- Based on Google Trends data, Vancouver is the most “sushi-crazed” city in the world outside Japan.
- The Canadian city, whose metropolitan area has over 600 sushi restaurants, received a perfect “sushi popularity” score of 100.
- International food magazine Chef’s Pencil has declared that Vancouver is the “non-Japanese sushi capital of the world” and that “sushi’s global popularity is at an all-time high.”
A global ranking of cities with the highest concentration of sushi-lovers has placed Vancouver at the No. 1 spot.
International food magazine Chef’s Pencil gave the Canadian city a perfect “sushi popularity” score of 100, as well as describing it as the “non-Japanese sushi capital of the world.”
- About a third of Asian Americans in California’s San Gabriel Valley said they or their family members have experienced anti-Asian hate during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a survey released by Advancing Justice - Los Angeles on Wednesday.
- About 37% of survey respondents “noticed an increase in racial discrimination or harassment in their community since the COVID-19 outbreak.”
- Almost half “feel less safe in their community” than before the COVID-19 outbreak.
- About 55% “do not feel there is support in their community for victims of racial discrimination or harrassment.”
- Almost 60% of survey applicants said “they changed how they feel and behave when they leave their home.”
Advancing Justice – Los Angeles released a community survey on Wednesday that gives insight into the anti-Asian racism in California’s San Gabriel Valley.
About a third of Asian Americans in San Gabriel Valley said they or their family members have experienced anti-Asian hate during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the Stop Hate Survey. Most of those who have experienced anti-Asian hate said the attacks also involved verbal abuse.
The New York Health Department released its first-ever Asian American and Pacific Islander health report on Dec. 10.
New report: The NY Health Department is distinguishing AAPI health information by ancestry for the first time, giving a better look into the health and inequities of communities identifying as Asian and Pacific Islanders.
Attacks against civic freedoms in Asia have been rife over the past year, with Taiwan being the only territory that can be considered open, according to a new report from global civic space tracker CIVICUS Monitor, a self-described “ongoing research collaboration between global civil society alliance CIVICUS and over 20 research partner organizations.”
Key findings: The report, titled “People Power Under Attack 2021,” contains a section focused on the Asia Pacific region which rates 26 countries or territories based on compiled data on “freedoms of association, peaceful assembly and expression.” Of these territories, four were considered “closed,” 11 “repressed,” seven “obstructed” and three “narrowed,” with Taiwan the only one rated “open.”
Attacks against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders have steadily increased through the third quarter of the year, according to the latest national report by Stop AAPI Hate (SAH).
Key findings: A total of 10,370 hate incidents were reported to SAH between March 19, 2020 and Sept. 30, 2021. This marks a surge of 1,289 new cases from the 9,081 incidents reported as of June 30, 2021.
‘Being Taiwanese isn’t a political choice’: Backlash causes Pew to reverse Taiwanese-as-Chinese decision
Pew Research Center has corrected its April demographic report on the number of Taiwanese people living in the United States after receiving backlash from the community for lumping them in with Chinese Americans.
Asian-Americans were the biggest moviegoers in 2016 compared to any other ethnic group in the country in terms of per capita ticket buying, according to the National Association of Theater Owners’ Theatrical Market Statistics Report.
In their annual study, the exhibition lobbying firm found that Asian-Americans went to the movies 6.1 times on average, followed by Americans of Hispanic descent who went 4.6 times.
According to the latest annual Kauffman Index report, which measures entrepreneurship across the country, Silicon Valley has been dethroned as the hottest hub for startups.
The index, which is managed by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, measures national, state and metropolitan levels of entrepreneurship, growth rates of new entrepreneurs and the number of startups per capita.