Monthly Archives: August 2012

The 8Asians Talks About How Girls Creator Lena Dunham Is Confused About Islam

Our internal e-mail lists have us discussing all kinds of stuff: Asian American identity, representation in the media, the experiences of activism in an academia setting and its progression as we transition to the working, adult world. And sometimes, we … Continue reading

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Bank of Canada Pulled Original Image For $100 Banknote Due To “Asian-ness”

The Bank of Canada had decided to de-Asianize the original image of a woman looking into a microscope for its $100 banknote after 8 focus groups across the country raised questions about her ethnicity. “The image, alongside a bottle of … Continue reading

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Chinese Man With Amputated Arms Teaches Us To Never Give Up

Sometimes we whine over little things and wonder why we can’t be wealthier, prettier, smarter, etc. At the end of the day, we end up feeling miserable, when in reality, we are actually more fortunate than a lot of people … Continue reading

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World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria Expansion Pack’s Asian Fantasy Land

When it comes to Blizzard Entertainment games, Starcraft is my number one favorite. I’ve never been drawn to play World of Warcraft since I generally prefer aliens over orcs. World of Warcraft has always sounded interesting primarily because it is … Continue reading

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Asian American Commercial Watch: Michelle Kwan Competes in Royal Caribbean’s Deck-athlon Michelle Kwan graduated last year from the Fletcher School of Diplomacy at Tufts University and moved to Washington, D.C. and there had been speculation as to what she was going to be doing in D.C. While watching the Olympics, … Continue reading

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Silicon Valley’s Chef Chu’s Has Served Tech Elite, from Steve Jobs to Jerry Yang

The San Jose Mercury News did a nice profile on Chef Chu and its namesake, Chef Lawrence Chu on the Los Altos, California-based (bordering Mountain View and Palo Alto) Chinese restaurant. The eater is considered an institution and has been … Continue reading

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LAST CHANCE: V3 Digital Media Conference Ticket Giveaway (Los Angeles)

Hey everyone – you have just a short while left to enter our Giveaway to win a pair of registrations for the V3 Digital Media Conference in Los Angeles provided by 8Asians and V3con (and the Asian American Journalists Association … Continue reading

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The Force Behind American Olympic Judo Medals: Yosh Uchida

When Marti Malloy won a bronze medal in Judo in the 2012 Olympics, she was happy to look up at the stands and see her former coach, 92 year old Yoshishiro Uchida. Yosh Uchida was more than just a coach, … Continue reading

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PSY Releases Female Version Of “Gangnam Style” By 4minute’s Hyuna

I guess PSY wasn’t done spreading his horse-like “Gangnam Style” dance moves around the world. According to the Chosun Ilbo, “[PSY’s] management company YG Entertainment said that fans will be treated to a new video with the same music but … Continue reading

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Top 5 Unsung Heroes In Japanese American History (Pt 2)

Earlier this year I wrote an article entitled, Top 5 Unsung Heroes In Japanese American History. One of my editors correctly pointed out that all five people on my list were men. This was totally unintentional but I promised at … Continue reading

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Singapore Insists On Making Bad Music Video To Make Up For Low Birth Rates

Singapore has had some “unique” music videos over the years, but this new one spotted on YouTube in light of Singapore’s national day on 9 August seeks to address some serious social issues: extremely low birth rates.

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Increased Attacks On Mosques After Wisconsin Sikh Temple Shooting

Whether this is a matter of sheer coincidence or a disturbing trend, there have been reports of increased attacks against mosques in the United States after the shooting at a Wisconsin Sikh temple. It is important to note that mosques are … Continue reading

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