Jennifer 8 Lee, a NYT reporter who wrote a wonderful book about the origins of Chinese food (specifically the fortune cookie, which is Japanese, not Chinese) called “The Fortune Cookie Chronicles,” wrote a HuffingtonPost piece about the way Asian cuisines fuse with American tastes. The essay is worth a read, and the 16-minute video about Chinese food is definitely worth watching.
- A pronunciation guide for Japanese words including “panko,” “udon,” “sake,” “anime” and “karaoke”
- “Hawaii Five-0” airs powerful episode about Pearl Harbor & imprisonment of Japanese Americans during WWII
- Korea’s obsession with plastic surgery is creating a generation of clone-looking young people
- Being JA v2.0 is here, and I’m so glad to be JA!
- Book reviews: End-of-summer reads about JAs and Japan
- The eyes have it: “Anime Eyes” are another way Asian women try to change their looks
- Why Asian Americans hate hearing “Where are you from?”
- What are words worth: Hapa, Hafu or Mixed-Race?
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