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Yesterday | 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.


Related Topix: Asian-American

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


New Generation Nikkei Fund Launches to Support Japantowns

The New Generation Nikkei Fund has recently been created in order to inspire a new generation of philanthropists to support the nation's three Japantowns - San Francisco, San Jose, and Los Angeles.


Related Topix: Asian-American, California

The Impudent Observer

God Of National Security

For most Americans it may seem light years ago when we lived in a nation in which words such as National Security were rarely uttered.


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

Wed Jul 09, 2014

Inside Bay Area

Pizarro: San Jose's Obon Festival is two days of food, fun and culture

The San Jose Betsuin Obon Festival is this weekend, which means two wonderful days of Japanese food, taiko drumming and Obon Odori dancing in the city's historic Japantown neighborhood.


Related Topix: Asian-American

South China Morning Post

Comfort women were just - wartime prostitutes', says Japanese delegation

Portraits of late former comfort women who were forced to serve for the Japanese troops as a sexual slave during the second world war.

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Related Topix: Asian-American

How going Japanese could keep you slim

While we eat vegetables and fish, all slathered in olive oil, hoping to benefit from the healthy Mediterranean diet, the Japanese way of life is attracting the attention of research scientists studying health and longevity.


Related Topix: Life, Food, Dieting, Asian-American

Tue Jul 08, 2014


George Takei Gives TED Talk On Why He Loves The Country That Betrayed Him: VIDEO

George Takei recently gave a TEDx talk in Kyoto Japan about being sent to an internment camp for Japanese-Americans as a child during World War II and how that experience shaped his perception of democracy and led him to be the outspoken activist and patriot he is today.


Related Topix: Asian-American


Gyo Fujikawa, Godmother of #WeNeedDiverseBooks

What do vintage ads for Beech-Nut , Q-Tips , and Eskimo Pie have in common with some of the earliest depictions of multiethnic babies in children's books? They were all the work of pioneering illustrator Gyo Fujikawa .


Related Topix: Life, Interracial,Multiracial, Multiethnic, and Multicultural, Asian-American