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Despite criticism, US Open at Chambers delivers — Matsuyama, Pan Impress while Tiger does not Addressing isolation, shame, and coming out together — API organizations aim to start API LGBTQ family support group “Representing our views” — A perspective on how much a flag can have significance Youth suicides take toll on family, community
 
Despite criticism, US Open at Chambers delivers — Matsuyama, Pan Impress while Tiger does not

Despite criticism, US Open at Chambers delivers — Matsuyama, Pan Impress while Tiger does not

By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly It went down to the final hole at the U.S. Open at Chambers Bay as Jordan Spieth won his first U.S. Open title after Dustin Johnson was not able to sink his last putt to force a Monday playoff.  It was a memorable time for many at the University […]

Addressing isolation, shame, and coming out together — API organizations aim to start API LGBTQ family support group

Addressing isolation, shame, and coming out together — API organizations aim to start API LGBTQ family support group

By Tiffany Ran Northwest Asian Weekly Marsha Aizumi and her son Aiden spoke about coming out of the closet at a recent conference called “Family: An API LGBTQ Gathering” [Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual Transgender, Queer] held on June 13 at the North Seattle College. It hasn’t always been so easy for Marsha to talk about coming […]

“Representing our views” — A perspective on how much a flag can have significance

“Representing our views” — A perspective on how much a flag can have significance

By Tom Vu Special for Northwest Asian Weekly It was a joyous moment June 22 that the Seattle City council passed the resolution to recognize the Vietnamese Heritage and Freedom Flag as the symbol for the Seattle’s Vietnamese community. Kshama Sawant voted against it with two full pages of argument.  She had strong arguments though.  […]

Youth suicides take toll on family, community

Youth suicides take toll on family, community

By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly The end of the school year brings joy for many as the weather and time with family and friends brings a much-needed rest from a long school year.  Two recent tragedies reflect the concern with youth suicide.  As friends, family, and teachers mourn and grieve the losses, one wonders […]

Casting a spell — ESPN makes the National Spelling Bee a high-stakes sport

Casting a spell — ESPN makes the National Spelling Bee a high-stakes sport

04 June 2015

By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly “Nunatak.” Any guess as to what the word means? More importantly, how do you spell it? For 14-year-old Gokul Venkatachalam of Chesterfield, Missouri it meant either sharing the glory of being the champion of the Scripps National Spelling Bee with 13-year -old Vanya Shivashankar of Olathe, Kansas or the […]

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JACL statement on Emilie Grace Olsen’s suicide

JACL statement on Emilie Grace Olsen’s suicide

04 June 2015

By Japanese American Citizens League The Japanese American Citizens League (JACL) is deeply troubled by the circumstances and investigation surrounding the tragic death of Emilie Grace Olsen, a Chinese American student at Fairfield Middle School in Fairfield Township, Ohio. In a letter to parents in December 2014, Fairfield superintendent, Paul Otten, stated that bullying was […]

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A little bit of Seattle helps build a school library in Philippines

A little bit of Seattle helps build a school library in Philippines

04 June 2015

By Lara Underhill Northwest Asian Weekly After a 2010 trip to the Philippines to reconnect with her family roots, Kimrick Soltanzadeh knew she wanted to do more for the rural community where her family was from. “I hadn’t been to the Philippines for about 10 years before that trip and during that time I became very involved with the local community in Bainbridge and […]

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BLOG: Why aren’t you smiling? — Insights for happiness

BLOG: Why aren’t you smiling? — Insights for happiness

04 June 2015

My friend got a new boyfriend, and she found a new job after sweating four years of college. Most people would feel on top of the world, celebrating success and feeling bliss. Yet, she seems to be cranky. In fact, I have interacted with a lot of grumpy people lately. They rarely smile. They enjoy […]

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EDITORIAL: Something should have been done

EDITORIAL: Something should have been done

04 June 2015

Yes, there has been a lot of media attention to bullying, especially in our schools. But there is also a reason for that. And that is because bullying consistently exists. Emilie Grace Olsen was Chinese American, adopted by her U.S. parents, and she killed herself right before this new year, December 11, 2014. She shot […]

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SUMA awards

SUMA awards

01 June 2015

The SeaTac United Math Academy (SUMA) held its awards dinner on Monday, May 18 at the SeaTac Community Center. The free math academy is targeted to elementary school kids in the SeaTac area as a way to improve their math abilities while having fun. From left, SeaTac Mayor Mia Gregerson, King County Councilman Dave Upthegrove […]

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Posted in Names in the News, Vol 34 No 23 | 5/30-6/50 Comments

CACA Seattle in the other Washington

CACA Seattle in the other Washington

01 June 2015

Bettie Luke, Ali Lee and Ming-Ming Tung-Edelman represented the Chinese American Citizens Alliance (CACA) Seattle in the CACA national legislative and education team to Washington DC last week.  They participated in the first summit for Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders where President Obama’s cabinet members and API leaders discussed issues regarding AAPIs. Three key issues […]

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Nguyen beats Bobby and will open new restaurant

Nguyen beats Bobby and will open new restaurant

01 June 2015

Thoa Nguyen, chef/owner of Wabi-Sabi in Columbia City and the Chinoise Café in the Issaquah Highlands “beat” chef superstar Bobby Flay May 14 on national television. Nguyen has also announced she will open Sushi Chinoise in Bothell’s new Beardslee Crossing development hopefully by October. (end)

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Help for Nepal

Help for Nepal

01 June 2015

Uwajimaya customers helped raise over $20,000 for the American Red Cross to help with the relief efforts in Nepal.  Uwajimaya President and CEO, Tomoko Moriguchi-Matsuno along with two cashiers presented a check in the amount of $22,500 to the American Red Cross CEO, Terry Pollard on May19. (end)

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ACLF dinner

ACLF dinner

01 June 2015

The Asian Community Leadership Foundation’s (ACLF) dinner was held on May 16. There were approximately 130 people in attendance, including Mayor Ed Murray. This was the 15th ACLF Community Leaders Program graduation class. The class project this year was in partnership with Southeast Asian American Access in Education Coalition. Nate Caminos and Mark Okazaki were […]

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Video purports to show kidnapped Chinese tourist in Pakistan

31 May 2015

By Ishtiaq Mahsud Associated Press DERA ISMAIL KHAN, Pakistan (AP) — A militant video released Sunday purported to show a Chinese tourist kidnapped by Taliban-allied fighters in Pakistan a year ago asking for his government to help him be released. A militant known to belong to a Taliban splinter group called Jaish al-Hadeed, or the […]

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Malaysia finds graves of trafficking victims

31 May 2015

By Eileen Ng and Todd Pitman Associated Press KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysian authorities said Sunday that they have discovered a series of graves in at least 17 abandoned camps used by human traffickers on the border with Thailand where Rohingya Muslims fleeing Myanmar have been held. The finding follows a similar discovery earlier […]

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UN chief says save migrants, deal with cause of flight

31 May 2015

By Robin McDowell and Tran Van Minh Associated Press YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Saturday urged Southeast Asian nations to deal with the causes behind a growing humanitarian crisis that has forced thousands of Rohingya from Myanmar and Bangladeshi migrants to flee by sea, leaving many still stranded in boats. Ban […]

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Women’s walk across Koreas’ DMZ denied; they cross by bus

31 May 2015

By Eric Talmadge Associated Press DORASAN STATION, South Korea (AP) — Female activists including Gloria Steinem and two Nobel Peace laureates were denied an attempt to walk across the Demilitarized Zone dividing North and South Korea on Sunday, but were allowed to cross by bus and complete what one of them called a landmark event. […]

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South Korean court frees Korean Air ‘nut rage’ executive

31 May 2015

By Youkyung Lee AP Business Writer SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A South Korean court on Friday suspended the prison term of a former Korean Air executive whose onboard “nut rage” tantrum delayed a flight last year, immediately ending her incarceration. The Seoul High Court said Cho Hyun-ah, who is the daughter of the airline’s […]

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Aquino: Philippines to fly usual routes over disputed reefs

31 May 2015

By Teresa Cerojano Associated Press MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine aircraft will continue to fly their usual routes over disputed reefs in the South China Sea, the country’s president said Monday, defying China’s challenges to its planes and those of the United States. President Benigno Aquino III told reporters there is no declared air defense […]

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Rohingya hope to seek better life in Malaysia

31 May 2015

By Eileen Ng Associated Press KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia has been a sort of promised land for Rohingya Muslims fleeing persecution in Myanmar. The tens of thousands who endured perilous journeys to get here find more work opportunities than in Indonesia and a more Muslim-friendly environment than in Thailand. But in the 25 […]

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Artsy coffee chain Blue Bottle brews long queues in Tokyo

31 May 2015

By Yuri Kageyama AP Business Writer TOKYO (AP) — Japan, famous for green tea, is welcoming artisanal American coffee roaster Blue Bottle with long lines that have at times meant a four-hour wait for a cup. The company, which began in Oakland, California in 2002, hopes its early popularity is more than a passing fad. […]

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PICTORIAL: Miss India Washington pageant 2015 — Celebrating beauty, spirit, and heritage

PICTORIAL: Miss India Washington pageant 2015 — Celebrating beauty, spirit, and heritage

29 May 2015

By Menka Soni Northwest Asian Weekly Beauty, elegance, grace, intellect, talent… And there was plenty of perspiration and inspiration last week May 16-17 in Bellevue. The 2015 Ravishing Women show was home to the Miss/Mrs/Teen India WA pageantry, along with motivating segments that honor women. Ajeta Singhal was crowned Miss India WA, whereas Protyusha Dasenogi […]

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Gang of Four book about racial unity in Seattle launched

Gang of Four book about racial unity in Seattle launched

29 May 2015

By James Tabafunda Northwest Asian Weekly The struggle for civil rights cuts across racial lines, one that speaks about the past in a way that stands for a future with respect and dignity to all citizens in a community. International District-legend Bob Santos knows that struggle first-hand as one of four civil rights leaders who […]

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