Asian. What images flash to your mind when you see that word? Some classmates from China, maybe some fleeting moments of anime, chopsticks, perhaps noodles.
But what about the other parts of Asia?
Nikkei View: Mystery author Naomi Hirahara comes to Denver for a reading of her new book, "Strawberry Yellow"
The fifth novel in Hirahara’s series about elderly retired Japanese American gardener Mas Arai, “Strawberry Yellow,” has just been published.
Nikkei View blog: South Korea's obsession with plastic surgery is creepy
South Korea is the world’s busiest country for plastic surgergy, especially for women. By some accounts, 20% of South Korean women have had some form of cosmetic work done on their face, with eyelid surgery to add a fold being the most popular cut.
But the amount of surgery goes way beyond just making an epicanthic fold in the eyelid. This is human sculpting of the face… and it’s leading to a generation of clone-like young people.
Invention we didn't need: Japanese fork that speaks, makes noises as you eat
Those crazy Japanese are at it again, coming up with ideas for things that aren’t going to help us evolve. I’m not sure what this noise-making fork does….
Sign a petition to get Google to remove the offensive racist "Make Me Asian" app
Angry Asian Man wrote about this in November, but the racist “Make Me Asian” app is still available on the Google Play app store. It’s time to sign a petition to get the app removed.
The burning question of the day: Why are there no Asian Santa Clauses?
From my Nikkei View blog. A producer from KPCC in Los Angeles interviewed me on my thoughts on this topic, and it got me to thinking… and blogging.