Three interesting stories . . .

There's a lot going on in the world today. So instead of a normal blog post on one story, today's posting has three different stories. That's thrice the fun for you Hawaii Herald faithful...

Monday bullets

A article on racial identity and adoption. An interesting look at speaking the Japanese language by Akemi Johnson, a part-Japanese Fulbright scholar. How internment led to the creation of a Buddhist temple in Ontario, Oregon. Japanese Americans...

Japanese-American graffiti artist rocks London

If you happen to be in London between now and May 24, you might want to check out this exhibit by Japanese-American graffiti artist Gajin Fujita at the Haunch of Venison. Fujita, an artist from...

Baked fish, basketball, and a little dragon

The Rafu Shimpo wants you to meet Jeff Hironaka, assistant basketball coach at Washington State University - and the highest ranking Japanese American coach in the country. Yukimi Nagano leads the eclectic Swedish pop group...

The whaling debate, slot machines, and global warming

Whaling in Japan: An age-old tradition on a taboo practice? With two Japanese pitchers on their roster, communication is imperative for catchers on the New York Mets. Does more sleep in Japan = less global warming? According...

What’s new at Ellis Island?

Pop quiz: Which Japanese American players have played in the NBA. Click here to find out if you are correct. A Japanese American exhibit at Ellis Island gets commissioned. Celebrating Japanese American Baseball Heritage Night with...

Ramen Girl, Mochi making and The Karate Kid

Film star Jackie Chan may play the role made famous by Pat Morita in the upcoming remake of The Karate Kid. The Ramen Girl, starring Brittany Murphy, gets ready for its release. Mochi-making lives on in...

America loves Japanese glass art

Japanese art has spanned many genres - woodblock prints, calligraphy, ceramics - but, as The Wall Street Journal's Lee Lawrence writes in this article, Japanese artists are embracing a new medium: glass art. According to...
2018 Nengajo by Anne Ruedo, Waipahu High School — second place, artistic, high school.

Nengajo – 2018,Year of the Dog

The artwork on the following pages are the winning entries in the annual nengajö, or New Year’s card, design contest for students taking Japanese language. The statewide contest is sponsored by the Hawaii Association of Teachers of Japanese and is open to the elementary, middle and high school students of teachers who are members of....
Allison Yanagi-Sensei (right) plays sanshin while her student Yukiko Pierce practices kücho during a recent lesson. (Photos courtesy Allison Yanagi)

Culture – “Aloha Den-On” To Debut New Ryukyuan Music School

Nomura Ryü Dentö Ongaku Kyökai Okinawa to Join Hawai‘i Concert Jodie Chiemi Ching Special to the Hawai‘i Herald More than 20 years ago, Bokuzen Kaneshiro presented his precious sanshin to his yonsei granddaughter, Allison Ya- nagi. It marked the beginning of her lifelong commitment to Okinawan performing arts. Today, Allison Yanagi — now Allison Yanagi-Sensei....

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