Monday 04th May 2015,

Asian Americans

Fashionista: Will Attendees at Tonight’s Chinese-themed Met Gala Be Culturally Offensive?

posted by Randall

Katy Perry poses with GeishasTonight’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.

Several publications including Jezebel & Bustle have raised this issue.

“Upon hearing the title and seeing a … Read more

Community Issues

Comfort Women Seeking Justice & An Apology

posted by Randall

Comfort womenBy Minnie Roh

Reporter

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

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Atomic Bomb Survivors Look Forward to World without Nuclear Weapons

Atomic Bomb Survivors Look Forward to World without Nuclear Weapons

posted by Randall

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

Asian Americans

170 Asian American Organizations Urge Homeland Security to Release Nan-Hui Jo

posted by Randall

Support for Nan Hui JoNan-Hui Jo, the woman who escaped to South Korea with her daughter to run from what she considered an abusive relationship, has won the backing of 170 Asian American non-profit organizations.

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 Americans

Daily Princetonian: University unable to find Asian American Studies Professor

posted by Jason Fong

PrincetonWith an open position in the Asian American Studies department since November 2014, Princeton University has been unable to find anyone to fill the position of Professor of Asian American Studies.

According to the Daily Princetonian, Former Asian American Students Association President Evan Kratzer claims that the university’s inability to find a suitable professor … Read more

Community Issues

NY Times: Incarceration Camp Artifact Scheduled for Auction Going to Museum Instead

posted by Randall

Image of Himel's mother up for auctionThe 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

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NY Times: Floyd Mayweather Plays Role of Darth Vader

posted by Randall

Floyd MayweatherYou won’t find too many undefeated champs that manage to get booed, but Floyd Mayweather (48 – 0) has that distinction.

The New York Times describes the atmosphere at the MGM in Las Vegas as more like what you would expect at Manny Pacquiao’s home country of the Philippines and not in Las Vegas, under … Read more

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NPR: Vietnamese Refugee turned US Army General

posted by Jason Fong

USS HancockOn the 40th anniversary of the fall of Vietnam, former refugee-turned-General of the US Army, Viet Luong reflects back on his experience escaping the country.

Fleeing Vietnam with several members of his immediate family and the help of an American journalist, Luong, in his interview with NPR, recalled the warfare at the Tan Son … Read more

Community

NPR: Hawaiian Population Rebounds

posted by Jason Fong

Native Hawaiian GirlAfter nearly 200 years, the resilient Pacific Islander population of Hawaii has bounced back, as a recent surge in population growth has strengthened their numbers considerably.

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

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