Monthly Archives: March 2015

What Sports Are Asian Americans Into?

#gingerbread #cookies #ninjas A photo posted by Carlomus Prime (@carlomusprime) on Mar 1, 2015 at 12:42am PST I’m a big fan of MMA, and 8Asians writer Jeff has even posted an article about successful Asian American participation in the UFC. … Continue reading

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Residents Sue City of Fullerton for Shutting Asian Americans Out of Electoral Process

The ACLU Foundation of Southern California (ACLU SoCal), Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Los Angeles (Advancing Justice – LA), the Law Office of Robert Rubin, and Sidley Austin, LLP sued the City of Fullerton today for violating the California Voting … Continue reading

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8Books Review: “Fresh Off the Boat,” by Eddie Huang

All I kept thinking while I was reaching Eddie Huang’s memoir, Fresh Off the Boat, was that the one word people need to know to describe it is…bombastic. It’s not a word I use a lot, or probably that most people … Continue reading

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Traveling Japan: Public Transportation

One of the reasons my friends and I had chosen Japan as a destination was because of the incredibly convenient public transportation system. Japan Railway The first thing my mom asked me when I told her I was going to … Continue reading

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Asians Behaving Badly: Supposed Social Network Co-founder Minh Nguyen Arrested for Murder Thirty-eight year old Minh Nguyen, supposed co-founder of social network company Plaxo, was charged with murder of his ex-wife’s new husband in front of their children. Nguyen was arrested. Editors Note from Joz: After the initial news broke about … Continue reading

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McGraw-Hill Denies Japan’s Request to Remove Comfort Women from Textbooks

Good for McGraw-Hill. Seriously, the nerve of the Japanese government to try to extend their censorship to the United States. I remember on one of my family visits to Japan and Taiwan in college, I was reading Iris Chang’s (R.I.P.) … Continue reading

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‘Fresh off the Boat’ Episode Review: “Phillip Goldstein”

Fresh Off the Boat, Season 1, Episode 8: “Phillip Goldstein” Original airdate March 10, 2015. Microsynopsis: Jessica and Eddie are at first excited about a new Chinese boy at school, but Eddie finds little in common with the apple of … Continue reading

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8Links: Asian-American studies, Asians on television, and “The Filipino Assassin”

8Links is a series which occasionally highlights interesting content from sites we read. Got a tip for us? Let us know about a link you would like to see on by suggesting a link! ″The idea of an Asian … Continue reading

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Traveling Japan: Learning Japanese

Japanese was one of those languages that I’ve always sort of known but never fully mastered. One of my grandmothers was a Japanese language teacher in Taiwan and grew up in the era of Japanese colonialism. Both she and my … Continue reading

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8$: SOMEONE ELSE: a feature film

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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Asian American Commercial Watch: Microsoft Cloud & Empowering Cancer Research A lot of people today still don’t know that Microsoft has a large “cloud” business, and with a series of commercials, Microsoft is trying to change that perception. In this commercial, Microsoft highlights Virginia Tech computer science Professor Wu … Continue reading

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Invicta FC11 Inoue Loses by Decision to Grasso

Your co-main event for tomorrow night @alexa_grasso vs. Mizuki Inoue | #InvictaFC11 A photo posted by Invicta Fighting Championship (@invictafc) on Feb 26, 2015 at 6:34pm PST Mexico’s Alexa Grasso defeated Japan’s Mizuki Inoue in last Friday’s Invicta FC11 event … Continue reading

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