Friday bullets

Haruki Murakami, former jazz club-owner turned award-winning writer, sits down with the San Francisco Chronicle for a little Q&A. More election talk once again. As the Big Day approaches, Asian Americans across the country are...

Monday bullets

Never forgetting a day that lived in infamy. Big, big news for retired general Eric Shinseki. The debate rages on: red meat vs. soy. Young Japanese American professionals try to reconnect with their culture in California. A former...

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...

What happens in Japan stays in Japan. Or does it?

If you've ever seen the movie "Lost in Translation" starring Bill Murray and Scarlett Johannson you can picture the image: a famous actor pitching a product to a Japanese camera crew. For many years,...

Goodness gracious, great c-notes of fire!

Anyone who has ever taken piano lessons as a child has probably toyed with the idea of smashing the piano in frustration, or maybe even burning it. Well, 66-year-old Japanese pianist Yosuke Yamashita did...
Poster for screening 'And Then They Came for Us' - a documentary film featuring actor George Takei and other internees and a panel on the present-day relevance of the World War II internment

“And Then They Came for Us” Screening

WHO/WHAT: The screening of “And Then They Came for Us,” a documentary film featuring actor George Takei and other internees and a panel on the present-day relevance of the World War II internment are...

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...
Benten Kozo (Takeo Miji) and Princess Senju (Joyce Yoshizu) in a scene from “Benten the Thief.”

Lead Story – Kabuki in Hawaii: A 50-Year Journey

Dance Sensei Shares Memories of Kennedy Theatre’s First Kabuki Performance Jodie Chiemi Ching The last time Hawai‘i residents were treated to an authentic kabuki performance from Japan was half a century ago, in December of 1963. So, fans of the centuries-old theatre art are probably counting down the days until March 2 when kabuki returns....

Friday bullets

The University of Puget Sound awards 36 honorary degrees to Japanese Americans who were forced to leave college during World War II. Japanese Americans celebrate Armed Forces Day in Torrance, Calif. From the UCLA Newsroom: "Lane...

Okinawan Festival Favorites

ALL-TIME FAVORITES! Pig’s Feet Soup: It’s called ashitibichi in Uchinaaguchi (Okinawan language). Pieces of pig’s feet are cooked in a soup stock and garnished with konbu (seaweed), daikon (turnip), togan (squash) and mustard cabbage and...

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