Talking about whiskey and health

Healthy living: learning from the Japanese. Talking Japanese with the help of an iPhone. More recognition for Japanese whiskey. A memorial wall remembering displaced Japanese Americans takes shape in Seattle. Honoring the Kanrin Maru boat crew in San...
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Ryan’s Table – To Excite, Encourage, Raise Up and Rouse

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Itadakimasu – Aloha Beer and Grinds

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Itadakimasu – Hospitality at its Finest

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Baked fish, basketball, and a little dragon

The Rafu Shimpo wants you to meet Jeff Hironaka, assistant basketball coach at Washington State University - and the highest ranking Japanese American coach in the country. Yukimi Nagano leads the eclectic Swedish pop group...
Rafute . . . ready to devour!

Okinawan Food and Heritage – “Kwatch Sabira”, “Thank You for this Food”

Okinawan Culture Reflected in Its Food Lynette Lo Tom Special to The Hawai‘i Herald “If you aren’t going to enjoy the fat, then don’t eat rafute,” Grant Murata declares passionately. Rafute is the unctuous braised pork belly...
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Itadakimasu – Sketches Of Spain

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Let Sleeping Dogs Lie

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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...

Lead Story – Okinawan Festival, Still Thinking Big

Hawai‘i’s Largest Ethnic Festival is Moving to the Hawai‘i Convention Center Gregg Kakesako Special to The Hawai‘i Herald The birth of the state’s largest ethnic festival — the Okinawan Festival — on Labor Day weekend can be...

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