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2 hrs ago | The Washington Post

Japanese leader Abe wants more women to work. So he's got big plans for day care.

Ayumi Ito considers herself one of the lucky ones. She works for a relatively open-minded company - meaning she has to put her toddler, Saki, in day care for only 11 hours a day.

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Related Topix: Ayumi Ito, Asian-American

5 hrs ago | Bainbridge Island Review

U.S. Rep. Kilmer to meet with local Japanese American survivors of...

Congressman Derek Kilmer will meet local Japanese American survivors of World War II internment camps at the Bainbridge Island memorial.

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Related Topix: Asian-American, US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Representative Derek Kilmer, Gig Harbor, WA

9 hrs ago | Japan Herald

Japanese mens life expectancy over 80 years for first time

The life expectancy of Japanese men stood at 80.21 years in 2013, the first time that men have gone past the 80-year mark in the Asian country, according to the country's ministry of health, labour and welfare.

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Related Topix: Asian-American, Tsunami, Natural Disasters

Thu Jul 31, 2014

Art Daily

'Kazumi Tanaka: Mother and Child Reunion' opens at the Fabric Workshop and Museum

The Fabric Workshop and Museum presents new work by Artist-in-Residence Kazumi Tanaka, a Japanese-American sculptor based in Beacon, New York.

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Related Topix: New York, Asian-American, Beacon, NY, World News, Japan, Asia

Crosscut.com

The Weekend List: The arts and culture guide to Seattle's good life

"Hold These Truths" at ACT, kiddie "Mikado" at Bathhouse, STRFKR does Neumos, and Wes Anderson flicks - outside at King's Hardware.

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Related Topix: List, Electronic, Standardized Testing, Education, Asian-American, Gilbert and Sullivan, Opera, Theater, Arts

The Straits Times

Japan's women have world's longest life expectancy of 86.61 years; men's rises above 80

Japanese men's life expectancy rose above 80 for the first time in 2013, but was still several years below that of their female counterparts, whose lifespan was the world's longest, figures released on Thursday showed.

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Wed Jul 30, 2014

Mediaite.com

Mark Levin: 'Amnesty' Would Be 'Greatest Act of...

On his radio show Tuesday, conservative talker Mark Levin compared a hypothetical executive order from President Barack Obama that grants amnesty to undocumented immigrants to the Japanese internment of World War II.

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Related Topix: Illegal Immigration, US News, Asian-American

The Nation

Why Does This Nation of Immigrants Always Imprison 'The Other'?

Japanese American internment center, Manzanar, CA. Over a decade has passed since the United States began its "Global War on Terror," a campaign of dragnet surveillance, mass incarceration, drone attacks on individuals overseas and numerous other actions, many illegal according to domestic and international law.

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

Ambot ah!

Toyota goes Psy with Waku Doki viral video

You have to give it to the Japanese to come up with crazy video commercials like the Waku Doki.

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Related Topix: Asian-American

Tue Jul 29, 2014

Santa Cruz Sentinel

Watsonville-Santa Cruz Japanese American group celebrates 80th anniversary

Members of the Watsonville chapter of the Japanese American Citizens League gathered at Seacliff with chapters throughout Northern California during a conference held in 1937 in Watsonville.

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Related Topix: Asian-American, Watsonville, CA, San Francisco County, CA, San Francisco, CA

The Stranger

The Art Made by Japanese Americans in Internment Camps

WATERCOLOR BY AN UNKNOWN PRISONER Painted on the back sides of two taped-together evacuation notices sent from the Western Defense Command to Japanese Americans at their homes.

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Related Topix: Asian-American, Prison, Petaluma, CA

TheCelebrityCafe

James Shigeta, 'Die Hard' actor, dies at age 81

James Shigeta, one of the first Japanese-American actors to gain stardom in Hollywood, has died.

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Related Topix: Paradise, Hawaiian Style, Comedy Movies, Flower Drum Song, Musical Movies, James Shigeta, Asian-American

The Bee

Alice Sumida learns to dance through history

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.

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

Seattle Times

MSNBC coverage of 'The Mikado' and stereotypes on stage

If you missed it on Sunday, MSNBC aired a news segment about the Seattle Gilbert & Sullivan Society's production of "The Mikado" and the controversy about its use of yellowface, using non-Asian actors to portray all 40 Asian roles.

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Related Topix: Asian-American, Blog News, Opinion

Mon Jul 28, 2014

The Japan Times

Paternity blues: Social hurdles still high for Japanese men seeking hands-on fatherhood

An increasing number of Japanese fathers are taking a more active role in raising their children, but some also feel beaten down by a society that doesn't support their efforts.

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Related Topix: Asian-American, World News, Japan

KUOW-FM Seattle

Memories Of Exclusion Inspire Seattle Architect's Work

Seattle Architect Johnpaul Jones will receive the National Humanities Medal from President Barack Obama on Monday.

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Sun Jul 27, 2014

The Review

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.

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Related Topix: Asian-American, Cellphones

Sat Jul 26, 2014

Hispanic Business

Tours and Film Share History of World War II Detention Site at Kilauea Military Camp

The tours and film are free, but park entrance fees apply. The one-hour tour is at No registration is required.

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Thu Jul 24, 2014

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.

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American Thinker

Fake controversy over Twitter diversity figures

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

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

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