Archives for January 2011

Man charged with English teacher’s murder releases a book about his years on the run

The man charged with killing a young English conversation teacher in Japan in 2007 has released a book about the 31 months he spent avoiding capture. In March 2007, Lindsay Ann Hawker, a 22-year-old British teacher, met Tatsuya Ichihashi at a cafe for an English lesson. She’d expressed some misgivings about him to her friends, […]

Cameron Diaz Wouldn’t Kiss Jay Chou in “The Green Hornet”

My review of “The Green Hornet” is coming out in today’s issue of the Nichi Bei Weekly. I largely liked the film a whole lot more than most critics. From an API representation perspective, it was somewhat groundbreaking, though it stops short of doing something revolutionary. From the review: “The film even seems like it’s […]

If Pixar’s ‘Up’ Were Made in 1965

By Ivan Guerro.

SF JACL holds annual installation dinner

The San Francisco chapter of the Japanese American Citizens League held their annual installation dinner on Jan. 21, honoring Nob and Shiz Mihara of Paper Tree for their years of community support and service. The Miharas, who could not make the event due to sickness, were represented by their daughters Vicky Mihara Avery and Linda […]

APIs demand apology from radio host Rush Limbaugh

Asian American leaders called on the conservative radio personality Rush Limbaugh to apologize to the Chinese community for mocking Chinese President Hu Jintao on air Jan. 19. In response to his call for an apology, however, one Bay Area politician has been the recipient of threats. Limbaugh was complaining on his show about a Fox […]

Manzanar Historic Site introduces wartime mess hall

INDEPENDENCE, Calif. — The Manzanar National Historic Site has built a mess hall where visitors can gain a glimpse of camp life for the more than 10,000 persons of Japanese descent who were incarcerated in the concentration camp during World War II. The mess hall is the first building completed as part of a “Demonstration […]

Iwamoto the Minority Leader of Salt Lake County Council

SALT LAKE CITY — Salt Lake County Councilwoman Jani Iwamoto (District 4) was appointed as Minority Leader of the Salt Lake County Council for 2011. As Minority Leader, Iwamoto will represent the Democratic Caucus on the Council. Salt Lake is the largest County in Utah. Iwamoto is reportedly the first Asian American to be elected […]

Biracial Nikkei needs marrow transplant

Chris Ishida, a 19-year-old Glenview, Ill., native, needs a bone marrow transplant. Ishida was diagnosed in December 2010 with severe aplastic anemia, which according to the National Heart Lung and Blood Institute, means that he doesn’t make enough new blood cells. Without a bone marrow transplant, the condition is fatal. Chances of a bone marrow […]

MOS Burger crossing the Pacific?

MOS Burger to come to the US? Oh god, I don’t know how to express how happy I am. I’m ecstatic. This is the best news ever. Oh my god. I love MOS Burger. This is so great. I thank you MOS Burger gods. I will patronize you as soon as you come to America […]

Panty and Stocking: This is truly my childhood

So what is “Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt”? People who haven’t looked into it are probably living under a rock, or are wholly uninterested in anime and manga or Japanese culture (why are you reading this then?), but PSG is Gainax’s (“Nadia,” “Fooly Cooly,” “Gurren Lagann,” et al. ) latest show about two anarchistic fallen […]

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