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626 Assembly Center

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May 18, 2022

My grandmother and her family stood on the same ground as Asian Americans do today while attending 626 Night Market—albeit under extremely different circumstances—but it bothers me to know that her history is being forgotten or ignored.

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Did Tom Cruise Teach Us How to Be “Japanese?”

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December 18, 2021

There are three movies/TV shows I watch annually: The Last Samurai, Lost In Translation, and Anthony Bourdain’s Parts Unknown (specifically season 8, episode 6 entitled “Japan with Masa”).

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What Reality Dating Show Should You Watch

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March 5, 2021

There are a lot of options when it comes to reality dating shows. Take this short personality quiz to find out which reality dating show you should check out!

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8 Things You Remember If You Had AZN Pride

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April 26, 2020

If you grew up in the early 00s, you know some, if not all, of these these that were uniquely Millennial AZN.

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Meet Lindsay Arakawa | @blindsaay

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June 13, 2020

Join me as I dive into an interview with Lindsay Arakawa, a yonsei/gosei creator born in Hawaii, living in Tokyo, Japan, doing some amazing work.

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Asian Halloween Costume Ideas 2021

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June 13, 2020

Struggling to decide what to be for Halloween this year? Here are some ideas for Asian Halloween costumes!

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Roll for Initiative! Let's talk Id(&d)entity

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June 28, 2020

Dungeons & Dragons is back and its players are more diverse than ever. In this article we explore how Japanese American players navigate the fantasy world, D&D's problematic past, and what they've learned about themselves along the way.

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For You/Me/Us Page: Identity Building Through TikTok

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June 13, 2020

How is the Nikkei community represented on TikTok, and how will digital identity- and community-building affect our current generation?

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Revolutionary BTS

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July 26, 2020

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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