Lucky you, Hawaii Herald faithful. Today’s post is a big batch of links to amuse you at work. Read on and enjoy!
- Over 4,000 hoteliers agree that Japanese tourists are the greatest in the world. By contrast, American tourists are considered noisy and messy.
- 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.
- The iPhone breaks into the tech-crazy Japan market with a little help from Japanese wireless provider Softbank.
- The Hollywood Reporter says that Masquerade, Japan’s longest running TV series, is coming to America, brought to you by the people who made America’s Funniest Home Videos a household name. And for those of you who are fans of Japanese TV, don’t forget that “I Survived A Japanese Game Show” debuts this month.
- 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.