Tag Archive | "Vol 31 No 52 | December 22 – December 28"

Japanese emperor’s birthday celebrated in Seattle

Japanese emperor’s birthday celebrated in Seattle

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From left to right: Lieutenant Governor Brad Own, his wife Linda, Ota Junko, and Consul General Ota Kiyokazu (Photo by Assunta Ng/NWAW)

The Japanese government hosted a birthday celebration for the emperor of Japan in Seattle on Dec. 5 at the residence of the Consul General of Japan in Seattle, Consul General Kiyokazu Ota. Emperor Akihito, who was born on Dec. 23, 1933, will be turning 79 this year. Read the full story

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Betty Patu elected Vice President of the Seattle School Board

Betty Patu elected Vice President of the Seattle School Board

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Betty Patu

The Seattle Public Schools Board of Directors elected officers for 2013. Kay Smith-Blum was elected president, Betty Patu was elected vice president, and Sharon Peaslee was elected member at large. Read the full story

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Seattle Chamber of Commerce hosts Ethnic Chamber of Commerce

Seattle Chamber of Commerce hosts Ethnic Chamber of Commerce

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Regina Glenn – VP, Multicultural and Small Business Development, Maud Daudon – President & CEO David Cho- Board of Trustee / Ethnic Chamber, Bob Donegan – Chair of the Board of Trustees (Photo provided by David Cho)

The Seattle Chamber of Commerce hosted the first ever Multicultural Chamber and Business Organization Reception on Thursday, Dec. 13 at O’Asian restaurant in an effort to integrate the voice of minority business into the 2,200 member strong organization. Read the full story

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Legacy House receives donation from CenturyLink

Legacy House receives donation from CenturyLink

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Legacy House community members with the donated check

Legacy House, the SCIDpda program designed to provide culturally appropriate care and housing for low-income community seniors, received a check in the amount of $500 from CenturyLink’s Pacific Asian American Network (PAAN) on Thursday, Dec. 13 to help support programs for low income senior citizen residents. Read the full story

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Conservative LDP wins landslide victory in Japan

Conservative LDP wins landslide victory in Japan

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Former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe

By Malcolm Foster
The Associated Press

TOKYO, Japan (AP) — Japan’s conservative Liberal Democratic Party returned to power in a landslide election victory Sunday, Dec. 16, after three years in opposition, according to unofficial results, signaling a rightward shift in the government that could further heighten tensions with China, a key economic partner, as well as rival. Read the full story

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South Korea elects its first woman president

South Korea elects its first woman president

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Park Geun-hye

By Staff
The Associated Press

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Park Geun-hye, daughter of a divisive military strongman from South Korea’s authoritarian era, was elected the country’s first female president Wednesday, Dec. 19, a landmark win that could mean a new drive to start talks with rival North Korea. Read the full story

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Maya Moore leaving mark on Chinese basketball

Maya Moore leaving mark on Chinese basketball

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Maya Moore

By Doug Feinberg
AP Basketball Writer

Maya Moore has excelled everywhere she’s played, winning championships from college to the WNBA and Europe. Now, she’s leaving her mark on the Chinese women’s basketball league. Read the full story

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BLOG: Ho, Ho, Ho, what are your holiday traditions?

BLOG: Ho, Ho, Ho, what are your holiday traditions?

By Assunta Ng

Don’t let anyone steal your Christmas. Not even a killer. Read the full story

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Meet the father of the kung fu flick

Meet the father of the kung fu flick

By Staff
KOREAM JOURNAL
New America Media

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Chung Chang-wha

In the early 1970s, before Bruce Lee popularized the martial arts genre and before English overdubs became so easy to mock, the first kung fu film to hit it big in the West was “Five Fingers of Death,” by Korean director Chung Chang-wha. The cult classic is on filmmaker Quentin Tarantino’s 2002 list of his top 12 favorite films of all time. Tarantino, a well-known fan of cult cinema, paid homage to Chung in his Kill Bill flicks. The use of the “Ironside” TV theme before a fight and eye-gouging — give props to “Five Fingers of Death,” which was the title for its U.S. release. Elsewhere, it is known as King Boxer. Read the full story

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A-pop! Twitter idiots strike again, and a farewell to Das Racist

A-pop! Twitter idiots strike again, and a farewell to Das Racist

A monthly column about all things Asian in popular culture

By Vivian Nguyen
Northwest Asian Weekly

The holiday season typically compels people to perform acts of goodwill despite conflicts and differences. This season, however, is off to a poor start with all the hate that’s been spewed about Asians lately. What ever happened to the holiday spirit? Read on to see how racists made like the Grinch this past month and stole away all notions of common decency from their fellow man. Read the full story

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Police meeting leaves some APA leaders skeptical

Police meeting leaves some APA leaders skeptical

By Charles Lam
Northwest Asian Weekly

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Members of APDC meet with Connie Rice, the Mayor’s advisor on the Department of Justice settlement reforms of the Seattle Police Department. (Photo by Charles Lam/NWAW)

Local members of the Asian and Pacific American community believe that they are not receiving adequate attention and engagement from the Seattle Police Department. Read the full story

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Inouye, first Japanese American Senator, dead at 88

Inouye, first Japanese American Senator, dead at 88

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Daniel Inouye

By Andrew Taylor
The Associated Press

WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) — Recovering from war wounds that left him with one arm, Danny Inouye wanted a cigarette and needed a light. Read the full story

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Bamboo art breaks boundaries in Bellevue

Bamboo art breaks boundaries in Bellevue

By Stacy Nguyen
Northwest Asian Weekly

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“Hope” by Mimura Chikuho (Photo from the Bellevue Art Meuseum)

One striking piece from the Modern Twist exhibit at the Bellevue Arts Museum (BAM) is “Hope,” Read the full story

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EDITORIAL: Seattle Police reform is better late than never

The Asian Pacific American community and the Seattle Police Department have never had the best relationship. In 1974, the state of Washington created the Commission on Asian American Affairs to address issues concerning the Asian Pacific American community. In 2010, the commission released a report, which included their policy recommendations. What was at the top of their list of needed changes in the criminal justice system? Read the full story

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