• Live in Chicago or taking a trip to the Windy City? Chicago’s Daily Herald recently asked officials from Japanese American organizations to name the best Japanese-themed places to visit. Check it out here.
  • A Montreal-based Philosopher professor has won the Kyoto Prize, also known as the “Japanese Nobel.” Charles Taylor joins an exclusive circle with names like Jane Goodall, Akira Kurosawa and Noam Chomsky. Click here for The Gazette’s extensive article.
  • The California Travel & Tourism Commission is starting a $5.1 million marketing campaign with Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger. Mark Anderson from the San Jose Business Journal writes in this article, “The campaign uses the slogan “Nandemo Alifornia,” with the governor intoning (or, in one case, lip-synching) “nandemo alifornia California” at the end of each 15-second video spot, meaning “California has it all.” This, of course, isn’t the first time Schwarzenegger has appeared in a Japanese television commercial. For some good laughs, check out the video below.



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