Rev. Paul Osumi

Mud or Stars

“Two men looked out of the prison bars. One saw mud and the other stars.” Life can be mud or stars depending on your outlook. If you have eyes only for criticism you can...
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Armed With Words

Editor’s note: Frances Kakugawa was a good poet and writer before Alzheimer’s disease attacked her mother and forever changed Frances’ life. She took her love for the written word and turned it into a...

Bento Lunches And Race Relations

Wayne Muromoto Commentary Vol. 13, No. 13, July 3, 1992 The recent outburst of violence across our nation generated by the Rodney King verdict disturbed me greatly. What I saw on television, especially the looting and crime...
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De-Cluttering In The New Year

The start of a new year is the perfect time to give your home and office a clutter makeover, purging it of excess papers, files, knick-knacks and other “stuff” that not only takes up...
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Generation Gap

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“Mystery Hour - Na mo Naki Doku (Nameless Poison),” premieres on Tuesday, June 3, at 7:35 p.m. Saburo Sugimura is employed in the public relations department of huge conglomerate, Imada Corporation. He receives an odd request...
Rev. Paul Osumi

Today’s Thought

by Rev. Paul S. Osumi Reprinted with permission A DAGGER “If fate throws a dagger at you, there are two places to take hold of it - by the blade or by the handle.” If fate throws...
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Asahi baseball team celebrates 110th anniversary

Former players, coaches, franchise owners, family, friends and supporters of the Asahi baseball team, which was founded by Steere G. Noda in 1905, are invited to its 110th anniversary celebration on Monday, Nov. 16,...
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ECON 2015 – America’s Response To ISIS

Joseph S. Nye Jr. Courtesy: Shizuoka Shimbun The Islamic State of Syria and the Levant (ISIL) has picked up the mantle of Al Qaeda in Iraq and now controls Eastern Syria and Western Iraq. The extremist...


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