Ramen Girl, Mochi making and The Karate Kid

Film star Jackie Chan may play the role made famous by Pat Morita in the upcoming remake of The Karate Kid. The Ramen Girl, starring Brittany Murphy, gets ready for its release. Mochi-making lives on in...

Tuesday bullets

The question that American automakers desperately want answered: Can they top their Japanese competition? An interesting movie premise: Earthquakes suck every country under the ocean . . . except Japan. A former prisoner in a...

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...

Monday bullets

Do you like the origins of words? Here's an interesting look into the relationship between Japanese and English. Junichi Tazawa, a talented 22-year-old Japanese pitcher, takes less money to join the Boston Red Sox. Bits of...

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...

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...

Wednesday bullets

After several threats, a bomb goes off in a Toyota factory in Japan. Those eye-catching glasses that Sarah Palin is wearing? They're made by Japanese designer Kazuo Kawasaki. World Wrestling Entertainment signs a new star from...

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...

Osamu Tezuka, “Father of Anime,” to be honored at film festival

If you are familiar with anime, there's a good chance you know the name Osamu Tezuka. If you aren't, well, you probably have no idea who that is. For those unfamiliar with the auteur, he...

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...

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