Tonight’s gala celebrating the opening of the new exhibition China: Through the Looking Glass at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York has raised concerns that guests will dress in a culturally inappropriate manner, reports Fashionista.
“Upon hearing the title and seeing a … Read more
Asian American Life
Human trafficking and sexual slavery by the Japanese military may seem like a page straight out of the history books, but it’s a painful reality for 53 Korean women who say they are living proof that these war crimes did exist. These women, now in their 80’s … Read more
Photos and story by Karen Zhou
As part of the 70th anniversary of the atomic bombings in Japan, three Japanese American groups in NYC (Japanese American Association, Japanese Americans & Japanese in America, JACL-NY Chapter) organized “Hibakusha Speak Out”. The organizers had two special guests, Mr. Tamotsu Sanada and Ms.Kodama Michiko, who are atomic bomb … Read more
In a letter signed by groups ranging from Asian Americans Advancing Justice to Asian Women’s Center to Bayan USA. the groups urge the Department … Read more
Asian American author Naomi Hirahara portrays the fascinating history of Terminal Island in Los Angeles County, where the forced evacuation of all Japanese Americans occurred after Executive Order 9066.
In an interview with the LA Times, the co-author of Terminal Island: Lost Communities of Los Angeles Harbor succinctly described this forced evacuation of 1942.… Read more
The Japanese American National Museum in Los Angeles has acquired the artifacts from incarceration camps that had been scheduled to go to auction last month, reports the New York Times.
The announcement was made Saturday night at a museum benefit honoring George Takei.
“All of us can take to heart that our voices were … Read more
According to NPR, after Captain Cook’s encounter with the native Hawaiian population, he and his crew transmitted many diseases including measles, chicken pox, and tuberculosis.
The decline in … Read more