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Hallyu: Riding the Korean Wave

Posted by AC Team - on Friday, 06 January 2012

Hallyu: Riding the Korean Wave
If you know Rain, BoA (shown left), and Sistar, then you already know K-Pop, Korea’s contemporary pop music and its artists. K-Pop music is one of the fastest growing music genres in the world, and along with Korea’s popular TV drama serials, films and comic books are a growing source of export revenue for Korea.   The growing global fan base of Korea's entertainment and cultural offerings, known as "Hallyu" or the "Korean Wave" feels more like a tidal wave in some...


Updated October 12, 2011 - Relief Efforts for Japan's Victims

Posted by Suzanne Kai on Saturday, 26 March 2011

October 12, 2011:

Peace Boat will be holding a special event on October 13, reporting and looking back on the activities in the 200 days since the Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami, and announcing the launch of the Peace Boat Disaster Relief Volunteer Leader Training Programme. This programme will train people in disaster relief skills to ensure that the effects of future disasters can be mitigated. Please join us to learn about our work, our future goals, and to connect with other Peace Boat supporters. For more information on this event and about Peace Boat click here.


August 18, 2011:

A magnitude 6.8 quake jolts Japan off Fukushima.
August 17, 2011:

Japan's Earthquake and Tsunami created huge Icebergs in Antarctica.

Satellite image evidence show icebergs broke off in Antarctica, collectively the size of 50 square miles approximately, or two times the surface size of Manhattan, in about 18 hours from the time the initial Tohoku earthquake and tsunami hit 8,000 miles away in Japan on March 11, 2011.

The findings were published online in the Journal of Glaciology. It is the first known direct observation of a connection between tsunamis and icebergs. Click here for the story on the NASA website, and to view the multimedia satellite images taken by the European Space Agency/Envisat, MODIS Rapid Response/NASA, and NASA/Goddard.

July 10, 2011:

A major earthquake with the magnitude of 7.1 has hit off Japan's northeastern coast Sunday July 10, 2011. The U.S. Geological Survey reports the earthquake struck at 10:57am at the epicenter, about 130 miles east of Sendai, Japan. For more on the story click here.

July 14 - 17, 2011 Los Angeles, CA

(City-wide at various locations and times): "LITTLE TOKYO DESIGN WEEK: FUTURE CITY"Japan and California are two of the world's centers of innovation in design and technology.


Activist & Scholar L. Ling Chi-Wang steps down from the board of civil rights organization Chinese for Affirmative Action

Posted by Suzanne Kai on Thursday, 04 February 2010

Activist and Scholar L. Ling-chi Wang is retiring from the board of the civil rights organization that he co-founded, Chinese for Affirmative Action.

Today, L. Ling-chi Wang steps down from the board of the civil rights organization that he co-founded 40 years ago in San Francisco, the Chinese for Affirmative Action.

Wang, a professor emeritus in ethnic studies at UC Berkeley said he will continue to support CAA's work and says he has great faith in the leadership of Vincent Pan, the current Executive Director of CAA.

Wang fought for equal employment opportunities for Chinese Americans in many industries, including desegregating the all-male, all-white mainstream newsrooms of San Francisco in the late 1960s and early 70s.

Professor Wang will be interviewed by CAA Board of Trustees member Jeff Chang at its annual meeting Thursday February 4, 2010 from 5:30pm to 8:30pm at the YWCA Apartments 940 Powell Street (at Clay Street).

CAA 2010 Membership Meeting
Thursday, February 4, 2010
5:30 pm - 8:30 p.m.
YWCA Apartments
940 Powell Street (at Clay Street)

Featuring a conversation with:

Ling-chi Wang
CAA co-founder and Associate Professor Emeritus of Ethnic Studies at UC Berkeley

Jeff Chang
Writer and CAA Trustee

Vincent Pan
CAA Executive Director

Food, drinks, childcare and Cantonese interpretation provided. To RSVP or request childcare and interpretation, please contact Eric at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. document.getElementById('cloak3bd331ef8fe77382039c4a10e864cb3c').innerHTML = ''; var prefix = 'ma' + 'il' + 'to'; var path = 'hr' + 'ef' + '='; var addy3bd331ef8fe77382039c4a10e864cb3c = 'exli' + '@'; addy3bd331ef8fe77382039c4a10e864cb3c = addy3bd331ef8fe77382039c4a10e864cb3c + 'caasf' + '.' + 'org'; var...

Angel Island Immigration Station in San Francisco Bay Turns 100

Posted by AC Team on Wednesday, 20 January 2010

Angel Island Immigration Station Turns 100. Obama declares January 21, 2010 National Angel Island Day. Honor your family & friends today with permanent recognition on the Centennial Wall.


During this 100th anniversary year of the U.S. immigration station, Angel Island, you have a rare opportunity to honor your family and friends with permanent recognition on its Centennial Wall. Your donations will go toward permanent recognition on Angel Island of those who came to build America, from all periods of time, whether or not they passed through Angel Island.

For information on donating and naming recognition on the Centennial Wall visit or contact 415-262-4429 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. document.getElementById('cloak0c4d3bbd6240b143b2160fb2a192acd8').innerHTML = ''; var prefix = 'ma' + 'il' + 'to'; var path = 'hr' + 'ef' + '='; var addy0c4d3bbd6240b143b2160fb2a192acd8 = 'info' + '@'; addy0c4d3bbd6240b143b2160fb2a192acd8 = addy0c4d3bbd6240b143b2160fb2a192acd8 + 'aiisf' + '.' + 'org'; var addy_text0c4d3bbd6240b143b2160fb2a192acd8 = 'info' + '@' + 'aiisf' + '.' + 'org';document.getElementById('cloak0c4d3bbd6240b143b2160fb2a192acd8').innerHTML += ''+addy_text0c4d3bbd6240b143b2160fb2a192acd8+''; . The Angel Island Immigration Station Foundation states that there may be room for approximately 300 names on the Centennial Wall.

More than half a million immigrants were processed through Angel Island from 1910 to 1940. More than half were detained while being investigated. Some were held there for months. Approximately one third were from China.

The 100th Anniversary of the US Immigration Station at Angel island was commemorated in a program on January 21, 2010 at the Herbst Theater, in San Francisco. The...

Judge Lucy H. Koh Among Five Obama Nominees to Serve on the U.S. District Court Bench

Posted by AC Team on Wednesday, 20 January 2010

Judge Lucy H. Koh is among five nominees by President Obama to serve on the U.S. District Court Bench.

White House Media Affairs Office


January 20, 2010

President Obama Nominates Five to Serve on the United States District Court Bench

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, President Obama nominated Jon DeGuilio, Judge Audrey Goldstein Fleissig, Judge Lucy H. Koh, Judge Jane Magnus-Stinson and Judge Tanya Walton Pratt to be United States District Court judges.

I am honored to nominate these five distinguished candidates to the United States District Court bench, said President Obama. They represent some of the best in American jurisprudence and they will serve the American people with integrity. I am grateful for their commitment to public service and look forward to their appointment to the federal bench.

Judge Lucy H. Koh, among Five nominated by President Obama to Serve on the United States District Court Bench

Judge Lucy H. Koh: Nominee for the United States District Court, Northern District of California

Judge Lucy H. Koh currently sits on the Superior Court of California for the County of Santa Clara, the state's trial court of general jurisdiction. Prior to being appointed to the bench by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger in 2008, she was in private practice in Palo Alto, where she was a litigation partner representing technology companies in patent, trade secret, and commercial civil matters. Prior to her work in private practice, Judge Koh was an Assistant United States Attorney for the Central District of California. She is a former member of the Board of Directors of the Korean American Bar Association of Northern California. Judge Koh received her B.A. from Harvard University in 1990 and her J.D. from Harvard Law School in 1993.

Jon DeGuilio: Nominee for the United States District Court, Northern District of Indiana

Jon DeGuilio has been Executive Vice...

Save Our Chinatown - Judge Rules

Posted by AC Team on Saturday, 05 September 2009

Judge Sharon Waters rules on the Save Our Chinatown case against the City of Riverside.

News release from the Save Our Chinatown Committee

September 5, 2009

Hello, Everyone,

We have ALL been waiting to hear Judge Sharon Waters' decision, so here's the news. Please find below
1) The SOCC press release, and
2) the article about the decision from the Press Enterprise.

Both documents are also available at our website - .

Watch for the next updates that
a) will let you know some of our next steps and how you can help us, and
b) news of our recent activities.

Keep up the support and good thoughts; we will need all that and your continued help!


for the Save Our Chinatown Committee (SOCC)
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1) SOCC Press Release

Save Our Chinatown Committee


For immediate release

Riverside, California, September 4, 2009

Judge Sharon Waters issued her...