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Chicago’s 16th annual Asian American Showcase!

Posted on March 29, 2011


The Gene Siskel Film Center and the Foundation for Asian American Independent Media (FAAIM) present the 16th edition of Asian American Showcase, April 1 through 14. The festival encompasses comedies and dramas, probing documentaries, provocative shorts, and an array of special activities, all showcasing a wealth of talent on the Asian American scene.

For a full schedule, visit

I will be speaking on behalf of the Japanese American Service Committee (JASC) this Friday (4/1) on continued efforts to aid a nation and its people, whose culture does not know how to ask for help.

Donating to the Red Cross via JASC ensures that 100% goes directly to the Tsunami relief fund. Click here to help rebuild the Land of the Rising Sun.

Thank you—


Tetsu no Ame : The Rain of Steel

Posted on March 28, 2011

Tetsu no Ame, ©MMXI

The Battle of Okinawa, 鉄の雨

[ Tetsu no Ame : the Rain of Steel ]

The Last Stand

"The battle resulted in one of the highest number of casualties of any World War II engagement. Japan lost over 100,000 troops killed or captured, and the Allies suffered more than 50,000 casualties of all kinds. Simultaneously, tens of thousands of local civilians were killed, wounded, or committed suicide." — source


When the last shot was fired, there was no peace; only silence.


Palliativity 123: Dr. Seuss

Posted on March 24, 2011

waiting for the signal from home

“ Sometimes the questions are complicated and the answers are simple. ”  -Dr. Seuss


Senso Koji : Orphans of War

Posted on March 21, 2011

Sensō Koji, ©MMXI

Orphaned by the past and broken by the future, fired from the barrel of a gun.


the fallen


"Break my Body, Hold my Bones —
Somebody got hurt
Somebody get hurt
Somebody got her"
- The Pixies -


Palliativity 122: Hokusai Meltdown

Posted on March 17, 2011

Hokusai Meltdown, ©MMXI

66 years after Hiroshima and 25 years after Chernobyl:

What have we learned of ourselves?

Earth • Wind • Fire • Water • Void

«  λFalloutλ  »

The White Heron




Tsunami Internet Toolkit

Posted on March 14, 2011

Follow this link to find out how to donate, locate and support the continued efforts
to help the people of Japan in their recent national tragedy:

Ways You Can Help Earthquake And Tsunami Victims In Japan


For those in Chicago, contact the Japanese American Service Committee to make a donation or speak with English and Japanese language social-workers who can provide grief counseling for individuals and families in need:

The Japanese American Service Committee

God Speed


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