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...

Microscopic ramen!

Here in Hawaii, food is a pretty big deal and ramen is one of the many popular dishes. In Japan, ramen is also a pretty big deal - except in this particular case. Scientists from...

Japan’s changing tofu industry

Forget rising gas prices, try skyrocketing soybean costs. According to this Wall Street Journal article by Hiroko Tabuchi, the price of U.S. soybeans has risen 60%, making business difficult for Japan's tofu industry. Japan imported...

Japanese mushroom helps cancer, diabetes research

Professor Albert Heck from Utrecht University in the Netherlands has discovered that the enzyme from the Japanese mushroom Grifola frondosa can help the study of diseases such as cancer and diabetes. This article in Science...

E. coli shuts down Sekiya’s

It seems like E. coli is everywhere. First it was in spinach, then it was in beef, now it's in Sekiya's Restaurant in Kaimuki. According to the Honolulu Advertiser, the longtime Japanese eatery is shutting...

Who’s ready for Japanese fast food?

Hopefully, a lot of people in the Bay Area. That's because Made in Japan Teriyaki Experience, which is based in Canada, is set to open in San Francisco and in Contra Costa tomorrow, according to...

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