Archive for July, 2019

Rui Hachimura Is Ready to Make History for Japan in the N.B.A.

Posted on July 17th, 2019 by imprentacomm

Hachimura was drafted in the first round on Thursday, making him the first Japanese player to be selected that soon. By the time Rui Hachimura came to Gonzaga University for an official visit in October 2015, he had already been on the cover of Slam Magazine — the basketball and hip-hop culture bible — back home in […]

Asian Americans Call Out Pence’s Chief Of Staff For ‘Tokenizing’ Elaine Chao

Posted on July 17th, 2019 by imprentacomm

Marc Short, chief of staff for Vice President Mike Pence, claimed that Elaine Chao’s role as secretary of transportation in the Trump administration is “evidence” that the president isn’t racist, prompting many Asian Americans to speak out to set the record straight. Over the weekend, President Donald Trump tweeted that four Democratic congresswomen should “go back and help […]

Yes, Kim Kardashian’s ‘Kimono’ is cultural appropriation. And she’s not alone

Posted on July 10th, 2019 by imprentacomm

A Japanese word that means “a thing to wear,” “kimono” commonly refers to traditional Japanese garments that have been around for hundreds of years. Furisode, iromuji, mofuku and yukata are just a few of the different types of kimonos that are still worn for different occasions. It’s not at all a word associated with undergarments, but Kim Kardashian West […]

Politicians often overlook Asian American voters. They shouldn’t, especially in 2020.

Posted on July 10th, 2019 by imprentacomm

Sen. Kamala D. Harris (D-Calif.) attends an immigration roundtable at the University of Nevada at Las Vegas in June. (John Locher/AP) Every analyst, strategist, reporter and armchair pundit has a preferred group Democrats should woo to win the White House in 2020: blue-collar white Democrats who voted for Trump, the women who fueled the suburban […]

Asian Americans face credit and language barriers to economic growth, says report at San Gabriel AREAA gathering

Posted on July 2nd, 2019 by imprentacomm

Congresswoman Judy Chu (D-Pasadena) speaks on her experiences in Congress and her work representing Asian Americans on Friday, June 29. The path to home ownership isn’t necessarily easy for the Asian American and Pacific Islander community in San Gabriel Valley, Realtors learned at the 2019 State of Asian America. Dozens gathered at the Asian Youth […]

Busloads of Chinese tourists used to visit L.A. luxury stores. Not anymore

Posted on July 2nd, 2019 by imprentacomm

Chong Hing Jewelers is conspicuously empty. Mandarin-speaking staff stand idly behind the San Gabriel store’s glittering display cases, waiting for busloads of luxury shoppers from China who may never come. It’s the same story several doors down at House of Italy Jewelry — a vacant store and listless workers, both of whom say that they […]