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Happy Birthday! to Justice Harry W. Low, pioneer community leader

Posted by Suzanne Kai - on Thursday, 15 March 2018

Happy Birthday! to Justice Harry W. Low, pioneer community leader
March 26, 2018 San Francisco In a world in desparate need of heroes - we have a real life one. Decades before 'Diversity" and "Inclusion" became fashionable terms, Justice Harry W. Low was already at the forefront making positive change in our world.  This month Justice Low celebrates his birthday and is as busy as ever arbitrating cases all over the country.  My colleague ABC7 KGO TV's David Louie and I, a former KRON TV - NBC reporter Suzanne Joe (Kai), co-hosted this...

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Network TV News Video Editor Eddy Li writes "My Journey Through Cancer"

Posted by Suzanne Kai on Monday, 13 May 2013

Former ABC News Video Editor Eddy Li Photo courtesy: Eddy Li

Former ABC News Video Editor Eddy Li Photo courtesy: Eddy Li


Eddy Li, former ABC News Video Editor 1971 to 2009, now retired and healthy Photo credit: Eddy Li

 

Hong Kong

May 13, 2013

Eddy Li globe-trotted the world for ABC News in a high-stress non-stop news video editing job from 1971 to 2009.

When a sudden diagnosis of cancer changed his life, Li wrote his personal account on how he entered into the darkest tunnel of his life and emerged, a more vigilant and environmentally aware individual.

Today, as a cancer survivor and a retiree who now enjoys a healthier and more fulfilling life, Eddy shares what he has learned about our world's increasingly hazardous environment and how you can protect yourself from its toxicity.  

AsianConnections' Suzanne Joe Kai chatted with Eddy about his new book, "From A Great Escape to a New Beginning - My Journey Through Cancer." 


Suzanne: Congratulations on beating your Stage 3 cancer. When you were a news video editor with a busy globe-trotting life for years, can you share with our readers what your life was like, and how and why you have changed your lifestyle? 

Eddy: In the eyes of an average audience, network news looks glamorous. It was indeed, at least during my days. But behind the scenes of its glamor, there went a stress-filled working environment. That is compounded by the time difference between Asia and the Americas. I joined ABC News in October 1971. I retired in October 2009.

For me, it had been a physically challenging career. Sleep deprivation was part of my life. And it lasted for 38 years. It wasn’t easy. When the phone rang in the middle of the night, I was almost certain that I had to get out of bed and pack up, catch the next available flight and hit the road, and travel like a circus. You need a strong marriage to keep the job. Even when I was on vacation, in the back of mind,...

International best-selling author Haruki Murakami breaks book sales record

Posted by AC Team on Saturday, 11 May 2013

International best-selling author Haruki Murakami breaks book sales record

Tokyo

May 13, 2013 


Haruki Murakami Photo credit: Random House
When Haruki Murakami's latest book became available for pre-order in Japan last month it broke the country's record for pre-orders on Amazon.co.jp within eleven days.

After the first week of the release, Bungeishungu, his publisher in Japan ordered one million copies to be printed. Last month book stores in Japan opened at midnight to greet long lines of customers. Haruki Murakami's latest novel is Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage. This is his first new novel since writing best-selling IQ84 three years ago which also received worldwide acclaim. Murakami's books have been translated into 42 languages. Murakami lives near Tokyo and was born in Kyoto in 1949. 

Murakami was a writing fellow at Princeton Univeresity in Princeton, New Jersey, Tufts University in Medford, Massachusetts, and Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts. 

No word yet on when Murakami's latest book will be translated into English, but if you can read Japanese you can check it out here.

Related:

For more articles related to Haruki Murakami's books and life:

Official Random House U.S. site for author Haruki Murakami
Japantimes.co.jp
Amazon.co.jp
Amazon.com author page on Haruki Murakami
Facebook page on author Haruki Murakami managed by Alfred A. Knopf/Vintage Books,
part of Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group (Random House)
Blog post at NewYorker.com by Roland Kelts "Lost in Translation"
Wikipedia

 
Japanese edition of Haruki Murakami's
"Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage"

Takuma Sato wins IndyCar series race - first Japanese driver in history to win

Posted by Suzanne Kai on Monday, 22 April 2013

Takuma Sato is the first Japanese driver in history to win an IndyCar series race

Takuma Sato is the first Japanese driver in history to win an IndyCar series race

Long Beach

April 21, 2013

Takuma Sato, 36, is the first Japanese driver in history to win an IndyCar series race.

Sato, won the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach for the team of legendary racer A.J. Foyt.

This was the team's first victory in more than a decade.

Sato came close to winning his first IndyCar race at last year's Indianapolis 500 but when he tried to pass Dario Franchitti on the final lap he spun out. For the full story click here. 

Lü Lingzi is 3rd victim, Video shows Boston.com's Steve Silva was running toward blasts as it happened

Posted by Suzanne Kai on Wednesday, 17 April 2013

Photo: Lü Lingzi, circulating on Weibo.com is third victim of the Boston Marathon bombing

Photo: Lü Lingzi, circulating on Weibo.com is third victim of the Boston Marathon bombing

Lü Lingzi, in pictures circulating on Weibo.com is third victim of Boston bombings  
April 17, 2013 Boston

By Bridget O'Donnell, Shanghaiist.com

A Chinese citizen is 3rd victim 

The Chinese consulate in New York confirmed today that a Chinese citizen was killed in yesterday's Boston Marathon bombings, which killed three and injured more than 100.

The victim was a Boston University grad student.

The student was one of three friends watching the Marathon near the finish line.

Earlier, both the consulate and BU declined to release the student's name, saying they were awaiting permission from her family members.

That student has now been identified as Lü Lingzi (pictured) who was pursuing a grad degree at BU in Mathematics and Statistics.

Lü worked as a manager assistant...

April 21 Pasadena, CA - MEDIA ACCESS EVENT - Meet with journalists. Learn how to pitch stories to the press

Posted by Suzanne Kai on Tuesday, 16 April 2013

April 21 Pasadena, CA - MEDIA ACCESS EVENT - Meet with journalists. Learn how to pitch stories to the press


 

Our AAJA-LA.org board has a great slate of programs this year. Don't miss this event this Sunday April 21 - but hurry! RSVP by April 18 on Eventbrite.

 

Presented by Asian American Journalists Association – Los Angeles chapter, in partnership with KPCC, Southern California Public Radio  

When: 10:00 a.m. to noon Sun April 21, 2013

Where: Crawford Family Forum at KPCC, 474 S. Raymond Avenue, Pasadena

LIMITED SEATING + RSVP required by Thursday, April 18 on Eventbrite

What: Please join us for a session for community groups to learn how to pitch stories to the media and to get news covered.

Meet with journalists and trainers in print, broadcast, online media and public relations.

Step by step, how does the press select stories to cover?

What’s a pitch, and what kind of pitches catch the attention of decision-makers?

How do you make a local story appeal to national media?

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