Tag Archive | "Vol 32 No 48 | November 23 – November 29"

FCS celebrates 78 years

FCS celebrates 78 years

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On Nov. 1, the Filipino Community of Seattle signed a memorandum of agreement with Catholic Community Services for the building of the FCS. From left, FCS board member Jun Aesquivel, executive director Sheila Burrus, Ron Van Tassell of Catholic Community Services, FCS president Alma Kern, FCS vice president Frank Palisoc, FCS board member Virgie Palisoc, and FCS board member Wakx Uy in the back. (Photo courtesy of FCS)

The Filipino Community of Seattle is partnering with Catholic Community Services in the creation of FCS Village — a $17 million project. Read the full story

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Japanese art & tea celebrates elders

Japanese art & tea celebrates elders

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Sharing in a traditional Japanese tea ceremony are, from left, EWCC student Akemi Sagawa, Leon Applebaum, his wife and the featured artist Teiko Shimazaki, EWCC student Sachiko Levy, and EWCC student Asako Go. (Photo courtesy of Nicole Francois)

East West Chanoyu Center and the neighbors and residents of Aljoya Thornton Place, a retirement community in North Seattle, partnered on Nov. 14 to share the joy of Chanoyu, or the traditional Japanese tea ceremony, with 90-year-old Japanese American artist Teiko Shimazaki, whose work is currently on exhibit at Aljoya. The event was part of the ongoing Issei Artists exhibit featuring Shimazaki’s work. Read the full story

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EDI graduates 14 professionals

EDI graduates 14 professionals

At EDI’s annual graduation celebration in Bellevue, the Ted Yamamura Leadership Excellence Awardees were John Roehm, KeyBank; Vanna Novak, EDI Co-Founder; Jeanette Ramos, Boeing; and Mark Kawabata, State Farm Insurance. (Photo courtesy of EDI)

 The Bellevue-based Executive Development Institute (EDI) presented its 20th annual Puget Sound graduation celebration on Nov. 14 at the Hilton Bellevue, with a reception, dinner, and ceremony. Read the full story

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All that glitters is gold

All that glitters is gold

Hundreds enjoyed the festivities at the Seattle Sheraton (Photo by Assunta Ng/NWAW)

More than 700 people attended Goodwill’s Glitter Gala and Fashion Show held at the Seattle Sheraton on Nov. 2. The event raised more than $385,000 to support computer and technology classes sponsored by Goodwill.

Gala model Danny da Silva and Miss Washington (Reina Almon) brought their own glitter to the Goodwill event. (Photo by Assunta Ng/NWAW)

More information about the classes, which are free to the public, can be found at seattlegoodwill.org. (end)

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Myanmar’s president pardons 69 political prisoners

Myanmar’s president pardons 69 political prisoners

By Aye Aye Win
Associated Press

Kyaw Ne Win, left, a grandson of former dictator Gen. Ne Win, is welcomed by his younger brother Zwe Ne Win, right, as he arrived at their residence after being released from prison. (Photo by Khin Maung Win/AP)

 YANGON, Myanmar (AP) – Myanmar’s president on Nov. 15 pardoned 69 political prisoners, including two grandsons of a former dictator, as part of a promise to free all such detainees by the end of the year. Read the full story

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Easing of China policy may not result in baby boom

Easing of China policy may not result in baby boom

By Didi Tang
Associated Press

Visitors to the forbidden city carry children holding the Chinese flags in Beijing, China Nov. 16.

BEIJING (AP) – Don’t expect a new Chinese baby boom, experts say, despite the first easing of the country’s strict one-child policy in three decades. Read the full story

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New Jamie Ford novel explores Depression-era Chinatown

New Jamie Ford novel explores Depression-era Chinatown

By Andrew Hamlin
Northwest Asian Weekly

Jamie Ford, right, and his great-grandfather, Min Chung, who later changed his name to William Ford

Jamie Ford grew up in the Seattle area and his first novel, “Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet,” won Read the full story

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Seattle’s young adults of color get real about success

Seattle’s young adults of color get real about success

By Signe Predmore
Northwest Asian Weekly

Young people discuss environmental justice, jobs, and education at Got Green’s forum at Jumbo Chinese Restaurant on Nov. 12 (Photo courtesy of Got Green)

It was a packed house at Jumbo Chinese Restaurant on Rainier Avenue on Nov. 12. More than 200 people Read the full story

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Bellevue mayor signs trade agreements in Beijing

Bellevue mayor signs trade agreements in Beijing

Bellevue Mayor Conrad Lee sits between Andy Mok, CEO, Red Pagoda Resources, left, and Xiao Zhenxiang, director of Beijing Chaoyang Overseas Talents Center, as he signs as a witness to one of several agreements between China and the U.S. involving construction, technology and innovation partnerships. (Photo courtesy of City of Bellevue)

A top construction firm in China intends to open an office in Bellevue as a result of an agreement signed Nov. 13 in Beijing by Mayor Conrad Lee and the company’s chairman. Read the full story

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Typhoon relief continues

More efforts are underway to bring relief to the victims of Typhoon Haiyan, which struck the Philippines on Nov. 8, leaving thousands dead and millions homeless. Read the full story

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Murray announces transition team

Seattle Mayor-elect Ed Murray has announced the members of the committee that will advise his transition and “help solidify his mayoral agenda” as he prepares to assume office in January, according to the Office of the Mayor-elect. The committee of 43 includes at least seven Asian Americans, and several more people of color. Read the full story

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Judge orders spa to pay employees $135,536

The U.S. Department of Labor announced  on Nov. 12 that Redmond Herbal Spas LLC, Asian Miracle Massage, and Mei Zheng, also known as Margaret Sutton, individually and as owner of three area spas, were ordered by a federal judge to pay 23 massage therapists $67,768 in back wages and an equal amount in liquidated damages, to total $135,536. Read the full story

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$5000 for Nikkei Concerns

Nikkei Concerns was awarded $5,000 from the Symetra Community Spirit Grant Challenge, held through Facebook. Five nonprofits had competed for votes to win a $15,000 grant, but in the end Symetra chose to award all five a $5,000 grant each, due to “a number of block voting irregularities that made it impossible to designate a single winner,” the Bellevue-based financial company stated on the contest website. Read the full story

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Ski school offers instruction for Asian skiers starting in 2014

Ski school offers instruction for Asian skiers starting in 2014

By Jason Cruz
Northwest Asian Weekly

A previous ski class offered by Key Donn gathers on the slopes. (Photo courtesy of Key Donn)

Taiwan is not known as a place for skiers. But the island off the coast of China is where Key Donn learned Read the full story

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Filipino American organizer’s legacy ignored, but not by all

Filipino American organizer’s legacy ignored, but not by all

By James Tabafunda
Northwest Asian Weekly

Johnny Itliong poses with a photo of his father, labor organizer Larry Itliong, while visiting the Panama Hotel in Seattle Nov. 16. (Photo by James Tabafunda/NWAW)

As with justice, a rightful place in U.S. history delayed is that place denied. Read the full story

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COMMENTARY: Add a touch of history and heritage to Thanksgiving

COMMENTARY: Add a touch of history and heritage to Thanksgiving

By Curtis S. Chin
For Northwest Asian Weekly

An old Chin family photo from China, 1929 (Photo courtesy of Curtis Chin)

As families plan reunions and gather in homes across the Pacific Northwest this month to celebrate the most American of holidays — Thanksgiving — the Seattle area offers up one more reason and special means to celebrate the richness and diversity of people who have built this city and region. Read the full story

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Socialist wins seat on City Council

Socialist wins seat on City Council

By Sue Misao
Northwest Asian Weekly

Kshama Sawant

Nobody thought it could happen, but Kshama Sawant, the self-declared Socialist candidate, Read the full story

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Locke resigns

Locke resigns

By Sue Misao
Northwest Asian Weekly

Ambassador Gary Locke and family in China

The United States ambassador to China, Gary Locke, said Nov. 19 that he would resign his post early next Read the full story

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Top Contributor: Rey Pascua

Top Contributor: Rey Pascua

By Nina Huang
Northwest Asian Weekly

Rey Pascua, center, displays a proclamation from Gov. Jay Inslee declaring October as Filipino American History Month. Keith Garton, left, president of the South Kitsap School board of directors, and Washington State legislator Larry Seaquist, right, joined Pascua at an Oct. 2 reading of the proclamation at a South Kitsap School District board meeting. (Photo courtesy of Amy Miller)

Rey Pascua was the persistent and committed man who helped proclaim October as Filipino American Read the full story

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Top Contributor: Mohan Gurung

Top Contributor: Mohan Gurung

By Signe Predmore
Northwest Asian Weekly

Mohan Gurung came to America with the dream of providing for his family and seeing a new world. (Photo by Signe Predmore)

Mohan Gurung has remarkable dedication to his fellow Seattle-area Nepalis. He is an energetic, Read the full story

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