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3 hrs ago | Arirang TV

UN human rights panel calls on Japan to provide public apology and...

Two victims of Japan's wartime system of sexual slavery visited the city of Glendale in California this week.


Related Topix: Asian-American

15 hrs ago | American Thinker

Fake controversy over Twitter diversity figures

Twitter is being hit with criticism, and promises to "do better" over an absolutely bogus controversy.


Related Topix: Asian-American, African-American, Computers

22 hrs ago | The Newberg Graphic

Alice Sumida learns to dance through history - Thursday, 24 July 2014 07:00

Nearly everyone at Edgewood Downs retirement center in Garden Home makes a beeline for her at some point during the day, wishing her a happy birthday, or telling her how happy they are to know her.


Related Topix: Portland, OR, Garden Home (Portland, OR), Asian-American

22 hrs ago | Arkansas Online

Ex-Jerome internee speaks Aug. 6 in LR

Frank Sata, one of thousands of Japanese-Americans who was forced to live in an internment camp in Arkansas during World War II, will be in Little Rock on Aug. 6 to discuss his experiences and how it shaped his father's art and his own work as an architect.


Related Topix: Asian-American, Little Rock, AR

Wed Jul 23, 2014


Gaza As Sarajevo

After the publication earlier this week of my Truthdig commentary about Israel's repetitively compulsive and rabid behavior , I got a lovely note from a dear longtime friend who was in general and quite anguished agreement with much of what I'd written.


Related Topix: Israel, World News, Middle East, Asian-American, US News, Liberal Political News

The Georgia Straight

Sid Chow Tan: Homeless no more, evicted no more, silenced no more

Editor's note: Sid Chow Tan, community organizer and media and communications producer, delivered this speech in front of the Ming Sun building.


Related Topix: Asian-American, North America, Canada, World News

Tue Jul 22, 2014

Arirang TV

Former sex slaves travel U.S. to call attention to issue

When they were in their teens, Lee Ok-son and Kang Il-chul were forced to serve as sex slaves at a military brothel.


Related Topix: us Travel, Travel, Glendale, CA, Asian-American

Mon Jul 21, 2014

The Japan Times

Chores, charges and chin-wags: the chonaikai ties that bind

Most foreign residents in Japan have probably been called upon to perform duties with a neighborhood association - known here as a chA naikai or jichikai .


Related Topix: Japan Travel, Travel, Asia Travel, Asian-American

Thu Jul 17, 2014

Voice of America

Q&A with Don Sellers: 'Honor and Sacrifice'

Roy Matsumoto was one of 14 Nisei to join a 2,700 man guerilla unit known as Merrill's Marauders to reopen the Burma Road, a supply route for China, then an ally of the United States.


Related Topix: US Army, US Military, Asian-American

Sacramento Bee Newspaper

Sacramento Japanese Film Festival marks 10 years of consistent growth

A baby is kidnapped by her father's former lover and later returned to her family.


Related Topix: Sacramento, CA, Prison, Asian-American, Life, Hobbies, Anime and Manga

Wed Jul 16, 2014

Yes! Magazine

Protecting the Truth: The Japanese American Legacy Project

Photo of Japanese Americans, including the Kitamoto family, being taken from their homes on Bainbridge Island, Wash.


Related Topix: Asian-American, US News, Liberal Political News

Tue Jul 15, 2014

Daily Camera

'Beautiful heat'

Jason Takaki, left, and Kei Izawa show their product, Karami Japanese Salsa, at Miller's Grille in Lafayette, where it is featured in a barbequed pork sandwich, the Hawkeye.


Related Topix: Asian-American, Life, Food, Recipes, Boulder, CO

The Daily Beast

George Takei Sets Phasers to ReformBy Tim Mak

The 'Star Trek' star, gay-rights advocate, and social media powerhouse talks up his new cause-campaign finance-and faith in democracy.


Related Topix: Star Trek, Science Fiction TV, Entertainment, Television, George Takei, Gay/Lesbian, Asian-American

The Citizens' Voice

Children at the borderdeserve care, kindness

Did we learn nothing from that long-ago time when President Franklin D. Roosevelt refused admission of a boatload of Jewish refugees trying to escape from Nazi Germany to the United States? Or when he moved thousands of Japanese-Americans - whole families - to internment camps in Nevada, where there was not adequate housing for them? Now we debate ... (more)


Related Topix: Immigration Reform, Asian-American, Opinion

Mon Jul 14, 2014

Los Angeles Times

Object Lesson: Hollywood mechanic's rare Japanese internment photos

A child hangs on a barbed wire fence at a Japanese internment camp in Wyoming during World War II.


Related Topix: Los Angeles, CA, Asian-American, Photography, Arts, Entertainment

KRQE Albuquerque

Project aims to shed light on WWII camps

A new project aims to raise public awareness about four Japanese American confinement camps in New Mexico during World War II.


Related Topix: Asian-American, New Mexico, Colorado State University

Fri Jul 11, 2014

ImmigrationProf Blog

Surveillance of Muslim Americans is Wrong

A new report based on documents provided by Edward J. Snowden has identified five American Muslims, including the leader of a civil rights group, as having been subjected to surveillance by the federal government.


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Thu Jul 10, 2014

Inside Bay Area

El Cerrito middle school will be renamed for activist

Portola Middle School in El Cerrito will be renamed for the late Japanese American civil rights leader Fred T. Korematsu Middle School.


Related Topix: El Cerrito, CA, Asian-American, Education Etc., Oakland, CA

Bellevue Reporter

'Art of Gaman' reveals the artwork of prisoners in WWII Japanese internment camps

Slightly longer than two months after the Dec. 7, 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt issued Executive Order 9066 to authorize the internment of more than 120,000 people of Japanese heritage on the United States' West Coast.


Related Topix: Asian-American, Entertainment

Huntington News

The Dangers of Disregarding the Bill of Rights

During the Second World War, over 110,000 Japanese-Americans were rounded up by the US government, and placed into concentration camps.


Related Topix: Asian-American, Cellphones