Interment-era baseball players, a new restaurant and spam hits it big

A neat story on a group of former internees who turned to baseball as a form of therapy. Now, over 60 years later, they are being honored at a luncheon in Sacramento. Europe's upscale Japanese...

Dan the Automator and mochitsuki in Michigan

The Rafu Shimpo celebrates the performances of Asian and Asian American athletes in 2009. An alarming trend concerning Asian American students and suicide. If you happen to be in the Great Lakes State, you might want...
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Itadakimasu – What Will 2017 Bring?

RYAN'S TABLE BY Ryan Tatsumoto So what will 2017 bring us in the world of food and wine? For starters, probably the most anticipated restaurant opening since . . . since . . . Come to think of it, I can’t think of anything more anticipated than this long-awaited opening. By the time The Pig....

Aloha Friday bullets

According to Norimitsu Onishi of The New York Times in this extensive article, Japan is taking a hard-hitting approach to expanding waistlines. Millions of people between the age 40 and 74 will have their...

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...

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...

Growing Mustard Cabbage

If you’re looking for something natural and non-chemical to clear your sinuses, consider a mustard cabbage tsukemono (pickled vegetable). You’ll find that it is not only a pungent vegetable, but a tasty cabbage, as...

Why Did The Chicken Cross The Road

RYAN'S TABLE BY Ryan Tatsumoto

Baseball, Manzanar, and Silicon Valley

Seattle reacts to the firing of Don Wakamatsu, Major League Baseball's first Japanese American manager. Irene Hirano Inouye, former president and CEO of the Japanese American National Museum, will talk to UH Mānoa professor emeritus...

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...

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