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US Sikh student: Rules bar him from Army program

US Sikh student: Rules bar him from Army program

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Iknoor Singh

By Frank Eltman
Associated Press

MINEOLA, New York (AP) — A Sikh university student has sued the U.S. Army, saying he cannot join the Reserve Officer Training Corps unless he violates his religious beliefs by removing his turban, shaving, and cutting his hair.

The group United Sikhs and the American Civil Liberties Union filed a federal lawsuit Wednesday in Washington, D.C., on behalf of Iknoor Singh, a 19-year-old from the New York City borough of Queens. Read the full story

Posted in National News, Vol 33 No 48 | 11/22-11/28Comments (0)

Obama says ‘Rohingya,’ displeasing Myanmar hosts

Obama says ‘Rohingya,’ displeasing Myanmar hosts

By Todd Pitman and Julie Pace
Associated Press

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President Barack Obama at the memorial to the Independence Martys with Than Myint-U, founder and president of Yangon Heritage Trust (Photo by Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP)

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Myanmar’s minority Rohingya Muslims are among the most persecuted people on earth, and advocates of their cause were hoping President Barack Obama would not only press the issue during his visit this week — they were hoping he would simply say their name. Read the full story

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Hong Kong-Shanghai stock link makes lopsided debut

Hong Kong-Shanghai stock link makes lopsided debut

By Kelvin Chan
AP Business Writer

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Chow Chung-kong, left, and Leung Chun-ying (Photo by Vincent Yu/AP)

HONG KONG (AP) — International investors plowed money into Shanghai’s stock market, maxing out their daily limit, in the debut Monday of a landmark trading link that gives outsiders wider access to mainland China’s main stock market through brokers in Hong Kong. Read the full story

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ASTROLOGY: For the week of November 22 – November 28, 2014

ASTROLOGY: For the week of November 22 – November 28, 2014

By Sun Lee Chang
Northwest Asian Weekly

Rat —  If you are lucky enough to be offered a second bite of the apple, then don’t squander that opportunity.

Ox —  As you unravel the riddle, you will find a few puzzling layers at the beginning. However, your persistence should pay off.

Tiger — Are you trying to force two pieces together that just don’t fit? Stop what you are doing as there is an easier way.

 

Rabbit — While the content is important, the presentation should not be ignored. At their best, both should enhance the other.

Dragon — There is no doubting that you have a good grasp of the details, but a strong leader also knows how to delegate some of the tasks.

Snake — Avoid judging others too harshly for an innocent mistake. There will come a time when you may appreciate that leeway.

Horse — Despite the image you present to the outside world, there are some things that you would rather keep to yourself.

Goat —  As you go further along your journey, the harder it becomes to justify turning back. At the end of the day, it might still make sense to start over.

Monkey — Feeling less than enthused for the occasion? It will be what you make of it, so go forward with a positive attitude.

Rooster — Does it seem like you are going around and around with the same result? If that is the case, try doing something different this time.

Dog — This is not the time to start another project. Instead, you would be better served finishing what you have already started.

Pig — Your rules don’t necessarily translate to someone else. While your way works for you, that doesn’t mean it applies to everyone.

What’s your animal sign?
Rat 1912, 1924, 1936, 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008 Ox 1913, 1925, 1937, 1949, 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997, 2009 Tiger 1914, 1926, 1938, 1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998, 2010 Rabbit 1915, 1927, 1939, 1951, 1963, 1975, 1987, 1999, 2011 Dragon 1916, 1928, 1940, 1952, 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000, 2012 Snake 1917, 1929, 1941, 1953, 1965, 1977, 1989, 2001, 2013 Horse 1918, 1930, 1942, 1954, 1966, 1978, 1990, 2002, 2014 Goat 1919, 1931, 1943, 1955, 1967, 1979, 1991, 2003 Monkey 1920, 1932, 1944, 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992, 2004 Rooster 1921, 1933, 1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005 Dog 1922, 1934, 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006 Pig 1923, 1935, 1947, 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007

*The year ends on the first new moon of the following year. For those born in January and February, please take care when determining your sign.

Posted in Astrology, Vol 33 No 48 | 11/22-11/28Comments (14)

Frieda Takamura, lifetime contributor to the Asian community

Frieda Takamura, lifetime contributor to the Asian community

By Senhao Liu
Northwest Asian Weekly

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Frieda Takamura (Photo by Senhao Liu/NWAW)

From being a teacher to a policymaker in education improvement, Frieda Takamura has contributed much during the past 40 years to the Asian Pacific Islander community. Read the full story

Posted in Community News, Features, Profiles, Vol 33 No 48 | 11/22-11/28Comments (0)

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

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

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Lenore (Leny) Valerio-Buford

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 and her siblings grew up helping their mother at her bakery business.

Education was a family passion. Her father was a high school teacher, and her siblings also had positions in education. Four of the women in her family were teachers. Her oldest sister Nina was a tenured faculty member from the School of Education at Seattle University. Read the full story

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Memorial for Henry Miyatake

Memorial for Henry Miyatake

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Henry Miyatake

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. Read the full story

Posted in Briefs, Vol 33 No 48 | 11/22-11/28Comments (0)

The rush of rabble rousing

The rush of rabble rousing

By Wayne Chan
Northwest Asian Weekly

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Instagramming from China

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. Read the full story

Posted in Column: Wayne's Worlds, Vol 33 No 48 | 11/22-11/28Comments (0)

‘Delano Manongs’ elevates Filipino Americans as civil rights heroes

‘Delano Manongs’ elevates Filipino Americans as civil rights heroes

By James Tabafunda
Northwest Asian Weekly

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Larry Itliong, Filipino labor leader

Filipino American producer and director Marissa Aroy has a timely message. Read the full story

Posted in Arts & Entertainment, Features, Profiles, Vol 33 No 48 | 11/22-11/28Comments (0)

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

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 the latest in pop culture. Read the full story

Posted in Column: Pop Culture, Vol 33 No 48 | 11/22-11/28Comments (0)

Christina Kim leads Lorena Ochoa Invitational

Christina Kim leads Lorena Ochoa Invitational

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Christina Kim

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. Read the full story

Posted in Sports, Vol 33 No 48 | 11/22-11/28Comments (0)

Words to the Blind — Japanese and English collaborate

Words to the Blind — Japanese and English collaborate

By Andrew Hamlin
Northwest Asian Weekly

http://nwasianweekly.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/33_48/ae_boalbum.jpg“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 burn heavier.  Then guitar lines, fired like warning shots across a ship’s bow, appear. Read the full story

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Japanese students visit CPTC for study tour

Japanese students visit CPTC for study tour

By Somer Hanson
Clover Park Technical College

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CPTC’s Medical Laboratory Technician lab assistant PeriSue Harshbarger demonstrates a blood draw to students from Osaka Jikei College

A group of Japanese medical laboratory students from Osaka Jikei College visited Clover Park Technical College in Read the full story

Posted in Community News, Education, Features, Vol 33 No 48 | 11/22-11/28Comments (0)

COMMENTARY: E-cigarettes and the API community

COMMENTARY: E-cigarettes and the API community

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Reid Mukai

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. Read the full story

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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

By Tiffany Ran
Northwest Asian Weekly

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Post-demo book signing with Shiro (Photo by Kayla Dawson, Chin Music Press Facebook page)

Day writer and translator Jay Rubin walked into the office of Chin Music Press when it was establishing itself in Read the full story

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China’s Black Friday was 11.11

China’s Black Friday was 11.11

By Jingyu Zhang
Northwest Asian Weekly

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Two billion dollars worth of merchandise was sold within one hour

Nov. 11 (11.11) is notable because it is considered the “Singles’ Day Shopping Festival” in China. On Nov. 11, 2014, Read the full story

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Japan in recession as economy contracts 1.6 pct

Japan in recession as economy contracts 1.6 pct

By Elaine Kurtenbach
AP Business Writer

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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. Read the full story

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EDITORIAL: Where are we on the marginalization ladder?

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. Read the full story

Posted in Editorials, Vol 33 No 48 | 11/22-11/28Comments (0)

Classified Ads: November 22 – November 28, 2014

For placing an ad in Classified section, please contact John Liu at john@nwasianweekly.com.
The deadline to place a classified ad is Tuesday.

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Happy Diwali!

Happy Diwali!

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Dash with Nisha Desai Biswal, Asst. Secretary of State, Dept. of State

 

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 Department’s historic Benjamin Franklin room. Read the full story

Posted in Names in the News, Vol 33 No 47 | 11/15-11/21Comments (0)

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