Tiny Monday bullets

A Japanese-style garden aims to bring tranquility to the people of Nikkei Senior Gardens in Arleta, CA. TIME takes a look at the Japanese town of Kuzumaki, which kicked its dependence on oil. Not so great...

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...

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....

Kenichi Horie completes his long mission

In March, we told you about Kenichi Horie, a Japanese yachtsman who was setting sail for Japan from Hawaii on a boat powered by ocean waves. Well, consider the mission complete as of this...

Goodbye, Nichi Bei Times

Sad news for the Nichi Bei Times, northern California's oldest Japanese American newspaper. There is, however, a glimmer of hope. Japan's Uniqlo teams up with Disney. Linkin Park's Mike Shinoda goes for an encore performance at...

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...

Samurai iPhones, Nisei Week, and Pi

Thinking about seeing a movie this week? Beware. The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard is making headlines for what some are calling racist content. And, in Japan, McDonald's unveils an ad campaign that some suspect...

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...

One craftsman’s boycott of the Olympics

In the months leading up to the Olympics in Beijing, the resounding storyline has not been the anticipation of the actual competition, but of the fiery protests over China's involvement in Tibet and Darfur. Some...

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...

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