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Chinese or Japanese?

"Chinese or Japanese?" An exerpt from the TV show King of the Hill brings up a good example of what it means to be Asian American and the understanding of how race and ethnicity can affect us either individually or our perceptions of Asians in...

Star of New Disney/Pixar Movie "UP" In-Depth

"Up," produced by Pixar Animation Studios and Disney is the latest computer animated motion picture. Released on May 29, 2009, the film stars a cranky old man and an overeager wilderness explorer who fly to South America in a floating house suspended in balloons. The...

U.S. Racial Breakdown in Major League Sports

Interesting demographics of United States racial breakdown of professional sports organization based upon the illustration found on Good Magazine. The diagram includes Major League Baseball, the National Basketball Association, National Football League and Major League soccer. (MLB) Major League Baseball:- White 60%- Hispanic 29%- Black...

Asian American Actors hit the Summer Movie Lineup

Contrary to any summer movie lineup filled with action packed blockbusters, 2009 is a little different. Unlike summer's in the past, this year possibly features the most Asian American actors and characters. Like typical American cinematography, there is a lack of Asian-American actors. However, this...

Mixed Roots Film & Literary Festival 2009

Second annual Mixed Roots Film & Literary Festival will be held on June 12th and 13th, 2009 at the Japanese American National Museum in downtown Los Angeles, CA. The Festival is an annual free public event celebrating stories of the Mixed racial and cultural experience...

Pepsi Shiso

In continuion to Pepsi White post, this summer's limited release product by Pepsi will be Pepsi Shiso. Released to convenience stores on June 23rd, it has got to be one of the most interesting and curious drink flavors to be in the market. Shiso is...

Pepsi White

Following Pepsi's release of Cucumber flavored soda drink in 2007, Pepsi Japan has released yet another flavored drink called Pepsi White. A very curious combination of caffeinated soda and plain yogurt. Looks like a competition to the very popular Calpis Soda in Japan which has been around...

Black Tokyo

Black Tokyo, a website created by Craig Hankerson in January 1999  and later Eric L. Robinson becoming moderator is dedicated to provide readers a voice and a network for Blacks living in Japan as well as to provide news on Japan and address inaccurate or...

Etiquette in a Multi-Cultural Society

California, and San Francisco Bay Area in particular is truly a unique place in the world. One of the few places where it is so multi-cultural that you do not have to travel far to meet people from around the world. And in its benefit,...

Kip Fulbeck and the Hapa Project

Kip Fulbeck is a pioneering artist in identity politics. With a multiracial identity, Cantonese, English, Irish, and Welsh, Kip Fulbeck is best known for his work addressing Hapa and multiracial identity. Fulbeck's artwork includes video, spoken word, photography and slam poetry. Kip has been featured...