“What Peace Means To Me”

“If we wish to create a lasting peace we must begin with the children.” – Mahatma Gandhi Sixth graders enrolled in the “Blue Track” at Mililani Middle School hosted a peace ceremony on June 20,...

Summer reading, Japanese gardens and Stephen Strasburg

Taky Kimura, a close friend of the late Bruce Lee, receives his high school diploma 67 years later. Could pitcher Stephen Strasburg, the number one overall pick in this year's draft, be headed for Japan...

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...

Football, fishing, and a rock garden

Celebrating 70 years of settlement in Eastern Oregon with a Japanese rock garden. Merced College will screen Lane Nishikawa's Only the Brave on November 7. The film, which was released in 2006, centers around the...
Pähoa High School’s graduating Class of 2017. (Photo courtesy Pähoa High School)

Class of 2017 – Every Day Lessons from Pahoa School

Class of ’53 Alum Returns to Address 2017 Grads Frances H. Kakugawa Published with Permission Editor’s note: Pähoa School alum and Hawai‘i Herald columnist Frances Kakugawa was invited to deliver the commencement address for her alma mater’s Class of 2017 graduating class. The school graduated about 75 students in ceremonies held May 21 at the....

Japanese mushroom helps cancer, diabetes research

Professor Albert Heck from Utrecht University in the Netherlands has discovered that the enzyme from the Japanese mushroom Grifola frondosa can help the study of diseases such as cancer and diabetes. This article in Science...

Kodomo no hi

Happy Children's Day everyone! Or, if you still call it Boy's Day, the same to you. Whatever name you call it, and whether you choose to fly carp or not, May 5th is a...

Scott Fujita, Kristi Yamaguchi, and Brooklyn Rider

With the New Orleans Saints' victory in the Super Bowl, the compelling story of linebacker Scott Fujita gets its shine. Figure skater Kristi Yamaguchi finds out some interesting information about her ancestral history on the...

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...

Food for the soul and peace for the mind

Japanese American war experiences fill out one Amerasian school's curriculum in Okinawa. Digging for internment history. Seattle's food options just got a little tastier thanks to a little place called Seafood City. Strolling through Little Tokyo in...

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