Tag Archive | "Vol 32 No 47 | November 16 – November 22"

KIRO news anchor married

KIRO news anchor married

Monique Ming Laven and James Sido. (Photo by One Love Photo)

Monique Ming Laven, award-winning news anchor for KIRO 7, married James Sido, public relations manager at Downtown Seattle Association, on Aug. 9, 2013, at Parsons Garden on Queen Anne Hill, followed by a reception at Within SoDo. (end)

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Nikkei Concerns honors three

Nikkei Concerns honors three

Ted Tomita, left, presented a plaque to Julianne Kumasaka and Dennis Yamashita (Photo by Assunta Ng/NWAW)

Nikkei Concerns, a Seattle organization that serves Japanese elders in the Pacific Northwest, hosted nearly 200 people at the Omusubi Connection Luncheon Nov. 1 at the Bell Harbor International Conference Center in Seattle. At the event, board chair Ted Tomita honored Kokoro Kai Senior Activity program co-founders Julianne Kumasaka and Dennis Yamashita, recognizing their groundbreaking work on the program 35 years ago. Read the full story

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Yambe set to win in Fife

Yambe set to win in Fife

Bryan Yambe

In Pierce County, Nikkei candidate for Fife City Council Bryan Yambe is poised to win his contest against Doug Fagundes. As of Nov. 13, Yambe had 61 percent of the votes cast in his favor, with 39 percent going to his opponent. Read the full story

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Ricoh rakes in revenue

Ricoh rakes in revenue

From left, Kevin Nealon, comedian/actor from Saturday Night Live; Penny and Frank Fukui of the Woodburn Company; and Martin Brodigan, chairman and CEO of Ricoh Corporation. (Photo courtesy of Ricoh Corporation)

Frank and Penny Fukui of the Woodburn Company, a copier and printer company based in Everett, accepted two awards during the Ricoh National Awards Banquet held at the Aria Resort and Hotel in Las Vegas, Nev., on Oct. 30. The awards were for highest percentage of revenue growth and highest dollar revenue growth under the Ricoh brand for mid-level markets.

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Dinner funds scholarships

Dinner funds scholarships

Students of the Lien Tam Music Academy entertained the VNSF dinner guests. (Photo by DGreer Photography)

The Viet Nam Scholarship Foundation benefit dinner in September, “Light the Path,” raised $55,000 to provide multi-year scholarships to underprivileged students in Vietnam. It will also fund VNSF’s Transportation Access and Reading Rooms programs. Read the full story

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Thai Senate kills contentious amnesty bill

Thai Senate kills contentious amnesty bill

By Thanyarat Doksone
Associated Press

An anti-government protester holds a poster of hanged ousted Premier Thaksin Shinawatra during a rally against the amnesty bill in Bangkok, Thailand, on Oct. 31. Thousands of protesters and supporters of the opposition Democrat Party took part in the rally near Samsen railway station to oppose the amnesty bill being debated in the second reading in the Parliament. (Photo by Sakchai Lalit/AP)

BANGKOK (AP) – Thailand’s Senate has defeated an amnesty bill that could have led to the return from exile of deposed former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra, but opponents of the bill vowed to continue their protests against the government. Read the full story

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Handing letter to emperor is taboo

Handing letter to emperor is taboo

By Mari Yamaguchi
Associated Press

Taro Yamamoto hands a letter to Emporer Akihito. (Photo by Koji Sasahara/AP)

TOKYO (AP) – A novice Japanese lawmaker who wanted to draw attention to the Fukushima nuclear crisis has caused an uproar by doing something taboo: handing a letter to the emperor. Read the full story

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Philippine typhoon deaths climb into thousands

Philippine typhoon deaths climb into thousands

By Jim Gomez
Associated Press

Residents cover their noses from the smell of dead bodies in Tacloban city, Leyte province in central Philippines, after Typhoon Haiyan slammed into six central Philippine provinces on Nov. 8. (Photo by Bullit Marquez/AP)

TACLOBAN, Philippines (AP) – As many as 10,000 people are believed dead in one Philippine city alone after one of the worst storms ever recorded unleashed ferocious winds and giant waves that washed away homes and schools. Corpses hung from tree branches and were scattered along sidewalks and among flattened buildings, while looters raided grocery stores and gas stations in search of food, fuel and water. Read the full story

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Bring ideas to Hing Hay Park open meeting

Bring ideas to Hing Hay Park open meeting

Hing Hay Park is in the planning stages for its expansion into the area now occupied by the post office (the building behind the ping pong players). (Photo by Sue Misao/NWAW)

The public is invited to share ideas and offer input into plans for the renovation and expansion of Hing Hay Park at a meeting on Thursday, Nov. 21, from 6–8 p.m. at the International District/Chinatown Community Center, 719 8th Ave. S., in Seattle. Read the full story

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Kimmel skit spurs protest in Bellevue

Kimmel skit spurs protest in Bellevue

Protesters in Bellevue call for an end to violence and racism (Photo courtesy of Chinese Radio Seattle)

About 300 people gathered in Bellevue Downtown Park on Saturday (Nov. 9) to protest ABC and the Jimmy Kimmel show for its Kid’s Table skit last month, in which a child said “kill everyone in China” in response to Kimmel’s question of how the U.S. should solve its debt problem. On the show, Kimmel called the idea “interesting.” Protesters called it violent and discriminatory. Read the full story

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The Layup Drill — The Fall Wrap-up

The Layup Drill — The Fall Wrap-up

By Jason Cruz
Northwest Asian Weekly

Hines Ward (Photo courtesy of Ward Hines)

Hines Ward: Ironman

Thirteen hours, eight minutes and 15 seconds. That’s how long former NFL player/Dancing with the Stars/reality show competitor Hines Ward took to complete the grueling Ironman Triathlon in Kona, Hawaii, in October. Ward trained for eight months with the help of former Ironman champion Paula Newby Fraser. Read the full story

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SE Asian CD set defines musical era

SE Asian CD set defines musical era

By Andrew Hamlin
Northwest Asian Weekly

Longing for the Past: The 78 RPM Era in Southeast Asia

With its four compact discs of material covering six decades of music, plus a 272-page book of liner notes, “Longing For The Past: The 78 RPM Era In Southeast Asia,” released by Dust-To-Digital, will probably remain the definitive word on that musical era, covering traditional and more modern music from Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, Burma, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, and Indonesia. The project’s curator, David Murray, who spent several years putting it together, took some questions via email. Read the full story

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What will future ‘district’ elections mean for racial representation?

What will future ‘district’ elections mean for racial representation?

By Zachariah Bryan
Northwest Asian Weekly

Chris Stearns, a Navajo Native American lawyer and former two-term chair of the Seattle Human Rights Commission. (Photo courtesy of Chris Stearns)

Now that Seattle has overwhelmingly passed Charter Amendment No. 19, to elect city council members by district rather than at large, what will happen to race representation?

At the moment, city hall has little to offer. City Councilmember Bruce Harrell, who is half Japanese American and half African American, is the only elected person of color in the building.

“There’s 11 elected positions in Seattle — nine council, one mayor, one city attorney — and only one person of color,” said Chris Stearns, a Navajo lawyer who is a former, two-term chair of the Seattle Human Rights Commission. “You do the math.” Read the full story

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Women arrested demanding fair immigration reform

Women arrested demanding fair immigration reform

By Sue Misao
Northwest Asian Weekly

Peggy Lynch, wife of Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn, was one of about 30 women arrested at the Washington Republican State Headquarters in Bellevue. She an others were demanding immediate action on comprehensive immigration reform. (Photo by Eddie Westerman/WEA)

More than 30 women, including Peggy Lynch, wife of Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn, were arrested at the Washington State Republican Headquarters on Nov. 7, demanding “immediate action on a comprehensive immigration law that treats women and children fairly.” Read the full story

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Top Contributor: Sue Taoka

Top Contributor: Sue Taoka

By Nina Huang
Northwest Asian Weekly

Sue Taoka

Sue Taoka is changing the world. Read the full story

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BLOG: From Venice to new nations in seven days

BLOG: From Venice to new nations in seven days

By Assunta Ng

Good bargains could be found at the flea market in Ancona, Italy. (Photo by George Liu/NWAW)

Would you like to travel to new countries at a cost of $100 a day, including room, multiple meals, and transportation? Read the full story

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EDITORIAL: You are all winners to us

EDITORIAL: You are all winners to us

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Martha Choe

The Nov. 5 election saw 10 API candidates in contested races throughout King County. Four were decidedly victorious; four others appear headed for overwhelming losses, while one is too close to call. In the days following election night, it was generally considered that Kshama Sawant, looking to replace Richard Conlin in his Seattle City Council seat, would not come up with enough votes to win. Sawant issued an optimistic warning to Conlin: In two years, she’d be back with a win. The daily count has since seen her numbers rise, and as of Wednesday night, she had surpassed Conlin by 402 votes. If she wins, she’ll be the first Indian American to ever sit on the Seattle City Council, as well as the first Socialist. Too interesting. Read the full story

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