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NEWS
February 4, 1996
I was deeply saddened to learn so many Asian women feel a need to westernize their looks with eyelid surgery ("Eye of the Beholder," Jan. 23). I don't fault anyone for wanting to change their appearance, but I seriously question the motive when the desire is merely to look more "American." Julie Akahori looks beautiful in both photos you printed, and her own particular reasons for performing the surgery are understandable, but who's to say one look is better than the other? Your article was remiss in not even mentioning the risks or side effects, including eye damage, that do occur, albeit rarely, when any kind of eyelid surgery is performed.
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NEWS
August 6, 1993 | Reuters
The Philippines on Thursday applauded Japan's belated admission that it had forced Asian women to be sex slaves during World War II, but Filipina victims said an apology was not enough. "The Philippine government is happy that the Japanese government has apologized to the tens of thousands of women who were forced to serve as sex slaves to Japanese soldiers during World War II," Press Secretary Jesus Sison said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 27, 1994 | K. CONNIE KANG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Domestic violence, a subject long suppressed in traditional Asian cultures, will be in the spotlight at a public forum in Los Angeles today as community leaders try to capitalize on the publicity generated by the O.J. Simpson case to draw attention to special problems facing Asian victims.
BOOKS
May 22, 2005 | Seth Faison, Seth Faison, a former China correspondent for the New York Times, is the author of "South of the Clouds: Exploring the Hidden Realms of China."
A century ago, the empress dowager of China, already in her 70s, was portrayed in the West as an evil manipulator who killed off her rivals with poison cakes and indulged her sexual obsessions with a stable of male courtiers in the Forbidden City while the empire around her teetered at the edge of collapse. Tsu Hsi died in 1908, and the imperial system fell three years later. She certainly took part in perpetuating an outdated regime.
NEWS
August 24, 2006 | Barbara E. Hernandez, Special to The Times
EVERY woman of color is hot in bed. Ask any white guy, they'll tell you. Latinas are hot in bed. Asian women are hot in bed. Black women are hot in bed. The fact is -- yeah, we all are. But that's not all that we are. We have centuries of oppression combined in one body that may excite you, Mr. Thousand Oaks, but it also has ambivalent feelings about dating a race of historical colonizers and oppressors.
MAGAZINE
October 1, 1989 | PADDY CALISTRO
SUNNY LEE of Los Angeles works as a hairdresser's assistant at Joseph Martin, a trendy Beverly Hills hair salon. Until recently, however, she had a no-makeup look and shoulder-length straight hair with a tired perm--entirely out of character with her career in the beauty industry. Lee, who was born in Korea, didn't want to risk that a makeup artist or hairdresser would try to Westernize her distinctive ethnic looks.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 12, 1998
We read with interest your article on Asian American news anchors on Los Angeles television stations ("Asian Americans Anchor Their Influence," by Jon Matsumoto, Sept. 4) and were pleased with the well-deserved recognition they received. However, we wish to point out that not all Asian American news reporters are found on the so-called major stations. For example, KSCI-TV Channel 18 presents a nightly Mandarin Chinese news broadcast, originating in our studios, that covers local news throughout Southern California.
MAGAZINE
June 23, 1991
Makeup made expressly for black women has been around for years, but not until recently has there been a line of American cosmetics developed specifically for Asian women. Call it West meets East. The new Kayla Beverly Hills offers a collection of matte makeup in colors intended to even out the olive or sallow undertones of Asian skin. Foundation ($30) and blush ($25) come two shades to a compact and are meant to be blended as necessary.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 28, 1995
I am writing this letter in response to your story about an interracial dating service primarily geared toward matching "American men with Asian women." This is an entirely erroneous phrase and implies that America is a race and that race is white. May I remind or inform you that American is not a race? I am a third-generation Japanese American, no less American than anyone else in this country. A few years ago, I taught at a junior college. Each week I went to the copy room. It was divided into copiers specifically for faculty on one side and copiers for clerical help on the other.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 26, 2001
Kudos to Jeff Park for his apt criticism of "The Lost Empire's" awkward insertion of a white, male romantic lead into an old Chinese legend ("Casting of Romantic Male Roles Shows Lack of Cultural Respect," March 19). I agree with all the points that Park raises. However, I'm concerned that some readers will come away from his article asking, "What's wrong with interracial love stories between white men and Asian women?" The problem is that Hollywood regularly pairs white men with Asian women, while hardly ever coupling Asian men with women of any race.
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