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2 hrs ago | OhNoTheyDidnt

Hello Kitty Is Not a Cat, Sanrio Reveals

Christine R. Yano is an anthropologist from the University of Hawaii who has spent years studying the phenomenon that is Hello Kitty.


Related Topix: Life, Hello Kitty, Hobbies, Asian-American

2 hrs ago | Fox News

Hello Kitty not a cat, expert says

"She's never depicted on all fours," Christine R. Yano, an anthropologist with the University of Hawaii who is curator of a Hello Kitty retrospective at the Japanese American National Museum in Los Angeles in October, told the newspaper.


Related Topix: Life, Hello Kitty, Hobbies, Asian-American, Entertainment

6 hrs ago | Portland Tribune

Landmark Anzen store calling it quits

More affectionately known simply as Anzen's, the shop, 736 N.E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., has been an institution in the Japanese community for generations.


Related Topix: Asian-American, Old Town (Portland, OR)

11 hrs ago |

A Lesson for Bill O'Reilly on 'Asian Privilege'

Every time someone uses statistics about the Asian-American community to tell black people, "Stop complaining, look at this other minority group and how successful they are," I die a little inside.


Related Topix: Asian-American, African-American, South Korea, World News, Asia, Mathematics, Science, Vietnamese-American

Tue Aug 26, 2014


Letters -- Published Aug. 27, 2014

I am writing to register my displeasure with the absence of any mention of the Japanese American Cultural and Heritage Night at the Ports game against the Modesto Nuts on Aug. 7. Participating in the Japanese-American program were the dancers from the Lodi Minyo Tanoshimi Kai and from, Stockton the Bando Junijiro Classic Japanese Dancers.


Related Topix: Asian-American, Stockton, CA, World News, Japan, Opinion

Mon Aug 25, 2014


Socioeconomic Status Inconsistency and Risk of Stroke Among Japanese...

From the Global Collaboration Center, Osaka University, Osaka, Japan ; Public Health, Department of Social and Environmental Health, Osaka University Graduate School of Medicine, Osaka, Japan ; Graduate School of Medicine, University of Tokyo, Toyko, Japan ; and Epidemiology and Prevention Division, Research Center for Cancer Prevention and ... (more)


Related Topix: Japan, World News, Asian-American

The Wichita Eagle

'To Be Takei' tells inspiring tale of droll sci-fi actor

In case you missed it, it's George Takei's America. We're just living in it. And getting his autograph.


Related Topix: Star Trek, Science Fiction TV, Entertainment, Television, George Takei, Gay/Lesbian, Celebrities, William Shatner, Pop/Rock, Asian-American

Fri Aug 22, 2014

Daily Mail

The Japanese soldiers who risked death to break out of prison:...

More than 1,000 Japanese men stormed barbed wire fences at Cowra prisoner of war camp in central NSW on August 5, 1944 A Japanese man who took part in the breakout returned to NSW for the 70th anniversary held in Cowra earlier this month In the dead of the night 70 years ago, more than 1,000 Japanese men stormed the barbed wire perimeter fences of ... (more)


Related Topix: Asian-American, Australia, Oceania, World News

WAAF-FM Brighton

George Takei 8-22-14

George Takei called in to discuss his new film To Be Takei which has just been released, too bad Mike Hsu was still on vacation and had to miss this.


Related Topix: Asian-American

Thu Aug 21, 2014

River Front Times

To Be Takei Follows the Star Trek Actor Into Undiscovered Country

Jennifer M. Kroot's To Be Takei is an affectionate portrait of the hardest-working member of the original cast of Star Trek , George Takei.


Related Topix: George Takei, Celebrities, Pop/Rock, William Shatner, Wedding, Asian-American, Movies, Entertainment

Wed Aug 20, 2014

Pasadena Weekly

'Oh Myyy'

Back then, Takei was not officially out of the closet, even though many in the "Star Trek" world, as well as people in the Los Angeles Japanese-American community, knew he was gay.


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

The Northern Echo

Display of flowers with an eastern twist

JAPANESE ART: Erico Natsui with her flowers ball, part of the Japanese flower exhibition at the Palace Green library in Durham City.


Related Topix: Asian-American

Charleston City Paper

George Takei lets viewers into his life in new documentary

George Takei, the man who will forever be known as Sulu from the Star Trek franchise and propagator of much humor and viral memes on Facebook, gets a life rewind in the documentary by Jennifer M. Kroot.


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

Tue Aug 19, 2014


The Human Face of a WWII Tragedy, in Full Color

In August 1942, thousands of Japanese Americans from Los Angeles began their lives as prisoners on a wide stretch of prairie in northwestern Wyoming.


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


Before Ferguson: 5 Times the U.S. Imposed Curfews

After days of unrest following the fatal shooting of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown by white police officer Darren Wilson, residents of Ferguson, Missouri were placed under a state-imposed curfew on Sunday , which has since been lifted.


Related Topix: Ferguson, MO, Jay Nixon, US Governors, Riot, Asian-American

Mon Aug 18, 2014

The Daily Breeze

George Takeia s personal life, career explored in new documentary a To Be Takeia

In a new documentary about his life, George Takei recalls his father buying a radio after he and his family were finally released after years in internment camps that Japanese-Americans were sent to during World War II.


Related Topix: George Takei, Asian-American, Los Angeles, CA, Hollywood (Los Angeles, CA)

Sun Aug 17, 2014

Asian Correspondent

Japan PM stays away from controversial Yasukuni Shrine

Japanese men clad in outdated military costume march in to pay respects to the country's war dead at the Yasukuni Shrine in Tokyo, Friday.


Related Topix: Asian-American

Art Daily

Arts & Crafts from the Japanese American Internment Camps on view at the Bellevue Arts Museum

Kinoe Adachi, Samurai Shells. Paint, wood, glue, bottle cap, 31 2 x 2 in. Courtesy of Delphine Hirasuna.


Related Topix: Asian-American

Sat Aug 16, 2014

Tama News-Herald

Japanese-American students tour Meskwaki Settlement

A tour group of 70 Japanese and U.S. college students toured various areas of the Meskwaki Settlement on Monday, Aug. 4. RIGHT- Kelly Schott, a member of the team in charge of the Meskwaki buffalo herd explains bone structure of buffalo and bison to the international gathering of students touring the Settlement.


Related Topix: Asian-American

New York Daily News

George Takei's new documentary is 'To Be Takei'

Most people know George Takei as Lt. Sulu, "Star Trek's" even-tempered helmsman.


Related Topix: George Takei, Asian-American, Gay/Lesbian, Celebrities, William Shatner, Movies, Entertainment