Mr. Big, Afro Samurai and sheep

A list of nearly 6,000 Japanese military personnel who passed away in U.S. custody during WWII has been discovered. What's an Afro Samurai? The answer: an animated adventure that represents both U.S. and Japanese pop...

Teriyaki Boyz and imitation crab, plus Mario

Ginza's famous Kabuki-za theater is headed for a huge, possibly controversial, transformation. The Japanese rap supergroup, Teriyaki Boyz, which includes Japanese American emcee Wise, traces their rise to international recognition. Not so great news for Mario...

A UH professor is remembered, fortune cookies and the Wii

Tad Nakamura's new film, "A Song For Ourselves," which is about the late University of Hawaii professor Chris Iijima, has people talking in San Francisco - with a little help from Patsy Mink too. One...

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...

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...

Very scary bullets . . . muahahaha

Boo! Happy Halloween everyone! Hope your day is going well and your evening is a safe one. As always, we give you news from around the globe, but beware, some of the links are...

A fish twice a week keeps coronary heart disease away

Following up on a previous post, eating fish is good for you, says this article in The New Straits Times. The issue in question: Why are Japanese men half as likely to suffer from coronary...

Wednesday bullets

Despite high levels of smoking, Japanese hearts are staying healthy thanks to fish. Former internees in San Jose preserve their history through oral histories. "Big Dreams, Little Tokyo," a movie about a Japanese American sumo wrestler,...

Quick links

Groundbreaking pitcher Hideo Nomo retired today. The 39-year-old Nomo burst onto the scene with the Dodgers in 1995 and captured the National League Rookie of the Year award. Along the way he opened up...

Benihana founder, Rocky Aoki passes away

Slightly late, but still relevant is the news that the founder of the Benihana steakhouse chain, Rocky Aoki, passed away on Thursday. The 69-year-old died of pneumonia. Aoki opened the first Benihana in 1964 in...

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