The situation may be even more troubling than the numbers reveal, as the Korean Consulate General in New York stated that it only keeps statistics on Korean citizens, not Korean Americans. Consul General Kyungkeun Kim told The New York Times that he believes the actual figure may be twice as high. The Korea Times has reported that at least 36 Koreans and Korean Americans have taken their lives in the New York region in the last year.
Amid all the headlines generated by Tiger Woods’ troubles — the puzzling car accident, the suggestions of marital turmoil, and the multiple mistresses — little attention has been given to the race of the women linked with the world’s greatest golfer.
Morning rainfalls and cold weather couldn’t keep people away from the 39th annual Bumbershoot Music and Arts Festival at Seattle Center this past Labor Day weekend, which was held on Sept. 5 through Sept. 7. The festival drew thousands of people over the course of three days, all whom poured onto the grounds for local and national music, arts, and comedy acts.
Nobel Prize-winning physicist Steven Chu is President-elect Barack Obama’s choice for Energy secretary.
Lung cancer is the number one cause of cancer-related deaths in the United States and will kill more Americans this year than breast, prostate, colon, and liver cancers combined. The Chinese American population has the highest death rates for lung and bronchial cancer among all Asian American groups.
Author Sarah Shun-Lien Bynum knows how complicated growing up can be. Her first novel, National Book Award finalist “Madeleine is Sleeping,” explored the turbulent, often surreal world of adolescence. There, Bynum revealed the tragedy that can hide behind the physical or hormonal changes that put an end to childhood. Far too many of us want to stay children, want to stay unformed and unfocused as adults, escaping into a private void we mistakenly call “freedom.”
Tomi Fujiyama’s career spans two hemispheres and half a century. The 70-year-old musician held her first American concert in over four decades on Sept. 11 at Pianos in New York City.