Japanese Americans speak out in support of Muslims and Arab Americans

Japanese Americans are denouncing anti-Muslim activity and rhetoric in SF's Japantown pic.twitter.com/PV9bVl6yeG — Kimberly Veklerov (@KVeklerov) December 22, 2015 Japanese Americans from the Bay Area Day of Remembrance Consortium this morning expressed their support and solidarity with the Muslim, Sikh, Arab, and South Asian American communities at a press conference at the National Japanese American…

East West Eats: Favorite Asian Recipes from Top Bay Area Chefs

The Asian American Journalists Association San Francisco Bay Area Chapter is offering East West Eats: Favorite Asian Recipes from Top Bay Area Chefs for a special pre-order price of $55.00 through Oct. 30. The cookbook carries on the tradition of AAJA-SF’s signature culinary event and benefits our student scholarship program. The delectable compilation provides samplings…

Hillary and SF Mayor Ed Lee Hang Out

Hillary Clinton met with San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee yesterday  for a wide-ranging discussion that included some of the most challenging issues facing urban cities and how best to address them. During their nearly hour long tea at Red Blossom Tea Company in San Francisco Chinatown, Clinton asked questions and shared ideas about the housing…

CAPE, Verizon Launch Mini-Docs Showcasing AAPI Talent

CAPE (Coalition of Asian Pacifics in Entertainment) and Verizon just launched Season 2 of the #IAm Campaign, a series of mini-documentaries showcasing the voices and achievements of Asian Americans & Pacific Islanders. This is the second year that CAPE, a non-profit organization that champions diversity in entertainment and media, joined forces with Verizon to produce…

18MR: Support #BaltimoreUprising

The text below is from an email this morning sent by PaKou Her, campaign director at 18MR. This morning, my 6-year old daughter caught less than a minute of television news coverage about the wave of protests in the aftermath of Freddie Gray’s death while he was in the custody of Baltimore police officers. This morning,…

Profile on Maya Harris

The Hillary Clinton campaign on April 14 announced three new policy advisors, including Maya Harris (@mayaharris_). An article calls it the campaign’s “most interesting hire yet.” Maya is of Indian descent on her mother’s side and Jamaican on her father’s side. She comes to the Clinton campaign after serving as a Senior Fellow at American…

Dowa no Omatsuri: A Festival of Children’s Stories

Originally posted on San Francisco Japantown Foundation:
The children of Nihonmachi Little Friends (NLF) will present their annual theater production and auction, “Dowa no Omatsuri: A Festival of Children’s Stories” on Sunday, March 8, 2015, at the Palace of Fine Arts Theater, 3301 Lyon Street in San Francisco. Well-known community personalities Ms. June-ko Nakagawa and…

Guest Post by Tamlyn Tomita: UZUMASA LIMELIGHT a Must-See

UZUMASA LIMELIGHT is a Japanese movie that my mom and I absolutely loved. The film is only playing for a week starting tonight, December 5, in Los Angeles. Screenings will only be extended if it brings in audiences. I rarely, if ever, tell people to go see a film or watch a TV show, but this…