Tag Archive | "Vol 33 No 26 | June 21 – June 27"

And the Emmy goes to….

And the Emmy goes to….

From left to right, top to bottom: Susan Han, Kyle Iboshi, Aaron Levine, Norm Ohashi, Kiyomi Taguchi, and Tracy Wong

The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences awarded Emmys to Norm Ohashi, Kyle Iboshi, Kiyomi Taguchi, Susan Han, Tracy Wong, and Aaron Levine on June 7 in its Northwest Regional ceremony at the Hilton Seattle Airport & Conference Center. Read the full story

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API student scholars honored

API student scholars honored

From left to right, top to bottom: Adrian Cepeda, Ha Doan, Siyu Lu, and Elizabeth Pring

Several outstanding API student scholarship recipients were recognized at the 44th annual “Celebration, Fête, and Honors,” held May 22 at the University of Washington. The scholars included Adrian M. Cepeda (Bank of America), Ha Doan (Educational Opportunity Program Celebration), Siyu Lu (Gary D. Kimura Family), and Elizabeth Pring (Educational Opportunity Program Celebration). The event raised over $300,000 to help benefit student scholarships. Denny Hurtado received the University of Washington’s Charles E. Odegaard Award. Other recognition scholars were Ashley Andelian, Fabiola Arroyo, Taylor Boyd, DiAndre Campbell, Lorina Crain, Damon J. Cunningham, Sharayah LaneAlonso Ponce-Moran, Ibette Valle, and Richard Vansiclen. (end)

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Three win UW scholarships

Three win UW scholarships

From left: Megan Kimiko Ingram, Nicole Mitsuko Ichinaga, and Hannah Fumiko Russ

Megan Kimiko Ingram, Nicole Mitsuko Ichinaga, and Hannah Fumiko Russ were recently awarded the Puyallup Valley JACL scholarships and will be attending the University of Washington with honors. The scholarship dinner was followed by a program by the “Camp Harmony Committee” and the installation of new JACL officers Elsie Taniguchi, president; Eileen Yamada Lamphere, vice president; Dudley Yamane, treasurer; and Liz Dunbar, secretary. (end)

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Students explore careers

Students explore careers

KAC-WA President Cheryl Lee talks about KAC and the importance of community service. (Photo courtesy of KAC)

On May 1, more than 80 students gathered at the University of Washington’s HUB for “Explore the Fields,” a career mentoring night held jointly with the Korean Student Association, Korean Student Union, and Korean American Coalition-WA. Representatives from the Korean American Health Professionals Association and Korean American Bar Association also participated. Next week, the NW Asian Weekly will report on the naming of the UW Korean Studies Program after Sen. Paull Shin. (end)

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Blood drive to honor Ed Wong

Blood drive to honor Ed Wong

Edwin Wong

An upcoming API blood drive & bone marrow registration at Blaine Memorial United Methodist Church on July Read the full story

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North Korea says it’s holding a third American prisoner

By Hyung-Jin Kim
Associated Press

North Korea said on June 6 it has detained an American tourist for committing an unspecified crime, the third U.S. citizen being held there. Read the full story

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Now, world’s oldest people are Japanese

Now, world’s oldest people are Japanese

By Associated Press

Alexander Imich

NEW YORK (AP) –The world’s oldest man, a retired chemist and parapsychologist, has died in New York City. Alexander Imich was 111.

His niece says Imich died on June 8 at his home in Manhattan, after his health deteriorated in the past two weeks.

Imich was born in 1903 in a town in Poland that was then part of Russia. He and his wife fled after the Nazis invaded in 1939. They eventually moved to the United States in 1951. His wife died in 1986.

In news reports, Imich said his good genes and a general healthy lifestyle contributed to his longevity. Read the full story

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China government executes 13 over terrorism, violent crimes

BEIJING (AP) – China executed 13 people on June 15 over terrorism and violent crimes in the far western region of Xinjiang, including three men accused in an attack that left at least 34 people dead, state media said. Read the full story

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Russia draws 1-1 with South Korea in World Cup

Russia draws 1-1 with South Korea in World Cup

By Steve Douglas
Associated Press

Lee Keun-ho

CUIABA, Brazil (AP) – Blundering Russia goalkeeper Igor Akinfeev was bailed out by teammate Alexander Kerzhakov in a 1-1 draw with South Korea in the World Cup on June 17 that exposed both teams’ deficiencies.

Akinfeev had already looked suspect in dealing with long-range shots before spilling Lee Keun-ho’s speculative effort into his own net in the 68th minute, gifting South Korea the lead at the Arena Pantanal.

Kerzhakov, though, came to Akinfeev’s rescue by turning in a shot from close range six minutes later — just three minutes after coming on as a substitute — to earn Russia a point from a poor-quality Group H match.

Akinfeev stayed on the ground inside his own net, head in his hands, after making his error, clearly embarrassed after dropping what was a routine save from a shot from about 30 yards. He was consoled by a couple of teammates, who patted him on the back. Read the full story

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For Japan, attack is key to World Cup revival

For Japan, attack is key to World Cup revival

By Joji Sakurai
Associated Press

Shinji Kagawa

ITU, Brazil (AP) – Shinji Kagawa had a tormented, sleepless night after Japan was beaten by Ivory Coast under a torrential Brazilian downpour.

He knows now that there’s only one way to get back into the World Cup: Attack.

“We just have to go for it,” the Manchester United star said last week, after a practice session.

As he greeted reporters at the team’s base camp in Itu, Kagawa admitted with a sheepish grin: “Didn’t sleep last night … The next match was on my mind but it was really yesterday that weighed. I was miserable to my heart’s content. But just need to snap out of that … and go for the win.” Read the full story

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11-year-old golfer Lucy Li just wants to have fun

11-year-old golfer Lucy Li just wants to have fun

By Associated Press 

Lucy Li (Photo from USGA)

PINEHURST, N.C. (AP) – With pigtails and plenty of giggles, Lucy Li just wants to have fun like any 11-year-old girl. Read the full story

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NONPERMANENT RESIDENTS (Part 3) — Local Cambodian men facing deportation for crimes committed when young

NONPERMANENT RESIDENTS (Part 3) — Local Cambodian men facing deportation for crimes committed when young

By Stacy Nguyen
Northwest Asian Weekly

Part 1
Part 2

Rithy Yin and his wife, Mary Jacqueline Yin (both in white), their son Jacob, Rithy’s parents, right, and Mary’s parents, left. (Photo courtesy of Rithy Yin)

Rithy Yin, 33, pointed toward his church, Victory Outreach Church, from the kitchen of his sister and brother-in-law’s townhouse, where he lives with his new wife, Jackie, and stepson, Jacob. Read the full story

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Chinese law student seeks to help others

Chinese law student seeks to help others

By Jason Cruz
Northwest Asian Weekly

Emilia Liu

Emilia Liu has found her calling. “I’m really focused on social justice,” said the student of Seattle University School of Law. Her 2014 summer externship (like an internship, but she works outside the office) at the Refugee Women’s Alliance (ReWA) finds her helping those seeking U.S. citizenship. ReWA is a Washington nonprofit that offers a broad range of services to refugees and immigrants in 37 languages. According to ReWA, 58 percent of the people seeking help are Vietnamese, 22 percent are Somali, and the remaining 20 percent are from a variety of other ethnic groups. Founded in 1985, ReWA also provides a legal assistance program. Read the full story

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$2.9 million will go to Japanese American confinement sites

Last week, National Park Service Director Jonathan B. Jarvis announced 21 grants totaling more than $2.9 million to help preserve and interpret the World War II confinement sites of Japanese Americans. More than 120,000 Japanese Americans, two-thirds of whom were American citizens, were imprisoned by the U.S. government following Japan’s attack on Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941. Read the full story

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A-pop! A closer look at ‘Fresh Off the Boat’ — Finding the nuance in the taboo

A-pop! A closer look at ‘Fresh Off the Boat’ — Finding the nuance in the taboo

By Vivian Nguyen
Northwest Asian Weekly

This month, I want to discuss the use of racial slurs in the media. Read the full story

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Nonstop to Hong Kong

Nonstop to Hong Kong

Delta Airlines ceremoniously launches its inaugural nonstop flight to Hong Kong. (Photo by George Liu/NWAW)

Delta Airlines celebrated the launch of its new nonstop service from Seattle to Hong Kong on June 16, with a ribbon-cutting, water cannon salute, and traditional dragon dance at its Sea-Tac Airport gate. Soon after, the inaugural flight took off. Read the full story

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Krishna Das: Traditional singing to the ‘Soul of All’

Krishna Das: Traditional singing to the ‘Soul of All’

By Andrew Hamlin
Northwest Asian Weekly

Krishna Das

One of the best-known singers in the Indian kirtan tradition — a Hindi devotional tradition involving call-and-response between the singer and the audience — is Krishna Das, originally known as Jeffrey Kagel. After studies in India with the Hindu guru Neem Karoli Baba (also known as Maharaj-ji), the singer took up singing variations on the Hanuman Chalisa, a devotional to the Hindu deity Hanuman. He brings his warmly intense, devotional singing to Seattle on June 28, at the Center for Spiritual Living.

Last week, Krishna Das answered some questions over e-mail. Read the full story

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Daughter recalls father’s stories of war

Daughter recalls father’s stories of war

By Andrew Hamlin
Northwest Asian Weekly

Roy Matsumoto, a Japanese American Nisei originally from California, went from the internment camps Read the full story

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Franchisees sue Seattle over $15 wage

Franchisees sue Seattle over $15 wage

By Jason Cruz
Northwest Asian Weekly

From left, Joseph Cheng, Subway owner; Steve Caldeira, president and CEO of the International Franchise Association; Kathy Lyons, owner of BrightStar Care; and Chuck Stempler, owner of two AlphaGraphics print shops. (Photo courtesy of Ashley Bach)

A lawsuit filed in the U.S. District Court of Western Washington earlier this month challenges the recent Read the full story

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Filipino mayor: Typhoon was ‘something we never imagined’

Filipino mayor: Typhoon was ‘something we never imagined’

By James Tabafunda
Northwest Asian Weekly

Tacloban Mayor Alfred Romualdez talks to reporters in downtown Seattle. (Photo by James Tabafunda/NWAW)

Typhoons are a normal, generally accepted part of life in the Philippines, except for one. Read the full story

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