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All in the Game
Published On:
April 3, 2021

Japanese American Basketball - The Community Behind the Game

Where did JA ball come from? More importantly, where is it going?

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Escaping Camp Through Sports

Japanese Americans suffered greatly during WWII, but sports was one outlet that they relied on to escape their circumstances.

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Bringing Sports into Little Tokyo with Terasaki Budokan Director Ryan Lee

The long awaited Little Tokyo Recreation Center, aka the Terasaki Budokan, is finally going to open. Read our interview with Director Ryan Lee to learn more.

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One Year Indoors
Published On:
February 27, 2021

Losing my College Experience to a Pandemic

The coronavirus pandemic has caused high school and college students to miss out on some of the best times of their lives.

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Family Lockdown

Homemade kombucha, forts, sourdough crackers, and a chicken coup? Indoor time with the family means time to get creative.

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The Greatest Restaurant I Never Knew

An ode to the beautiful life and heart-rending death of Yoonjin Hwang’s beloved Spoon by H.

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A Thing of Beauty
Published On:
January 31, 2021

Revolutionary BTS

What might be even more revolutionary than seeing AAPI masculinity on screen is the idea that Asian men—like k-pop boyband BTS—can subvert gendered concepts of beauty and desire altogether.

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Let's Talk About the Fox-Eye Trend

The fox-eye trend, particularly when paired with the migraine pose, is remarkably similar to how Asian people are often mocked for the shape of their eyes.

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Fake Plastic Treats: The Origins of Restaurant Displays

A quiet ode to shokuhin sampuru, also known as those beautiful plastic food displays you see in Japanese restaurants.

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Home for the Holidays
Published On:
December 26, 2020

Kentakki Fried Christmas

Kentucky Fried Chicken for Christmas. This is a thing in Japan.

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Your 2021 Good Luck Charm

Take a short quiz and get yourself a good luck charm for the new year!

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Nikkei Diaspora: Oshogatsu

Starting the new year with friends and family... around the world.

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Food, Family, and a Little Shopping
Published On:
November 25, 2020

The Asian American Community Business Shopping Guide

Are you ready? We've sourced over 100 community-based businesses all offering one-of-a-kind items. Buy for that special someone, or treat yourself.

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Verbalizing Love in our JA Families

We love and appreciate our families, but as Japanese Americans, it can be hard to verbalize our feelings.

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Hearing (And Sharing) Our Grandparents' Stories

Deep down, we know it's important to make an effort to hear our grandparents' stories, but starting those conversations can sometimes be challenging. Here's another reminder that it's definitely worth trying.

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Nonprofit Sustainability
Published On:
November 15, 2020

A History of Japanese American Nonprofits

Community-based organizations make up the backbone of the Japanese American community. But where did they come from? 

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Board Diversity: It's 2020 and We Can Do More

Explore how a diverse board can enhance an organizations decision-making, network, and innovation.

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Next Generation Leadership Succession

Let's take a look at the methodologies and barriers to transitioning the leadership of our community's nonprofit organizations to the next generation. 

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