Tag Archive | "Vol 32 No 40 | September 28 – October 4"

Korean-American student from Tacoma wins statewide art contest

Korean-American student from Tacoma wins statewide art contest

Young-eon Kim with her art teachers at Charles Wright Academy. (Photo from WAEF)

Tacoma student Young-eon Kim won the top prize in the 2013 Washington Apple Education Foundation (WAEF) Year of the Apple Art Contest. A student attending Tacoma’s Charles Wright Academy, she was awarded the grand prize in a surprise ceremony in the middle of art class with teacher Brian Hutcheson on Sept. 12. Read the full story

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Filipino Community of Seattle to host 78th Anniversary Gala and Fundraiser

Filipino Community of Seattle to host 78th Anniversary Gala and Fundraiser

Lt. Gov. Brad Owen at the 2012 Filipino Community of Seattle Anniversary Gala and Fundraising Event.

On Nov. 2, the Filipino Community of Seattle (FCS) will be holding its 78th Anniversary Gala and Fundraising Event. Over 350 guests are expected to attend, including elected officials, community leaders and members, nonprofit agencies, and veterans. Read the full story

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Nintendo president and Mariners owner dies at 85

Nintendo president and Mariners owner dies at 85

Hiroshi Yamauchi

Hiroshi Yamauchi, who ran Nintendo for more than 50 years and was majority owner of the Mariners, has died. He was 85. Read the full story

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CAPAC welcomes Karystal Ka’ai as new executive director

CAPAC welcomes Karystal Ka’ai as new executive director

Karystal Ka’ai

The Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus (CAPAC) welcomed Krystal Ka’ai as its new executive director on Sept 12. Read the full story

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Chinese politician Bo Xilai gets life sentence

Chinese politician Bo Xilai gets life sentence

By Didi Tang and Christopher Bodeen
The Associated Press

Bo Xilai

JINAN, China (AP) — A court sentenced Bo Xilai to life in prison for corruption Sept. 22, burying the career of one of China’s most up-and-coming politicians and lowering the curtain on a scandal that exposed a murder and illicit enrichment among the country’s elite. Read the full story

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IOC member says India running out of time

IOC member says India running out of time

By C. Rajshekhar Rao
AP Sports Writer

NEW DELHI (AP) — A top Indian Olympic official says the suspended Indian Olympic Association is running out of time to clean up its administration before next year’s major sporting events. Read the full story

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S Korea families let down by aborted reunions

S Korea families let down by aborted reunions

By Hyung-Jin Kim
The Associated Press

Chang Choon

NAMYANGJU, South Korea (AP) — Chang Choon didn’t get much sleep as he prepared to travel to North Korea this week to see his brother and sister for the first time in more than six decades. But the anticipation of what he called the wish of a lifetime was shattered after North Korea abruptly canceled planned reunions for families separated by the Korean War. Read the full story

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FBI releases f iles on the late Hawaiian Sen. Inouye

FBI releases f iles on the late Hawaiian Sen. Inouye

By Staff
The Associated Press

Hawaii Sen. Daniel Inouye

HONOLULU (AP) — The FBI has released thousands of documents from its file on U.S. Sen. Daniel Inouye of Hawaii, some of which show the late Japanese-American lawmaker was the target of racially and politically motivated threats of violence. Read the full story

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Calif. mayor suspends plan to f ly Chinese f lag

By Staff
The Associated Press

SAN LEANDRO, Calif. (AP) — The mayor of San Leandro, Calif. has suspended the city’s plan to raise China’s flag to mark the founding of the People’s Republic of China. Read the full story

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More suspected tsunami debris washing ashore

By Becky Bohrer
The Associated Press

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Two-and-a-half years after an earthquake and tsunami devastated parts of Japan, suspected debris from the disaster continues to quietly wash ashore in Hawaii and along the West Coast of North America. Read the full story

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Fourth Annual Leadership Together Conference to take place

The Executive Development Institute (EDI), in partnership with Asian Counseling and Referral Service (ACRS), is sponsoring the fourth annual Leadership Together Conference on Oct. 12. The conference is a one-day leadership training program targeting APA professionals, but open to all. Read the full story

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APA organizations sponsor candidates forum

Twelve Asian Pacific American (APA) organizations are cosponsoring a candidate forum on Oct. 11 to provide the APA community with information from the candidates regarding their thoughts and responses to community needs and interests. Read the full story

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Improper seafood found during inspection

Officers from the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife found improper seafood at Tea Garden and other restaurants during a recent surprise inspection of 75 restaurants statewide. Officers found salmon without proper documentation and live bullfrogs. Live bullfrogs are illegal to have in Washington, as they are a non-native, invasive species. (end)

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In ‘The Garden Of Words’

In ‘The Garden Of Words’

By Andrew Hamlin
Northwest Asian Weekly

“The Garden Of Words” marks animator Makoto Shinkai’s fifth major work, and the only major criticism I can muster is that he doesn’t seem to like producing feature-length projects.  Of the five, only two, “The Place Promised In Our Early Days” and “Children Who Chase Lost Voices,” run long enough to qualify as feature length. I’m wondering if he prefers the compactness of shorter stories, but it certainly has no effect on his ever-expanding mastery. Read the full story

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ACLF empowers next generation of APA leaders — 2013 Visionary Award Recipient

ACLF empowers next generation of APA leaders — 2013 Visionary Award Recipient

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

By Travis Quezon
Northwest Asian Weekly

ACLF Community Leaders Program alumni reunite for the program’s 10th anniversary in 2009. (Photo from ACLF)

There are over 470,000 Asian and Pacific Americans (APAs) currently living in Washington. Overall, Chinese Read the full story

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Japan-born Kenichi Ebina wins ‘America’s Got Talent’

Japan-born Kenichi Ebina wins ‘America’s Got Talent’

By Staff
Northwest Asian Weekly

Kenichi Ebina (Photo courtesy NBC Universal)

Japan-born Kenichi Ebina won the eighth season of TV show “America’s Got Talent” on Sept. 18, becoming the Read the full story

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Kendee Yamaguchi joins Inslee office

Kendee Yamaguchi joins Inslee office

By Charles Lam
Northwest Asian Weekly

Kendee Yamaguchi

Kendee Yamaguchi, currently an assistant attorney general; the director of policy, Read the full story

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Features 40Health exchanges to open, expand medical coverage

Features 40Health exchanges to open, expand medical coverage

By Charles Lam
Northwest Asian Weekly

Gov. Inslee and part of his health care team meeting with leaders from the APA community. Diane Narasaki (right) acted as moderator.

When the Washington Health Benefit Exchange opens its virtual doors on Oct. 1, approximately 250,000 Read the full story

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Kollaboration Seattle crowns fourth champion

Kollaboration Seattle crowns fourth champion

Photo by John Xiaomeng Zhang

Kollaboration Seattle crowned their fourth champion, the duo of spoken-word artist Troy Osaki and music producer Ariel Loud, on Sept. 21 at the Edmonds Center for the Arts. Osaki and Loud won $1,000 for their performance. Osaki is a student at the University of Washington; Loud recently graduated from Garfield High School. Read the full story

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BLOG: Thinking big, that’s their motto

BLOG: Thinking big, that’s their motto

By Assunta Ng

WTA President Ken Chen (left) and Vice President Andy Zhou (Photo by Rebecca Ip/SCP)

Big dreams

The Taishanese were the first wave of Chinese immigrants that came to the United States to build railroads in 1840s. Their descendants in Washington are now gathering momentum to form one of the largest organizations in Seattle and have planned an ambitious agenda for its members unparalleled in the history of Seattle’s Chinese community. Read the full story

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