Tuesday bullets

Get ready for an interview with Dr. Jack Fujimoto, the first Japanese American college president in the mainland United States. Unlike their counterparts in America, Japanese politicians are wary of harnessing the full power of...

Monday bullets

Break out your calendars, the Japanese new wave band, Polysics has announced the dates of its upcoming North American tour. Bad news for drinkers of sake and sho chu. Japanese and Native Hawaiians are two of...

Tourists, development threatening rare wildcat

Here's a story by Norimitsu Onishi in the New York Times that proves development of any size can have wide-reaching consequences. An increase in residents and an influx of tourists is changing the untamed landscape...

Marine accused of rape in Okinawa released from custody

According to this article by Martin Fackler in the International Herald Tribune, the U.S. Marine accused of raping a 14-year-old Okinawan girl has been released from police custody after the girl dropped her accusations. 38-year-old...

Dispatches From Japan – THE DELTA WAVE (JULY 2021)

Kalani M. Fujiwara Commentary Special to The Hawai‘i Herald July 2021 was the month of extreme contrast in Japan with the start of the long-delayed Tōkyō Olympics and the fifth wave of the COVID-19 pandemic. It was...

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Groundbreaking pitcher Hideo Nomo retired today. The 39-year-old Nomo burst onto the scene with the Dodgers in 1995 and captured the National League Rookie of the Year award. Along the way he opened up...

Dispatches From Japan – THE SQUID GAMES (JULY AND AUGUST 2021)

Kalani M. Fujiwara Commentary Special to The Hawai‘i Herald The Tökyö 2020 Olympics, held in the months of July and August 2021, was considered a huge success from the rest of the world. But for those of...

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...

Dispatches From Japan – EPILOGUE

A Personal Journal from January 2022 through the Future Kalani M. Fujiwara Commentary Special to The Hawai‘i Herald It’s now autumn of 2022. Japan is about to face the eighth wave of COVID-19 infections. The experts here in...

Ramen Girl, Mochi making and The Karate Kid

Film star Jackie Chan may play the role made famous by Pat Morita in the upcoming remake of The Karate Kid. The Ramen Girl, starring Brittany Murphy, gets ready for its release. Mochi-making lives on in...

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