Monthly Archives: May 2011

Takashi Miike To Direct Ace Attorney Movie

Japanese director Takashi Miike is set to take on the live action film adaptation of Ace Attorney, the popular video game series about defense attorney Phoenix Wright and his courtroom shenanagins. Capcom has even released the latest casting news with … Continue reading

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US Ambassador Nominee Gary Locke’s Confirmation Hearing on C-SPAN

From time-to-time, I make an effort to turn to C-SPAN to catch if there are any interesting hearings going on in Washington, D.C. As I had blogged back in March, current Secretary of Commerce Gary Locke was nominated to replace … Continue reading

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HBO’s East of Main Street: Asians Aloud Interviews Paul and James

This link is old, but it’s new to me, so what the hell: Meet Paul Fanelli and James Minger, two Korean adoptees interviewed on camera as part of HBO’s Asian’s Aloud East of Main Street series last year. While both … Continue reading

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Asian American Commercial Watch: Verizon Tablet “Destination Ad” with Jared Asato

I’ve been seeing this Verizon Tablet ad starring Jared Asato all over the network television, but imagine my surprise when I was flipping through the foreign language channels and caught the exact same ad in Mandarin. Even though I know … Continue reading

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8Questions with the Poreotics

By Keesa Ocampo The Poreotics are MTV’s America’s Best Dance Crew Season 5 winners, an Asian American all-male dance crew from Westminster, California. The crew was formed in 2007 and specializes in popping, choreography, and robotics, hence the name po-reo-tics. … Continue reading

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DUDE WTF ASIA: China Forcing Prisoners in Virtual Gold Farming

Having been a game reviewer for ages who hasn’t found a genre of video games that I didn’t like, I’m not surprised when I read that China had gold farming prisons. I actually have participated in gold farming in games … Continue reading

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Cooperation: Another Reason For A Bamboo Ceiling?

A new study in Organization Science found some interesting differences in the way Americans and Chinese perceive what is considered cooperation. In many cases the American respondents and Chinese respondents selected exactly opposite actions as examples of “cooperation.” On one … Continue reading

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Alex Wong & Watching Asian Americans on Television

By Ken Not many people realize that James Dean only starred in three movies, two released after his death. And yet his legend remains. There are few people who can have such a mesmerizing hold on people. In just a … Continue reading

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U.S. House & Senate Announce Resolution of Regret for Chinese Exclusion Laws

Last week, the House of Representatives and the Senate introduced a resolution calling on Congress to formally acknowledge and express regret for the passage of a series of laws during the turn of the 20th century that violated the fundamental … Continue reading

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Are Asians the Smartest Race?

I have to be honest, I didn’t want to write this article. It’s such a touchy subject but the more I looked into it the more I realized that it is something we SHOULD talk about. I promise that I’m … Continue reading

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Brian Wong, Founder and CEO of

Who’s that baby-faced guy up there? Why, that’s Brian Wong, the youngest entrepreneur ever to receive funding from a venture capital firm. $4.3M from True Ventures at 19 years old, to be exact. What were YOU doing when you were … Continue reading

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