Photo of a bowl of ramen from Agu Ramen restaurant

Business – Long Life Sun Noodle

Thirty-five Years of Long Life and Good Fortune Jodie Chiemi Ching Special to The Hawai‘i Herald For many Japanese, noodles are a must-have at New Year’s. Toshikoshi Soba are buckwheat noodles traditionally eaten on New Year’s Eve to help you “leap from the old year into the new year.” Noodles in general are also said....
Group photo of Seiwajyuku Hawai‘i members gathering for a group photo with Seiwajyuku founder Kazuo Inamori

Business – Seiwajyuku Hawai‘i, “A Philosophy Dojo For Business and Life”

Jodie Chiemi Ching Special to The Hawai‘i Herald Call it a business manager’s “dojo (practice hall) of life.” Seiwajyuku Hawai‘i integrates gratitude, karma and the development of a beautiful mind prioritized through marketing, policies and procedures and financial goals. Seiwajyuku, which, translated, means “school of prosperity and harmony,” was established in 1983 by Japanese philanthropist....

Aloha Tofu Expands With Aloha Tofu Town

Aloha Tofu is no longer just a tofu factory. February marked the grand opening of a sister-venture for the töfu business that Kamesaburo and Tsuruko Uyehara took over in 1950. The new venture is...

Marriages, Japantown, and a charter school

Livonia, Mich. is ready to open a Japanese American charter school in September. Asian Americans are enlisting in the U.S. army at a "remarkable rate." The Japanese government awards businessman Junki Yoshida with its Foreign Minister’s...

Colonel Sanders, the Masters and Silicon Valley

Finally . . . the curse of Colonel Sanders is over! A lesson in American-Okinawan cultural exchange . . . And Japanese students learn about American education. Tracing the impact of Japanese Americans in the Pacific...

Mr. Big, Afro Samurai and sheep

A list of nearly 6,000 Japanese military personnel who passed away in U.S. custody during WWII has been discovered. What's an Afro Samurai? The answer: an animated adventure that represents both U.S. and Japanese pop...

Teriyaki Boyz and imitation crab, plus Mario

Ginza's famous Kabuki-za theater is headed for a huge, possibly controversial, transformation. The Japanese rap supergroup, Teriyaki Boyz, which includes Japanese American emcee Wise, traces their rise to international recognition. Not so great news for Mario...

A UH professor is remembered, fortune cookies and the Wii

Tad Nakamura's new film, "A Song For Ourselves," which is about the late University of Hawaii professor Chris Iijima, has people talking in San Francisco - with a little help from Patsy Mink too. One...

Tuesday bullets

The question that American automakers desperately want answered: Can they top their Japanese competition? An interesting movie premise: Earthquakes suck every country under the ocean . . . except Japan. A former prisoner in a...

Tiny Monday bullets

A Japanese-style garden aims to bring tranquility to the people of Nikkei Senior Gardens in Arleta, CA. TIME takes a look at the Japanese town of Kuzumaki, which kicked its dependence on oil. Not so great...

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