Be like water: Today So Far

  • New Bruce Lee exhibit opens in Seattle, exploring his daily life and philosophy.
  • Monkeypox spreads even more in Western Washington as vaccines arrive.
  • Lori Matsukawa awarded with the Purchase of the Increasing Sunshine.

This post at first appeared in KUOW’s Now So Much newsletter for July 11, 2022.

Have you at any time watched “Dragon: The Bruce Lee Tale?” If you are like me, you had ample opportunity to check out it on cable Television all over the 1990s (it felt like it was often on some channel). And also, if you are like me, you cherished it and acquired sucked in just about every time.

As an adult, even so, I was a small upset to obtain out that a large amount of Lee’s tale was, let’s say “stretched” for spectacular influence by the director. And some was still left out, like Seattle. Watching the movie, you would not know that Lee came to Seattle, lived below, worked at Ruby Chow’s cafe, went to college listed here, and met his wife listed here. And he was laid to rest below.

I however love “Dragon.” But if you want to dive further into who Bruce Lee was, and his philosophy, you can find it at the Wing Luke Museum.

A new interactive exhibit, “Be H2o, My Buddy: The Teachings of Bruce Lee,” just opened in Seattle. Element of this exhibit is extra than 1,200 guides he examined. “We’re striving to categorical by his reserve selection, his sentiments on his philosophical idea all-around getting like drinking water,” Shannon Lee, Bruce Lee’s daughter, explained to KUOW. “So, this exhibit explores that thought, tells you the origin tale of his philosophy on water, and how it arrived to be.”

KUOW’s Mike Davis has the complete tale right here.

The monkeypox circumstance carries on to mature in Western Washington. Previous week, the Nowadays So Considerably Weblog noted that monkeypox was spreading in the course of the King County neighborhood. In other phrases, it was not just exhibiting up since an individual travelled into town from a area with an outbreak. It can be now spreading from person-to-particular person (nine individuals in King County as of past week). That unfold has now reached Pierce County exactly where health officials are reporting that a person in his 30s has a presumptive situation of monkeypox. The CDC still has to confirm it. The gentleman reportedly won’t have a intense scenario and is recovering at residence. Just like the scenario in King County, the Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department is reporting that the new circumstance is not similar to travel, which means the guy acquired the an infection from anyone else in the group.

Some good monkeypox information is that the Washington condition Office of Well being just obtained a cargo of monkeypox vaccine — adequate to inoculate 398 people today. The vaccine comes in two doses. Nationally, health and fitness officers want to get a single million doses distributed.

“The risk to the community is lower at this time,” reported condition epidemiologist Dr. Scott Lindquist. “Transmission commonly needs shut, pores and skin-to-skin make contact with with anyone who has signs of the disease. For persons who have experienced current get in touch with with anyone who examined beneficial for monkeypox, the vaccine can lower the opportunity of creating a monkeypox an infection.”

Individually, I am hoping that the monkeypox tale fades absent quickly — generally for the reason that KUOW only has a person file picture for monkeypox from the Associated Push, and it truly is fairly monotonous. We are not able to preserve that up for much too lengthy on So fingers crossed.

I appreciate tales like this upcoming one particular — Lori Matsukawa has been honored with the Buy of the Rising Sunshine. Inside a few generations, her relatives went from coming to the United States to turning out to be a person of the most influential figures in Seattle media, and staying awarded a single of Japan’s maximum honors.

The Buy of the Increasing Sunshine was recognized in 1875 by Japanese Emperor Meiji to honor a variety of achievements, from international relations to advertising Japanese culture. When Matsukawa’s relatives arrived to the United States in the early 1900s, it was forbidden to even appear at the Japanese emperor. As she grew up in Hawaii and then built a Tv information vocation in Seattle by the 1980s and 1990s, the medal was however not specified to ladies.

Now, the Purchase of the Rising Sunlight has been offered to Lori Matsukawa.

“Below I am getting an award from the imperial loved ones, recognizing my endeavours to convey the Japanese and Japanese-Us citizens together,” Matsukawa told KUOW. Matsukawa briefly used time reporting at KOMO in advance of relocating to KING 5 in the early 1980s. Which is the place she expended her job offering the information to the Seattle-region, though including an recognition of Japanese events, this sort of as the the Excellent Hanshin earthquake in 1995, or the tragic tsunami turned nuclear disaster in 2011. But she did a large amount much more. Examine the total story right here.


caption: Then Japan's new Prime Minister Shinzo Abe speaks during his first press conference at the prime minister's official residence in Tokyo Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2012.

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Washington point out has just one of the country’s major populations of Japanese People. A lot of had been shaken by the news of previous Primary Minister Shinzo Abe’s assassination Friday in western Japan. “It was just shock,” stated Megumi Ijiri, shortly after returning from a excursion to Japan. (Associated Push)


caption: FILE: An Uber driver near the San Francisco International Airport.

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Uber lobbied and utilized ‘stealth’ tech to block scrutiny, according to a new report

As Uber aggressively pushed into marketplaces all-around the environment, the trip-sharing support lobbied political leaders to take it easy labor and taxi guidelines, made use of a “kill switch” to thwart regulators and legislation enforcement, channeled funds through Bermuda and other tax havens and considered portraying violence towards its drivers as a way to obtain general public sympathy, according to a report unveiled Sunday.

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