Tag Archive | "2010"

Commentary: ICHS faces severe budget cuts, needs help

Commentary: ICHS faces severe budget cuts, needs help

Bob Shimabukuro

By Bob Shimabukuro
For Northwest Asian Weekly

In 1973, Dr. Eugene Ko, a well-established physician on Beacon Hill, lent the Beacon Avenue medical office to a group of young activists for the newly-created Asian Community Health Clinic (ACHC), a free “walk-in” clinic, which operated Tuesday evenings from 7 to 9. This founding group included the Muramoto brothers, Al and Keith; Bruce Miyahara; Jon Nakagawa, the first director of the clinic; Jan Ko Fisher, who continues to serve as a board member; Fernando Vega; Ken Nakata; Wilfred Fujimoto; Janet Kubota; Dr. Joseph Okimoto; Rebecca Kang; and others. Read the full story

Posted in Commentaries, Vol 30 No 6 | 2/5-2/11Comments (0)

U.S. and Japan discussed ‘action’ against anti-whalers

By Jay Alabaster
The Associated Press

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese and American officials discussed taking action against a prominent anti-whaling group, with Tokyo insisting that Sea Shepherd’s confrontations on the high seas actually hurt efforts to reduce whaling, U.S. diplomatic cables show. Read the full story

Posted in Vol 30 No 2 | 1/8-1/14, World NewsComments (0)

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year

Wishing you a warm and merry Christmas & a happy new year!
— Northwest Asian Weekly

Posted in Community News, Features, Vol 29 No 52 | 12/25-12/31Comments (0)

The top 10 amazing Asian American achievers of 2010

The top 10 amazing Asian American achievers of 2010

By Nina Huang
Northwest Asian Weekly

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Posted in National News, Vol 29 No 52 | 12/25-12/31Comments (3)

5 stories you’ve heard way too much about …  and 5 that, unfortunately, went under the radar

5 stories you’ve heard way too much about … and 5 that, unfortunately, went under the radar

By Vivian Nguyen
Northwest Asian Weekly

Over-reported

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Posted in Vol 29 No 52 | 12/25-12/31, World NewsComments (1)

The top 10 Asian American sports figures of 2010

The top 10 Asian American sports figures of 2010

By Jason Cruz
Northwest Asian Weekly

1: Manny Pacquiao (Photo by Bret Newton) 2: Apolo Anton Ohno (Photo by Ivan Sekretarev/AP) 3: Rich Cho 4: J.R. Celski 5: Julie Chu 6: Jeremy Lin 7: Ed Wang 8: Nonito Donaire (Photo by Larry Burton) 9: Tim Lincecum 10: Zhaira Costiniano (Photo from www.zhairacostiniano.com)

2010 was another great year for sports. We saw big international events such as the Winter Olympics and the World Cup. We saw the return of Tiger Woods to golf and the continued dominance of Manny Pacquiao in boxing. Read the full story

Posted in Sports, Vol 29 No 52 | 12/25-12/31Comments (8)

10 Asian food makeovers for your holiday party

10 Asian food makeovers for your holiday party

By Stacy Nguyen and Assunta Ng
Northwest Asian Weekly

1. Jazzed-up leftovers

Let’s face it. We gain weight during the holidays because there are too many leftovers. So why not share the wealth (and calories) by throwing a leftover party on Dec. 26? Read the full story

Posted in Cultures, Food, Vol 29 No 52 | 12/25-12/31Comments (3)

The 2010 celebrity wall of fame/shame

The 2010 celebrity wall of fame/shame

By Ninette Cheng
Northwest Asian Weekly

Unlike last year, 2010 was a pretty successful year for Asian celebrities, particularly in music and television. However, that doesn’t mean there aren’t a few Asian Americans that make us shake our heads. Read the full story

Posted in Column: Pop Culture, Vol 29 No 52 | 12/25-12/31Comments (2)

The 10 best Asian films of the year

The 10 best Asian films of the year

By Andrew Hamlin
Northwest Asian Weekly

2010 gave us great Asian and Asian-related films from, quite literally, all over the map. Look for the following at your local well-stocked video store: Read the full story

Posted in At the Movies, Vol 29 No 52 | 12/25-12/31Comments (2)

Blog: Did we lose or gain more in 2010?

Blog: Did we lose or gain more in 2010?

Looking back on 2010, what do you think were the biggest losses to the community? Here are my top 5. Read the full story

Posted in Publisher Ng's blog, Vol 29 No 52 | 12/25-12/31Comments (1)

Blog: Follow-up: Post office reacts to claims that it takes up too many parking spots

Last week, a reader complained about postal vans taking all of the parking spaces outside the ID post office on Sundays. Apparently, the post office heard about the complaint through the Asian Weekly. However, I never called the post office. Somehow, the word got out. Read the full story

Posted in Publisher Ng's blog, Vol 29 No 52 | 12/25-12/31Comments (1)

Letter: A reaction to Mars Hill column

To the Editor:

Rev. Driscoll’s reputation is widely known throughout America. As a result, I have mixed feelings on Rev. Driscoll. Read the full story

Posted in Letters to the Editor, Vol 29 No 52 | 12/25-12/31Comments (0)

Dec. 2: Consulate-General of Japan in Seattle celebrates Emperor Akihito’s birthday

Dec. 2: Consulate-General of Japan in Seattle celebrates Emperor Akihito’s birthday

From left: Mrs. Junko Ota, her husband, Consul General of Japan Kiyokazu Ota, and Lt. Gov. Brad Owen (Photo by Assunta Ng/NWAW)

This year, Japan’s Emperor Akhito turned 77. The Consulate-General of Japan in Seattle celebrated this event by hosting a birthday reception at its headquarters in Queen Anne. Read the full story

Posted in Names in the News, Vol 29 No 52 | 12/25-12/31Comments (0)

Nov. 16: North Seattle Community College signs an MOU with KIIMS in India

Nov. 16: North Seattle Community College signs an MOU with KIIMS in India

With successful completion of the MOU, the WASITRAC delegation and university officials pose for photo to close the ceremony. First row, from left: Professor Kolaskar, Dr. Mary Ellen O’Keeffe, Albert Shen, Suvendu Dash. Second row, from left: Antonio Sanchez, Debadutta Dash, Prashanta Nanda, Dr. Achyuta Samanta, Brad Owen, Habib M. Habib, and Vikram Aditya. (Photo by Ina Dash)

The Kushagra Institute of Information and Management Science (KIIMS), Cuttack (in Orissa, India) met with trade delegates from the United States on the KIIMS campus. Read the full story

Posted in Names in the News, Vol 29 No 52 | 12/25-12/31Comments (0)

Sharon Prill is new Yakima Herald-Republic Publisher

Sharon Prill is new Yakima Herald-Republic Publisher

Sharon Prill

Sharon Prill, a native of Hawaii and part Filipino, was named publisher of the Yakima Herald-Republic.

Prill was formerly the senior vice president and general manager of journal interactive and audience development for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel in Wisconsin.

Prill is a graduate of the University of Washington and has worked at The Seattle Times. ♦

Posted in Names in the News, Vol 29 No 52 | 12/25-12/31Comments (1)

Dr. Louise Liang joins Swedish Medical Center Board of Trustees

Dr. Louise Liang joins Swedish Medical Center Board of Trustees

Dr. Louise Liang

Louise Liang, M.D., is a new trustee for the Swedish Medical Center Board. From 2002 to 2009, she served as senior vice president of quality and clinical systems support for Kaiser Foundation Health Plan and Kaiser Foundation Hospitals.

Previously, Liang served as board chair for the Institute for Healthcare Improvement, and she was chief operating officer and medical director of Group Health Cooperative of Puget Sound, as well as founding CEO and president of Group Health Permanente.

Also joining the Swedish board is Isiaah Crawford, Ph.D.

Posted in Names in the News, Vol 29 No 52 | 12/25-12/31Comments (0)

12 meaningful gifts that DON’T carry a hefty price tag

12 meaningful gifts that DON’T carry a hefty price tag

By Assunta Ng and Stacy Nguyen
Northwest Asian Weekly

When looking for holiday presents, there are certain criteria that many of us consider. We want the gift to be a perfect representation of our affection for the receiver. We hike around malls and browse through dozens of Internet sites trying to find that amazing (and probably expensive) gift for our husband, wife, mother, or father. Read the full story

Posted in Cultures, Vol 29 No 51 | 12/18-12/24Comments (0)

Medical refugees find themselves shut out from the care they need

Medical refugees find themselves shut out from the care they need

By Peter Sessum
For Northwest Asian Weekly

Miochi Kabua waits for his wife to get out of physical therapy at Valley Medical Center. As with their medical situations, he is left out while she is able to receive care. (Photo by Peter Sessum)

Serah Alexander lives under the crushing weight of medical bills. The mother of three was diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer that has spread to her bones. Lifesaving medications, treatments, and tests will cost up to $300,000. She will have to pay this amount out of her own pocket. Read the full story

Posted in Community News, Features, Health, Vol 29 No 51 | 12/18-12/24Comments (1)

Tattooed APIs torn between culture and individuality

Tattooed APIs torn between culture and individuality

By Nina Huang
Northwest Asian Weekly

Filipino Michelle Yamzon strategically placed her tattoos so that she can easily cover them up in professional settings. (Photo provided by Michelle Yamzon)

For Asian Americans, getting a tattoo has traditionally been considered taboo. In mainstream culture, tattoos often have negative connotations, and they can be tied to gang culture. In Japan, tattoos are associated with organized crime. Tattoos were outlawed in Japan during the 19th century. It wasn’t until 1948 that the prohibition was repealed.

But over the years, tattoos have become more common to younger generations of Asian Americans. Tattoos are almost as ubiquitous as piercings.

The word tattoo is thought to have two derivations: the Polynesian word “ta,” which means to strike something, and the Tahitian word “tatau,” which means to mark something. Read the full story

Posted in Arts & Entertainment, Features, Vol 29 No 51 | 12/18-12/24Comments (2)

China anti-Nobel campaign is winning it no friends

By Christopher Bodeen
The Associated Press

BEIJING (AP) — China’s campaign to vilify this year’s recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize and sabotage the award ceremony showed signs of backfiring on Thursday, Dec. 9, as criticism of Beijing rose and the imprisoned Chinese dissident seemed to be turning into a celebrity. Read the full story

Posted in Vol 29 No 51 | 12/18-12/24, World NewsComments (0)

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