Nationwide Organization Launched To Promote “Ninja Culture”

TÖKYÖ — Tales of the legendary ninja abound in Japanese films and anime, but tourists in Japan can now experience the culture following the introduction of a new organization that honors the ancient mercenaries. The...
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World War Ii-based Film, “unbroken,” To Premiere In Japan In 2016

TÖKYÖ — “Unbroken,” a Hollywood film based on author Laura Hillenbrand’s book about the life of U.S. Olympian Louis “Louie” Zamperini, a World War II prisoner of war in Japan, will debut in Tökyö...
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Keiro Senior Healthcare Controversy

Editor’s note: For the past two months in Los Angeles, Rafu Shimpo staff writers Nao Nakanishi and Mia Nakaji Monnier have been reporting on the planned sale of Keiro Senior HealthCare to a non- Japanese...

Keiro Addresses Community At Open Meeting

Mia Nakaji Monnier and Nao Nakanishi Each July during Obon, Japanese Americans gather in the Nishi Hongwanji Temple gym to buy udon. Under the basketball hoops, they slurp noodles out of Styrofoam bowls before wandering back...

Aloha ‘Oe, Ed Sakamoto…

Reading Lee Cataluna’s column in the Star-Advertiser on the passing of Hawai‘i-born playwright Edward Sakamoto in Los Angeles filled me with deep sadness. I knew that Ed’s health was failing, but I didn’t think...

Keiro Facilities To Be Sold For $41 Million

According to materials received from the California Department of Justice, the four Keiro facilities will be sold to Pacifica Companies LLC for $41 million. This week, Keiro and Pacifica formally accepted the conditions set...
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Culture 4 Kids!

Culture 4 Kids! By Carolyn Kubota Morinishi and Marian Kurosaki Kubota.

Northward Ho!

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“Picture Bride” — A Family Saga

Michael G. Malaghan Special to The Hawai‘i Herald Editor’s note: We continue Michael G. Malaghan’s serialized historical novel, “Picture Bride — A Family Saga,” based on the Japanese immigrant experience. Malaghan’s trilogy takes readers from turn-of-the-20th-century-Japan...

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