Japanese rugby . . . who’s ready?

There's nothing like some good old-fashioned rugby news to get you over the Hump Day. That's extra good news for rugby fans in Japan, who just might be getting a new franchise there in the...

Dispatches From Japan – THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC IN JAPAN

A Personal Journal From January to April 2021 Kalani M. Fujiwara Commentary Special to The Hawai‘i Herald Japan’s vaccination efforts started with the vaccination of all medical personnel in Japan on February 2021. Since Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine was the...
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Dispatches From Japan – THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC IN JAPAN

A Personal Journal from November 2019 through April 2020 Kalani M. Fujiwara Commentary Special to The Hawai‘i Herald As I boarded my flight to Narita airport at the beginning of November 2019, never in my wildest imagination did...

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...

Japanese whiskey ichiban

Move over Wild Turkey. Take a seat Jack Daniel's. There's a new whiskey in town (actually, two) and the name(s) might shock you. Whisky Magazine's famous World Whiskey Awards have named two Japanese whiskeys as...

Dispatches From Japan – THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC IN JAPAN

A Personal Journal from November 2019 through April 2020 Kalani M. Fujiwara Commentary Special to The Hawai‘i Herald At the start of April 2020, Prime Minister Abe declared a nationwide month-long State of Emergency to mitigate the spread...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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