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Cambodia’s Death Tourism: Ex-King’s Passing Exposes Spectacular Grief Ritual
Feb 06, 2013
Photo: Image from the public mass for the late ex-king Sihanouk in Phnom Penh. (Photograph courtesy Bishan Samaddar from his album “Mourning Sihanouk.”)PHNOM PEHN, Cambodia--The manager at the hotel in Phnom Penh was deeply apologetic. Norodom Sihanouk, the former king...
Beijing Blasts Washington Over Diaoyu Islands
Jan 21, 2013
Beijing on Sunday blasted Washington's latest intervention in the Diaoyu Islands issue, warning the US to be "responsible" and "choose its words carefully".The warning came as Beijing prepared to receive a high-ranking member of the governing coalition in Tokyo who...
US and Japan Conduct Drill
Jan 15, 2013
A five-day air combat exercise by Japan's Self-Defense Forces and United States troops based in Japan has ended, as the two ally countries prepare for deliberations to revise their security cooperation treaty.The drill was conducted over Pacific waters on Tuesday...
U.S.-Japan Study: Japanese Elders May Be Happier
Jan 02, 2013
Photo: Saburo Shochi is shown last year at 105 at the Gerontological Society of America conference. Dr. Shochi demonstrated his exercise regimen for seniors. (Image courtesy of Araceli Martinez/La Opinion).SAN DIEGO--Amid dire predictions about the world’s rapidly aging population, one...
The ABCs of Hmong
Dec 20, 2012
Photo: First graders in the Hmong immersion program at Susan B. Anthony Elementary work on their writing and vocabulary. Photo by Andria Lo SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- At Susan B. Anthony Elementary, Mr. Vue’s kindergarteners sit on a brightly colored...
White House Release of Report May Help Filipino WWII Vets Get Their Due
Dec 02, 2012
 Photo: Former WWII soldier Gregorio Duldulao Garcia, 89. (Filipino-American Bulletin/Sluggo Rigor)SEATTLE, Wash.—In a potential breakthrough for thousands of elderly Filipino soldiers who fought under United States command in World War II, the Obama administration released a formerly secret wartime-era report that...
U.S. Tight-lipped on Possible N. Korean Missile Launch
Nov 28, 2012
The U.S. government remained guarded Tuesday about multiple reports that North Korea appears to be working toward another ballistic missile test.The U.S. attitude marks a contrast with continued intelligence leaks by South Korean and Japanese officials on Pyongyang’s missile activities.“I’m...
U.S. Tigh-tlipped on Possible N. Korean Missile Launch
Nov 28, 2012
The U.S. government remained guarded Tuesday about multiple reports that North Korea appears to be working toward another ballistic missile test.The U.S. attitude marks a contrast with continued intelligence leaks by South Korean and Japanese officials on Pyongyang’s missile activities.“I’m...
Hawaii Senate Election is Historical Moment for Asian American and Pacific Islanders
Nov 07, 2012
 NEW YORK — Last night women of color across the country sent a clear and resounding message that equality and civil rights for all Americans must be protected, and those goals can only be achieved when we have representation that...
U.S. Monument for 'Comfort Women' Defaced
Oct 29, 2012
A historic monument at a U.S. public park to commemorate Korean women forced into sexual slavery by Japanese troops during the World War II has been vandalized, a local civic group said Friday.The monument, a brass plaque on a block...
Stakes High In Takano's Race For U.S. House
Oct 23, 2012
In November, the balance of power in Washington may come down to Mark Takano, and he’s not taking it lightly.“It’s one of the closest races in the country, both parties are very interested and it has attracted a lot of...
Korean Rapper's Gangnam Video Big Youtube Hit
Oct 12, 2012
 Anthropologists and linguists no doubt are having a field day trying to chronicle and dissect how, in the early autumn of 2012, “Gangnam Style” became an American idiomatic expression. It stands for something along the lines of a brash, flamboyant...
Korean Rapper's Gangnam Video Bit Youtube Hit
Oct 12, 2012
 Anthropologists and linguists no doubt are having a field day trying to chronicle and dissect how, in the early autumn of 2012, “Gangnam Style” became an American idiomatic expression. It stands for something along the lines of a brash, flamboyant...
Gangnam Style Video Upends Crossover Success Myths
Oct 11, 2012
 Anthropologists and linguists no doubt are having a field day trying to chronicle and dissect how, in the early autumn of 2012, “Gangnam Style” became an American idiomatic expression. It stands for something along the lines of a brash, flamboyant...
Japanese Scientist Named Co-Recipient of Nobel Prize for Medicine
Oct 10, 2012
The Nobel Assembly at Karolinska Institutet on Oct. 8 decided to award the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2012 jointly to John B. Gurdon and Shinya Yamanaka.The two scientists discovered that mature, specialized cells can be reprogrammed to become...
Giant ‘Comfort Women’ poster erected in Time Square
Oct 05, 2012
South Korean singer and well known political campaigner, Jang-hoon Kim and PR expert Prof. Kyoung-duk Seo are taking the sensitive topic of Comfort Women to the US.A poster, asking “Do You Remember?”, was erected in New York’s Time Square on...
Study: 1 in 3 Asian-American Voters Is Undecided
Oct 01, 2012
WASHINGTON -- Asian Americans have been trending Democratic in their voting patterns but remain highly independent in party allegiances, according to a newly released survey. In 1992, less than one-third of Asian Americans for the Democratic presidential candidate but...
Richard Aoki’s Supporters: Legacy Outweighs Uncertainties
Sep 28, 2012
The legacy of Richard Aoki as an activist, scholar, and educator remains at the center of recent claims that he had worked as an FBI informant over a period of 16 years since 1961.Known popularly in life as the man...

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