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Japanese American Prisoners from Santa Anita Race Track Hold Reunion

posted by Randall

Santa Anita Assembly Center1The traumatic experience of being incarcerated behind barbed wire for simply being Japanese is still a tough subject to talk about for some who lived through it .

200 Japanese Americans held a reunion at the Santa Anita Racetrack this past weekend to renew friendships and relive memories.

They were imprisoned there before being transferred … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Jamie Ford to Turn Bestseller into Movie

posted by Brittney Le

Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and SweetHalf-Chinese author Jamie Ford has signed on to work with film producers to turn his bestselling novel Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet into a movie, reports KRTV. Ford has even agreed to write the screenplay adaptation himself, something that not many authors choose to do.

The historical fiction novel is a … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

75th Anniversary of Bataan Death March Commemorated

posted by Randall
Bataan Death March

This picture, captured from the Japanese, shows American prisoners using improvised litters to carry those of their comrades who, from the lack of food or water on the march from Bataan, fell along the road. Philippines, May 1942

Despite rainy skies, dozens took part in a military wreath laying ceremony in San Francisco’s Presidio to … Read more

Filipino American

Dec 30, 2016 Ξ Comments Off on Philippine Scouts, Sikhs and Olympic Legend Greg Louganis in Tournament of Roses Parade

Philippine Scouts, Sikhs and Olympic Legend Greg Louganis in Tournament of Roses Parade

posted by Randall
Philippine Scout Heritage Society

The Philippine Scouts Heritage Society, seen here in the Huntington, Calif. parade, will be be part of the
Tournament of Roses Parade for the first time.

By Ed Diokno

Greg Louganis will be one of the grand marshals for the 128th Tournament of Roses Parade on Monday, Jan. 2. He is the first American of … Read more

Asian Americans

LA Times Backtracks on Publishing Letters Defending Incarceration Camps

posted by Brittney Le

Manzanar

By Dorothea Lange Credit: National Archives and Records Administration [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

By Brittney Le
AsAmNews Intern

Asian Americans are expressing outrage at the recent publication in the LA Times newspaper of letters condoning the World War II wartime act of Japanese American incarceration, reports NextShark.

Issued by President Franklin D. Roosevelt … Read more

Filipino American

Dec 1, 2016 Ξ Comments Off on Filipino WWII Veterans’ Deeds and Sacrifices Recognized by U.S. Congress

Filipino WWII Veterans’ Deeds and Sacrifices Recognized by U.S. Congress

posted by Randall

By Ed Diokno

In the late afternoon of Wednesday, Nov. 30, the House passed … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Nov 29, 2016 Ξ Comments Off on Filipino WWII Vets Running Out of Time to be Recognized

Filipino WWII Vets Running Out of Time to be Recognized

posted by Randall
Rep Tulsi Gabbard

Rep. Tulsi Gabbard of Hawaii urges passage of HR2737.

By Ed Diokno

This is a critical time for Filipino veterans of World War II in their quest for recognition. If they are to get the Congressional Gold Medal for their service, the act that would grant them that honor would have to be passed before … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Filipino Role in WWII to Be Included in California Textbooks

posted by Randall
Jose Calugas

The story of how Sgt. Jose Calugas of the Philippine Scouts, a U.S. Army unit, earned the U.S. Medal of Honor
may be included in California’s new textbooks.

By Ed Diokno

Years before last month’s passage of AB2016, which mandated the teaching of ethnic studies in California schools, AB199 was passed in the state … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Senate Passes Bill to Honor Filipino WWII Veterans

posted by Randall
Filipino Infantry Regiment

The 1st and 2nd Filipino Infantry Regiments trained in Eskrima martial art techniques using machetes

By Ed Diokno

 

The U.S. Senate voted unanimously Wednesday (July 13) to award Congressional Gold Medals to the Filipino and Filipino American soldiers who fought in World War II.

 

Senate Resolution 1555 was pushed through by author Sen. … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

May 10, 2016 Ξ Comments Off on Details announced for Filipino World War II veterans reuniting with their children

Details announced for Filipino World War II veterans reuniting with their children

posted by Randall

By Ed Diokno
Filipino American WWII Veteran

The details of a new policy that will enable family members of Filipino World War II veterans to apply to come to the United States while waiting the issuance of their visas, were revealed Monday by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS).

 

“Just this week,” President Obama announced in … Read more

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