Tag Archive | "Vol 32 No 35 | August 24 – August 30"

Michael Shiosaki, State Sen. Ed Murray marry

Michael Shiosaki, State Sen. Ed Murray marry

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State Sen. Ed Murray and Michael Shiosaki following their vows. (Photo by Kristi Lloyd Photography)

Seattle Parks Director of Planning Michael Shiosaki and State Sen. and Mayoral Candidate Ed Murray married on Aug. 10 at St. Mark’s Cathedral on Capitol Hill before a crowd of 250. Read the full story

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Two Mercer Island kids place at Junior U.S. Open of Judo

Two Mercer Island kids place at Junior U.S. Open of Judo

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Tegan (left) and Taylan (right) Yuasa at the tournament

Two young Mercer Island residents placed at the 2013 Junior U.S. Open of Judo, which took place July 26 – 29 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Read the full story

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Jerry Lee awarded Spirit of America award

Jerry Lee awarded Spirit of America award

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Jerry Lee speaking at the CACA event in Oakland, Calif.

MulvannyG2 Chairman Jerry Lee was awarded the Spirit of America award by the Chinese American Citizens Alliance (C.A.C.A.), one of the nation’s oldest civil rights organizations, on Aug. 10. The award was presented to Lee at the C.A.C.A.’s Gala Dinner and Grand Ball in Oakland, Calif. as part of the Alliance’s 52nd Biennial National Convention. Read the full story

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Cheryl Shaw named president of World Affairs Council

Cheryl Shaw named president of World Affairs Council

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Cheryl Shaw

Cheryl Shaw joined the World Affairs of Seattle council as president on Aug. 5.

The World Affairs Council of Seattle is a nonprofit organization dedicated to creating global citizens. The organization operates multiple programs, bringing international leaders in the arts, business, politics, and academia to the Seattle area. It is one of four World Affairs Councils in the state of Washington. Read the full story

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White leader of Boston Asian gang gets 20 years

By Staff
The Associated Press

BOSTON (AP) — The white leader of an Asian gang who earned the nickname “White Devil John” has been sentenced to 20 years in prison on drug trafficking and money laundering charges. Read the full story

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Calif. shark ban argued in Federal court

Calif. shark ban argued in Federal court

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Joseph Breall

By Staff
The Associated Press

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Obama administration is supporting Chinese-American business organizations in their effort to block enforcement of California’s ban on shark fin soup. Read the full story

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Fallen Chinese political star to go on trial

Fallen Chinese political star to go on trial

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Bo Xilai

By Gillian Wong
The Associated Press

BEIJING (AP) — Disgraced Chinese politician Bo Xilai goes on trial Aug. 22 on corruption charges in a case crafted to minimize damage to the Communist Party and avoid exposure of party infighting or human rights abuses. Read the full story

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Vietnam frees dissident on appeal

Vietnam frees dissident on appeal

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Truong Tan Sang

By Chris Brummitt
Associated Press

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — A Vietnamese appeals court overturned a six-year prison sentence against a dissident and halved the jail term of another in a rare show of leniency by the country’s Communist authorities. Read the full story

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Koreas agree to family talks

By Hyung-Jin Kim
The Associated Press

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea on Sunday accepted a South Korean offer for talks on reuniting families separated by war, but proposed separate talks on resuming lucrative tours to a scenic North Korean mountain in an apparent effort to link the two discussions. Read the full story

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Philippine diplomat accepts Iowa apology

Philippine diplomat accepts Iowa apology

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Brian London

By Ryan J. Foley
The Associated Press

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) _ The Philippine ambassador to the U.S. personally called Iowa Public Safety Commissioner K. Brian London on Aug. 16 to seek an explanation of London’s statement that he believed Filipinos were difficult to polygraph and said he accepted his apology. Read the full story

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Stella Chien — 2013 Visionary Award Recipient

Stella Chien — 2013 Visionary Award Recipient

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Stella Chien

This October, the Northwest Asian Weekly presents the Visionary Awards Gala, an event honoring visionaries in the APA community.

By Nina Huang
Northwest Asian Weekly

The completion of the Seattle Chinese Garden would be Stella Chien’s dream come true.

Chien has played an integral role in the garden since its beginning. She loves flowers and gardening. But the main reason Chien wants to see the garden finished is because, after multiple wars, revolutions, and broken families, Chien just wants to see Chinese culture appreciated.

Read the full story

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The Layup Drill — Asians represent in the ring, on the screen, and abroad

The Layup Drill — Asians represent in the ring, on the screen, and abroad

By Jason Cruz
Northwest Asian Weekly

Welcome to another edition of The Layup Drill.  It’s the dog days of summer, and we’re going to take a look at the return of Michelle Kwan, the Korean Zombie, a female MMA’s YouTube KO and the ups and downs of women golfers. Read the full story

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PICTORIAL: Vying for attention — Scenes from the Ethnic Media Meet and Greet

PICTORIAL: Vying for attention — Scenes from the Ethnic Media Meet and Greet

Over 30 candidates vying for political office attended the 4th annual Sea Beez Ethnic Media–Candidates Meet and Greet at the Nagomi Tea House on Aug. 15 in an effort to introduce themselves to communities of color.

Candidates made it to the International District from as far away as Fircrest to make one minute speeches and mingle. (end)

Photos by George Liu/NWAW

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The line for the microphone as candidates deliver their one-minute speeches. Each candidate wore a lei to stand out from the media. Julie Pham (who has the back to the camera) acted as the emcee.

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Bellevue Mayor Conrad Lee and State Sen. and Seattle Mayoral Candidate Ed Murray

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Candidate for King County Council Shari Song and King County Exec. Dow Constantine

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Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn and Tomio Moriguchi

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Port of Tacoma Candidate Eric Holdeman and Port of Seattle Candidate and Auburn Mayor Pete Lewis

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Seattle City Councilmember Mike O’Brien

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Seattle City Councilmember Richard Conlin

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Lakewood City Council Candidate Bryan Thomas and Fircrest City Council Candidate Shannon Reynolds

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Seattle City Council Candidate Albert Shen

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Vandana Slatter, Bellevue City Council Position 6

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Bellevue School Board Candidate My-Linh Thai

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Seattle School Board Candidate Suzanne Dale Etsey and Campaign Manager Dexter Tang

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Port of Seattle Commissioner John Creighton

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COMMENTARY: Tiphares vs Elysium — Welcome to the Age of Appropriation

COMMENTARY: Tiphares vs Elysium — Welcome to the Age of Appropriation

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Andrew Lam

By Andrew Lam
New America Media

Many years ago, before the age of cyperspace, I found a Japanese manga series at a specialty bookstore in San Francisco. Created by Yukito Kishiro, Battle Angel Alita is the story of a post apocalyptic world where humans scavenge to survive, many using robotic technology to replace lost limbs. These semi-automated humans live in a ruinous metropolis called Scrapyard, which smolders beneath the fabled floating city of Tiphares. Read the full story

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250 Japanese delegates celebrate 50 year relationship

250 Japanese delegates celebrate 50 year relationship

By Mike Baker
The Associated Press

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Lt. Gov. Brad Owen, Gov. Jay Inslee, Hyogo Gov. Toshizo Ido, and Hyogo Assembly President Norimoto Ishido after signing the new friendship agreement between Hyogo and Washington. (Photo from the Office of Gov. Inslee)

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — After 50 years, the relationship between Washington and Japan’s Hyogo Prefecture is stronger than ever. Read the full story

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Festivalgoers embrace Little Saigon

Festivalgoers embrace Little Saigon

By Hailey Way
UW Newslab

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Au Lac Vovinam performing a traditional Vietnamese lion dance. (Photo by Hailey Way)

At the third annual Celebrate Little Saigon Festival on August 17, the sun shined, beer and Vietnamese coffee flowed, Vietnamese food was plentiful and the entertainment catered to people of all ages. Read the full story

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Asian America at Bumbershoot

Asian America at Bumbershoot

By Charles Lam
Northwest Asian Weekly

This year’s Bumbershoot, scheduled to take place Labor Day Weekend (Aug. 31 – Sept 2) at the Seattle Center, is set to be one of the largest Bumbershoots in recent history due to a refreshed, Seattle-friendly line up. Read the full story

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BLOG: Live band surprises Uwajimaya’s CEO?

BLOG: Live band surprises Uwajimaya’s CEO?

By Assunta Ng

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Uwajimaya CEO Tomoko Moriguchi Matsuno and the 18-piece band (Photo by George Liu/NWAW)

A live band marched into Uwajimaya on the morning of Aug. 21 to surprise its CEO, Tomoko Moriguchi Matsuno, for her 68th birthday. Read the full story

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BLOG: The Okis create their own waves of philanthropy

BLOG: The Okis create their own waves of philanthropy

By Assunta Ng

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From left: Emcee Mona Locke, Laurie Oki, and Scott Oki

Many Asian Americans know Scott Oki as the ex-Microsoft multi-millionaire and owner of 11 Washington state golf courses, including the Read the full story

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EDITORIAL: LGBT community still needs active support

Last week, San Antonio City Councilmember Elisa Chan found herself in hot water due to comments she made expressing her views on homosexuality while unknowingly being recorded by a now former staffer during a meeting discussing a nondiscrimination ordinance, including her belief that same-sex couples should not be allowed to adopt and that homosexuality was not natural. Read the full story

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