Undocumented and Korean at UC Berkeley

When Ju Hong stepped before his class at UC Berkeley to discuss his status as an undocumented immigrant, the response was telling. “A lot of the students were surprised at seeing a yellow face,” says the soft-spoken 22-year-old, who notes there is a trend among many of his peers to equate undocumented with Hispanic. A […]

An Issei pioneering in the Heartland

NIKKEI FARMER ON THE NEBRASKA PLAINS: A MEMOIR By Rev. Hisanori Kano Introduced and edited by Tai Kreidler, and translated by Rose Yamamoto. (Lubbock, Texas: Texas Tech University Press, 2010, 256 pp., $34.95, cloth) This is a wonderful memoir, tedious in many parts; however, one that provides unique insights of an Issei who was born […]

Commerce Secretary Locke becomes Ambassador to China

WASHINGTON — U.S. Commerce Secretary Gary Locke formally resigned Aug. 1 and was sworn-in by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton as the next U.S. ambassador to the People’s Republic of China, according to a statement released by the U.S. Department of Commerce. While swearing in Locke, a former two-time governor of the state of Washington, […]

Video of Police Using Taser and Baton on Asian Exchange Student Prompts Investigation

SAN JOSE (Bay City News) — A criminal investigation has begun into the actions of four San Jose police officers, two of whom were captured on a cell phone camera using a baton and a Taser stun gun last month on a 20-year-old Vietnamese exchange student at San Jose State University. Police Sgt. Ronnie Lopez […]

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