Gene Simmons: Manga Superstar

" I wanna rock and roll all night and party every day." Who hasn't sung, or at least heard, those famous Kiss lyrics before? Very few people, I imagine. Gene Simmons, bass player for that band...

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...

Chinese gyoza causing problems in Japan

Some tainted meats are causing a big commotion in Japan. The New York Times writes that nearly two hundred people have claimed to be ill after eating frozen foods from China, particularly gyoza....

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...

Apparently Okinawans love their spam, too

It's no surprise to anyone in Hawaii that local residents like their spam, rice, eggs and root beer. Well, according this article in the New Zealand-based Stuff, so do Okinawans. In Okinawa, large square "onigiri"...

Sailing from Hawaii to Japan on waves

Here's a neat story coming out of the Honolulu Yacht Harbor. Yesterday, World Record-holder Kenichi Horie departed from Hawaii on a boat bound for Japan. The catch? The boat is fueled by wave power. The...

Japanese mushroom helps cancer, diabetes research

Professor Albert Heck from Utrecht University in the Netherlands has discovered that the enzyme from the Japanese mushroom Grifola frondosa can help the study of diseases such as cancer and diabetes. This article in Science...

Tokyo now home to 10% of Japan’s population

For the first time since 1979, according to this article in the Japan Times, Tokyo is home to 10% of Japan's total population. The primary reason: employment opportunities. But that's not the only thing that...

Very scary bullets . . . muahahaha

Boo! Happy Halloween everyone! Hope your day is going well and your evening is a safe one. As always, we give you news from around the globe, but beware, some of the links are...

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...

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