Supervisors’ hearing on crime against Asians reveals need for citywide victims services, crime prevention plan

San Francisco supervisors Connie Chan and Gordon Mar on April 8 called to strengthen their victim support and violence prevention strategies amid an uptick of racist attacks against Asians during the COVID-19 pandemic. The request comes after a April 8 hearing at the Board of Supervisors’ Public Safety and Neighborhood Services Committee regarding crime and […]

53-year-old Asian man stabbed and robbed in S.F. April 10

A 53-year-old Asian man was stabbed multiple times during a robbery late April 10 on Exeter Street in San Francisco, police said. San Francisco police officers from Bayview Station responded to a report of robbery and aggravated assault at about 10:30 p.m. April 10, police said. After receiving medical aid, the victim told police a […]

Doormen fired for failing to intervene in anti-Asian attack

NEW YORK (AP) —- Two New York City apartment building workers have been fired for failing to help an Asian American woman as she was being violently attacked on the sidewalk outside, the building’s management company said April 6. Surveillance video of the March 29 attack near Times Square showed that the doormen didn’t step […]

Man charged with throwing rocks at Asian woman, child in car

FULLERTON, Calif. (AP) — A Southern California man has been charged with throwing rocks at an Asian woman and her 6-year-old son as they drove down the street last month, authorities said April 5. It comes as violence against Asian Americans across the country has ramped up in the last year, including several high-profile attacks […]

Ohtani homers, pitches into 5th

ANAHEIM, Calif. — Shohei Ohtani both hit the hardest homer and threw the hardest pitch by a starter in the majors this season in an extraordinary two-way performance for the Los Angeles Angels on April 4. Ohtani pitched and hit in the same game for the first time since moving to the majors, and the […]

REVIEW: Once more unto the breach in ‘Godzilla vs. Kong’

“Godzilla vs. Kong” begins, fittingly, with the big guy asleep. There is King Kong, colossus of the big screen, slowing waking on a mountainside. He rouses slowly in the morning sun from slumber before showering in a nearby waterfall. It’s, maybe, a little bit the same for the kind of movies King Kong symbolizes and […]

Animated ‘Demon Slayer’ strikes chord with pandemic Japan

TOKYO — The demons are everywhere, sometimes spreading like purple slime, lurking, killing. The terrifying plight depicted in the swashbuckling animated film, “Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba the Movie: Mugen Train,” has struck a chord with pandemic-era Japan, and possibly with the world. “Demon Slayer” has become the biggest grossing film for Japan, surpassing live-action […]

LETTERS: Bay Area Day of Remembrance underscores the need for unity

Editor’s Note: The following letter was sent in response to the article entitled “Bay Area Day of Remembrance calls for reparations for African Americans” that appeared in the March 4, 2021 issue of the Nichi Bei Weekly. Dear Editor, Not being able to have an in-person event this year because of the pandemic, it was […]

‘Captain Underpants’ spin-off pulled for ‘passive racism’

NEW YORK — A graphic novel for children that was a spin-off of the wildly popular “Captain Underpants” series is being pulled from library and book store shelves after its publisher said it “perpetuates passive racism.” The book under scrutiny is 2010’s “The Adventures of Ook and Gluk” by Dav Pilkey, who has apologized, saying […]

Exploring the Black American path toward redress

“In the immediate aftermath of the Civil War there was a set of promises made to the formerly enslaved, including the promise of land and that Black folks would have an opportunity to educate their children under their own discretion and control,” American economist William Darity Jr. shared with the Nichi Bei Weekly. “To the […]

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