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Vietnamese Friendship Association welcomes interim director

Vietnamese Friendship Association welcomes interim director

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Carmen D’Arcangelo

Carmen D’Arcangelo is the Vietnamese Friendship Association’s (VFA) interim director. D’Arcangelo comes from a background of Read the full story

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High school student invited to honors programs for future physicians

High school student invited to honors programs for future physicians

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Gordon Zhang

Mercer Island High School Junior  Gordon Zhang was nominated to attend the Congress of Future Medical Leaders on Nov. 14-16 in Washington, DC. Read the full story

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Seattle local running to be Miss Washington

Seattle local running to be Miss Washington

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Jane Stone

Jane Stone, a 23-year-old resident of the Seattle area, has joined the race to be Miss Washington USA 2015. A graduate from Edmonds Community College, Stone is currently a branch banking supervisor who has an online business on the side called The House of Stones where she sells her handmade jewelry, crafts, and paintings. She is currently in the process of partnering with a non-profit organization helping women who have been victims of domestic violence and rape. (end)

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Student volunteer awards starting

The annual search for outstanding youth volunteers has begun. Prudential Spirit of Community Awards kicks off its 20th year looking for youth between grades 5-12 that have dedicated their time to volunteering. The students are honored on a local, state and national level with national winners receiving gold medallions, $5,000, trophies for their schools, and a $5,000 grant to donate to a charity of their choice. Over the past 19 years, more than 100,000 students have been recognized by Prudential’s awards. Read the full story

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Local business celebrates  ten-year anniversary

Local business celebrates ten-year anniversary

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T.D. Wang Advertising Group staff (Photo by George Liu/NWAW)

T.D. Wang Advertising Group celebrated its ten-year anniversary with community members, clients, vendor partners and the local ethnic media on Aug. 22 at Benaroya Hall in Downtown Seattle. T.D. Wang is an award-winning, certified and minority-owned, multicultural ad agency that offers marketing and experiential services to companies looking to engage with diverse audiences. Read the full story

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Tech cos. appeal rejection of jobs settlement

Tech cos. appeal rejection of jobs settlement

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U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh

AP Wire Service

NEW YORK (AP) — Four tech companies including Apple and Google are appealing a judge’s rejection of a $324.5 million settlement for a class-action lawsuit brought by more than 60,000 high-tech workers. Read the full story

Posted in National News, Vol 33 No 38 | 9/13-9/19Comments (0)

5 women named to Japan’s Cabinet, tying past high

5 women named to Japan’s Cabinet, tying past high

By Yuri Kageyama
Associated Press

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Inauguration of the reshuffled second Abe Cabinet

TOKYO (AP) — Japan’s prime minister picked five women for his Cabinet on Wednesday, matching the past record and sending the strongest message yet about his determination to change deep-seated views on gender and revive the economy by getting women on board as workers and leaders. Read the full story

Posted in Vol 33 No 38 | 9/13-9/19, World NewsComments (0)

Wanted: Media directors for ancient Chinese temple

Wanted: Media directors for ancient Chinese temple

AP Wire Service

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Kung fu monks at the Shaolin temple

BEIJING (AP) — Help wanted: Ancient Buddhist temple famed for its kung fu monks seeks media directors to build brand. English and social media skills required. Not necessary to be a monk, practice martial arts, or eat vegetarian. Read the full story

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A guide to Thailand’s surrogacy scandals and laws

By Jocelyn Gecker
Associated Press

BANGKOK (AP) — A string of recent scandals has lifted a lid on Thailand’s largely unregulated commercial surrogacy industry, which has been around for over a decade. Here’s a look at the controversies, some of the ethical dilemmas they have raised, and the Thai military government’s new draft law that is expected to outlaw the business of surrogacy. Read the full story

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China sacks officers after 3-man jailbreak

AP Wire Service

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese authorities announced Friday that a jail warden and three other police officers were fired after a rare jailbreak in northern China by three inmates who strangled a guard. Read the full story

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Killings by China anti-terror cops raise concerns

By Gillian Wong
Associated Press

BEIJING (AP) — When attackers from China’s minority Uighurs killed 37 people in a July rampage in far western Xinjiang, police responded by gunning down at least 59 of them. When three Uighurs allegedly killed a top state-appointed Muslim cleric, police shot dead two of them. When security forces led a raid on 10 suspected Uighur terrorists, they fatally shot all but one. Read the full story

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No textbooks! — Books you will actually want to read

No textbooks! — Books you will actually want to read

By Samantha Pak
Northwest Asian Weekly

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By Monica Sone
University of Washington Press, 2014

Growing up in Seattle in the 1920s and 1930s, Monica Sone constantly battled with her Japanese heritage and her American home. From the time she was 5 and told by her parents that she and her older brother Henry would be going to Japanese school during weekday evenings, she always felt that she was from two worlds.

Whether she is being humiliated at a parent-teacher meeting due to her mother’s ignorance regarding Western expressions and idioms or trying to contain her emotions and personality while visiting relatives in Japan, “Nisei Daughter” is the story of how Sone grows up feeling both not enough and too much for both cultures.

And then the United States enters World War II after the Japanese attack Pearl Harbor. All of Sone’s inner-cultural clashing is magnified as she, her family, and their fellow Japanese Americans are evacuated to the internment camps. Read the full story

Posted in On the Shelf, Vol 33 No 38 | 9/13-9/19Comments (0)

A-pop! Choi dominates — Fukunaga wins an Emmy; K-pop tragedy

A-pop! Choi dominates — Fukunaga wins an Emmy; K-pop tragedy

By Vivian Nguyen
Northwest Asian Weekly

Nobody wants to admit it, but summer is over. With the yellow school buses rolling in, it’s a sure sign that fall is right around the corner. But who said you still can’t savor the remnants of August? Let’s take a second to remember end-of-summer highlights with some of our favorite Asian Americans. Read the full story

Posted in Arts & Entertainment, Column: Pop Culture, Features, Profiles, Vol 33 No 38 | 9/13-9/19Comments (0)

SPAM: Love it or hate it?

SPAM: Love it or hate it?

By Nina Huang
Northwest Asian Weekly

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SPAM. It’s more than just junk mail in your inbox. People have called it different names like “shoulder of pork and ham,” “spiced ham,” “specially-processed American meats,” and skeptics have called it “something posing as meat.” Read the full story

Posted in Food, Vol 33 No 38 | 9/13-9/19Comments (0)

Honoring our women mentors

Honoring our women mentors

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Women of Color Empowered (WOC) is a nonproft organization started by Northwest Asian Weekly in 1996. This year WOC’s  theme is “Amazing Women Mentors,” where women across Seattle are being honored as mentors. There is a luncheon honoring the women mentors on Friday, Sept. 17 at China Harbor Restaurant. Tickets can be purchased by calling 206-223-0623 or emailing rsvp@nwasianweekly.com. Tickets are $35 before Sept. 15, $45 after Sept. 15 and walk-ins are $50. Students do receive a discount with student ID. Read the full story

Posted in Community News, Features, Profiles, Vol 33 No 38 | 9/13-9/19Comments (1)

Night Owl bus service continues

The King County City Council unanimously approved the agreement to continue the Night Owl buses, routes 82, 83, and 84. Under the agreement, the City of Seattle will pay for the operation of these routes that service many Seattle neighborhoods including Queen Anne, Greenwood, Belltown, Wallingford, and others during 2-4 a.m. Read the full story

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Seattle’s Night Market returns to I.D.

Seattle’s Night Market is back on Sept. 13 from 6 p.m. to midnight at Union Station Plaza along Fifth Avenue south. That evening the area will be transformed to an Asian night market with street vendors, food trucks, and live music performances.To celebrate the Chinatown-International District, and the Night Market, each participating food truck and vendor will be making at least one custom $5 Asian-inspired menu item. The event will kick off with the Seattle vs. Vancouver Chinatown-ID Invitational Breakdance Competition. (end)

For more information visit www.NightMarketSeattle.com.

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Wise words for youth — How do you overcome adversity?

Wise words for youth — How do you overcome adversity?

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“Welcome back to school.
Be curious.
Question everything.
Serve your community.”
— Kenyon S. Chan

Chancellor, UW-Tacoma

“It’s how we react to the adversity that matters. I encourage all students to make a goal and plan to reach that goal. When adversity strikes, step back and figure out how to remove the roadblock. When you successfully reach your goal, take a moment to celebrate your success. Have an amazing year!”
— Sue Anderson
Vice President & General Manager, Seattle Markets
CenturyLink

“We all face adversity at some point in our lives. Our success lies in how we handle it. Many of us allow challenges to defeat us. What I say to you is this: accept your challenge head-on. If you focus on developing into a stronger and wiser individual, you will succeed not in spite of, but because of the very challenges you face.”
Dave Rule
President, Bellevue College

“Life is filled with choices. It’s about discovering what your life is meant to be and living that life to its fullest. French writer Marcel Proust said such discovery takes fresh eyes. Education can give you fresh eyes to discover talents and strengths, so you can make a difference. This requires an openness to learn more, to care more, to achieve more for you and your community.”
— Cheryl Roberts
President, Shoreline Community College

“Hopes and goals give us direction. Adversities can and often come before success. They may be mild like red traffic lights, which we overcome with patience. But they can also be our teachers, training us to become stronger. Prepare for them.Study hard, learn how to work with people through volunteering, understand the community, or simply talk to your parents about their life stories. You will help build your future and inspire the people around you.”
— Kwan-Leung Chan, Ph. D.
Waters Academy

“Always do what is right and persevere through those challenges. You represent yourself and your family, so always think about helping others and improving your community. Lastly, have patience and curiosity throughout your life. There are wonderful experiences ahead and be curious about those new adventures. Appreciate your path.”
— Judge Ketu Shah
King County District Court

“Education is the key to success. Develop career and life goals and take advantage of every opportunity to learn and develop new skills that will help you achieve your goals. Always remember that there are many people who want to help you along the way.”
— Paula Boyum
Associate Dean, Northeastern University – Seattle

“The challenges we face in life shape who we are and who we become. My own life experiences, even the bad ones, have contributed to who I am today. Focus on the future. Set goals and keep track of progress. You may not always achieve everything, but you will have taken control and created opportunities that may not have existed. Most important – be a nice person.”
— Kathleen M. O’Toole
Seattle Police Chief

“You must believe in yourself and know that by following the values of integrity, hard work, and respect for your community, you can overcome anything. Always talk to friends, family, and mentors about adversity, so they can help guide you through struggles. American history is filled with inspiring individuals who had odds stacked against them.”
— Congressman Adam Smith
Washington State’s 9th District

“Believe in yourself and imagine yourself in a position of power and authority.  Think about what it takes to get there and then trust that you really do have the capacity to achieve it. You can reach your dreams if you can see yourself (in your mind’s eye) there. Best wishes for a successful school year!”
— Justice Mary Yu
Washington State Supreme Court

“In King County, we’re working to ensure all of our students come to school ready to learn and have the opportunity to succeed. This fall, I will continue my school district listening tour, visiting schools across the county to hear your challenges and successes. Have a great start of the school year, and I look forward to seeing you soon!”
King County Executive Dow Constantine

“People have unlimited potential. Education is a very positive and powerful means of tapping into that potential. Going to school and earning a degree teaches skills, builds confidence, and nurtures creativity — all of which are necessary in facing and overcoming adversities. I encourage everyone to dream big.”
Dr. Jean Hernandez
President, Edmonds Community College

“At South Seattle College, we tell our students, ‘Start here, go anywhere!’ As you begin or renew your academic pursuits, don’t forget to take advantage of the opportunities that are presented to you. Pursue your passions, pursue your dreams, and turn them into your reality!”
— Gary Oertli
President, South Seattle College

“Get a goal for the mind. Stay completely focused. Let nothing deter you. When you succeed, give back to others, reflecting the community.”
— Nate Miles
Vice President of Government Relations
Lilly

“Face the adversity, evaluate yourself, assess the situation, and allow yourself to ‘grow’ through it and become bigger and better because of it. Don’t allow adversity to keep you sitting on the sidelines. Pursue your greatness.”
— Tyrell Edwards
UW Bothell (‘13), Fulbright Recipient

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Bicyclist-lawyer killed fought ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’

Bicyclist-lawyer killed fought ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’

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Members of the community and press gather in front of Benaroya Hall to honor Sher Kung (Photo by George Liu/NWAW)

SEATTLE (AP) — The bicyclist who died in a collision with a truck in downtown Seattle was identified as a Read the full story

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Seattle’s first Asian American female deputy mayor — Hyeok Kim works as liaison for the city’s communities

Seattle’s first Asian American female deputy mayor — Hyeok Kim works as liaison for the city’s communities

By James Tabafunda
Northwest Asian Weekly

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Hyeok Kim (Photo by James Tabafunda/NWAW)

She works as the eyes and ears for Seattle Mayor Ed Murray and likes engaging with people. Mayor Murray Read the full story

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