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First Japan Parade in New York City with George Takei

The inaugural Japan Parade was held Saturday on Central Park West and George Whipple got to ride with the parade’s Grand Marshal, Star Trek’s Sulu — better known as George Takei. When he was a child, he was placed in internment camps in the United States during...
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George Takei Calls Abortion Ban ‘Irrational, Un-Republican, & Dangerous’ On ‘The View’

George Takei didn’t hold back when calling out the Republican party for efforts to effectively ban abortion (with the possibility that Roe v. Wade could be overturned by the Supreme Court) during an interview on The View on Friday, May 13. The actor pointed out that by limiting personal freedoms it went against Republican values of limited government interference, but he also pointed toward other issues that will be affected by less access to abortion. “It is the most irrational, un-Republican act,” he said. “[It’s] mean-spirited and dangerous.”

George Takei Talks About His Youth, Asian American Progress

Trailblazing actor and activist George Takei forever changed the perception of Asian Americans in U.S. media when he took on the role of Starfleet officer Hikaru Sulu in Star Trek. But he told Cheddar News that the increased racism and harassment toward Asian Americans in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic reminds him of his youth -- when Japanese Americans were incarcerated in internment camps after Japan bombed Pearl Harbor.

First-ever parade celebrating Japanese heritage coming to NYC, with George Takei as Grand Marshal

For the first time ever, New York City will host a Japan Parade this week in honor of Japan Day. The parade marks the 150th anniversary of the Japanese mission to the United States in 1872, led by Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Iwakura Tomomi. The mission of Japan Day is to showcase the Japanese community’s appreciation toward their home city, New York, build a bridge of cultural understanding between the people of Japan and the U.S. and facilitate stronger grass-roots connections within the community.
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Ruth Leon recommends… Allegiance – Lea Salonga/ George Takei

Streaming from May 6 for $11.95 for 48 hours rental. Do you remember Lieutenant Zulu from the original Star Trek? He was played by George Takei, now a Broadway veteran, and this 2016 musical was inspired by his life story. Set during the Japanese American internment of World War II, Allegiance follows the Kimura family in the years following the attack on Pearl Harbor, as they are forced to leave their farm in Salinas, California, and are sent to the Heart Mountain Relocation Center in the rural plains of Wyoming.

George Takei Gives 2022 MUSE Keynote Speech on Rebuilding

On Thursday, April 21, George Takei was the 2022 keynote speaker for the University of Utah’s My U Signature Experience Project (MUSE). Takei is a human rights activist for the LGBTQIA+ community and Japanese Americans. His role in the original Star Trek helped trail-blaze the way for Asian representation in the media.

Oh My, Star Trek's William Shatner Just Wished George Takei Happy Birthday

The science-fiction world has its fair share of feuds between notable names, though few I think are as legendary as the one between William Shatner and George Takei. The two actors from Star Trek: The Original Series have often feuded throughout their careers, and there’s been a sense they may never reconcile. However, Shatner has now publicly tweeted a birthday message to Takei.

What show is George Takei in?

George Takei will always be known as Sulu from Star Trek, but the TV legend played many other memorable roles both before and after the iconic franchise originally aired. He began his career in the 1950s, winning roles on crime series and anthology shows. He soon appeared in sitcoms, spy programs and, of course, science fiction.