Monthly Archives: December 2012

Christmas In A Chinese Restaurant Or McDonald’s?

This time of year, for those who do not celebrate Christmas, and those who do not have family to celebrate Christmas with, there’s always the question of where you can go to eat on Christmas day, and traditionally that answer … Continue reading

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Last Soldier in Danny Chen Abuse Case to be Removed from the Army

The eighth and last soldier to be tried in the Danny Chen abuse case, Chen’s platoon leader, First Lt. Daniel L. Schwartz, will be removed from the Army.  This punishment was handled outside of the court martial process.  If he had … Continue reading

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Future of Japan and What that Means for Japanese Americans

This past Sunday, the New York Times had an opinion piece title, “Without Babies, Can Japan Survive” by Alexandra Harney. The article discusses the problems facing Japan’s aging population and what kind of future Japan could have (assuming the current … Continue reading

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Post-Election Survey of Asian American Voters in 2012

Last week, The Asian American Justice Center (AAJC), a member of the Asian American Center for Advancing Justice, along with Asian and Pacific Islander American Vote (APIAVote) and the National Asian American Survey (NAAS), released preliminary findings of a post-election … Continue reading

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New Giant Robot Film “Pacific Rim” Eerily Like Anime Evangelion

Who doesn’t like movies with giant robots? Add dimensional travel, giant monsters a la Godzilla, and humanity’s last stand and you’ve got Pacific Rim, the perfect recipe for a 2013 blockbuster. What I find amazing is that in both story, … Continue reading

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Remembering Madeleine F. Hsu, 6, Sandy Hook Elementary/Newtown Shooting Victim

This is a sad post that I haven’t wanted to write. My spirits have been heavy ever since I heard about the Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings on December 14 and while my heart goes out to all the victims, … Continue reading

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Senator Daniel Inouye Passes Away at Age 88

Daniel Ken “Dan” Inouye, the senior United States Senator from Hawaii and the President pro tempore of the United States Senate–making him the highest-ranking Asian American politician in U.S. history– passed away Monday, December 17, 2012. His last words were, … Continue reading

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Michelle Kwan Now a Senior Adviser at The State Department

The last I had heard of Michelle Kwan, she had gotten engaged. Although Kwan did move to Washington, D.C. over 1.5 years ago after graduating from Tufts University with a graduate degree in at the Fletcher School of Law and … Continue reading

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Official Trailer: 21 and Over

The official trailer for 21 and Over is out and it looks like an insane comedy from Jon Lucas and Scott Moore, the writers of The Hangover. From what the trailer tells us, this isn’t just any birthday, it’s Jeff … Continue reading

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Asian American MMA Fighters go 2-2 in UFC on Fox 5

Asian American MMA fighters in UFC on FOX 5 won two out of four matches this past weekend.  Benson Henderson (pictured above with his mom after the match) dominated Nate Diaz to defend his lightweight belt.  Scott Jorgenson, who I … Continue reading

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‘The Legend of Zhen Huan’ and Why China Limits TV Historical Dramas to 10%

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gMBCQuVa6As Partly thanks to the popularity of the drama The Legend of Zhen Huan (甄嬛传), China’s cultural authorities have limited the number of historical dramas on TV to 10% for next year, according to Washington Post and the Associated Press. … Continue reading

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