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Community remembers the life of Kip Tokuda

Community remembers the life of Kip Tokuda

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Tokuda’s family (left) with Gov. Jay Inslee, Mayor Mike McGinn, King County Exec. Dow Constantine, State Rep. Eric Pettigrew, U.S. Ambassador to China Gary Locke, and others. (Photo by Assunta Ng/NWAW)

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Daughters Molly (center) and Pei-Ming (right) Tokuda. (Photo by Assunta Ng/NWAW)

The Seattle community celebrated the life of Kip Tokuda at Tokuda’s public memorial on July 21 at the University of Washington. Over 800 people attended, with reflections presented by Gov. Jay Inslee, Mayor Mike McGinn, Jill Nishi, King County Exec. Dow Constantine, Betsy Wells, Laurie Lippold, Lori Matsukawa, State Rep. Eric Pettigrew, and Dale Minami. Others, including U.S. Ambassador of China Gary Locke and Rep. Adam Smith, attended but did not speak. Read the full story

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3 Seattle APA business owners graduate UW executive program

3 Seattle APA business owners graduate UW executive program

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The 2013 Minority Business Executive Program graduating class

Three APA Seattle-area business owners graduated from the UW Foster School of Business’ Minority Business Executive Program on July 21. They are Angela Shen from Savor Seattle, Shelia Burrus from State Farm, and Raymond Lam from Silk Road Environmental. Read the full story

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Tsutakawa sculpture restored at Washington State fair

Tsutakawa sculpture restored at Washington State fair

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Gerard Tsutakawa (top right), son Kizamu (center), and Laura Pavola (top left)

In August 1983 Gov. John Spellman signed a proclamation recognizing Japanese American citizens who were evicted from their homes and placed in wartime internment camps. A living memorial sculpture by George Tsutakawa and his son Gerard Tsutakawa was erected at the Washington State Fair to honor Japanese Americans who were temporarily housed at “Camp Harmony” at the Fair facilities. Read the full story

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Russell Joe joins JCCCW as CAO

Russell Joe joins JCCCW as CAO

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Russell Joe

Former Issaquah City Councilmember Russell Joe joined the Japanese Cultural and Community Center of Washington (JCCCW) as the organization’s new chief administrative officer on July 1. CAO is a new position to the organization, following the restructuring of JCCCW’s leadership infrastructure. The CAO and COO positions replace the former executive director position. Read the full story

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Food safety, farm groups oppose Smithfield sale

By Staff
The Associated Press

ST. LOUIS, Mo. (AP) — A coalition of farm and food safety groups wants federal regulators to quash the proposed sale of Smithfield Foods to a Chinese conglomerate in what would be the largest such takeover of a U.S. business. Read the full story

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Political odd couple together on voting law

Political odd couple together on voting law

By Laurie Kellman
The Associated Press

http://nwasianweekly.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/32_31/nation_political.jpgWASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) — The white Wisconsin lawyer and the black preacher from Georgia strode into the Senate hearing room together and took their seats, shoulder-to-shoulder, at the witness table. Veteran lawmakers and experts in civil rights law, they had been here before. Read the full story

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WWII ‘comfort woman’ visits NJ monuments

By Samantha Henry
The Associated Press

HACKENSACK, N.J. (AP) — Okseon Yi, now frail and elderly, still remembers as a 15-year-old leaving her home in Busan, Korea to go out for a walk and being grabbed by two men and thrown into the back of a truck with five other terrified girls. They were held captive, Yi said, and forced to provide sex to Japanese soldiers at ‘comfort stations’ during World War II. Read the full story

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Japan’s ruling bloc wins upper house elections

Japan’s ruling bloc wins upper house elections

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Prime Minister Shinzo Abe

By Malcolm Foster
The Associated Press

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s ruling coalition won a comfortable majority in the upper house of parliament in elections July 21, giving it control of both chambers and a mandate to press ahead with difficult economic reforms.

The win is an endorsement of the Liberal Democratic Party’s “Abenomics” program, which has helped spark a tentative economic recovery in Japan. It’s also a vindication for Abe, who lost upper house elections in 2007 during his previous stint as prime minister. Read the full story

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China detains city workers after death

By Didi Tang
The Associated Press

BEIJING (AP) — Police in south-central China detained six urban management officers July 20 on suspicion of intentionally harming others and their supervisors were fired after a watermelon grower died in a conflict with authorities when he tried to sell fruit in their county, state media reported. Read the full story

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HK opens exhibit honoring Bruce Lee

HK opens exhibit honoring Bruce Lee

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Bruce Lee

By Staff
The Associated Press

HONG KONG (AP) — The late superstar Bruce Lee is best-known for the kung fu skills he displayed in his movies, but his daughter hopes that more people take the effort to understand his teachings and life philosophy.

Marking his death 40 years ago, the Hong Kong government has teamed up with the Bruce Lee Foundation to put together an exhibition to showcase the late star’s life, from his famous yellow tracksuit he wore in the movie “Game of Death,” to his writings and drawings.

Lee, who was born in San Francisco but raised in Hong Kong, died at the height of his fame due to an allergic reaction to painkillers at the age of 32. His last film, “Enter the Dragon,” was released six days after his death and became his most popular movie. Read the full story

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UW multicultural scholarship deadline approaching

UW multicultural scholarship deadline approaching

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UW Multicultural Alumni Partnership Scholarship Chair, Dr. Tracy Hilliard

The Aug. 16 deadline to apply for the 2013 Multicultural Alumni Partnership is quickly approaching.

Each year, the University of Washington Alumni Association (UWAA) Multicultural Alumni Partnership (MAP) awards five scholarships to deserving University of Washington students who need financial assistance to assist with their progress toward a degree. Read the full story

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Fu Dogs debut at Bellevue City Hall

Fu Dogs debut at Bellevue City Hall

http://nwasianweekly.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/32_31/com_fu.jpgIn honor of Bellevue’s long-running sister city relationship with Hualien, Taiwan, two recently installed Fu Dog statues will be dedicated during a festive ceremony July 29 at City Hall.

The event runs from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the City Hall Plaza at 450 110th Ave. N.E. It will feature an “awakening” ceremony for the Fu Dogs, with lion dancing, a martial arts demonstration, musical performances, folk dancing, and Taiko drumming. The public is invited to attend. Read the full story

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On ‘The Act Of Killing’

On ‘The Act Of Killing’

By Andrew Hamlin
Northwest Asian Weekly

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“The Act Of Killing” is a documentary film. I want to emphasize that right up front. But it opens with a beguiling surrealistic dance sequence. A giant fish, the size of an office building, sits on the edge of a body of water. The fish is concrete, perhaps metal; it’s hard to tell. Its mouth opens onto a runway. Read the full story

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The Layup Drill: Coach Spo, Timmy, and Inbee! — The no-no’s and yes-yes’s that happened in July

The Layup Drill: Coach Spo, Timmy, and Inbee! — The no-no’s and yes-yes’s that happened in July

By Jason Cruz
Northwest Asian Weekly

Lincecum throws a No-No

Tim Lincecum has done it all in major league baseball, save for one thing: throwing a no-hitter. But, on July 13, the University of Washington alum no-hit the San Diego Padres. Lincecum has won two Cy Young awards — awards given Read the full story

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Prominent APAs divided between mayoral candidates

Prominent APAs divided between mayoral candidates

By Charles Lam
Northwest Asian Weekly

As the primary approaches, Seattle’s mayoral candidates are making a strong push for votes as recent polls still show that 25 percent of Seattle’s voters are still undecided. Read the full story

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BLOG: A mayoral match up! The winner is…

BLOG: A mayoral match up! The winner is…

By Assunta Ng

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The CityClub provided the over 400 audience members with color-coded flash cards they could use to interact with the candidates during the 90-minute forum. (Photo by George Liu/NWAW)

You might not be paying much attention to Seattle’s mayoral race, but you should do some research before you send out your ballot for the primary election on Aug. 6. Read the full story

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EDITORIAL: Martin case a chance at ref lection

EDITORIAL: Martin case a chance at ref lection

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Trayvon Martin

The Trayvon Martin case has been a tragedy, and no matter how you look at it, the lives of many people have been affected. For them, there will be no return to normalcy. But despite the misfortune of what has happened, something positive can grow from this case. Discussion will continue for a long time, and something everyone should acknowledge is that race is still a major issue in this country, and that everyone has biases that they need to be frank about. Read the full story

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Eight API candidates aim to topple incumbents, stake a claim in August primary

Eight API candidates aim to topple incumbents, stake a claim in August primary

By Travis Quezon
Northwest Asian Weekly

Editor’s note: The original version of this article omitted Seattle City Council Candidate Kshama Sawant.

Eight API candidates, six of whom are female, look to make waves in the August primary Read the full story

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