Women’s pro softball and Ms. Baseball in Japan

It's no secret that The Hawaii Herald has frequently blogged about Japanese baseball. But professional fastpitch softball? That's a first for us. Enter Kristen Bell, catcher and team captain of the Akron Racers, a professional...

Windy City flavor, the Japanese Nobel and Arnold’s return to Japan

Live in Chicago or taking a trip to the Windy City? Chicago's Daily Herald recently asked officials from Japanese American organizations to name the best Japanese-themed places to visit. Check it out here. A Montreal-based...

Robot girlfriend, new Japanese cinema and American Astro Boy

Remember when everyone used to joke about having a robot girlfriend way, way, wayyyy into the future? Well, thanks to Sega Toys, the same company which brought us the popular Playstation 3 console, that...

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...

The six thousand dollar watermelon, Eastwood and Takei

It's Aloha Friday and what better way to prepare for the weekend than by reading about Star Trek alumni, Clint Eastwood and high-end watermelons? Star Trek alum George Takei speaks to NASA's Goddard Space Flight...

Poetry boxing and the art of the verbal jab

It's no secret that technology has grown exponentially over the past decade. But has human interaction suffered because of that growth? There are some in Japan who say yes. A decade ago, as a response...

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...

Mariah Carey’s blooper in Japan

Ahh, throwing out the first pitch. It's a long-time tradition in baseball that dates back to President William Howard Taft in 1910. The ceremonial act has expanded beyond Presidents to celebrities and various persons...

Three interesting stories . . .

There's a lot going on in the world today. So instead of a normal blog post on one story, today's posting has three different stories. That's thrice the fun for you Hawaii Herald faithful...

Lost parrot repeats address and is recovered

Who doesn't love a talking parrot? They entertain us in homes, pet stores and, in this particular case, Japanese veterinary clinics. It all started when Yosuke the African Grey parrot got lost in Chiba Prefecture....

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