Japanese baseball vs. MLB, things get ugly

The other day we blogged about the MLB's opening day between the Red Sox and the Athletics in Japan. We also linked to an article in which Chiba Lotte Marines manager Bobby Valentine called...

Tuesday bullets

Nancy Pelosi, who is next in line to the Presidency after Vice-President Dick Cheney, becomes the highest ranking U.S. figure to visit the atom bomb site at Hiroshima. A Fresno Japanese American carries on his...

Japanese destroyer hits fishing boat

Two issues ago, the Herald revisited the tragic Ehime Maru accident - an international incident which threatened the amicable US-Japan relationship. Now there's another accident that bears some eerie similarities to the Ehime Maru incident....

75-year-old plans on climbing Mt. Everest . . . again

Who says climbing Mt. Everest was hard? Not Yuichiro Miura, that's for sure. In this article in the Agence France-Presse, the 75-year-old Miura plans to climb the lofty mountain yet another time. In 1970 he...

To the skies

The intriguing story of "Nisei stewardesses" lives on. In the month following the Tohoku earthquake, Americans have given $246 million to relief and recovery efforts in Japan. Alabama plans on folding paper cranes for Japan. Internment photographs...

Be eco-friendly: wear a bra

The title says it all, even if it doesn't seem to make sense. Fear not, Triump Japan International is here. On Wednesday, Triumph unveiled its solar powered bra in Tokyo, featuring a solar panel worn...

There’s nothing like a tall glass of Placenta juice in the morning

The idea might sound shocking if you have never tried it, but according to this blog in Wired, the Japanese love drinking Placenta. Yes, I am talking about a health drink made from "that" placenta. Although...

Photos and furniture

Philadelphia's Moderne Gallery presents the work of Japanese American furniture maker George Nakashima. The issue of international child abduction in Japan. "Made in Minidoka: The Incarceration of Japanese Americans in Idaho:" a photo exhibit. Los Angeles announces...

Meet Japan’s newest oldest boxer Kazumi Izaki

In case the earlier post on Japanese rugby didn't make you feel punchy enough, here's another interesting story from the world of Japanese sports. Just one week shy of her 45th birthday, Kazumi Izaki has...

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...

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