Windy City flavor, the Japanese Nobel and Arnold’s return to Japan

Live in Chicago or taking a trip to the Windy City? Chicago's Daily Herald recently asked officials from Japanese American organizations to name the best Japanese-themed places to visit. Check it out here. A Montreal-based...

Robot girlfriend, new Japanese cinema and American Astro Boy

Remember when everyone used to joke about having a robot girlfriend way, way, wayyyy into the future? Well, thanks to Sega Toys, the same company which brought us the popular Playstation 3 console, that...

Aloha Friday bullets

According to Norimitsu Onishi of The New York Times in this extensive article, Japan is taking a hard-hitting approach to expanding waistlines. Millions of people between the age 40 and 74 will have their...

Today’s bullets

The war of words between directors Spike Lee and Clint Eastwood on the role of African Americans in the fight for Iwo Jima is heating up. From this Time article by Alex Altman:...

The six thousand dollar watermelon, Eastwood and Takei

It's Aloha Friday and what better way to prepare for the weekend than by reading about Star Trek alumni, Clint Eastwood and high-end watermelons? Star Trek alum George Takei speaks to NASA's Goddard Space Flight...

Star Trek’s George Takei and his partner set the date

George Takei, best known for his role as Mr. Sulu in the popular television series Star Trek, has set a wedding date with Brad Altman, his partner of 20 years. The Sept. 14 wedding...

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...

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...

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...

Be eco-friendly: wear a bra

The title says it all, even if it doesn't seem to make sense. Fear not, Triump Japan International is here. On Wednesday, Triumph unveiled its solar powered bra in Tokyo, featuring a solar panel worn...

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