheered for the home country boxers all the way up until the main event.

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Panel predicts China will keep confronting US

29 November 2014

By Matthew Pennington Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Tensions between the U.S. and China have deepened during the rule of China’s president, Xi Jinping, and the risk of an inadvertent military clash in the Asia-Pacific is growing, a congressional advisory panel said Thursday.

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Scholar and journalist tried in closed hearings

Scholar and journalist tried in closed hearings

29 November 2014

By Erica Kinetz Associated Press BEIJING (AP) — Closed-door court hearings of a prominent journalist and a noted minority scholar held on Friday were sharply criticized for violating due process and chilling freedom of expression as Chinese authorities tighten oversight of public speech.

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The Lee Family in America

The Lee Family in America

29 November 2014

By  Foster Stockwell The Museum of Chinese in America (MOCA), located in New York City’s Chinatown, is holding a unique exhibit of the distinguished Lee family, and chronicles the family’s experiences in America over a period from the late 1860s to the present.

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Longer visas for Chinese could spur US tourism

29 November 2014

By Deepti Hajela Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — A rule change allowing Chinese visitors to return to the U.S. multiple times over a 10-year period is being hailed as a boon to American tourism, with the federal government predicting the economic impact could be $85 billion by 2021.

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Do’s and don’ts for Thai tourists in Japan

29 November 2014

By Jocelyn Gecker Associated Press BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand’s Embassy in Japan has some tips for Thai visitors: Don’t put your chopsticks in the serving bowl. If driving, stop for pedestrians at crosswalks. And just because you have kids doesn’t mean you can cut the queue.

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Man charged in subway shove held without bail

Man charged in subway shove held without bail

29 November 2014

AP Wire Service NEW YORK (AP) — A man accused of shoving a stranger in front of a New York City subway train, killing him, has appeared before a judge who ordered him held without bail. Kevin Darden did not enter a plea during a hearing Wednesday evening in Bronx Criminal Court. Police say 61-year-old […]

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Top Contributor: Dat Giap — Local dentist contributes volunteer work and smiles

Top Contributor: Dat Giap — Local dentist contributes volunteer work and smiles

28 November 2014

By Staff Northwest Asian Weekly Dat Giap loved sciences in high school. He thought he wanted to be an electrical engineer “when I grow up,”… but it was not until his first year in college, that he realized his weakness. He did fine in everything, but he had some troubles with physics, in figuring out […]

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First-degree murder trial under way for “Dinh” Bowman

First-degree murder trial under way for “Dinh” Bowman

28 November 2014

By Minal Singh Northwest Asian Weekly The trial prosecuting the murder of Yancy Noll began last Wednesday, two years after the night of Noll’s death, Aug. 31, 2012 and the defendant’s arrest on Sept, 21, 2012. The defendant is Thomasdinh “Dinh” Bowman, 31, who was driving a silver BMW, and was reported to have fired […]

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Chinese student convicted of fatal crash deported

Chinese student convicted of fatal crash deported

28 November 2014

A 21-year-old Chinese man convicted of vehicular homicide and reckless endangerment for a 2012 Des Moines crash was deported Thursday by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO). Yichun Xu was placed on a commercial flight from Seattle back to China Nov. 20 by ERO officers. The former South Puget Sound Community […]

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Japan actor Takakura, known for stoic heroes, dies

Japan actor Takakura, known for stoic heroes, dies

28 November 2014

By Mari Yamaguchi Associated Press TOKYO (AP) — Ken Takakura, a craggy-faced, quiet star known for playing outlaws and stoic heroes in scores of Japanese films, has died of lymphoma. He was 83. Perhaps best known abroad for his police inspector role in Ridley Scott’s “Black Rain” in 1989, Takakura died Nov. 10 at a […]

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Scholarships for leadership and request for community projects

28 November 2014

The Executive Development Institute (EDI) offers the Atsuhiko Tateuchi Memorial Scholarship to potential participants applying to EDI’s leadership programs. Interested candidates should be an Asian Pacific Islander leader, currently working for a community nonprofit organization. The scholarship of $3,850 covers the full tuition of EDI’s Leadership Discovery program, but can also be used to cover […]

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Reverend Jesse Jackson visits Seattle

28 November 2014

The Reverend Jesse L. Jackson will visit Seattle for a series of meetings with community, business and religious leaders November 30 – December 2.  A free community event will kick off his multi-day visit at Mt. Zion Baptist Church 1634 19th Ave, in Seattle on Sunday November 30.  A reception for Rev. Jackson will be […]

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Respect!: Celebrating Seven Samurai’s 60th anniversary

Respect!: Celebrating Seven Samurai’s 60th anniversary

28 November 2014

By Ninette Cheng Northwest Asian Weekly On December 4, Seattle will be hosting a film screening of Akira Kurosawa’s Seven Samurai for its 60th anniversary.

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Lang Lang flunked piano — …but recreates Mozart

Lang Lang flunked piano — …but recreates Mozart

28 November 2014

By Andrew Hamlin Northwest Asian Weekly As insane as it is to contemplate, Lang Lang flunked out of piano lessons at age 9.  That’s right. The piano teacher

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“Two Indias Near and Far” — Documentary series follows immigration trends

“Two Indias Near and Far” — Documentary series follows immigration trends

28 November 2014

By Minal Singh Northwest Asian Weekly “Two Indias: Near and Far,” follows Liz Jones, a Seattle reporter, who traveled to India last summer to record footage for stories that are airing now until November 25. It is sponsored by the Washington Center for the Book. The six-part radio series is produced by KUOW 94.4 Seattle […]

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COMMENTARY: New billboards in Seattle proclaim devotion to Thai king

COMMENTARY: New billboards in Seattle proclaim devotion to Thai king

28 November 2014

By Eugene Pike For Northwest Asian Weekly For the first time ever, the Thai community in Seattle and surrounding areas are renting billboards near the Space Needle.

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EDITORIAL: Thank you, Seattle!

EDITORIAL: Thank you, Seattle!

26 November 2014

Here is a short list of organizations we are grateful for. The list is actually

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