Japan may lose its first tennis superstar — Naomi Osaka. The 21-year-old currently holds U.S. and Japanese citizenship. However, by Japanese law, anyone with dual citizenship must choose whether they want to retain or give up their Japanese passport when they turn 22. For Osaka, that moment-of-truth is coming up in six months — Oct. […]
One of the biggest blind spots in the U.S. workforce today is environments in which one mode of thinking is seen as the “right” way. Lack of diversity in thought and perspectives is one of the most dangerous enemies of achieving company or organizational goals. When we talk about diversity, we often default to ethnic […]
Former First Lady Michelle Obama has one big question for all of us: “Who are you becoming?” Last Sunday, on March 24, about 18,000 people packed the Tacoma Dome to hear what Obama had to say. Obama is on an international book tour to promote her memoir, “Becoming.” People were overheard saying that no one […]
Nothing quite like the mosque attack on March 15 has happened in New Zealand before. Forty-nine people were shot dead in attacks on two mosques in Christchurch, their deaths livestreamed on Facebook. The perpetrator — a 28-year-old Australian white nationalist who hates immigrants. In the wake of the carnage, much of the coverage in the […]
The White House calls it a “budget for a Better America.” But Asian civil rights groups Asian Americans Advancing Justice and Southeast Asia Resource Action Center (SEARAC) disagree. The budget released on March 11 includes a drastic increase in immigration detention and deportation funding while significantly cutting funding across the board for domestic programs vital […]
President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un ended the first day of a two-day summit on Feb. 27 in Hanoi, Vietnam, and both men expressed optimism about achieving peace and moving toward the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula. Despite the optimism voiced by the leaders, many experts are still skeptical that the […]
I was dismayed by the fact that I was asked to write this editorial. To me, it seems so clear.
People Magazine is being called out after horribly misidentifying Asian actors at a SAG Awards after-party.
The U.S. Supreme Court on Jan. 22 once again did not act on the Trump administration’s effort to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, leaving protections for nearly 700,000 undocumented immigrants who came to the United States as children in place for at least the next several months. The court’s inaction is […]
Fighting for advantage in the government shutdown battle, President Donald Trump used a prime-time address on Jan. 8 to convince Americans that he needs billions of dollars from Congress for his long-promised border wall to resolve security and humanitarian problems he contends have reached a crisis pitch. As of press time, the partial federal government […]