Post Tagged with: "Japan"

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Ad About Hashima Island Runs in Times Square

East Asian, History, Manhattan July 7, 2017 at 4:13 pm

A Korean professor is urging acknowledgement by Japan of the use of forced labor on Hashima Island through a new video advertisement, reports Newsroh.

Kids Say ‘Hello’ to Japan

Kids Say ‘Hello’ to Japan

Culture, East Asian, Featured Posts, Manhattan, Voices' Picks, Youth January 20, 2015 at 5:09 pm

A new exhibit at the Children’s Museum of Manhattan offers a window on Japan for NYC kids.

(Reporter Wang Aixiang / photography)

Chinese Protest Japanese Prime Minister’s Visit to NY

East Asian, In the News, Politics February 25, 2013 at 6:04 pm

Chinese demonstrators gathered outside the Japanese consulate to protest the prime minister’s visit to the U.S., citing indications of a revival of Japanese imperialism, reports World Journal.

Yonghyeon Baik, who's Mending potted tree for his campaign.

Helping Hands and New Monument for Comfort Women

East Asian, History December 28, 2012 at 6:08 pm

The controversial New Jersey memorial dedicated to the women forced into sexual slavery by the Japanese Army during World War II, which Japanese officials tried to remove last May, has been the subject of several stories in the Korea Daily this month.

The advertisement on Star Ledger. Denying that Japanese Army has no responsibility on Comfort Women issue during the World War II.

Japanese Ad Rekindles Comfort Women Controversy

East Asian, History, In the News November 20, 2012 at 3:09 pm

A Japanese group has published an “objection advertisement” in New Jersey’s Star Ledger newspaper, rebutting the “Do You Remember?” ad campaign launched by two Koreans, reported Korea Daily.

Mount Olivet Cemetery (Photo via Korea Daily)

Honoring Korean Laborers Buried a Century Ago in Queens

East Asian, History, Queens August 23, 2012 at 7:42 pm

After the discovery of 40 century-old unmarked graves of Korean laborers in Mount Olivet Cemetery in Queens, A group of Korean-Americans are trying to honor these early immigrants, who used their meager earnings to support Korean independence during the Japanese colonial era.

Jaranero Beat (Cortesia via El Diario)

Voices in Focus: A Celebration of ‘Jaranero’ Music

Culture, Religion July 18, 2012 at 4:42 pm

In our roundup today: a memoir by a rabbi’s wife turned feminist artist; a Bronx high school student’s take on the role of family and religion; dueling petitions on a controversial monument in New Jersey; and a Mexican music festival.

Comfort Women Poster (designed by Kyoungduk Seo)

Posters Seek to Raise Awareness of Comfort Women New York City

East Asian, History July 10, 2012 at 5:56 pm

A South Korean activist and eight Korean students distributed 2,500 posters in New York City commemorating the brutal World War II episode in which Asian women were forced into sexual slavery as “Comfort Women” for the Japanese army.

(Photo courtesy of the U.S. Census Bureau Public Information Office)

1940 Census: A Snapshot of Early Korean Immigrants’ Life

History, Immigration June 13, 2012 at 2:49 pm

Since the United States Census Bureau released its completed 1940 census forms, the data has been used by many to construct a view of how America looked seven decades ago. The Korea Times provided a snapshot of the lives of early Korean immigrants to New York State.

Juan Baten's daughter Daisy will now receive $300,000 from the owner of Tortilleria Chinantla, where her father Juan Baten was killed in the dough mixer January 2011. (Photo by Meredith Hoffman / DNAinfo)

Voices in Focus: $300K Settlement in Tortilla Factory Death

History, Politics June 13, 2012 at 1:52 pm

A settlement in the death of a Guatemalan tortilla factory worker who fell into a dough mixer in 2011; more attention to the issue of Korean “Comfort Women” following the controversy over a monument in New Jersey; and views on young Latino political participation from both the left and the right.

Gerry Senese and Hiroko Uraga met through their shared love of Asian culture. (Photo from Long Island Wins)

From Wine Barrels, Cowhides and Passion, a Taiko Drumming Troupe

Culture, East Asian May 30, 2012 at 8:24 am

On Long Island, Japanese culture — especially the art of Taiko drumming — is taking root. A cross-cultural married couple are at the center of this phenomenon, and have been on a mission to bring Japanese art forms to Long Island.

‘Comfort Women’ Monument Controversy Comes to Queens

‘Comfort Women’ Monument Controversy Comes to Queens

History, Politics May 21, 2012 at 5:18 pm

Even as the controversy rages over a monument in New Jersey commemorating the wartime rape of Korean “Comfort Women” by the Japanese army in World War II, plans for a similar monument in Queens are in the works, the Queens Chronicle reported.

Japanese officials tried to remove the Comfort Women monument in Palisades Park, N.J. (photo by Steve Chong)

Japanese Efforts to Remove N.J. ‘Comfort Women’ Monument Backfire

History, In the News May 14, 2012 at 7:45 pm

A Japanese effort to get a New Jersey town to remove its monument to Korean “Comfort Women” who were sexually enslaved by the Japanese army during World War II has galvanized Korean-American organizations, who have now stepped forward and vowed to build many more memorials.

Yoshihide Yonezawa, the director of Yo-C Salon on East Fifth Street, gives Nobuko Miyazaki an initial "chop cut."(photo by Serena Solomon)

Japanese Hair Salons Bring Harajuku Style to East Village

Business, Immigration May 11, 2012 at 4:43 pm

The Harajuku suburb in Tokyo is famous for its wild street fashion, popularized internationally by the singer Gwen Stefani. Now New Yorkers can bring a bit of authentic Harajuku style to their own looks, at one of a dozen or so Japanese-style hair salons clustered in the East Village, DNAinfo reported.

Photo via New York Ilbo

Japanese Effort to Remove N.J. ‘Comfort Women’ Monument Angers Koreans

History, Politics May 10, 2012 at 6:22 pm

Efforts by Japanese government officials to remove the first U.S. monument to the Asian women forced into sexual slavery by Japan’s army during World War II has infuriated Koreans. New Jersey town officials say that Japanese legislators offered library books and trees in return for removing a monument to the “Comfort Women.”