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A multicultural victory

A multicultural victory

Interfaith celebration at Rainier Community Center. (Photo by Rebecca Ip/SCP)

On June 8, Sen. Bob Hasegawa hosted an interfaith celebration of the passage of SB 5173, a Read the full story

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Students come from South Asia to study journalism in Seattle

Students come from South Asia to study journalism in Seattle

SUSI students at the Space Needle are, from left, Zulkar Nine (Bangladesh), Labisha Uprety (Nepal), Michael Levkowitz (SUSI Ambassador, USA), Anuja Khadka (Nepal), Mirudhulah Thambiah (Sri Lanka), and Zenisha Gonsalves (India). (Photo courtesy of FIUTS)

Twenty journalism students from Bangladesh, Nepal, India, and Sri Lanka arrived in Seattle on June 22. The students are here for five weeks and will be staying at the University of Washington for most of the period. They will be studying topics related to journalism and the media, along with working on community service projects, leadership workshops, and cultural excursions. The program is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and is coordinated in Seattle by the Foundation for International Understanding through Students (FIUTS). (end)

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Notables march in Seattle Pride Parade

Notables march in Seattle Pride Parade

Justice Yu and Aline Flowers march in Seattle Pride (Photo by Daria Kroupoderova)

Seattle Pride marchers Ed Murray, center, Michael Shiosaki, third from left, and other supporters. (Photo courtesy of JACL)

Justice Mary Yu was the special guest at the 2014 Seattle Pride Parade on June 29. She rode Read the full story

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India Assoc. hosts annual health fair

India Assoc. hosts annual health fair

Dr. Anusha Iyer and Dr. Vandita Samavedi provided individual physician Consultation to seniors at the health fair. (Photo courtesy of IAWW)

The 17th annual senior health fair, put on by India Association of Western Washington (IAWW), was held on June 21 at the Eastside Baha’i Center in Bellevue. There were about 100 people in attendance. Screenings were held between 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. The screening included help with blood pressure, blood glucose, posture and balance, lipid profiles, and physician consultations. After the screenings were completed, the attendees were treated to opening remarks by Dr. Pran Wahi, director of IAWW Seniors Program, followed by discussions on breast cancer and common sleep disorders, lunch, and a panel discussion and Q & A with four medical professionals. (end)

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Akane Suzuki in Super Lawyers magazine

Akane Suzuki in Super Lawyers magazine

Akane Suzuki

Garvey Schubert Barer lawyer Akane Suzuki of Seattle is on the cover of Super Lawyers magazine, Washington 2014 edition. The feature article profiles Suzuki coming to the United States from Japan as a foreign exchange student in her teens. A big portion of Suzuki’s practice includes working with non-U.S. citizens living in the United States, especially people from Japan and Canada. She also works with U.S. citizens and others living abroad. She has been recognized by clients and peers as an AV Peer Review Rated lawyer by Martindale-Hubbell and Seattle’s “Forty under 40″ by Puget Sound Business Journal. (end)

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Walkers deliver food

Walkers deliver food

From left: Vinod Nazareth, Debadutta Dash, Robert ‘Jojo’ Cambronero, and Diane Narasaki (Photo by George Liu/NWAW)

From left: Louis Wantanabe, Bruce Harrell, and Zack Hudgins. (Photo by George Liu/NWAW)

Gary Tang, Karen Jackel, and San Nguyen. (Photo by George Liu/NWAW)

Nearly 1,000 people gathered at Seward Park on June 28 for the 24th annual Walk for Rice Read the full story

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Esther Kia’aina is on tap for top island leadership role

Esther Kia’aina is on tap for top island leadership role

Esther Puakela Kia’aina

The U.S. Senate on June 26 confirmed Esther Puakela Kia’aina as Assistant Secretary for Insular Areas. Born in Guam to Native Hawaiian parents, Kia’aina has strong connections to Pacific islands and extensive experience on Capitol Hill, said Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell. Read the full story

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Murray addresses crime concerns

Murray addresses crime concerns

By Daria Kroupoderova
Northwest Asian Weekly

Reporters Andrea Hu and James Tabafunda listen to Mayor Murray talk about public safety. (Photo by Daria Kroupoderova)

Mayor Ed Murray called for an ethnic media press conference to introduce Seattle Police Chief Kathleen O’Toole at City Hall on June 25. However, Murray later cancelled O’Toole’s participation “due to a last minute schedule change” two hours before the conference was to begin. Instead, Murray spoke and took questions about public safety. Read the full story

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A-pop! June — Some dictators just can’t take a joke. Meanwhile, Glenn’s Soso brightens up OITNB

A-pop! June — Some dictators just can’t take a joke. Meanwhile, Glenn’s Soso brightens up OITNB

By Vivian Nguyen
Northwest Asian Weekly

Hollywood takes on North Korea

A new movie poster and trailer for the irreverent comedy “The Interview” came out this past month to mixed reviews from the public.

“The Interview” stars buddy comedians James Franco and Seth Rogen as media journalists who land an exclusive interview with a fictionalized version of Kim Jong-un, only to be enlisted by the CIA to carry out a plot to assassinate the North Korean dictator. Korean American actor Randall Park, who recently made headlines for his starring role in the upcoming “Fresh Off the Boat” sitcom, will play Kim in the film.

One major critic of the trailer was, well, the real North Korea. After viewing the trailer, a spokesman for North Korea’s Foreign Ministry claimed that the release of the U.S. comedy would equate as an “act of war” for undermining the nation. Read the full story

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Beer jazzes up the koto

Beer jazzes up the koto

By Irfan Shariff
Northwest Asian Weekly

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Chris Kenji Beer

Chris Kenji Beer does not play the koto. He does, however, know the sound of the 13-stringed national instrument of Japan.

The koto is a zither, or a musical instrument with strings stretched across a flat, wooden body. It can measure almost six feet in length and is played by plucking at the strings with one of three picks attached to the player’s fingers. Beer grew up listening to the koto playing around the house.

On July 5, Beer will perform classic koto music on the piano and electronic keyboard at Brass Tracks in Seattle’s Georgetown neighborhood. Read the full story

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When love doesn’t go the way it’s supposed to

When love doesn’t go the way it’s supposed to

By Samantha Pak
Northwest Asian Weekly

http://nwasianweekly.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/33_28/shelf_ballad.jpgThe Ballad of a Small Player
By Lawrence Osborne
Hogarth, 2014

Meet Doyle — or Lord Doyle, as he comes to be known among the casinos of Macau. Doyle’s not quite the English lord people believe he is. He’s actually a corrupt lawyer who embezzled millions from a wealthy elderly client and fled England once his deception was discovered.

Since his arrival in Macau, Doyle has spent his nights gambling. He spends his days sleeping off the previous night. He doesn’t care whether he wins or loses, since it’s not even his money to begin with, so why should it matter?

But one day, Doyle hits rock bottom and is unable to settle a tab. Coming to his rescue is Dao-Ming, a Chinese prostitute he had spent a night with previously. With Dao-Ming, he feels he forms a connection, something he has not done since his arrival in Macau. For a brief period, she saves him from himself and his gambling addiction. But when he wakes up one morning to find her gone, he returns to the casinos. And while his obsession with gambling is overpowering, Doyle also finds himself wondering what had happened to Dao-Ming. Read the full story

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Eric Liu on being a Chinese American

Eric Liu on being a Chinese American

By Andrew Hamlin
Northwest Asian Weekly

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An author, activist, and cultural analyst, Eric Liu teaches civic leadership at the Read the full story

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Judge: Bad science led to S. Korean immigrant’s murder-by-arson sentence

By Michael Rubinkam
Associated Press

The arsonist who killed Ji Yun Lee was especially cruel and calculating, dousing her small cabin in Pennsylvania’s Pocono Mountains with more than 60 gallons (230 liters) of gasoline and heating fuel and setting at least eight fires, ending at the front door to block any chance of escape. Then he watched calmly as the cabin turned into an inferno. Read the full story

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ID Post Office moves

ID Post Office moves

Photo by Sue Misao/NWAW

The Post Office’s International Station in Chinatown moved its location to 409 Maynard Ave. S. on June 30.

Hours are Monday through Friday 8:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m., and 1:45 p.m. to 5 p.m. (end)

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New delights for Dragon Fest

New delights for Dragon Fest

By Jamie Sun
Northwest Asian Weekly

More than 25,000 people visited the International District during last year’s Dragon Fest.

The 39th annual Dragon Fest is coming to the International District July 12 and July 13, with several new events, including a food walk, performances, a night market, Sakura Con, and a Recycling Fashion Contest. Read the full story

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Now employers can take their workers’ ‘pulse’

Now employers can take their workers’ ‘pulse’

By Daria Kroupoderova
Northwest Asian Weekly

David Niu, CEO of TINYpulse (Photo by Daria Kroupoderova)

Getting burnt out from work can lead to great ideas. Read the full story

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8 things you may not know about George Takei

8 things you may not know about George Takei

By Stacy Nguyen
Northwest Asian Weekly

Seattle Pride Celebrity Grand Marshal George Takei and his husband, Brad Takei. (Photo by Daria Kroupoderova)

George Takei beamed and waved as he served as the celebrity grand marshal at last Sunday’s 40th annual gay pride parade in Seattle. (Seattle Mayor Ed Murray was the parade’s community grand marshal.) Read the full story

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