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About Moye

I am a Japanese-American girl who was born, raised and is most probably stuck in traffic right this second in Los Angeles. I'm currently one of the co-editors of 8Asians and like to distract myself with good food, reading long books, playing video games, catching up on celebrity news, choosing my new new haircut and then writing all about it on Hello Moye and sometimes here on Twitter if I can get it in under 140 words or less. You can reach me at moye[at]

George Takei On Archie Comics Character & New Book, Oh Myyy!

George Takei appeared on G4’s Attack of the Show earlier this week to promote his character in Archie Comics’ Kevin Keller series, as well as his new book, Oh Myy! (There Goes The Internet), about how he basically took over … Continue reading

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How One Transgender Korean American Found Inspiration From Her Birth Mother

Andy Marra, a Korean adoptee, shares the touching story about tracking down her Korean birth mother, whose love and acceptance allowed her to continue her male-to-female transition: “To this day I am astounded by my mother’s supernatural intuition despite the … Continue reading

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A Trip To Shanghai’s Marriage Market

It’s not uncommon for single men and women to venture online to find love, but in Shanghai, some aging parents have been taking the initiative for their adult children with the “Marriage Market” in the People’s Square. Every weekend, these … Continue reading

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Asian American Voters Side With Democrats Over Republicans

One interesting (and not very surprising) statistic to come out of Election Day is the racial and gender disparities between political parties. Francis Wilkinson from Bloomberg View writes about how Asian American voters are sending a message to the Republican … Continue reading

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Gangnam Style’s PSY Takes Over Reddit

With “Gangnam Style” still taking over the Internet one parody video at a time, it’s only natural that South Korea’s PSY would make an appearance on reddit with an “Ask Me Anything” session. While he didn’t shut down the site … Continue reading

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Octavia Spencer Set To Release Young Adult Series, Confuses Her Asian Cultures

Congratulations are in order for Academy Award winning actress, Octavia Spencer, who has just signed a book deal with Simon & Schuster to release two books aimed at young adults, inspired by classic investigative series like Nancy Drew. The problem? … Continue reading

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The Era Of Japanese American Gardeners Coming To A Close

The Japanese gardener–once a fixture in American culture–is slowly dying away with the passing generations. The LA Times recently profiled the cultural phenomenon spurred by Japanese American families taking over the horticultural industry after World War II:  “At one time … Continue reading

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Clara C. Performs The Camel Song For At: Guitar Center With Nic Harcourt

Asian American artist and YouTube sensation Clara C. recently performed live in Los Angeles as part of the At: Guitar Center with Nic Harcourt podcast, an ongoing series where emerging artists can share their music in an intimate setting for … Continue reading

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Spike Lee’s Oldboy Remake Releases Synopsis

Spike Lee’s Oldboy remake is moving forward, now with official distribution from FilmDistrict, a confirmed cast of non-Asians and an official synopsis: “OLDBOY follows the story of an advertising executive (Josh Brolin) who is kidnapped and held hostage for 20 years … Continue reading

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The CHINK Trailer Is Out!

So what does our very own Koji Steven Sakai do when he’s not “researching” the latest on Asian body parts for 8Asians? He’s busy writing movies! The trailer for his latest movie, CHINK, has finally been released. Produced by Koji … Continue reading

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Indian Man Names Clothing Store After Hitler, Jewish Residents Not Amused

A man in Ahmedabad, India recently named his new clothing store “Hitler” (complete with swastika), not realizing that rule #3 in Things To Never Ever Do In The 21st Century is to associate one’s business with Nazis and/or the Holocaust. … Continue reading

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Olympic Gold Medalist Ryan Lochte’s Sister Is A Huge Racist Have you met Megan Lochte yet? She’s the sister of Ryan Lochte, who’s been making headlines for winning all those medals in the 2012 Summer Olympics. She’s also totally comfortable with using racial slurs like “chink.”

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