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My Fantastic Voyage into the World of Dance Music

Issue:
March 5, 2021

The title says it all. Plus, I included a little mix that I think you'll enjoy.

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An Ode to Hair

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May 20, 2020

Hey, come and check out this bowl cut.

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How Asian Beauty Helped Me Normalize Self-Care as a Man

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January 30, 2021

It took me a long time to accept myself. Asian beauty standards for men in K-drams and K-pop groups gave me comfort.

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Hearing (And Sharing) Our Grandparents' Stories

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June 11, 2020

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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Chasing the Japanese Whaling Fleet as a Japanese American

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September 25, 2020

My experience chasing the Japanese whaling fleet as a Japanese American ocean activist led me to realize that we can't approach conservation issues without also considering the historical, racial, and geopolitical context that comes along with them.

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Finding Home at School

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May 23, 2020

Enjoying school can be hard when you feel like you don't belong. There are many factors that impact how much an individual enjoys school, but one that looms large is the demographics of the school.

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Infographic - Are the Kids (Going to Be) Alright?

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May 20, 2020

Automated employment is looming, human education is in danger. This infographic explores how we can develop critical "human" competencies for the future success of our kids.

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What is your JA Personality Type?

Issue:
August 22, 2020

Are you Lakers or Clippers, Sansei Dad or Gen Z? At obon, are you an eater or a dancer? Take the quiz, share the quiz, have a good laugh!

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Are the Kids (Going to Be) Alright?

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May 20, 2020

Employment, socializing, and life itself is evolving at an exponential rate... education is not. What do our kids need to truly be prepared for this rapidly changing reality?

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Identity Crises for the Gold

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July 11, 2020

Though deciding which team to cheer for during the Olympics may seem like a no-brainer to some, it can be more complex if your family is tied to multiple countries. One mixed-race writer shares his story.

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