Tag Archive | "Vol 33 No 33 | August 9 – August 15"

Playing pianos in our parks

Playing pianos in our parks

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M. Dang performs. (Photo by Assunta Ng/NWAW)

Have you see the piano at Hing Hay Park? It’s part of Pianos in the Parks, where 20 Read the full story

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Children’s book about World War II to be released

Children’s book about World War II to be released

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Kirby Larson

Kirby Larson, children’s author, is releasing a new book on Aug. 26. The story is about a girl named Mitsi Kashino being separated from her dog Dash when her family is sent to incarceration camp during World War II. The story follows her life in the camp while she still hopes to be reunited with her dog once the war is over. Larson has written eight other children’s books. She currently lives in Kenmore with her husband and dog Winston. (end)

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Children of Marines receive scholarships

Children of Marines receive scholarships

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From left: Bryan Takeuchi, Major Sung Kim, Teiler Kwan, Margaret Davis, Major General Tracy Garrett, and Paul Aoki.

The Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation (MCSF) hosted a reception on July 30 at the Read the full story

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Book on history of protests in China released

Book on history of protests in China released

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Jessica Chen Weiss

Jessica Chen Weiss, born and raised in Seattle, has written a book, Powerful Patriots: Nationalist Protest in China’s Foreign Relations, about the history of anti-foreign protests in China from 1985 to 2012. Weiss has interviewed over 170 people for this book and has spent about 14 months on field research. Powerful Patriots discusses anti-foreign protests and what role they played for the Chinese government and foreign relations and why certain protests, for example anti-American protests, were allowed during certain years compared to other years. Weiss is an assistant professor of political science at Yale University. She received her undergraduate degree from Stanford University and her Ph.D from University of California, San Diego. (end)

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Yale grad and Seattle native starts new business

Yale grad and Seattle native starts new business

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Christina Park

Christina Park has started her own law firm, Park Business Law, located on 1001 4th Read the full story

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An evening in Seattle inspires a benefit at Benaroya

An evening in Seattle inspires a benefit at Benaroya

By Andrew Hamlin
Northwest Asian Weekly

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The Kalimba band will perform at the Benaroya August 16th for the Susan G. Komen breast cancer foundation benefit.

The Kalimba band, a tribute to the music of epochal soul/funk act Earth, Wind & Fire, Read the full story

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Update on “The Mikado”: Conversation ensues

By Zachariah Bryan
Northwest Asian Weekly

The Seattle Gilbert and Sullivan Society closed their production of “The Mikado,” but the conversation on its implied racism has just begun. Read the full story

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More than just “Asian” — New bill hopes to improve on student data

By Jason Cruz
Northwest Asian Weekly

U.S. Congressman Mike Honda stood up for the All Students Count Act at a rally in Washington D.C. on July 31.  Congressman Honda, a Democrat from California, Read the full story

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What are you missing in Sci-Fi/fantasy films? DIVERSITY

By Jason Cruz
Northwest Asian Weekly

Many moviegoers will be enjoying their share of summer movies, but according to a recent study, they will be missing something.  Diversity. The lack of people of color and women in science fiction and fantasy are especially stunning.   Read the full story

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Chinese minority scholar indicted for separatism

Chinese minority scholar indicted for separatism

By Christopher Bodeen
Associated Press

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Ilham Tohti

BEIJING (AP) — An outspoken Chinese minority scholar was indicted on separatism charges Wednesday amid a renewed flare-up of bloody anti-government violence in the country’s far west. Read the full story

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How high-level Chinese officials are taken down

By Gillian Wong
Associated Press

BEIJING (AP) — The investigation into China’s former Security Chief Zhou Yongkang could pave the way for him to stand trial as the most senior politician ever prosecuted for Read the full story

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“Flower Drum Song” lead James Shigeta dies at 85

“Flower Drum Song” lead James Shigeta dies at 85

AP Wire Service

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Scene from “Flower Drum Song” (Warner Brothers)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — James Shigeta, who played the lead in the 1961 movie musical Read the full story

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Bruce Lee and his Seattle roots — A retrospective comes to the Wing

Bruce Lee and his Seattle roots — A retrospective comes to the Wing

By Jason Cruz
Northwest Asian Weekly

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Bruce Lee and his legacy in Seattle will be featured at the Wing.

A recent launch of a video game featuring mixed martial arts fighters entitled “EA Sports: Read the full story

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Wayne’s Worlds: The Know-It-All who really doesn’t know

Wayne’s Worlds: The Know-It-All who really doesn’t know

By Wayne Chan
Northwest Asian Weekly

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Graphic by Han Bui/NWAW

We went out with some friends for dinner the other night, and I was a nervous wreck. Read the full story

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Mini-Mikado Gets a Modern Makeover

Mini-Mikado Gets a Modern Makeover

By Laura Ohata
Northwest Asian Weekly

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Young performers apply a contemporary twist to Mikado. (Photo by Paul Bestock)

Last weekend, a mini Mikado starring tweens and teens, took the stage at The Bathhouse Read the full story

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Poet experiments with tradition

Poet experiments with tradition

By Daria Kroupoderova
Northwest Asian Weekly

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Shin Yu Pai (Photo by Daria Kroupoderova/NWAW)

Shin Yu Pai, author of eight poetry books, has been nominated for The Stranger’s Read the full story

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Awesome Asian Bad Guys!

Awesome Asian Bad Guys!

By Andrew Hamlin
Northwest Asian Weekly

http://nwasianweekly.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/33_33/ae_awesome.jpgThe new action film “Awesome Asian Bad Guys” has its Seattle premiere at a free screening on Sunday, August 24th, at 1212 King Street in Seattle, starting at 7 pm.  The film, centered around a group of colorful Asian villains, was co-directed by Stephen Dypiangco and Patrick Epino, and the cast includes Seattle actor Yuji Okumoto.  Mr. Dypiangco, who will host a short program after the film with Mr. Okumoto,  took some questions over email. Read the full story

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August reading recommendations

August reading recommendations

By Samantha Pak
Northwest Asian Weekly

http://nwasianweekly.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/33_33/shelf_pioneer.jpgPioneer Girl
By Bich Minh Nguyen
Viking, 2014

Ever since she received the box set from her grandfather when she turned 8, Lee Lien has always loved Laura Ingalls Wilder’s “Little House on the Prairie” books. Read the full story

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Jayapal wins by huge percentage — Four other API candidates fare well in primary election

Jayapal wins by huge percentage — Four other API candidates fare well in primary election

By Daria Kroupoderova
Northwest Asian Weekly

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Pramila Jayapal celebrates victory election night. (Photo by Jack Storms)

On Tuesday night, Aug. 5, API candidate Pramila Jayapal won against four other democratic Read the full story

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UW reinstates Southeast Asian recruiter position — Public backlash contributed to decision

UW reinstates Southeast Asian recruiter position — Public backlash contributed to decision

By Zachariah Bryan
Northwest Asian Weekly

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From left to right, Chief Diversity Officer Sheila Edwards Lange, President Michael Young, Provost Ana Mari Cauce, UW Board of Regents, Constance Rice, UW Board of Regents, State Sen. Bob Hasegawa. (Photo by Zachariah Bryan/NWAW)

When University of Washington (UW) President Michael Young met with representatives of the Asian and Pacific Islander community, he brought good news. Read the full story

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