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...

Tuesday bullets

Nancy Pelosi, who is next in line to the Presidency after Vice-President Dick Cheney, becomes the highest ranking U.S. figure to visit the atom bomb site at Hiroshima. A Fresno Japanese American carries on his...

German-Japanese film drawing rave reviews

Here's an interesting story coming out of Berlin. "Cherry Blossoms," a German-produced Japanese filmed is competing for one of the top film festival prizes in Europe. The touching drama focuses on a widower who begins...

Poetry boxing and the art of the verbal jab

It's no secret that technology has grown exponentially over the past decade. But has human interaction suffered because of that growth? There are some in Japan who say yes. A decade ago, as a response...

Origami, the Kanrin Maru, and a new documentary

Former Black Panther Richard Aoki, "the toughest Oriental of West Oakland," is the subject of a new documentary. The exhibition “Mixed: Portraits of Multiracial Kids” opens at the Japanese American National Musuem tomorrow. San Francisco celebrates...

Sad news for baseball fans . . .

Harry Kalas, longtime voice of the Philadelphia Phillies and former broadcaster of Hawaii Islander baseball games, passed away yesterday. Iraq-bound soldiers sit down with 442nd veterans. Gerald F. Seib of the Wall Street Journal examines the...

Beetles and baseball and more

Japanese American veterans take a moment to remember those who served America. There's a rumor out that Ken Watanabe - who starred in The Last Samurai - will be directing a movie on the 442nd...

Meet Japan’s newest foreign ambassador: Hello Kitty

It's no secret that Japan's famous Hello Kitty is popular. Well, the world renowned Sanrio product just jumped another notch on the popularity scale. The New York Times' Mike Nizza reports here that Japan's...

Photos and furniture

Philadelphia's Moderne Gallery presents the work of Japanese American furniture maker George Nakashima. The issue of international child abduction in Japan. "Made in Minidoka: The Incarceration of Japanese Americans in Idaho:" a photo exhibit. Los Angeles announces...

Dan the Automator and mochitsuki in Michigan

The Rafu Shimpo celebrates the performances of Asian and Asian American athletes in 2009. An alarming trend concerning Asian American students and suicide. If you happen to be in the Great Lakes State, you might want...

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