Campaign counters depression stigma among Asian Americans

So you’re Asian American and you’re depressed. You suffer from insomnia and stomachache – symptoms frequently associated with depression. But heaven forbid you want to seek the help of a mental health caregiver. As a member of the “model minority” community in the United States, would that not diminish your standing in the eyes of […]

Asian Americans respond to Pew: We’re not your model minority

It’s not every day that deep and rigorous research about Asian Americans is released to the public. So when the well-respected Pew Research Center released “The Rise of Asian Americans,” a comprehensive report on the community on June 19, it should have been reason enough to celebrate. Instead, the report, which hailed Asians as the […]

A universal, though simplified, account of Nikkei immigration

JAPANESE CANADIAN JOURNEY: THE NAKAGAMA STORY By N. Rochelle Yamagishi (VICTORIA, British Columbia: Trafford Publishing, 2010. 112 pp., $12.95, paperback) N. Rochelle Yamagishi has produced a simple, short, accessible, and celebratory story of the Japanese Canadian experience by introducing the story of Ryutaro Nakagama, who left Kagoshima Prefecture, Japan and arrived as an 18-year-old in […]

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