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INOUYE ON "PEARL HARBOR
Harbor' may well revive the emotion of 60 years
ago and cause some people to reflect negatively upon the Japanese
residents of our nation," said Inouye in the statement dated
earlier this month. "However, we hope that those who may be
so inclined will recall that, notwithstanding the incarceration
of [Japanese Americans], thousands of Japanese Americans volunteered
to stand in harm's way for our nation."
CHO ON TV
On June 2, 2001 at 7:00 P.M. (PST) / 10:00 P.M.
/ (EST), Margaret
Cho's "I'm the One that I Want" can be seen on
pay tv by clicking HERE.
Among 13,728 newspaper supervisors in 2001, only
214 - or 1.6 percent - are Asian
American, while according to the latest census,
APIs make up some 4 percent of the U.S. population.
SKETCH WRITER WANTED
Hollywood East Foundation of New York is seeking
an Asian American comedy sketch writer for a major network
show. Each writer must submit a sample of 5 sketches of their
best material with a fresh comedy feel for cutting edge, funny
sketch material. For more info, contact Elisa
WOO'S NEW FILM
John Woo's upcoming MGM film ("Windtalkers")
is due for release around Thanksgiving. It breaks new ground
in depicting race with Nicholas Cage as a Marine assigned
to protect a Navajo "code talker" in the Pacific theater on
the eve of the decisive battle of Saipan. Code talkers were
secret recruits who transmitted messages using an unbreakable
code based on their native language.
The music group Tortoise
Takemura and Jet Black Crayon are playing at San
Francisco's Fillmore on June 5 & 6, 2001!
MGM wants Jackie Chan's "Nosebleed"
project that is currently with New Line Cinema. "Nosebleed"
is an action comedy about a window washer who foils a terrorist
attack on the World Trade Center.
IN BRITAIN TARGETED
are tired of being blamed
for foot-and-mouth disease. "Sales at Chinese restaurants
and take-out establishments fell 25% to 40% in the weeks immediately
following the reports. They asked why the Chinese restaurants
were targeted, among the many other possible culprits?
FILM SEEKS SUPPORT
"Pioneering Asian-American Actors in Film And Television"
is a proposed one-hour documentary profiling the struggles
and triumphs of the first seven Asian-American actors and
actresses in film and TV. The
producers are veteran documentary makers Elliot H. Haimoff
& Lorinda Earl of Global
Science Productions and actor/SAG Board Member Aki Aleong
for the non-profit organization Asians in Media (AIM).
WANG LATEST FILM
Wang's latest film (the adult-oriented
Artisan project entitled "The
Center of the Earth") shot footage exclusively
for the movie's interactive website
that allows you to "interact"
with a character from the film.
APA HEALTH ISSUES
- loss of bone mass and the decline of bone quality. Major
health problems caused by the loss of bone density and quality
are bone fractures, spinal deformities, back pain, and loss
- the underproduction or ineffective use of thyroid hormones
to regulate metabolic activities of the body. Major health
problems cause by this hormonal imbalance are fatigue, weight
gain, constipation, hoareness, dry skin, swelling around the
eyes, enlarged tongue. It is associated with diabetes, Addison's
disease, pernicious anemia, vitiligo.
- inflammation of the gall bladder major health problems that
are cause by problems with the gall bladder are Gallstones,
Chrohn's or Ulcerative Colitis.
- a inherited blood disorder in which red blood cells cannot
produce enough hemoglobin. Alpha Thalessemia causes stillbirth
or newborn deaths and other maternal problems. Beta Thalassemia
( Cooley's Anemia ) symptoms appears after the first three
months of a baby's life. It causes poor appetite, irritablity,
pale skin, and stunted growth. A person's blood can be tested
to see if they have a Thalassemia genetic trait it is more
prevalent in Southeast Asians.
PREGNANCY DEATH FIGURES
American women, along with Native American and
Hispanic women, are much more likely to die from pregnancy
complications than white women, stated a U.S. Centers for
Disease Control and Prevention report. Asian and Pacific Islanders
die from pregnancy complications at a rate of 11.3. (The rate
for white women is 7.3) For women of Asian descent, the risk
was much higher for those born outside the United States.
LONE IN RUSH HOUR 2
800 Million Dollar Production of Rush Hour 2 started
filming (March 2001) in Hong Kong with John
Lone with Jackie Chan and Chris Tucker on the Streets
of Wan Zai in Hong Kong.
In light of the general public's negative perceptions
toward Asian Pacific Americans, Architect Maya Lin was honored
at the Leadership
Conference on Civil Rights dinner for design of
the Civil Rights Memorial in Montgomery, Alabama.
LEE'S NEW SHORT FILM - "CHOSEN"
Ang Lee's short film about a Tibetan boy with
a mysterious gift is featured on an Internet film series (underwritten
from some of the hottest filmmakers (i.e. John Frankenheimer,
Wong Kar-Wai, Guy Ritchie, Alejandro Gonzales, etc.) in the
HARBOR" BRINGS FEARS
Japanese/Asian Americans such as John Tateishi (president
of the Japanese
American Citizens League) are worried that people will
consider Pearl Harbor the the watermark
of our whole existence." This is especially alarming because
of recent incidents
that has flamed anti-Asian sentiments.
CONSIDERING PHILLIP MORRIS
The board of the San Francisco-based Japanese
American Citizens League will soon vote on whether
the organization should accept donations from tobacco companies
such as Phillip
CHU WINS ELECTION
Chu won the vacant 49th Assembly District, where Latinos
have fended off challenges from Asian Americans repeatedly
for the office over the past decade.
AA CANDIDATES FOR NYC OFFICES
13 Asian American candidates
are running for public seats in seven districts in New York
City's City Council.
Only 44% of a recent Pilot
Study of the National Asian American Political Survey
(PNAAPS) voted in November 2000 election. The
highest percentage were the 63% of Japanese Americans and
the 47% Filipino Americans. The lowest turnout were the Korean
American communities ast 34%. Interesting Note: APA's born
in Asia trust the US Goverment (55%) more than they trust
the government in their home country (6%). Regarding
discrimination, 4 out of 10 had experienced discrimination
in their life because of their ethnic background (92%).
CONGRESSMAN DENIED ENTRANCE.
The report by Charlie Woo (Chairman of CAUSE/Vision 21)
and shared by S.B. Woo of 80-20
stated the following words: "Congressman David
Wu and his Asian Staff Ted Lieu were not allowed into
the building even after presenting their congressional ID's.