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Rise of the Tiger Nation

North Korea Says Hostile U.S. Policy Could Spark a Nuclear War

How Asian Americans break through the "bamboo ceiling"

Harlem Woman Becomes Episcopal Church's First Female Korean-American Priest

The perils Asian politicians face

Oral Histories Preview: Sen. Daniel Akaka

Daniel Kahikina Akaka is the junior United States Senator from Hawaii and a member of the Democratic Party. He is the first U.S. Senator of Native Hawaiian ancestry and is currently the only member of the Senate who has Chinese ancestry.

Born in Honolulu, he served in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers during World War II. He attended the University of Hawaii, where he received his bachelor's and master's degrees. Originally a high school teacher, he went on to serve as a principal for six years. In 1969, he was hired by the Department of Education as a chief program planner. In the 1970s he served in various governmental positions. He was first elected to the United States House of Representatives in 1976 to represent Hawaii's Second Congressional District, and he served for 13 years. In 1990 he was appointed to the U.S. Senate to succeed the deceased Spark Matsunaga. Akaka would later be re-elected to three full terms. In March 2011 he announced that he will not run for re-election in 2012.

Bank of Canada slammed over 'racist' move to scrap Asian image from $100 bills

Japanese Emperor Says He Wishes to Visit Korea, Can Apologize If Needed

Fight is on for the Asian-American vote

In Memory of Alexander Saxton

He was one of the first historians to think seriously about how racial whiteness coalesced as an identity for European-descended working-class men in California; and how the demonization of immigrants from the Asian diaspora by nativist elites served the politics of capitalism in the Western United States.

Comfort women issue still sours ties between Japan and South Korea

How Michelle Rhee Is Taking Over the Democratic Party

Assemblymember Hayashi Running for Alameda County Board of Supervisors

Kim wins primary for Assembly to face GOP’s Gim in Flushing

The China-bashing syndrome

North Korea and the US “Hostile Policy”

Thomas Jefferson High admits 480 for class of 2016 - 42.9% Asian

Japan, North Korea Start Direct Talks

Democrat Ron Kim for New York State Assembly

Beginning his career in public service as an aide to then-Assemblyman Mark Weprin, Ron moved on to work in the Department of Buildings and the Department of Small Business Services. At the City Council, Ron worked as a Policy Analyst, writing and examining legislation on issues related to transportation, infrastructure, and economic development.

As a Regional Director for Government and Community Affairs in the administrations of two New York State Governors, he collaborated and worked with a varied group of state agencies, elected officials, and community organizations.

Ron has served as Vice President of the Korean American Association of Greater New York and as a Management Fellow advising the Chief Education Office of the Chicago Public Schools. Currently, Ron advocates on behalf of children with special needs, small business, and vulnerable New Yorkers.

As our next State Assemblyman, we can count on Ron to be a fierce advocate for our community. Ron will fight to protect middle class taxpayers, to get New York City schools the funding they deserve, and to create jobs by giving small businesses incentives for hiring new workers. Ron knows that public service is about protecting the most vulnerable among us while ensuring that opportunity exists for all of our citizens.

Female Korean Political Heir Tapped As Presidential Candidate

5th Annual Armistice Day Commemoration & Peace Vigil

President Obama, the Congress and the Senate would not have felt so compelled to pass and sign the Korean War Veterans Recognition Act had it not been for the grassroots effort of Korean-American Hannah Kim.  The National Korean War Veterans Armistice Day which remembered the agreement in 1953 that temporarily ended hostilities between North and South Korea.  Hannah Kim helps us remember the Forgotten War and remind us that tens of thousands of American soldiers and Korean civilians lost their lives over the conflict, and that the Koreas are still at war.

Hannah Kim established a group called Remember July 27 ( to help Americans recognize the significance of the Korean War and to remember the sacrifices of American soldiers who fought in it.  The group has been promoting the cause in the U.S. administration and the Congress for the last year.  Kim persuaded White House officials using her connections from her days in the U.S. Peace Corps Headquarters and the U.S. Institute of Peace.  Along with Remember July 27, she visited the offices of all 435 congressmen to ask for their support for the act.




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