Category Archives: Politics

Documentary ‘Norman Y. Mineta and His Legacy: An American Story’ – Available for Free Streaming

With the recent death of Norman Mineta, the Norman Y. Mineta and His Legacy: An American Story documentary is available for free streaming here, courtesy of the Mineta Legacy Project. I had the great pleasure of viewing this documnetary back in … Continue reading

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Historic Japanese American Norman Y. Mineta Dies at 90

Former Secretary of Transportation and Japanese American Norman Y. Mineta died on Tuesday at age 90: “Norman Y. Mineta, a second-generation Japanese American who was held in an internment camp during World War II and later became one of the … Continue reading

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Michelle Kwan Gives Birth to Her First Child

  View this post on Instagram   A post shared by Michelle Kwan (@michellewkwan) Soon-to-be nominated ambassador to Belize Michelle Kwan is a first time mom: The two-time Olympic medalist announced the birth of her first child, a baby girl named Kalista Belle Kwan, on Instagram Wednesday with … Continue reading

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First Cambodian American mayor in U.S. takes office

I grew up in Massachusetts, so I was really interested to learn about Lowell, Massachusetts city councilor becoming the first Cambodian Amerian mayor in the United States: Sokhary Chau, a city councilor in Lowell, Massachusetts, was unanimously picked by his … Continue reading

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President Biden Nominates Michelle Kwan for Ambassador to Belize

This past Wednesday, President Biden nominated decorated figure skater Michelle Kwan to be the US Ambassador to Belize: “Ms. Kwan, 41, joined Mr. Biden’s campaign team in 2019, long after making a transition from athletics to the political arena. She … Continue reading

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The New Yorker Documentary: ‘Inside Andrew Yang’s Doomed Run for Mayor ‘

Back in January 2021, former Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang announced his candidacy for mayor of New York. Yang had garnered a lot of media attention during his run, especially on his signature platform issue of Universal Basic Income (UBI). … Continue reading

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Alameda County Supervisor Wilma Chan Dies After Struck by Car While Walking Dog

Earlier this week, Alameda County Supervisor Wilma Chan died after being struck by car while walking her dog. That only goes to show how random life can be and how we should treasure our time on the earth as you … Continue reading

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Taiwanese American Michelle Wu Elected Mayor of Boston – Makes History!

Taiwanese American Michelle Wu makes history as she is elected mayor of Boston – the first elected female mayor of Boston ever (current Mayor Kim Janey was appointed after Boston mayor Marty Walsh became Secretary of Labor in the Biden … Continue reading

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Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Taiwan

In John Oliver’s latest episode this past Sunday, John Oliver gives a good yet entertaining overview on Taiwan – from its history to its relationship with China and the rest of the world, including the United States. It’s an important … Continue reading

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Andrew Yang’s ‘Forward’ Book Tour – San Francisco

Earlier this month, I interviewed Andrew Yang about his new book, ‘Forward: Notes on the Future of Our Democracy,’ where he also kicked off his ‘Forward Party.’ With the release of his new book, Andrew launched a promotional tour.  I … Continue reading

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8Asians Exclusive: Interview with Andrew Yang, ‘Forward’ book & Tour, Launches The Forward ‘Party’

I first met former presidential candidate Andrew Yang in July 2018 and interviewed him in August 2018 (which was published in September 2018). I recently had a chance to interview him again a few weeks ago (though I have seen … Continue reading

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San Jose Approves Resolution & Apologizes for 1887 Chinatown Destruction and Decades of Discrimination

Although I’ve lived in the San Francisco Bay Area since 1999, I did not know much about the history of Chinese Americans in the area beyond the Chinese Exclusion Act. I was surprised to hear that back in May, that … Continue reading

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