Tag Archive | "Vol 32 No 38 | September 14 – September 20"

CIDBIA hosts annual Night Market and Autumn Moon Festival

CIDBIA hosts annual Night Market and Autumn Moon Festival

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The crowd at the fifth annual Chinatown–International District Night Market and Autumn Moon Festival (Photo by Charles Lam/NWAW)

The Chinatown–International District Business Improvement District hosted its fifth annual Night Market and Autumn Moon Festival on Sept. 7 from 6 p.m. to midnight. This year’s festival was held in Union Station Plaza and 5th Ave. South. Read the full story

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First new construction for Yesler Terrace Redevelopment breaks ground

First new construction for Yesler Terrace Redevelopment breaks ground

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Yesler Terrace stakeholders breaking ground on the new redevelopment project. (Photo from the SHA)

Following years of planning and resident input, the first construction in the redevelopment of Yesler Terrace broke ground on Sept. 5. The groundbreaking ceremony featured local leaders and partners in the redevelopment, including Congressman Adam Smith, Deputy Mayor Darryl Smith, City Council President Sally Clark, and others, turning the first shovels of earth to kick off the construction. Read the full story

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Vovinam holds international summit in Florida

Vovinam holds international summit in Florida

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Vovinam masters and executive committee (rear) with master and senior master candidates (front) (Photo from Linh Thai)

The 2nd Conference of the Masters, an international summit of Vovinam masters, took place in Orlando, Fla. from Aug. 21 to 23. Vovinam is a Vietnam martial arts style. It was founded in 1938. Read the full story

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Susan Lee named president of Seattle chapter of National Reunification Advisory Council

Susan Lee named president of Seattle chapter of National Reunification Advisory Council

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Susan Lee

Susan Lee, currently the president of the Korean American Chamber of Commerce, has been named the president of the Seattle chapter of the National Reunification Advisory Council. The National Reunification Advisory Council was created to support one of the tenants of the constitution of South Korea, the unification of the Korean peninsula.

Previously, Lee founded the Korean Women Realtor’s Association of Washington. She is also active in other organizations, including the Korean American Coalition. (end)

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S Korea bans Japanese fish due to radiation fears

By Eun-Young Jeong
The Associated Press

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea announced Sept. 6 that it was banning all fish imports from along Japan’s northeastern coast because of what officials called growing public worry over radioactive water leaking into the Pacific Ocean near the crippled Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant. Read the full story

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Miss World opens in Indonesia after protests

BALI, Indonesia (AP) — The 63rd edition of the Miss World pageant opened Sept. 8 after protests by Muslim hard-liners confined the event to Indonesia’s predominantly Hindu resort island of Bali. Read the full story

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Rodman says he met N Korean leader again

By Aritz Parra
The Associated Press

BEIJING (AP) — Retired NBA star Dennis Rodman left North Korea Sept. 7, professing his affection for autocratic leader Kim Jong Un and angrily rejecting calls to lobby for the release of imprisoned American citizen Kenneth Bae. Read the full story

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Police arrest 21 at LA Chinatown protest

By Staff
The Associated Press

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles police arrested 21 people protesting Wal-Mart’s working conditions and firing practices, including seven company workers and 12 members of the clergy, in a LA Chinatown rally Sept. 6. Read the full story

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New flavor for remote Wyo.: Vietnamese coffee

By Mead Gruver
The Associated Press

BUFORD PHINDELI TOWN, Wyo. (AP) — A Vietnamese businessman has raised a few eyebrows among Wyomingites by buying the remote outpost of Buford and tacking the name of a new coffee brand onto a place named 147 years ago for a civil war hero. Read the full story

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COMMENTARY: No Justice For Jeff Chen

COMMENTARY: No Justice For Jeff Chen

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Doug Chin

By Doug Chin
Special to the Northwest Asian Weekly

The decision by federal Judge Thomas Zilly to overturn the unanimous verdict of an eight-person jury that the City of Medina and City Manager Donna Hanson fired Police Chief Jeff Chen because of racial discrimination and to order a new trial was atrocious. Read the full story

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REFLECTIONS: Thoughts on my son’s campaign kick-off rally

Editor’s Note: Tama Tokuda wrote this article for the Northwest Asian Weekly in May 1994, shortly after Kip Tokuda’s campaign kick off. It is presented as it was published.

By Tama Tokuda
Special to NW Asian Weekly

The other night I was sitting in the corner of the auditorium at the Mt. Baker Community Club, watching the proceedings of the kick-off rally for my son’s campaign for State Representative of the 37th District. Read the full story

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Bogey Bear Jr. hits a hole in one — 2013 Visionary Award Recipient

Bogey Bear Jr. hits a hole in one — 2013 Visionary Award Recipient

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

By Jason Cruz
Northwest Asian Weekly

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Instructors work personally with participants to improve their understanding of the game. (Photo from Bogey Bear Jr. Golf Foundation)

Inbee Park, Michelle Wie, and Tiger Woods.  These golfers got their start in golf at a young age, but for many children, a chance at golf — or any other sport — is beyond their reach. But in Seattle, the Bogey Bear Jr. Golf Foundation aims to give inner-city youth a swing at the sport. Read the full story

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Taking on ‘The Grandmaster’

Taking on ‘The Grandmaster’

By Andrew Hamlin
Northwest Asian Weekly

http://nwasianweekly.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/32_38/grandmaster.jpgLongtime cult director Kar-wai Wong, legendary for such Hong Kong productions as “In The Mood For Love,” “Happy Together,” and “Days Of Being Wild,” probably wishes for a box office smash hit to supplement his longstanding critical acclaim. And with his latest film, “The Grandmaster,” a historical martial arts extravaganza, he’ll probably get it.

An biographical account of martial arts master Ip Man, the film follows a conventional martial arts arc for most of its length, which should draw in everyone who loves vivid fights. But it also takes an idiosyncratic turn toward the end, reminding us that director Wong ultimately follows his own path. Read the full story

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Three stories on a parent’s love

Three stories on a parent’s love

By Samantha Pak
Northwest Asian Weekly

http://nwasianweekly.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/32_38/shelf_daughter.jpgThe Favorite Daughter
By Allen Say
Author A. Levine Books, 2013

With a name like Yuriko and a home in San Francisco, it’s safe to say you’re not going to meet many people who share your name. And for Yuriko, that has always been just fine. Read the full story

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Wise words for students — starting school in the Fall

Wise words for students — starting school in the Fall

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“Make ethical behavior your foundation. Always do the right thing – you know what it is. Maximize your potential for good. Treat people right. Make the right decision when nobody’s looking – especially when nobody’s looking. Integrity: if you have it, nothing else matters; if you don’t have it, nothing else matters.”
— Dave Rule
President
Bellevue College

“Seattle Community Colleges provide the pathway to success for students and their families. We all benefit when everyone has a lifetime of opportunity.”
— Jill Wakefield
Chancellor
Seattle Community Colleges

“Good luck this school year! I will continue to fight in Washington, DC to ensure you receive a high quality education and that access to further education, job training, and job opportunities await.
— Congressman Adam Smith

“You can make the world a better place by building on things you love. Don’t let negativity eat you inside. Stay focused. Get off a good start. Have fun.”
— Nate Miles
Director of Government Relations for Lilly & Company
Founder of abillionthanksmandela.com

“Education is what makes people great. What you learn in school now will help you become who you want to be. So work hard, keep focused, and never give up.”
— Suzanne Dale Estey
Seattle School Board candidate, Position 4

“My advice: lean in to your experience. Take time to discover what you care about. Elementary school students, remember to hug someone every day and pick up your socks! Middle school students, follow your own path of discovery. High school students, think about what will feed your soul, not your pocketbook.  Best wishes for a successful year!”
— Jan Levy
Executive Director
Leadership Tomorrow

“Set a goal. Work hard to reach it. It can be improving grades, turning in homework on time, running a mile every day, or volunteering. Work with your parents or teachers to set your goal. The satisfaction of achieving your goal exceeds playing video games. Even if you cannot reach the goal, fight hard to get it. It will make you feel good, and your loved ones proud.”
— Dr. Kwan-Leung Chan
CEO
Waters Academy

“In this 21st century economy, math skills are the single most important skill to getting a good job and developing a career. Listen to your parents and study your math! You do not have to be a doctor or a lawyer, but do your math and maybe you’ll try to be a politician like I am.”
— Albert Shen
Seattle City Council candidate, Position 8

“My advice to students this Fall is to try something new this year.  Whether it is a class in a different field, a new sport, or a new club or activity, try something you have not tried before. The best thing about school is that you can go from playing golf and studying chemistry one year to learning about world religions and playing clarinet the next.”
— Erica Buckley
Attorney
Law Offices of Buckley & Associates

“An education comes in many forms and shapes. Look out for opportunities to learn as you walk through the school door, which will open more doors for you. Respect your teachers, as they are the ones who are willing to share knowledge with you! Be a good friend! Have fun!”
— My-Linh Thai
Bellevue School Board candidate, District 5

“At South Seattle Community 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 Community College

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Three Chinese American cousins break leadership stereotypes

Three Chinese American cousins break leadership stereotypes

By Charles Lam
Northwest Asian Weekly

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From left: Cousins Connor Chiu, Riley Hsia, and Tyler Yen (Photo from the Chiu family)

Asian and Pacific Americans are stereotyped as being weak leaders, but three Seattle-area teenagers Read the full story

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The basics of online education

The basics of online education

By Arunabh Satpathy
Northwest Asian Weekly

Here’s a question: What are the similarities between a mother keen on finishing her studies, a patient hungry to keep learning, and an older professional juggling family and work needing to expand his professional boundaries? Read the full story

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Tama Tokuda passes away at 93

Tama Tokuda passes away at 93

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Kip Tokuda and Tama Tokuda in 1994 (NWAW File Photo)

Tama Tokuda, the mother of the late Kip Tokuda, died Aug. 31 after a long battle with Alzheimer’s disease. Her death comes a month and a half after the sudden death of Kip, who suffered a heart attack on July 13. Her family said she died of a broken heart.   Read the full story

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2013 Miss Chinese Seattle crowned

2013 Miss Chinese Seattle crowned

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Miss Chinese Seattle Queen 2013 Ka Man Lee waving after being crowned. (Photo by Hut Kwan)

The  Greater Seattle Chinese Chamber of Commerce hosted the 2013 Scholarship for Women Pageant — also known as the Miss Chinese Seattle Pageant — on Sept. 7 at the Westminster Center in Bellevue. The competition drew 11 contestants. “I was extremely impressed with all of the contestants,” said Judge Jerry Lee, who is also chairman of MulvannyG2 Architecture. “I can honestly say that any one of the women could have represented Washington proudly… The Greater Seattle Chinese Chamber of Commerce did a fabulous job.”  (end)

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Photo by Hut Kwan

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“Miss Chinese Seattle First Princess” Winner Diana Chen performing a traditional dance. (Photo by George Liu/NWAW)

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“Miss Chinese Seattle Second Princess” Winner Tiffany Du playing the flute during the talent competition. (Photo by George Liu/NWAW)

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“Miss Chinese Seattle Queen” Winner Ka Man Lee performing “I Dreamed a Dream” from Les Miserables. (Photo by George Liu/NWAW)

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“Miss Talent” Winner Tanya Chan performing a hip-hop dance. (Photo by George Liu/NWAW)

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Teri Woo in her evening gown (Photo by George Liu/NWAW)

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“Miss Congeniality” Winner Michelle Cheung (Photo by George Liu/NWAW)

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Miss Chinese Seattle Queen Ka Man Lee (center) with Miss Chinese Seattle First Princess Diana Chen (right) and Miss Chinese Seattle Second Princess Tiffany Du (left) (Photo by George Liu/NWAW)

 

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EDITORIAL: 9/11 changed America, for better and for worse

Every American remembers where they were when the planes crashed into the towers 12 years ago, and since then everyone’s life has been affected by the events of 9/11, some for the better and some for worse. Read the full story

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