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Cambodian Minister of Commerce comes to town

Cambodian Minister of Commerce comes to town

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Chanthol Sun (Photo by Sam Jam)

The new Cambodian Minister of Commerce, Chanthol Sun, visited Seattle on June 17, where he spoke at the Fairmont Olympic Hotel. He was accompanied by U.S. Ambassador to Cambodia William Todd.

Sun has been traveling the United States on a mission to promote increased trade between the two countries, and to attract more foreign investment in Cambodia.

Sun grew up in the United States, and attended both the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and Harvard University. He returned to Cambodia in 1994 to help rebuild the country following the disastrous Khmer Rouge period. (end)

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Janice Deguchi named new COO at Nikkei Concerns

Janice Deguchi named new COO at Nikkei Concerns

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Janice Deguchi

Nikkei Concerns has announced Janice Deguchi will be its new chief operating officer beginning Sept. 2. Her extensive experience in strategic planning, program development and management, advocacy, fundraising, and capital projects will support the nonprofit as it launches into a new era of senior health care services.

Deguchi has served as executive director of the Denise Louie Education Center since 1997. Before that, she was director of development at the National Asian Pacific Center on Aging, where she engaged with the community and worked to improve opportunities for seniors.

Deguchi holds a B.A. in business administration from the University of Washington, and a M.Ed. in adult education and training from Seattle University. (end)

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Morisawa’s art in Dublin show

Morisawa’s art in Dublin show

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Naoko Morisawa met Lord Mayor of Dublin, Oisín Quinn, at the Dublin Biennial. (Photo courtesy of Naoko Morisawa)

Seattle artist Naoko Morisawa was one of 55 worldwide artist selected to show her artwork at the Dublin Biennial 2014’s International Contemporary Art Exhibition that ran from June 13 to June 22 in Dublin, Ireland. The 10-day event featured film screenings, performances, workshops, and discussions. Read the full story

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Fathers of the Year honored

Fathers of the Year honored

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Hon. Frank Chopp, left, current Speaker of the House in the Washington State House of Representatives, congratulates Fathers of the Year Nate Miles, center, and Dan Dixon. (Photo by Assunta Ng/NWAW)

The Seattle American Diabetes Association’s Father of the Year awards went to Dan Dixon, chief community engagement officer at Providence Health & Services, and Nathaniel “Nate” Miles, vice president for strategic initiatives for Eli Lilly and Company. Read the full story

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Tomorrow’s leaders today

Tomorrow’s leaders today

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SYLP Class of 2013 during a field trip to the Wing Luke (Photo from SYLP)

The Northwest Asian Weekly Foundation’s Summer Youth Leadership Program started on June 23 and will run until July 10. This program is an all expenses-paid program designed for high school youths and college freshmen that aims to develop leadership and communication skills. Participants have a chance to meet Asian American role models and leaders, discover Asian community resources, and build friendships with youths from other parts of the Puget Sound area. This year’s coordinator is Marvin Eng. (end)

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U.S. hospitals compete for aff luent immigrant patients

By Ramit Plushnick-Masti
Associated Press

HOUSTON (AP) – When it comes to ordering meals at Houston’s Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, immigrant patients can choose from dishes similar to those they might eat at home, including dumplings or noodles for Asian palates, and curry to accommodate Indian tastes. Read the full story

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Scientists note increase in seismic activity at Mauna Loa

Scientists note increase in seismic activity at Mauna Loa

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Erupting vents on Mauna Loa’s northeast rift zone near Pu‘u‘ula‘ula (Red Hill) on Mar. 25, 1984, sent massive lava flows down the rift toward Kūlani. (Photo by U.S. Geological Survey)

HAWAII NATIONAL PARK, Hawaii (AP) – Scientists at the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory have recorded increased seismic activity on the flanks and summit of Mauna Loa over the past 13 months. Read the full story

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Michelle Wie wins the U.S. Women’s Open golf tourney

Michelle Wie wins the U.S. Women’s Open golf tourney

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Michelle Wie

By Associated Press

PINEHURST, N.C. (AP) – Michelle Wie finally delivered a performance worthy of the hype that has been heaped on her since she was a teenager.

Wie bounced back from a late mistake at Pinehurst No. 2 to bury a 25-foot birdie putt on the 17th hole, sending the 24-year-old from Hawaii to her first major championship Sunday, a two-shot victory over Stacy Lewis in the U.S. Women’s Open.

Wie closed with an even-par 70 and covered her mouth with her hand before thrusting both arms in the air. Read the full story

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Nishikori “almost 100 percent” going into Wimbledon

Nishikori “almost 100 percent” going into Wimbledon

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Kei Nishikori (Photo by David Iliff, CC)

By Associated Press

LONDON (AP) – Japan’s Kei Nishikori said he was “almost 100 percent perfect” health-wise heading into Wimbledon.

The 10th-seeded Nishikori has been hampered by a hip problem that he says contributed to a first-round loss at the French Open.

But the first Japanese man to be ranked in the top 10 says his run to the semifinals on grass at Halle, Germany, last week showed he is fit. Read the full story

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Graduation heals Calif. man’s World War II internment wounds

By Associated Press

NEWPORT BEACH, California (AP) – A California man who missed his 1942 high school graduation because he was locked in an internment camp for Japanese Americans finally walked in a cap and gown this June, more than seven decades after he was pulled out of class just a month shy of his big day. Read the full story

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Stop ‘breaking families apart’ say supporters of ICE detainees

Stop ‘breaking families apart’ say supporters of ICE detainees

By Sue Misao
Northwest Asian Weekly

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Activist Many Uch addresses those who came out to support detainees. (Photo by Diakonda Gurning)

A vigil was held at the Tacoma Northwest Detention Center on June 21 to support about 40 Cambodian individuals being held there as they await deportation. Read the full story

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Walk to feed the hungry June 28

Join a 2.5-mile walk (or run) to fight hunger on Saturday, June 28, at Seward Park in Seattle, from 8 a.m. to noon. In its 24th year, the Walk for Rice is a community fundraiser to benefit Seattle’s Asian Counseling & Referral Service food bank. Read the full story

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Enjoy fun and fashion

Enjoy fun and fashion

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Happi coat designs by Gei Chan are modeled by her daughter Althea Chow and her grandson Kian Lidell. (Photo by Matt Chan)

The Keiro Garden fashion show to benefit Nikkei Concerns will be held on Aug. 17 in the garden, 1601 E. Yesler Way, Seattle. The marketplace and reception, with sparkling sake, wine, and hors d’oeuvres, begins at 3 p.m., and the runway fashion show starts at 4:15 p.m. The group runway show will include designs from Anne Namba, Mieko Mintz at KOBO, Gei Chan, Bo Choi, Linda Hoshide, sandylew, and Momo. (end)

Tickets run from $100 (standard) to $200 (VIP). For reservations or information, call 206-726-6501 or e-mail lasami@nikkeiconcerns.org.

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Flea market donations needed

Cancer Lifeline will be hosting a three-day flea market from Aug. 22 to Aug. 24, and is now accepting donations of clothing, books, household items, garden tools, sports equipment, electronics, and more at the Dorothy O’Brien Center at 6522 Fremont Avenue North in Seattle. Read the full story

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Seminar inspires Asian American women to lead

The Center for Asian Pacific American Women (CAPAW) will be holding a special regional conference in Portland, Ore., for Asian Pacific American women who seek to become leaders in their communities. Read the full story

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Program helps kids learn to cook and eat healthy

Program helps kids learn to cook and eat healthy

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Students Cheryl Nguyen, left, and Helen Nguyen prepare healthy meals.

By Francesca Fabile Minas
Special to Northwest Asian Weekly

There is a lot of talk these days about helping kids eat healthier foods, especially as the United States faces a serious obesity problem, in both children and adults. Childhood obesity has more than tripled over the past 30 years, putting more children at risk for heart disease and other chronic health conditions.

Studies have shown that kids who help prepare meals at home are more likely to eat nutritious foods, along with more fruits and vegetables. The American Heart Association wrapped up its Kids Cook with Heart program at two middle schools in Lynnwood and Seattle earlier this year.  Kids Cook with Heart was developed as a childhood obesity prevention strategy. Read the full story

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Top dads help raise money for diabetes research

Top dads help raise money for diabetes research

By Staff
Northwest Asian Weekly

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The “Father of the Year” awards ceremony brought together many supporters of the American Diabetes Association, as well as friends of Father of the Year Nate Miles. Clockwise, from top left, Miles is seen with Hon. Ron Sims, left, and Hon. George Fleming; his family, including his mother-in-law, left, daughters Gabby and Sophie, wife, Leslie, and son Noah; his family onstage while he speaks from the podium; with Michael Verchot; with Gayle Johnson; and with Carolyn Kelly and Jeff Hattori. (Photos by Assunta Ng/NWAW)

About 9 percent of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders have been diagnosed with diabetes, according to a 2014 statistics report issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Read the full story

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Film shows what life in a wheelchair is like

Film shows what life in a wheelchair is like

By Sue Misao
Northwest Asian Weekly

http://nwasianweekly.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/33_27/movies_wheniwalk.jpgSeattle is ranked number one among most livable U.S. cities for wheelchair users, according to a 2010 study by the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation. Christopher Reeve, who died in 2004, was the actor best known for his lead roles in many of the “Superman” movies. In 1995, he became a quadriplegic after being thrown by a horse during an equestrian competition. He spent the rest of his life in a wheelchair. Read the full story

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“Above the China Sea” explores Okinawa then and now

“Above the China Sea” explores Okinawa then and now

By Andrew Hamlin
Northwest Asian Weekly

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Sarah Bird

Novelist and magazine writer Sarah Bird’s latest novel, “Above the East China Sea,” is a study of two young girls, separated by 60 years, in Okinawa Province of Japan. Bird will read and sign books on July 2 at Elliott Bay Books. She took some questions over e-mail. Read the full story

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COMMENTARY: What I have learned from Mary Yu

COMMENTARY: What I have learned from Mary Yu

By Jamie Sun
Northwest Asian Weekly

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Mary Yu mingles with board members of the Greater Seattle Chinese Chamber of Commerce at the House of Hong. (Photo by Jamie Sun/NWAW)

Mary Yu is an inspiring role model. Read the full story

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