Canadian Broadcasting Interview

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This is a bit old… but worth a post. I was interviewed about hair. Check out the article or listen to the article HERE.

As a kid, Koji Steven Sakai was already dealing with the stereotype that Asian men are emasculated and his lack of body hair didn’t help. He recalls being on one date where a woman told him it was “like dating a little boy.”

“I desperately wanted hair all over my body. A lot of people equated this idea of having hair with masculinity and I wanted to be seen as a man, as being tough,” Koji says. So, he tried shaving everyday in hopes that his facial hair would grow in fuller and stronger and he would one day be able to grow a great beard.

Koji is now married and has a young son. He doesn’t worry as much as he used to about the amount of hair on his body and how it relates to his masculinity. Now, he’s more concerned about his child. “I would like my son not to have to worry. I think it’s important for him to like himself and to be OK with whatever his body looks like.

They found me because of the 8Asians body hair article.

Reaching for the Stars

Today Student Academy and DGA Awards winning filmmaker Z. Eric Yang, producer Quentin Lee and I are soft-launching a crowdfunding campaign for a feature length documentary titled Reaching for the Stars about the struggles and passion of Asian American actors in Hollywood. In this week-long period of soft launching, we can still change the campaign. We’d welcome your feedback and comments… and be grateful for any donations which are 100% tax deductible. Thank you!
For more information about the campaign, go to: https://www.hatchfund.org/project/reaching_for_the_stars 

8Asians: DID JESUS DIE IN ANCIENT JAPAN?

Check out my newest article over on 8Asians:
Did Jesus Die in Ancient Japan?Twenty thousand people every year visit Shingō Village in the Aomori Prefecture (referred to as: Kirisuto no Sato or “Hometown of Christ” by locals) that claims that Jesus visited Japan during his lost years and then returned after escaping crucifixion by having his brother take his place on the cross, making his way to Shingō where he became a garlic farmer, married a local woman, and had three children. Today, in Shingō, you can visit […] Continue »

8Asians: My Father’s Lost Concentration Camp (Pt. 2 of 2)

My Father’s Lost Concentration Camp (Pt. 2 of 2)

My Father’s Lost Concentration Camp (Pt. 2 of 2)In April of this year, I was asked by Southern California Public Radio to do a presentation about my family as part of their new series called, Unheard LA. The following is the video from my talk, followed by my original speech (broken into two parts). Please note, the text is from the original draft of the speech, so at points is considerably different than the actual talk I gave. #UnheardLA – My Father’s Lost […] Continue »

8Asians: My Father’s Lost Concentration Camp Pt 1 of 2

My Father’s Lost Concentration Camp (Pt. 1 of 2)

My Father’s Lost Concentration Camp (Pt. 1 of 2)In April of this year, I was asked by Southern California Public Radio to do a presentation about my family as part of their new series called, Unheard LA. The following is the video from my talk, followed by my original speech (broken into two parts). Please note, the text is from the original draft of the speech, so at points is considerably different than the actual talk I gave. #UnheardLA – My Father’s Lost […] Continue »

8Asians: Asian American Conspiracy Files: Senator Daniel Inouye

Asian American Conspiracy Files: Senator Daniel Inouye

Asian American Conspiracy Files: Senator Daniel InouyeI’ve mentioned before that I pretty much love anything paranormal or conspiracy related. Give me a good alien abduction, or haunting, or JFK assassination story and I will be happy for hours. Not that I believe most of it—or any of it for that matter. I find the stories fascinating, especially what they say about us as humans and society itself. The two areas of my life that rarely meet are my love for the […] Continue »

8Asians: Top 5 Asian American Athletes

Top 5 Asian American AthletesI heart professional sports. I love baseball, basketball, and football. I’m mostly obsessed with my local teams (Dodgers, Lakers, USC, and now Chargers). To prove it, I spend way too much time on fantasy sports. (On a side note, I’m the commissioner of a dynasty football league and we’re looking for a new owner so if interested, hit me up). That’s why when I tried to figure out what I should write about, I couldn’t […] Continue »

8Asians: What if the “aliens” who crashed in Roswell were really Japanese?

What if the “aliens” who crashed in Roswell were really Japanese?

I’m obsessed with all things aliens—and in the time of Trump, I should be clear, the ones from outer space not the non-citizens. I’ve gone to UFO conventions, watch every alien-themed documentary on Netflix, and listen to every paranormal podcast. Like Mulder on X-Files, “I want to believe.” So that’s why I was surprised when I read Nick Redfern’s new book, The Roswell UFO Conspiracy: Exposing A Shocking And Sinister Secret, that claims that maybe the aliens that crashed in Roswell were not actually aliens but humans from Japan. I’ve heard of people thinking Asians might be aliens. I even wrote an 8Asians article about it […] Continue »

CELEBRATE APA HERITAGE BY WATCHING DYING TO KILL ON COMCAST!

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May is Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, and I’m excited to announce that you can watch Dying to Kill and other important/great/fun Asian American movies on Comcast!

To watch the films, go to XFINITY On Demand. Say “CAAM” or “Dying to Kill” to your X1 Voice Remote to see the featured collection. You can also search for the films on On Demand by their titles.

To check out some of the other films, go to: CAAM Blog