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Seattle honors victims — Protestors in Chinatown: “Black lives matter”

Seattle honors victims — Protestors in Chinatown: “Black lives matter”

By Staff Northwest Asian Weekly Approximately 1000 people gathered in Chinatown Saturday afternoon to honor the lives of Michael Brown and Eric Garner. The crowd met at Garfield High School in the Central District and then proceeded to the International District. The protestors  chanted and carried signs that read “I can’t breathe” in memory of […]

Slam dunk! — Chinese Aussie Basketball team plays exhibition against locals

Slam dunk! — Chinese Aussie Basketball team plays exhibition against locals

By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly It is approximately 7,738 miles between Sydney, Australia and Seattle – a long way for a basketball game.

Reunited — A love story of two twins separated at birth

Reunited — A love story of two twins separated at birth

By Julie Ha KoreAM Painting each other’s nails, sleeping in the same bed, sometimes trying deliberately to annoy each other

Top Contributor: Leny Valerio-Buford — A history of helping others reach a higher education

Top Contributor: Leny Valerio-Buford — A history of helping others reach a higher education

21 November 2014

By Nina Huang Northwest Asian Weekly Conversations, discussions and debates were a normal thing in Lenore (Leny) Valerio-Buford’s household growing up in the Philippines. Valerio-Buford was born and raised in a small town called Taypay. She was the second oldest of six children. She has four sisters and one brother, who is the youngest.  She […]

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Memorial for Henry Miyatake

Memorial for Henry Miyatake

21 November 2014

There will be a community memorial event for redress activist Henry Miyatake on Saturday, December 6, 2014, at NVC Memorial Hall, 1212 S King Street, Seattle, WA 98144. A pre-event social, with light refreshments, will begin at 1:00 PM. The memorial program will be from 2:00-3:00 PM.

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The rush of rabble rousing

The rush of rabble rousing

21 November 2014

By Wayne Chan Northwest Asian Weekly I’ve never been known to be much of a rabble rouser.  I don’t even know where I can find any rabble that needs rousing. You can say a lot of things about me, but “troublemaker” has never been one of them.

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‘Delano Manongs’ elevates Filipino Americans as civil rights heroes

‘Delano Manongs’ elevates Filipino Americans as civil rights heroes

21 November 2014

By James Tabafunda Northwest Asian Weekly Filipino American producer and director Marissa Aroy has a timely message.

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SSAFF 2014 awards announced — Sri Lankan filmmaker receives Tasveer Emerald Award

SSAFF 2014 awards announced — Sri Lankan filmmaker receives Tasveer Emerald Award

21 November 2014

Sri Lankan filmmaker Prasanna Vithana was awarded at the 9th annual Seattle South Asian Film Festival Sunday evening with a screening of his film, “With You, Without You.”

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A-pop! Hollywood loses an activist — A live-action manga remake and ultra-rich Chinese Canadians

A-pop! Hollywood loses an activist — A live-action manga remake and ultra-rich Chinese Canadians

21 November 2014

By Vivian Nguyen Northwest Asian Weekly With November officially underway and Daylight Savings in effect, it’s time to hunker down for the winter season and get ready for the holiday festivities. Even though we’ve turned back the clocks, we’re going to jump back briefly to chat about last month’s news! Read on to find out […]

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Posted in Column: Pop Culture, Vol 33 No 48 | 11/22-11/280 Comments

Christina Kim leads Lorena Ochoa Invitational

Christina Kim leads Lorena Ochoa Invitational

21 November 2014

AP Wire Service MEXICO CITY (AP) — Christina Kim shot a 4-under 68 on Saturday to increase her lead to five strokes in the Lorena Ochoa Invitational.

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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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Posted in Community News, Education, Features, Vol 33 No 48 | 11/22-11/280 Comments

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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