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Destaque da APA


16 de Dezembro de 2010 - 27 de Março de 2012

"APA Spotlight" é uma série regular de entrevistas no 8asians.com por Koji Steven Sakai entrevistando líderes comunitários asiático-americanos de todo o país.
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Stories from this series

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Kendee Yamaguchi, Executive Director, Washington State Commission on Asian Pacific American Affairs

27 de Março de 2012 • Koji Steven Sakai

Kendee Yamaguchi is the Executive Director of the Washington State Commission on Asian Pacific American Affairs. She was a director in the Office of Management and Administration at the White House. Prior to her appointment to the Commission on Asian Pacific American Affairs, she worked in the Office of Public Liaison on the signing of the executive order establishing the President’s Advisory Commission on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders. She has experience working as a television executive for one of …

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Marilyn Tokuda, Co-Chair, Asian Pacific American Media Coalition

21 de Março de 2012 • Koji Steven Sakai

Marilyn Tokuda has been working for East West Players (EWP) since 2002 and is the organizations first Arts Education Director. She was one of the founding members of COLD TOFU, the first Asian American comedy group and served as its Artistic Director for six years. Marilyn also works with Oku & Associates in diversity training with Fortune 500 companies as well as representing East West Players on the Asian Pacific American Media Coalition (APAMC) which meets with television networks on …

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Lucy Walker, Director of The Tsunami and the Cherry Blossom

12 de Março de 2012 • Koji Steven Sakai

Being that my mother is from Japan, I feel a connection to that country that many Japanese Americans do not. So when the earthquake/tsunami/nuclear disaster hit in March, I felt it in my gut. I was worried not only about my relatives but also friends and strangers alike. At home, I made it point to take another look at my family’s earthquake disaster plan and make sure we all knew what to do. However, after only seven months, life has …

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Frank Abe of Conscience and the Constitution

24 de Fevereiro de 2012 • Koji Steven Sakai

The generally accepted Japanese American narrative goes something like this: We came to this country. There was discrimination. Then Pearl Harbor happened. We went peacefully to the concentration camps and then while there we remained docile and peaceful. Some fought bravely in Europe and helped win the respect of the country which 50 years later resulted in reparations and an official apology. While a lot of that is true, there was also a group of people in the 1940s that …

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Mari Watanabe, Executive Director, Oregon Nikkei Endowment

17 de Fevereiro de 2012 • Koji Steven Sakai

Mari Watanabe is the Executive Director of the Oregon Nikkei Endowment (ONE), a non-profit that preserves the history and culture of the Japanese Americans in Oregon. Prior to joining ONE, Ms. Watanabe worked for 25 years in the apparel field with major brand labels where her work took her primarily to Asia, Europe and Central America. Since transitioning to work in the non-profit field and ONE in July 2008, she has she has expanded the educational focus to a more …

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Filmmaker Derek Shimoda, June Bride: Redemption of a Yakuza

2 de Fevereiro de 2012 • Koji Steven Sakai

One of my favorite Asian American documentaries is The Killing of the Chinese Fortune Cookie, so when I heard the filmmaker, Derek Shimoda, was making another doc, I wanted to find out more. I had an opportunity to sit down with Derek and ask him 8Questions. Derek Shimoda is a Los Angeles native. He produced the feature film In My Life as well as the acclaimed documentary Secret Asian Man, an official selection of the Sundance Film Festival. He wrote, …

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Author in This Series

Koji Steven Sakai escreveu quatro filmes que foram produzidos, Haunted Highway (2006), The People I’ve Slept With (2009), Monster & Me (2012) e #1 Serial Killer (2012). Ele também atuou como produtor em The People I’ve Slept With e #1 Serial Killer. Seu roteiro de longa-metragem, Romeo, Juliet & Rosaline, foi escolhido pela Amazon Studios. O romance de estréia de Koji, Romeo & Juliet Vs. Zombies, foi lançado por Luthando Coeur, a editora de fantasia da Zharmae Publishing Press, em fevereiro de 2015.

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