Harris’ VP run could draw more Asian Americans to Biden

TOKYO — The political influence of Asian Americans continues to grow in the United States and Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden’s pick of Sen. Kamala Harris, a woman of Asian and African descent, as his running mate for the Nov. 3 election is perhaps the most notable evidence of the trend. According to the Pew […]

S.F. Board unanimously approves CAREN Act outlawing racist emergency calls

San Francisco supervisors unanimously approved an ordinance Oct. 20 outlawing racially motivated 911 calls. The Caution Against Racially Exploitative Non-Emergencies Act, also known as the CAREN Act, was authored by Supervisor Shamann Walton in July and aims to prevent false emergency calls made with the intent to discriminate against a person’s race, sexual orientation, nationality, […]

Hate is here to stay

President Donald Trump and his xenophobic agenda may be voted out of office Nov. 3, but a panel of civil rights advocates predicts that bias-related crimes and incidents will continue to be on the rise. Asian Americans have experienced the biggest increase in bias-related incidents, but the President’s implicit “permission to hate” has impacted all […]

SF: Supes, district attorney denounce recent Tenderloin attacks that left elderly women injured

Following the arrest of a man in early October in connection with two separate unprovoked attacks on elderly Asian women in San Francisco’s Tenderloin neighborhood, city leaders on Oct. 8 denounced the attacks. On Oct. 5, officers arrested 34-year-old Michael Turner of San Francisco on suspicion of elder abuse, aggravated assault and battery in connection […]

S.F.: 2 injured in separate shootings in Western Addition, Potrero Hill

Two people were injured in separate shootings in San Francisco the evening of Oct. 7 and early Oct. 8, according to police. The first shooting was reported at 10:36 p.m. in the 1300 block of Webster Street in the city’s Western Addition neighborhood. The 34-year-old victim was found in a parking lot with a gunshot […]

Protecting against elder abuse

In California we have federal as well as state elder abuse laws that protect persons 65 years and older. These laws have been created to protect elders, as well as adults with disabilities, from abuse by others. Abuse can take many forms, including but not limited to physical abuse, like hitting, kicking and pushing. It […]

The Census is about our past and future

Many have come to understand that by participating in the Census, you are shaping the future — ensuring your community has the resources and representation it deserves for the next 10 years. As the deputy director of statewide initiatives for the California Complete Count – Census 2020 Office, I have learned professionally how this aspect […]

Japanese designer Kenzo Takada dies from COVID-19

PARIS — Japanese designer Kenzo Takada, founder of the Kenzo brand who spent most of his career at the heart of the French fashion industry, died Oct. 4 in a hospital near Paris after contracting the novel coronavirus, his spokesperson said. He was 81. Takada was hospitalized around Sept. 10 due to poor health following […]

Tofu Pizza 豆腐のピザ

Instead of pizza dough, this Japanese version of Tofu Pizza uses crispy pan-fried tofu as the “dough,” and is topped with melted mozzarella cheese, mushrooms, tomato slices and basil leaves for a delicious tofu dish. When the words “Tofu Pizza” are used in the U.S., they often refer to the healthy pizza dough made out […]

L.A. County Superior Court Judge Vincent Okamoto dies

Former Transportation Secretary Norman Y. Mineta and Japanese American National Museum board of trustees chairman issued a statement mourning the passing of Judge Vincent H. Okamoto, “a decorated Vietnam veteran, a prominent lawyer and judge, an articulate speaker and historian and a community leader.” According to the statement, Okamoto was “the 10th child and sixth […]

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