Asian American jazz and Tatsu Aoki

Ever wanted to hear Taiko drumming with tradition Jazz sounds? Then Tatsu Aoki is your man. Aoki is a renowned Chicago bassist with over 100 albums to his name. Last weekend, Aoki performed his brand...

Friday bullets and Happy Holidays

Happy Holidays to everyone out there in cyberland. Hope it was a relaxing and a safe one - as always, we present to you interesting news from around the globe . . . A...

A lost artifact, white on rice, and a happy reunion

What, exactly, does it mean to be a Japanese American woman? One organization tries to find out. Filmmaker Dave Boyle, whose last production, Big Dreams, Little Tokyo, was reviewed in the Sept. 5, 2008 issue...

Japanese vampires and some neat photos

We at The Hawaii Herald hope you all enjoyed Kamehameha Day - that is, if you were lucky enough to get the day off. If you did, welcome back to work. If you didn't,...

Ichiro, pop art and a memorial

Washington's Bainbridge Island gets ready for a Japanese American internment memorial. “Return of the Yellow Peril: A Survey of the Work of Roger Shimomura, 1969–2004” opens in Delray Beach, Florida. For the uninformed: this is pop...
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HIFF – Spotlight on Taiwan

“AFTER SPRING, THE TAMAKI FAMILY . . . (UMI NO KANATA)” | U.S. Premiere | Japan, Taiwan | Japanese and Taiwanese w/English subtitles | 96 min. Directed and edited by Huang Yin Yu. On a warm...

A little baseball and a little landscaping

Hawaii baseball legend Lenn Sakata isn't optimistic about the future of Japanese American managers in Major League Baseball. How do Suginami residents prevent burglaries? By planting flowers. Kenji Murase, a famous social work professor at San...
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....

Friday bullets

The University of Puget Sound awards 36 honorary degrees to Japanese Americans who were forced to leave college during World War II. Japanese Americans celebrate Armed Forces Day in Torrance, Calif. From the UCLA Newsroom: "Lane...
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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