Osamu Tezuka, “Father of Anime,” to be honored at film festival

If you are familiar with anime, there's a good chance you know the name Osamu Tezuka. If you aren't, well, you probably have no idea who that is. For those unfamiliar with the auteur, he...

Zenjoki Temple vandalized in wake of Olympic boycott

Last Friday, we featured a story on the Zenkoji Temple's boycott of the Olympic flame. After letting Olympic officials know their decision, the temple received 200 calls in two days. And while most of...

Wednesday bullets

An in-depth story from Jean Hopfensperger of the Star Tribune about a special volunteer who is bridging the gap between St. Paul, Minn. and Japan. A diminutive Hawaii-born tea master teaches students the beauty of...

Can you survive a Japanese game show?

First there was "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire" then there was "Deal of No Deal," and coming June 24 on ABC, there's “I Survived A Japanese Game Show.” According to this New York Times...

Japan’s Zenkoji Temple boycotts Olympic torch relay

On Monday, we told you about Masahisa Tsujitani's one-man boycott of the Olympics, now, according to this article in Voice of America, a Japanese Buddhist temple is refusing to host the Olympic torch because...

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