Monthly Archives: March 2014

The #CancelColbert Kerfuffle: Why Suey Park Got It Wrong

By Greg Watanabe Regarding the #cancelColbert kerfuffle. So, there’s two things: The first being the sketch itself, which is about the Washington Redskins’ owner creating the “Washington Redskins Original Americans Foundation” to mitigate the pr damage from having such a … Continue reading

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Traveling Taiwan: Taipei 101 (Part 6 of 24)

I recommend that upon arrival in Taipei, Taipei 101 should be the first place you visit. This recommendation is not because this building is a feat of human engineering and a major tourist must-see in Taipei. Going to Taipei 101 … Continue reading

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8$: Iconic Asians with Dina Yuen

8$ is a series which occasionally highlights interesting crowdfunding projects. Every day, the 8Asians team is inundated by many worthy pitches. We are unable to highlight every one that comes our way, or even the ones we might individually support. … Continue reading

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I’ll Take Fear: The #CancelColbert Response to Mainstream Media’s Racism

By Timothy Fong I would prefer to resolve disagreements with mutually respectful dialogue. But when that fails, I’ll take fear. On Thursday, the Colbert Report did a skit where the punchline was “I am willing to show the Asian community … Continue reading

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Asian American Commercial Watch: Audi & David Chang I was watching a March Madness basketball tournament game and was pleasantly surprised to see celebrity chef David Chang (of Momofuku fame), star in this television ad. Chang talks about the human touch of not only cooking, but the … Continue reading

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Review: The Garden of Words

The Garden of Words (2013) Voices of Kana Hanazawa and Miyu Irino. Directed by Makoto Shinkai. Available on DVD at Amazon The Garden of Words (言の葉の庭, or Kotonoha no Niwa) is a Japanese animated movie that, to its great credit, continues one Japanese … Continue reading

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Miriam Nakamoto vs. Lauren Murphy, the Fight Continues

Get more pictures like this from SHERDOG.COM When I covered the Invicta FC inaugural bantamweight championship, it was definitely an unsatisfying result. At the time, though, Murphy was a gracious champion offering Nakamoto a rematch, and Nakamoto even defended Murphy … Continue reading

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George Takei in Support of Congressman Mike Honda’s Re-Election

As I have blogged previous, one of the closest watched Congressional races for this November 2014 will be for California’s 17th Congressional District, where two Democrats, incumbent Congressman Mike Honda and newcomer Ro Khanna are running (whom I had interviewed … Continue reading

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8Asians Visit Asian America: Chinese American Museum

Visit Asian America. Asian America is not just an identity or an idea, it’s a place as well. It is America, and certain parts of America distinctly embody the Asian American homeland. Join us as we highlight different Asian American … Continue reading

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California State Senator Leland Yee Arrested on Public Corruption Charges

  The last time I blogged about current California State Senator Leland Yee was when he was running for the mayor of San Francisco about an SF Weekly unflattering profile of Yee, SKETCHY – Leland Yee Can’t Erase His Past. … Continue reading

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The Closing of America’s Largest Landfill

Growing up in Hacienda Heights, I knew we were right next to the Puente Hills Landfill. Little did I know it was the largest landfill in America. Hacienda Heights has one of the largest concentrations of Taiwanese descent Americans, and … Continue reading

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Diego Luna Celebrates Premiere of ‘Cesar Chavez’ Biopic While Filipinos Disappointed

EDITORS NOTE: A similar article was first published at This version has been published at with permission. –Joz By Peter Gonzaga It was a night that Cesar Chavez supporters have been waiting for, the biopic “Cesar Chavez” directed … Continue reading

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