Tag Archive | "Vol 31 No 3 | January 14 – January 20"

LETTER: Hirabayashi remembered by a reporter

To the Editor:

Back in 1997, when I reported for the NW Asian Weekly, I was asked to profile Dr. Gordon Hirabayashi in the run-up to the paper’s inaugural Asian American Pioneers Awards banquet, during which Dr. Hirabayashi was to be honored for his personal stand against the Japanese American Internment. Read the full story

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Northwest Vietnamese News celebrates 25 years

Northwest Vietnamese News celebrates 25 years

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Nguoi Viet’s founding family, from left: Andy Pham, Don Pham, Christine Pham, Julie Pham, and Kim Pham

On Dec. 4, Nguoi Viet Tay Bac (Northwest Vietnamese News) celebrated its 25th anniversary at the House of Hong in the International District. Read the full story

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Jay Inslee tours Chinatown/International District

Jay Inslee tours Chinatown/International District

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Jay Inslee with the Gee How Oak Tin Women’s Auxiliary

On Jan. 7, Jay Inslee met with Chinese businesses and business associations in the International District as part of a walking tour. Read the full story

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Prof. Jim McCullough honored by Vietnam for contributions to education

Prof. Jim McCullough honored by Vietnam for contributions to education

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Jim McCullough

On Dec. 20, the University of Puget Sound reported that Professor Jim McCullough was thanked by the President of Vietnam Truong Tan San for his contributions to education and businesses in the country.

Previously in November, McCullough was presented with the Medal for Lifetime Contribution to Education by Vietnam’s minister of education.

McCullough retired from Puget Sound on Dec. 31, 2011. He moved to Tucson, Ariz., and will regularly travel to Southeast Asia to continue teaching graduate students at Silpakorn University and Prince of Songkla University in Bangkok, Thailand, as well as business students at The National Economics University of Hanoi. (end)

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Bruce Harrell swears in with wife and mom

Bruce Harrell swears in with wife and mom

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From left: Rose Harrell, Joanne Harrell, and Bruce Harrell (Photo by George Liu/NWAW)

On Jan. 9, re-elected Seattle City Councilmembers were sworn to new four-year terms. Read the full story

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USPAACC holds focus group in Seattle

USPAACC holds focus group in Seattle

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Participants with USPAACC National President and CEO Susan Au Allen, from left: Lawrence Pang, Murthy Kalkura, Albert Shen, Allen, and Patrick Yalung

On Dec. 16, the U.S. Pan Asian American Chamber of Commerce Education Foundation (USPAACC) held a focus group with about 12 American business owners based in Seattle at the Pike Place Conference Room at Wells Fargo Bank. Read the full story

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Vietnam-born woman to reunite with aid worker who saved her

By Jackie Hutchins
Loveland Daily Reporter-Herald

LOVELAND, Colo. (AP) — Tobi Snyder has had a special wish for much of her life.

And just before Christmas 2010, she sent off an e-mail with the hope that wish could be fulfilled.
Just after Christmas, she got an answer — and it set off a year of planning for a trip to the other side of the world. Read the full story

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Mariners sign Japanese free-agent pitcher

Mariners sign Japanese free-agent pitcher

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Hisashi Iwakuma

SEATTLE (AP) — The Seattle Mariners have signed free-agent Japanese pitcher Hisashi Iwakuma to a one-year contract.

The team announced the move last Thursday.

Iwakuma has a 107–69 record in 226 career games in Japan. The right-hander was selected the 2008

Pacific League Most Valuable Player and winner of the Eiji Sawamura pitching award after going 21–4 with a 1.87 ERA. Read the full story

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Japan Cabinet being reshuffled after rape gaffes

By Yuri Kageyama
The Associated Press

TOKYO (AP) — A Cabinet reshuffle in Japan is coming. It is likely to include the removal of a defense minister who outraged the public with gaffes about a rape by U.S. servicemen. Read the full story

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Adopted kids become mini-ambassadors come Lunar New Year

By Leanne Italie
The Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) — With its fireworks, family reunions, and feasts, Lunar New Year is the longest and most important celebration for millions around the world. Read the full story

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Jon Huntsman objects to ad featuring his adopted kids

Jon Huntsman objects to ad featuring his adopted kids

By Holly Ramer
The Associated Press

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Jon Huntsman with his wife, Mary Kaye Cooper, and their seven children.

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Republican presidential hopeful Jon Huntsman, who often speaks movingly of his adopted daughters while on the campaign trail, said last Friday that Ron Paul’s supporters were out of line in using the girls to argue that he is un-American. Read the full story

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Who was naughty and who was nice in 2011?

Who was naughty and who was nice in 2011?

The Layup Drill — a NEW monthly sports column about Asians

By Jason Cruz
Northwest Asian Weekly

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As we welcome in 2012 and recover from the holidays, The Layup Drill takes a look back at 2011. And, just like Santa Claus, The Layup Drill has compiled a list of the naughty and nice of 2011. Fortunately, there were more nice than naughty. Read the full story

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BLOG: My happiness list

BLOG: My happiness list

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What really matters? Ask yourself this before you make your New Year’s resolutions. Write down what you find valuable. Writing helps you understand yourself and empowers you to achieve what you want. Read the full story

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A sister city gives gift of education to Mongolian students

A sister city gives gift of education to Mongolian students

By Jeffrey Osborn
Northwest Asian Weekly

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Students from Ikh Tamir Elementary School in Mongolia, who were Blue Sky scholarship recipients (Photo from Bellingham Sister Cities Association)

Mongolia is often referred to as the land of eternal blue sky.

To understand this nickname, one must look back to times long ago, when a religion known as Tengriism was powerful in Central Asia. Though no longer a major religion, there are some who still practice Tengriism. Read the full story

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In memory of Gordon

In memory of Gordon

By Stacy Nguyen
Northwest Asian Weekly

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Gordon Hirabayashi

Gordon Hirabayashi died on Jan. 2 in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, where he taught sociology at the University of Alberta (UA). He was 93 and had been suffering from Alzheimer’s.

In 1942, the U.S. Government ordered nationwide evacuation of Japanese Americans by Executive Order 9066. The government simply called it a relocation. But for those who had to abandon their homes, it was imprisonment.

Hirabayashi was among the internees. A student at the University of Washington (UW) at the time, he was one of only three Japanese Americans who resisted, stating that internment was a violation of his Constitutional rights. For his act of courage, he was arrested, convicted, and imprisoned.

Hirabayashi was born in Seattle in 1918. He attended Auburn High School. Read the full story

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International school immerses students in dual Mandarin and English program

International school immerses students in dual Mandarin and English program

By Elizabeth Wang
UW News Lab

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Beacon Hill International School is the first to implement a Mandarin-language immersion program. Math and science are taught for half of the school day in Mandarin. Reading, writing, and social studies are taught the other half of the day in English. (Photos by Elizabeth Wang)

Beacon Hill International School (BHIS) is one of three elementary schools in the Seattle area offering a language-immersion program to students. While all three schools offer Spanish, BHIS is the first one to offer Mandarin. The Mandarin program is funded by the Confucius Institute. Read the full story

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EDITORIAL: Our hopes for the Asian community in the new year

Don’t let your cynical friends sway you. Making New Year’s resolutions is always a good idea. We like to jump on any chance we get to work on self-improvement. Read the full story

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