Archives for May 2011

New 2011 Northern California Soy and Tofu Festival TV Commercial in Japanese!

Check out our TV commercial which will be airing soon on KTSF in Japanese!

New 2011 Northern California Soy and Tofu Festival TV Commercial!

Check out our 2011 Northern California Soy and Tofu Festival TV commercial which will be airing soon on KTSF!

In Mixed Company: Multiracial academics, advocates and artists gather for Hapa Japan Conference

As a graduate student in UCLA’s psychology department during the late 1970s, Christine Iijima Hall absorbed scathing criticism about her dissertation. Fellow academics dismissed her project as “a ridiculous piece of research,” she said, and newspapers declined to publicize her need for study participants based on the belief that she was covering a “stupid topic.” […]

A student’s perspective on her first pilgrimage to Manzanar

When I heard about the Manzanar Pilgrimage, I immediately perked up from my seat in Professor Wayne Maeda’s “Intro to Ethnics” class. I knew that I had to go on this trip as soon as possible because my grandparents were incarcerated in such concentration camps during World War II. I was nervous when I arrived […]

Increase in HIV contraction in APIs, especially among women

HIV and AIDS may often be associated with the homosexual male demographic, but ethnic minority awareness groups are bringing light to the increasing rise in HIV infection in an unexpected minority group — heterosexual Asian and Pacific Islander women. May 19 marked the seventh annual National Asian & Pacific Islander HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. Awareness efforts […]

U.S. Asian Indian population explodes

The nation’s Indian American population has exploded over the past decade, far outpacing the growth of other Asian groups, according to newly released 2010 Census data. Indians have surpassed Filipinos as the nation’s second-largest Asian population after Chinese, the data show. In 19 of the first 26 states (including Washington D.C. and Puerto Rico) for […]

Intricate bonds behind Taiwan’s donations to Japan

TAIPEI — Taiwan, a country of 23 million people, has to date pledged approximately NT$5.9 billion (about $205 million) in relief funds following the devastating earthquake and tsunami that struck northeastern Japan on March 11. By comparison, South Korea’s 49 million people have raised 55 billion won (about $50 million), while the United States, a […]

OBITUARY: Benjamin H. Hazard

HAZARD, BENJAMIN H., 91, resident of San Jose, entered into rest on May 16, 2011. Son of Massachusetts, he became a world traveler, serving in the United States Army during World War II and the Korean conflict as a language officer in the Pacific Theater. He continued to serve as a reserve officer and retired […]

OBITUARY: Sumiko H. Sasaki Tsujimoto

TSUJIMOTO, SUMIKO H. SASAKI, 87, passed away peacefully on May 20, 2011, at her home in San Francisco with the love and support of all her children by her side. Sumi was born on Vashon Island, Wash. She was predeceased by her husband, Fred. Beloved mother of four children, Nina (Bill) Sawasaki, Ron (Lori), Jerry […]

Culinary chameleon

There’s a silky-textured ingredient commonly used in Asian cuisine that unfortunately is overlooked. It never wins the culinary Oscar for Best or even Supporting Actor and is usually simply found in the credits after the movie (or dish) is finished. Full of protein and healthier polyunsaturated fats but with enough bulk to “beef” up dishes […]

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