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Apr 19, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Anxious Times for Korean Americans as US-North Korean Tensions Remain Strong

Anxious Times for Korean Americans as US-North Korean Tensions Remain Strong

posted by Randall

North Korean Demilitarized ZoneAs the Trump Administration considers its options to deal with North Korea, many in the Korean American community are watching for any update, big or small.
 
“We have uncles and aunts that still live in South Korea. We are definitely concerned about loved ones, Chon Lee told WISN.
 
USA Today this morning … Read more

Blogs

Guns Are a Cultural Issue

posted by Randall

Sueng Won Kim on rifle rangeBy Seung Won Kim

Gun control is one of the most sensitive issues that divides Americans and foreigners in the United States.

I was quite surprised that there were not many people who were against using guns when I first came to this country because guns are prohibited in my country of South Korea. In … Read more

Community Issues

Jan 26, 2014 Ξ Comments Off on Japan Times: Second Comfort Women memorial unveiled in New York

Japan Times: Second Comfort Women memorial unveiled in New York

posted by Randall

Comfort WomenThe push to get Japan to apologize for enslaving thousands of women into sexual slavery during World War II took another big turn Saturday.

A second monument in the state commemorating comfort women was unveiled by lawmakers and Korean American groups in New York, reports the Japan Times (stock photo by KeithPR)

This one … Read more

East Asian American

Jan 17, 2014 Ξ Comments Off on Global Post: @RepMikeHonda pushing for apology from Japan on comfort women

Global Post: @RepMikeHonda pushing for apology from Japan on comfort women

posted by Randall

Mike HondaRepresentative Mike Honda (D-San Jose) is urging Japan to apologize for the atrocities done to the comfort women during World War II, reports the Global Post.

“It is time for the Japanese government to make a comprehensive apology and redress the grievances sought by the hundreds of thousands of women who were victimized under … Read more

Community Issues

Dec 29, 2013 Ξ Comments Off on Glendale News Press: Comfort women statue named newsmaker of the year

Glendale News Press: Comfort women statue named newsmaker of the year

posted by Randall

comfort women memorialThe Glendale News Press has named the California city’s  comfort women statue (photo by Melissa Wall) its newsmaker of the year.

The statue has taken on a life of its own with conservatives in Japan calling for its removal and Korean Americans on the West Coast hoping to convince other cities to erect their … Read more

Community Issues

Dec 20, 2013 Ξ Comments Off on Al Jazeera: Japanese lawmakers demand removal of comfort women memorial in California

Al Jazeera: Japanese lawmakers demand removal of comfort women memorial in California

posted by Randall

Three elected officials from Japan visiting Southern California demanded that the city of Glendale remove its Comfort Women memorial, reports Al Jazeera.

The three – Hiromu Nakamaru, Yuzuru Nishida and Mio Sugita– are  all from the country’s conservative Restoration party.

“They asked, ‘Why is a third country involved in this issue,’ when they … Read more

East Asian American

Dec 17, 2013 Ξ Comments Off on Seattle Times: South Korea Renovates the Korean Friendship Bell in Los Angeles

Seattle Times: South Korea Renovates the Korean Friendship Bell in Los Angeles

posted by Ariel Neidermeier

Korean Friendship BellOne hundred days of labor and $300,000 later, the Korean Friendship Bell, considered the West Coast Statue of Liberty to many Koreans, has been restored to its former glory.

The bell was gifted nearly 40 years ago by former South Korean President Park Chung-hee to the United States as a symbol of strong ties between Read more

Top Story

Nov 6, 2013 Ξ Comments Off on LA Times: Glendale’s Comfort Women Memorial Still Causes Deep Divide

LA Times: Glendale’s Comfort Women Memorial Still Causes Deep Divide

posted by Randall

A letter from the mayor of Glendale, CA to its sister city in Japan is bringing to the surface a deep rift caused by the city’s recently installed memorial to comfort women, reports the Los Angeles Times.

Mayor Dave Weaver sent a letter to the mayor of Higashiosaka expressing his regrets for … Read more

Health

Oct 3, 2013 Ξ Comments Off on On Medica: Weight of East #Asians Impacts Ability to Survive Heart Disease More Than South Asians

On Medica: Weight of East #Asians Impacts Ability to Survive Heart Disease More Than South Asians

posted by Randall

HealthA study by Yu Chen published in BMJ.com has found that being overweight has a greater adverse impact on surviving heart disease  in East Asia  than South Asia  , reports On Medica.

The researchers analyzed data on 49,184 cardiovascular deaths that occurred over nearly 10 years in China, Taiwan, Singapore, Japan, Korea, India and … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Sep 29, 2013 Ξ Comments Off on Huff Post: Art Exhibition Breaks Mold of Korean Culture

Huff Post: Art Exhibition Breaks Mold of Korean Culture

posted by Randall

 

K-surrogate Mari KimK-Surrogate Jihee KimK-Surrogate Hye Rim LeeWhat ever preconceived notions you have of Korean culture get thrown out the window in a New York art exhibition entitled K-Surrogates.

The exhibition  at Art Amalgamated features three international artists of Korean descent.  Artist Mari Kim ( far left), Jihee Kim ( middle ) and Hye Rim Lee (right) are being exhibited for … Read more

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