The beauty of Japanese maples

In Hawaii it is easy to take the warm weather for granted. It's a virtual constant that leaves us in the land of summer nearly the entire year. But all around the world, people...

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...
Photo of the students visiting with Bishop Shugen Komagata of the Soto Mission of Hawaii at the main temple in Nu‘uanu

Community – A Whole New World

Soto Mission of Hawaii Hosts Ministers’ Children from Japan Jodie Chiemi Ching Special to The Hawai‘i Herald Hawai‘i’s Japanese American community has come a long way since 1903 when Soto Zen priests first arrived in the Islands to provide spiritual support to the immigrants working under harsh conditions on the sugar plantations. When World War....

Stubborn Twig and Billy Bat

A photograph exhibit featuring the works of Ansel Adams and Dorothea Lange at the University of Utah centers on Japanese American internment. Japanese American triplets are part of a renewed focus on the fertility industry. An...

Lots of remembering

And . . . it's official. "Don't forget us" - Tacoma's Nisei WWII veterans. MFA student Kendra Arimoto has not forgotten about internment and is putting on a theater production on the subject. Speaking of honoring the...

Food, college degrees, and a little Deerhoof

The news articles, two college degrees, two intriguing stories. The city of Roseville erects a monument to honor local Japanese Americans who fought in World War II (with audio). Linda Yee, a Sedona resident, talks about...

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...

Japanese Identity and Language Thrive at Näwahï

William H. “Pila” Wilson, Ph.D. Special to The Hawai‘i Herald Which elementary school on the island of Hawai‘i has the most intensive program in Japanese language? Would you believe it is a Hawaiian language medium school,...

Taratino, Matsui, and some robots

A sneak peak of director Quentin Taratino performing martial arts in a commercial for the Japan-based company Softbank. Robert Fitts, an author of several books on Japanese baseball, discusses New York Yankee slugger Hideki Matsui. University...

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...

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