Ann Curry discovers her roots

Ann Curry, the first female reporter at Oregon's CBS affiliate, and currently a news anchor on the Today Show, recently went back to Japan to discover her roots. Curry, who Japanese on her mother's...

A lost artifact, white on rice, and a happy reunion

What, exactly, does it mean to be a Japanese American woman? One organization tries to find out. Filmmaker Dave Boyle, whose last production, Big Dreams, Little Tokyo, was reviewed in the Sept. 5, 2008 issue...

Monday bullets

Break out your calendars, the Japanese new wave band, Polysics has announced the dates of its upcoming North American tour. Bad news for drinkers of sake and sho chu. Japanese and Native Hawaiians are two of...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Thursday bullets

In the midst of the harsh economy, Asian American non-profits may have it the worst. The San Francisco Chronicle spotlights Hawaii's Nisei veterans. Chronicling Japan's love affair with chysanthemums. Better yet than never: Hollywood's newfound respect for...

Tuesday bullets

No-No Boy, a play about a Japanese American draft resister, is set to open in Santa Monica. Tired of washing your dog? A Japanese inventor has come up with a machine to solve those woes. Entering...

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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