Japanese pasta with shrimp and asparagus 海老とアスパラガスの和風パスタ

Seasoned with soy sauce and flavorful dashi broth, this Japanese-style pasta with shrimp and asparagus is incredibly delicious and ready in less than 30 minutes! It’s also gluten-free! Today I’m going to share a super quick and easy Japanese pasta with shrimp and asparagus (海老とアスパラガス簡単和風パスタ) recipe. What’s Japanese Pasta? You might have heard of wafu […]

Health registry centers AAPIs

Asian and Pacific Islander community members from California gathered for an online presentation by the Collaborative Approach for Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders Research and Education the morning of Jan. 23.  CARE is a collaboration of multiple academic and community partners: the University of California, San Francisco, UC Davis Health, UC Irvine, National Asian Pacific […]

Corky Lee, known for photographing Asian America, dies at 73

Corky Lee, a photojournalist who spent five decades spotlighting the often ignored Asian and Pacific Islander American communities, has died. He was 73. Lee died Jan. 27 in New York City’s Queens borough of complications from COVID-19, his family said in a statement. “His passion was to rediscover, document and champion through his images the […]

Filmmaker seeks bone marrow donor after leukemia relapse

In 2016, Paul Goodman was diagnosed with leukemia. The 25-year-old Yonsei filmmaker had gone to the doctor to take some blood tests and was quickly ushered to the ER the next day to start chemotherapy. A year later, he was in remission. He had even made it to the four-year mark, meaning the chance of […]

THE GREAT UNKNOWN AND THE UNKNOWN GREAT: In praise of the cook: Remembrance of Jack Shirai, A Nikkei antifascist fighter

(Editor’s note: The following article was co-written with Jonathan Van Harmelen.) Traditionally, discussion of the Nikkei combat experience starts with World War II and centers on the exploits of the 442nd Regimental Combat Team, the Military Intelligence Service, and the actions of individual veterans such as Sgt. Ben Kuroki or Frank Fujita. Yet one of […]

COVID-19 claims two in J-Sei Home

Following its Jan. 17 announcement of confirmed COVID-19 cases at J-Sei Home, an assisted living facility in Hayward, Calif., two residents have since died, according to Diane Wong, J-Sei’s executive director. According to Wong’s Jan. 31 e-mail statement, all of J-Sei Home’s staff and residents have tested negative and “sufficient time has passed allowing the […]

Woman’s body found along San Mateo County Coast

A woman’s body was found the morning of Jan. 23 at a San Mateo County beach south of Half Moon Bay, the sheriff’s office said. The body, described as an Asian woman, was discovered about 9 a.m. at Tunitas Creek Beach, located along a stretch of coastline between Half Moon Bay and Pescadero. The San […]

THE HEART OF KANJI: How a small bird can become your teacher

私 (Watakushi) means “I, myself.” The left side of this word represents a rice plant and the right side represents arms. As one character, it shows a person holding lots of rice with both their arms. 先 (Sen, saki) means “before or after.” The top of this word indicates a person’s foot and the portion […]

THE GOCHISO GOURMET: A simple bowl of rice

We don’t consume rice like we used to, and it’s not because we’re into the whole low-carb diet, because neither of us subscribes to it. It’s simply because I tend to overeat when rice is the starch. And because I overeat, I don’t get to prepare one of my favorite dishes with the leftover rice, […]

‘CAMPU’ STORIES: Lesser-known aspects of WWII incarceration captured in podcast

For Japanese Americans who lived through America’s concentration camps, the one thing many Issei and Nisei survivors shared in common after camp was silence. “They didn’t talk about camp,” is what numerous Sansei and Yonsei have said. However, over time, many did talk, maybe not to their families, but in the 1990s more than 900 […]

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