Archive for December 16th, 2008

  • O Sony, Where Art Thou?

    O Sony, Where Art Thou?

    From king to pauper in one generation Somewhere in Japan, Shigeru Miyamoto and Satoru Iwata are clinking together crystal glasses of premium liquor, adjusting their monocles and belly-laughing until their top hats fall off.

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  • Mandarin TV Campaign to Fight Hep B

    Mandarin TV Campaign to Fight Hep B

    To outreach to the Chinese American and Mandarin-speaking audience, Bristol-Myers Squibb global pharmaceutical company launched an in-language hepatitis B awareness television campaign on Dec. 4 in New York City.

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  • Asians Are Tough Guys Too

    Asians Are Tough Guys Too

    With the tagline “Live fast, Kill Young,” the new Asian American film Baby exposes that Asians can be gangsters, and not just the nerdy kids in math class. Lead actor David Huynh plays a teen who gets caught up in the East L.A. gangster lifestyle. […]

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  • Japanese Hip Hop and Santa Hats: Clarendon Elementary students dazzle at Performing Arts Night

    Japanese Hip Hop and Santa Hats: Clarendon Elementary students dazzle at Performing Arts Night

    SAN FRANCISCO — It was a night of Japanese hip hop, kimonos and comedic skits interwoven with serious themes such as the relocation internment camp and picture brides of early settlers in America.   Clarendon Alternative Elementary School held its annual Japanese Bilingual Bicultural Program’s Performing […]

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  • Christmas and Its Malcontents

    Christmas and Its Malcontents

    Much to my annoyance, some of the Christmas zealots in my neighborhood put up their lights as early as Halloween this year. And I distinctly remember hearing the first hints of Christmas music over the speakers in a pharmacy two weeks before Thanksgiving, as if […]

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  • Business Opportunities in a Challenging Marketplace

    Business Opportunities in a Challenging Marketplace

    The current crisis in the credit market is hurting businesses at every level. From mom-and-pop stores to industry titans, the ripple effect is being felt throuhgout. Small businesses struggle to obtain short-term loans for the most basic of business operations. And as more banks decline […]

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  • Daily Dose 12/16/08

    Daily Dose 12/16/08

    » AsianWeek Market Report » Presidential Inaugural Committee Invites AAPI Groups to Perform in 56th Inaugural Parade » City Council considers Open Government Proposals » Commemorating the End of Chinese Exclusion Act » Lieu Honors California Vietnam War Veterans » The Castro Theatre New Year’s […]

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  • Filipino American Community Gives Back

    Filipino American Community Gives Back

    ABS-CBN holds benefit to raise money for Bayanijuan REDWOOD CITY, Calif. — Members of the Bay Area’s Filipino American community helped raise money for the philanthropic efforts of the ABS-CBN Foundation’s Bayanijuan program at ABS-CBN Studio 154 on Saturday night.

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  • Break in D.C. Lawyer Murder Case

    Break in D.C. Lawyer Murder Case

    Three men indicted for obstruction of justice in mysterious 2006 murder of community-minded lawyer WASHINGTON — On the night of Aug. 2, 2006, Robert Wone, general counsel for Radio Free Asia and president-elect of the Asian Pacific American Bar Association-D.C., was found stabbed to death […]

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  • American Pervert

    American Pervert

    I’ll say it, though I’m putting my burgeoning reputation at stake: I am a bit of a pervert. Not the kind that goes door to door with a prepared statement when he moves to a new neighborhood. More like the kind who makes inappropriate jokes […]

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