Little Tokyo community discusses concerns and fears about Trump

LOS ANGELES — Japanese Americans and friends gathered for a meeting held at the Japanese American National Museum Nov. 13 to discuss their concerns and fears about how President-elect Donald Trump and his administration might affect the nation and this community. Bill Watanabe, retired executive director of the Little Tokyo Service Center, revealed to the […]

Honda loses to Khanna in second contest for 17th Congressional District seat

A longtime South Bay congressional leader is losing his seat to a newcomer in their second contest against each other in the Nov. 8 general election. Rep. Mike Honda has lost the 17th Congressional District seat he’s held for 16 years to attorney Ro Khanna, who led the race about 60 percent to 40 percent, […]

Elections round-up

According to the Asian Pacific American Institute for Congressional Studies the United States will have a total of 143 Asian Pacific American leaders following the Nov. 8 elections. All races were referenced by APAICS and statistics were taken from respective election boards unless noted otherwise. Congressional Seats In the United States Senate, Kamala Harris won […]

Transgender Americans are terrified of Trump

Those who have seen me reporting for the paper may have noticed over the last four months that I am a transgender woman. I did not explicitly advertise this fact, given that my gender does not matter when I’m working on an assignment. The stories I write, after all, are not about me. However, with […]

S.F. Japantown gathering to address post-election climate of hate

To address the hateful rhetoric of the presidential election, and to show solidarity with segments of communities now being targeted nationwide by incidents of hate, the Bay Area Day of Remembrance Consortium and the San Francisco Japantown community will hold en event entitled “UNITED FOR COMPASSION: A Japantown Community Gathering” on Tuesday, Nov. 22, 6 […]

Underdog Yamada vying be first Nikkei woman in CA Senate

Former California state Assemblymember Mariko Yamada and freshman Assemblymember Bill Dodd are vying to replace termed-out state Sen. Lois Wolk’s seat in Senate District 3 in the state senate. Yamada, who termed out of serving in the Assembly in 2014, is the perceived underdog in the intraparty race against Dodd, who garnered endorsements from the […]

Asian American voters not being engaged in CA’s ballot initiative process

A new survey of Asian American voters in California out this week finds that many do not vote on ballot initiatives because they don’t know enough about them. With 17 ballot measures going before California voters this November that could make a key difference on outcomes come Election Day. “API voters really see ballot measures […]

Obama endorses Muratsuchi in 66th Assembly District race

TORRANCE, Calif. — President Barack Obama on Oct. 27 endorsed Democrat Al Muratsuchi in his race for the 66th Assembly District seat, announced the Muratsuchi campaign, adding that the Nikkei candidate is among a select group of state legislative candidates from around the country to be endorsed by the president. “I am proud to have […]

Filipina Anchor Elaine Quijano, first Asian American debate moderator, gets high marks for VP match

Many in the Twittersphere are giving Elaine Quijano an “A.” The Filipino American veteran journalist made history as the first Asian American, first digital anchor and youngest moderator in decades, of a national debate. Twitter users are commending her moderation of the just-concluded U.S. Vice Presidential debate, citing she asked substantive questions and held her […]

Rep. Mike Honda files lawsuit accusing Ro Khanna’s campaign of computer fraud, espionage

SAN JOSE —  A federal lawsuit filed Sept. 22 in San Jose alleges that congressional candidate Ro Khanna’s campaign accessed confidential files for information on supporters of his opponent, Rep. Mike Honda. The lawsuit comes about six weeks before the Nov. 8 election as Khanna and Honda are contending for the 17th Congressional District seat […]

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