Lucky you, Hawaii Herald faithful. Today’s post is a big batch of links to amuse you at work. Read on and enjoy!

  • Is the cultural identity of Southern California’s Little Tokyo in danger because of non-Japanese residents? This blog in the Los Angeles Times has the answer – or is it the question?
  • Mark Brown tells us why Japanese baseball players have little incentive to remain in Japan in this article in The Arizona Republic. Here’s a hint: It has little to do with baseball, and lots to do with advertising.
  • From The Yomiuri Shimbun: “The Supreme Court on Wednesday ruled that denying Japanese nationality to children born out of wedlock to Japanese fathers and foreign mothers is unconstitutional, overturning a lower court decision.”
  • The team behind Casino Drive, the Japanese favorite to upset Big Brown’s triple crown bid this weekend, doesn’t seem to mind the trash talking going on behind the scenes at the Belmont Stakes, says Tom Luicci of The Star-Ledger.


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