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A good reason to celebrate – The Year of the Wood Goat Stamping in the Lunar New Year A different melody — First Chinese symphony to perform in Seattle “Fresh Off the Boat” — New sitcom offers Asian American perspective
 
A good reason to celebrate – The Year of the Wood Goat

A good reason to celebrate – The Year of the Wood Goat

First day of the Lunar New Year is February 19 By Sun Lee Chang Northwest Asian Weekly For many of us in the West, things are starting to settle down now that the holidays and the festivities of the New Year are behind us. The normal routines of going back to work and school have […]

Stamping in the Lunar New Year

Stamping in the Lunar New Year

The U.S. Postal Service welcomes the Year of the Ram by issuing the eighth of 12 stamps<!–more–> in its Celebrating Lunar New Year series. The first-day-of-issue dedication ceremony for the Forever stamp took place today at the Chinese Culture Center in San Francisco. The series will continue through 2019 with Forever stamps for the Year […]

A different melody — First Chinese symphony to perform in Seattle

A different melody — First Chinese symphony to perform in Seattle

By Ninette Cheng Northwest Asian Weekly One of China’s finest orchestras, the Shenzhen Symphony, will perform a special Chinese New Year special in Seattle on Feb. 25.<!–more–> The 2015 Chinese New Year Concert, featuring China Shenzhen Symphony Orchestra, in collaboration with the Seattle Symphony and Stanford University, will be playing at Benaroya Hall to celebrate […]

“Fresh Off the Boat” — New sitcom offers Asian American perspective

“Fresh Off the Boat” — New sitcom offers Asian American perspective

By Vivian Nguyen Northwest Asian Weekly On Wednesday, Feb. 4, ABC aired two episodes of “Fresh Off the Boat,” a new family sitcom based on Taiwanese chef and food personality Eddie Huang’s autobiography of the same name. Set in Florida during the 90s, the show explores Huang’s childhood as his family navigates the cultural challenges […]

EDITORIAL: Do you want to talk about it?

05 February 2015

Why do we not want to discuss depression? Yale student Luchang Wang’s suicide was a shock and a head-shaker. (See Jenn Fang’s insightful article on page 1). There were signs before the suicide, but then also preliminary assumptions would point to “no problem.”<!–more–> Is this often associated and perhaps regimented with Asian Americans? There is […]

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Posted in Editorials, Vol 34 No 7 | 2/7-2/130 Comments

Honoring Japan-US relations

Honoring Japan-US relations

02 February 2015

The Consulate General of Japan in Seattle recognized contributions to Japan-US relations Jan. 22. In a ceremony held during the New Year’s Reception at the Official Residence recipients were awarded the Consul General’s Commendation.

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Posted in Names in the News, Vol 34 No 6 | 1/31-2/60 Comments

Campbell, Gupta, and Park awarded for Executive Excellence

Campbell, Gupta, and Park awarded for Executive Excellence

02 February 2015

Seattle Business Magazine SMB has selected Sunny Gupta, cofounder and CEO for Appotio Corporation, Jane Park, CEO of Ulep to be its 2015 honorees for Executive Excellence Awards. Phyllis Campbell is winner of SBM Lifetime Achievement Award. These honorees among the 13, have demonstrated exceptional representatives of all that is inspiring and energizing in organizational administration.  They were […]

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Sheraton celebrates a new year

Sheraton celebrates a new year

02 February 2015

The Sheraton Seattle Hotel celebrated the holiday season by giving back to the community with its 22nd Annual Gingerbread Village, Providence Hospital O’Christmas Tree, the 30th Annual Senior Holiday Party, and the 62nd Annual Tim & Dan Watts Guild Santa Breakfasts. Sheraton raised over $57,000 for the Northwest chapter of JDRF, and the 22nd Annual […]

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‘Man in the High Castle’ available to stream

‘Man in the High Castle’ available to stream

02 February 2015

Amazon Studios released the pilot episode of “The Man In the High Castle.” The pilot, which filmed in Seattle hired hundreds of local cast and crew and over 200 local vendors. Over the course of the production’s 26 filming days in Seattle, various locations were featured, including the Chinatown/International District, Pioneer Square, Georgetown, and SODO. […]

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Ringing the bell in memoriam of the Kobe earthquake

Ringing the bell in memoriam of the Kobe earthquake

02 February 2015

  SKSCA and other Japan-related groups have held bell ringing ceremonies since the Kobe earthquake to remember victims and show support to Kobe and its surrounding communities. Seattle residents also gathered at the Kobe Bell after the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami in Tohoku, Japan.

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Vietnam allows new casino, ban on Vietnamese may be lifted

31 January 2015

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — A recently announced government decision to allow a casino on Vietnam’s biggest island drew mixed reactions Friday from citizens, who weighed its potential economic benefits against its perceived social vices.

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Abe ‘speechless’ after video claims IS hostage dead

31 January 2015

TOKYO (AP) — Japan’s prime minister said Sunday he was “speechless’’ after an online video purported to show one of two Japanese hostages of the extremist Islamic State group had been killed and promised to save the other.   Shinzo Abe said on NHK TV that the video was likely authentic and offered condolences to the […]

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Mark Wahlberg’s victim says he shouldn’t be pardoned

Mark Wahlberg’s victim says he shouldn’t be pardoned

31 January 2015

By Philip Marcelo and Rodrique Ngowi Associated Press BOSTON (AP) — A victim of one of actor Mark Wahlberg’s racially motivated attacks as a teenage delinquent in racially divided Boston in the 1980s insists he shouldn’t be granted a pardon for his crimes. Kristyn Atwood was among a group of mostly black fourth-grade students on […]

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Posted in National News, Vol 34 No 6 | 1/31-2/60 Comments

A Chinaman’s chance: The immigrant’s journey — Eric Liu on race, immigration, and citizenship

A Chinaman’s chance: The immigrant’s journey — Eric Liu on race, immigration, and citizenship

30 January 2015

By Minal Singh Northwest Asian Weekly On Jan. 14, University of Washington School of Law held a question and answer session with Eric Liu, founder of Citizen University, interviewed by Robert Chang, director of the Korematsu Center. The interview between these two law professors engaged on the topic of race, immigration, and citizenship.

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“Worst thing I ever heard in my life” — Adam Diegel: From bad auditions to a leading role in ‘Tosca’

“Worst thing I ever heard in my life” — Adam Diegel: From bad auditions to a leading role in ‘Tosca’

30 January 2015

By Nina Huang Northwest Asian Weekly Adam Diegel, star of “Tosca,” now playing at the Seattle Opera, was once told to change careers after a bad audition.

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“Yellow Face” — A play builds student community

“Yellow Face” — A play builds student community

30 January 2015

By Andrew Hamlin Northwest Asian Weekly Hot on the heels of last year’s “Mikado” controversy comes a University of Washington production of David Henry Hwang’s play “Yellow Face,” a study of racial and cultural issues surrounding Asian American theatre. The show runs from Jan. 27th to Feb. 1st at the Cabaret Theatre in the UW’s […]

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Posted in Arts & Entertainment, Features, Vol 34 No 6 | 1/31-2/60 Comments

A-pop! Fresh news off the boat! — New TV series, Margaret Cho, and Ansari fights back

A-pop! Fresh news off the boat! — New TV series, Margaret Cho, and Ansari fights back

30 January 2015

By Vivian Nguyen Northwest Asian Weekly We’re only a month into the New Year, but things have certainly started off with a bang in pop culture! Read on for the monthly news roundup for all things Asian and entertainment these last few weeks.

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Posted in Column: Pop Culture, Vol 34 No 6 | 1/31-2/60 Comments

LETTER: Turning a wrong into a right

30 January 2015

I was reading the blog column in the Northwest Asian Weekly. It upsets me to no end to learn of a real estate broker’s illegal behavior and this crook is getting away with it under broad daylight!

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Posted in Letters to the Editor, Vol 34 No 6 | 1/31-2/60 Comments

Discovering Seattle’s hidden treasures — Gems to discover without leaving the city

Discovering Seattle’s hidden treasures — Gems to discover without leaving the city

29 January 2015

By Jean Godden Special to Northwest Asian Weekly There is no need to take a plane to discover something new. Here’s what you can explore, without a suitcase or a high price tag. First, there is the Seattle Room, that wonderful depository of history at Seattle’s Central Library.  Among the finds in the Seattle Room […]

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Posted in Features, Features 06, Travel, Vol 34 No 6 | 1/31-2/60 Comments

My Taiwan trip: Food, more food, (and bring bigger luggage) — Delicious, delicious, serendipitous

My Taiwan trip: Food, more food, (and bring bigger luggage) — Delicious, delicious, serendipitous

29 January 2015

By Assunta Ng Northwest Asian Weekly Whenever I relive my recent trip to Taiwan, my mouth starts to salivate, I blush to recall

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Making a difference — Honoring women in male-dominated careers

Making a difference — Honoring women in male-dominated careers

29 January 2015

By Peggy Chapman Northwest Asian Weekly The Northwest Asian Weekly Foundation will be honoring 14 women who have contributed to our community and have made an impact in their male-dominated careers. They will be honored at the China Harbor restaurant, Feb. 6.

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From Bellevue to Bangkok: UW alumni around the world

From Bellevue to Bangkok: UW alumni around the world

29 January 2015

By Ana Mari Cauce Special to Northwest Asian Weekly Before my recent trip to Southeast Asia, I knew that the University of Washington (UW)

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EDITORIAL: Finding answers — Adoptees return to homeland to discover heritage

29 January 2015

A recent article in the New York Times (Why a Generation of Adoptees Is Returning to South Korea, Jan. 14) brought to light an interesting topic. Apparently, many South Korean adoptees are returning to their homeland. There is a heavy number of adoptees returning to their native land to find their birth parents and also […]

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Li to compete in Miss Chinese International Pageant

Li to compete in Miss Chinese International Pageant

26 January 2015

Leah Li will be representing Seattle at the 2015 Miss Chinese International Pageant. She will be among 18 representatives of other cities competing. The pageant will be taking place January 25 in Hong Kong. According to Li, after being in Hong Kong for six days, all contestants  have been “working really crazy hours to make […]

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Posted in Names in the News, Vol 34 No 5 | 1/24-1/301 Comment

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