Monthly Archives: August 2015

Traveling Japan: Arashiyama’s Okochi-Sanso Villa

The Okochi-Sanso Villa in Arashiyama used to be the home of a famous actor named Denjiro Okochi. As I was researching the Arashiyama Bamboo Forest destination, I saw mention of this, read a little about it, saw some beautiful pictures … Continue reading

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Seattle issues gesture of regret over 1800s anti-Chinese laws

I’ve blogged about apologies in from Congress as well as the State of California regarding the Chinese exclusionary laws. On Monday, August 3rd, 2015, the city of Seattle apologized as well: “The Seattle City Council approved a resolution Monday expressing regret for … Continue reading

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8AsiansNews: Debate on Affirmative Action Debate held at Harvard University discusses the question “Does Affirmative Action On Campus Do More Harm Than Good?” as featured on NPR Intelligence Squared U.S. Debates Podcast.

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8Books Review: “Being Japanese American, 2nd Edition,” by Gil Asakawa

Gil Asakawa’s newest edition of his JA sourcebook, Being Japanese American is chock full of information and anecdotes to guide anyone through Japanese American life, questions, issues, etc. I should say, of course, that I am not Japanese American, but … Continue reading

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Bush Reacts to Outcry Over Tying Asians to Anchor Baby Debate

If you’ve been following the presidential campaign as I have, you know that when Donald Trump announced that he was running for president, in his announcement, he ignited a firestorm regarding the issue of immigration when he stated: “When Mexico … Continue reading

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Hillary Clinton Goes After Asian-American Vote with New Outreach Director

Back in June, I had blogged that Olympic skater Michelle Kwan had joined the Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign.  At the time, I wondered if Kwan was going to be the lead go-to-person for Asian American & Pacific Islanders (AAPI) outreach … Continue reading

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‘The Search for General Tso’ Now Available on Netflix As I had blogged once, I had met the author of The Fortune Cookie Chronicles, Jennifer 8. Lee, once while she was promoting the book when the book was just coming out and follow her on Facebook & Twitter. … Continue reading

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Traveling Japan: Arashiyama’s Tenryu-ji Temple

We had come to this area primarily for the Arashiyama Bamboo Forest, but we found so much more than we had expected. One of the things about the city of Kyoto is that there’s a UNESCO World Heritage Site around … Continue reading

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8AsiansNews: Venomous Sea Snake in Gulf of Thailand

Highly venomous sea snakes are harvested from the ocean in the Gulf of Thailand to fill a growing demand for the consumption of these snakes in food, drinks, and medicine all around Asia, as documented and reported by National Geographic … Continue reading

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Harvard Magazine: The Tiger Daughter Lulu Chua-Rubenfeld, Intact

Since I first read the excerpted piece back in January 2011 in the Wall Street Journal from the book “Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother” by Amy Chua titled “Why Chinese Mothers Are Superior,” the term “Tiger Mom” has been … Continue reading

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Michelle Waterson’s UFC Win Angela Magana

What a fun fight this was (finally available on UFC Fightpass). And not just because Waterson won. The fight started off generally even-footed, but there was a hint of what was to come as Magana tried to take down Waterson … Continue reading

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KQED: Stanford Project Unearths Personal Histories of Chinese Railroad Workers

Recently, the local National Public Radio affiliate station KQED’s program, Forum, hosted a discussion on the history of the Chinese railroad workers as the 150th anniversary of when Chinese workers began to work on the transcontinental railroad: “The Transcontinental Railroad … Continue reading

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