Monthly Archives: December 2010

Peace Boat: Japanese Americans Travel the World With Other Nikkeis

The Peace Boat is a Japan-based international non-governmental organization that works to promote peace, human rights, equal and sustainable development and respect for the environment, on a chartered passenger ship that travels the world on global voyages. Continue reading

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APA Spotlight: Kent Wong, Director of the Center for Labor Research and Education at UCLA

Kent Wong is Director of the Center for Labor Research and Education at UCLA, where he also teaches Labor Studies and Asian American Studies. Continue reading

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Michigan Remembers Vincent Chin

This week, the Michigan Bar Association association is remembering Vincent Chin by dedicating a plaque as part of their statewide Legal Milestones series, citing his case for spurring key legal changes in the state of Michigan law which include victim … Continue reading

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Village Voice Declares Far East Movements’ Rocketeer “Worst of 2010”

Hater’s gonna hate, and it looks like that’s exactly what the Village Voice did, calling Far East Movement’s “Rocketeer” featuring Ryan Tedder — you know, that guy who sings that “Apologize” song you hear too much on the radio — … Continue reading

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Scarlet Chan Wants to Know Why Hot Asian Guys Prefer White Girls

Shh. Scarlet Chan thinks I’m hot. And go figure, I’m married to a beautiful white girl. Why is it that hot Asian boys prefer to date White girls? So is there any truth to what she says? I suppose it … Continue reading

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The Working APA Actor: Greg Watanabe

The Working APA Actor is a bi-monthly interview of Asian Pacific Islander American actors in the entertainment world, whether it be theater, film, television, or commercials. It is an inside look at these actors exploring their passion in their craft … Continue reading

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How To Be A Bad Asian: I Love Being A Blonde

Life is hard enough as an Asian. Not all of us can get perfect SAT scores, graduate from medical school or trick out a Honda Civic. The pressure to embrace our culture remains but sometimes, we just don’t want to. … Continue reading

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The K-Town Reality Show: “It’s Really Gonna Happen”

Oh, the K-Town Reality Show. We’ve talked about the planning, we talked about the casting, hell, we’ve seen the cast of the show in countless reels and Asian American photo shoots; they were the most famous cast of a show … Continue reading

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LA’s Koreatown & Anaheim Shooting Leaves 2 Dead, 1 Wounded

File this under Asians Behaving Badly: a Sunday shooting rampage across Los Angeles County left one victim in critical condition and two dead, including the gunman: “The suspect, 54-year-old Young Choi of Los Angeles allegedly shot and killed the boyfriend … Continue reading

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I present to you a spoken poem that is both a personal project of mine and a poetic front to the website with the same name, I AM KOREAN AMERICAN. From self-hatred to fierce love, I AM KOREAN AMERICAN is … Continue reading

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Mari Inukai’s Akuma Tenshi

I’m a big fan of Japanese artist Mari Inukai for her colorful and imaginative characters who are so adorably drawn with a nice bite. Does that even make sense? It does. Trust me. Munky King is offering her AKUMA TENSHI … Continue reading

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Asian Americans and Lowered Cars

When I was in high school, all I wanted for Christmas was a lowered Honda Civic or Acura Integra. The ones that hug the ground so closely you have to drive sideways over a speed bump. The ones that have … Continue reading

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