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I've been adding updates to the bottom of my previous post on Jeremy Lin, but there's simply too much still flying across the Internet radar, and that post is already too long. So I thought I'd comment separately about the issue of Asian American identity and our embrace of the Jeremy Lin phenomenon. As I write this, the New York Knicks...

Cool news this morning from the Asian American Justice Center, the DC-based AAPI civil rights and social justice organization, that it's named Mee Moua as its new president and executive director. Moua, a former Minnesota state senator who was the first Hmong American to ever be elected to public office in the U.S., is a terrific choice. She takes over...

This is a disgusting bit of race-baiting. Someone claiming to support Ron Paul's bid for the GOP presidential nomination has posted an attack ad against Jon Huntsman -- who frankly isn't one of the top contenders -- that plays up Huntsman's connections to China. It begins with an ominous challenge asking whether the candidate represents "American values or Chinese?"...

This about takes the cake for lame-ass non-issues. WUSA9, Gannett's DC affiliate (and sister station to Denver's KUSA 9News, the top-rated station in Denver and home to Adele Arakawa, the Japanese American top-rated anchor), posted this video and text followup about the Obama girls' private school serving Asian food on Dec. 7: "Sidwell Friends School, Sasha and Malia Obama's School,...

Here are complete day-by-day photo albums of our trip to Japan on Facebook (you don't need a Facebook account to see them, but you'll need to log in to Facebook to share or post a comment). Many of the photos (like the food shots, for instance) will be included in individual blog posts. DAY 1 - Flight to Japan, arrive in...

I recently returned from a fantastic trip to Japan, with my wife Erin Yoshimura and my mom. We flew first to Sapporo in the northern island of Hokkaido, where one of my uncles lives, and then traveled to Nemuro, my mom's hometown on the easternmost tip of Hokkaido, where another uncle lives. Then we flew down to Tokyo for a...