Sweaters and violins . . .

The consequences of grouping all Asians together. Enter the world of Junko Watanabe, or, as she is affectionately known in Los Angeles, the Sweater Girl. Seattle's Japanese Cultural and Community Center of Washington is looking for...

Kokomo Joe and more

The sad tale of "Kokoma Joe," the first Japanese American jockey. Amy Kasai, a respected Japanese American artist in Fresno's art community, passes away. How the Japanese Americans in the Military Intelligence Service impacted World War...

Mocking Godzilla and celebrating sushi

Seattle Mariners manager and Japanese American Don Wakamatsu honors his ethnic heritage. If you like Japanese monster movies and mockumentaries, you might want to check out "Big Man Japan." ABC's hit show "I Survived a Japanese...

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...

Wednesday bullets

An in-depth story from Jean Hopfensperger of the Star Tribune about a special volunteer who is bridging the gap between St. Paul, Minn. and Japan. A diminutive Hawaii-born tea master teaches students the beauty of...

Can you survive a Japanese game show?

First there was "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire" then there was "Deal of No Deal," and coming June 24 on ABC, there's “I Survived A Japanese Game Show.” According to this New York Times...

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...

Stories from WWII-era AJAs hit the Portland stage

Alton Takiyama-Chung, a former Honolulu resident who now lives in Portland, is bringing the story of the 100th Infantry Battalion and the 442nd Regimental Combat Team to the stage. The 49-year-old actor tells the Oregonian's...

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