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...

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...

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...

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...
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Itadakimasu – Just In The Neighborhood

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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...
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Itadakimasu – Sketches Of Spain

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Maui Okinawan Festival

WHO/WHAT: Maui Okinawa Kenjin Kai and Maui Mall present the 2015 Maui Okinawan Festival. Festival-goers will enjoy traditional Okinawan food, authentic entertainment and martial arts. Vendors will sell arts, crafts and jewelry. Professional photo sessions...

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...

The 29th Annual Okinawan Festival

This weekend is the 29th Okinawan Festival. Due to popular demand, here is the schedule of the festivities: SATURDAY, SEPT. 3, 2011 (SUBJECT TO CHANGE) 9 a.m.        RYUKYU SOKYOKU KOYO KAI HAWAII SHIBU Yoneko Yamashiro Edmondson,...

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