Lyrics Born, Ichiro and Anna Miller’s inspires a new cafe

Tokyo-born, half Japanese American rapper Lyrics Born, who's real name is Tom Shimura, has a new album out called Everywhere At Once. The San Francisco-based rapper mixes jazz, funk r&b, rock and a large...
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2017 Okinawan Festival – Countdown on to the 35th Okinawan Festival!

Okinawan Festival Returning to Kapi‘olani Park Labor Day Weekend After cancelling last year’s Okinawan Festival just days before the signature summer event was set to open, citing safety concerns over an approaching hurricane, the Hawaii...

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...
Rimi Natsukawa peforming on stage.

Review – Fans Flock to Hear Singer Rimi Natsukawa

Kevin Kawamoto Commentary Special to The Hawai‘i Herald Organizers had to clear more space in front of the Kapi‘olani Park Bandstand stage to accommodate the throng of fans who turned out to see and hear Rimi Natsukawa...

Mariah Carey’s blooper in Japan

Ahh, throwing out the first pitch. It's a long-time tradition in baseball that dates back to President William Howard Taft in 1910. The ceremonial act has expanded beyond Presidents to celebrities and various persons...

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...

Wednesday bullets

Jim Allen, sportswriter for the Daily Yomiuri, writes that Japanese baseball needs to learn how to travel before they find international success. Forget about The Good, the Bad and the Ugly, this upcoming movie is...

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...

Tenkara and Taikoproject

Not familiar with the Japanese fishing practice known as tenkara? Daniel Galhardo is trying to spread the word in America. Talking Taikoproject in Fort Wayne. NPR looks at some of the World War II veterans who...

Linkin Park’s Mike Shinoda holds art show at the JANM

Yesterday, we told you about a Japanese American graffiti artist named Gajin Fujita who's work is being exhibited in London. Today, it's a rock star, Mike Shinoda of the popular bands Linkin Park and...

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