Japantown 2010 – The Last Hurrah?

This is a commentary by a former “San Francisco boy” who attended the June 16, 2010 Japan[town] meeting which was designed to provide an update on the status of ongoing proceedings with “City Hall” staffers assigned by the San Francisco Planning Department. The meeting was to provide official oversight and gain an understanding of the […]

Educated Asian Americans Struggle to Find Jobs

Asian Americans may have the lowest unemployment rate of any racial group nationwide, but a new report shows college-educated Asian Americans have a harder time finding jobs than whites. The new report from the Economic Policy Institute (EPI), “Hidden Disadvantage: Asian American Unemployment and the Great Recession,” shows that in the fourth quarter of 2009, […]

Laid-Off Workers at Toyota-GM Venture Feel Betrayed

FREMONT, Calif. — Workers have expressed grave disappointment in General Motors Co. and Toyota Motor Corp. after the closing of their joint venture in California left 4,700 without jobs. After some 25 years of operation, the last Toyota Corolla car came off the assembly line at New United Motor Manufacturing Inc. April 1. The equally […]

Economic Downturn Takes Financial Toll on San Jose’s Japantown

Joe Yasutake has seen first-hand the effects of the state budget crisis, as the Japanese American Museum of San Jose prepares to reopen in a couple of months after several years of delays. Yasutake, a museum board member and the former president, said that turning the dream into a reality has taken so long due […]

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