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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 whaling debate, slot machines, and global warming

Whaling in Japan: An age-old tradition on a taboo practice? With two Japanese pitchers on their roster, communication is imperative for catchers on the New York Mets. Does more sleep in Japan = less global warming? According...

Summer reading, Japanese gardens and Stephen Strasburg

Taky Kimura, a close friend of the late Bruce Lee, receives his high school diploma 67 years later. Could pitcher Stephen Strasburg, the number one overall pick in this year's draft, be headed for Japan...

Sin Nombre, Momotaro, and the Far East Movement

San Joaquin County's Japanese American residents are shocked to find out that they were secretly investigated during World War II . . . . . . but many universities are trying to make amends for...

Lots of remembering

And . . . it's official. "Don't forget us" - Tacoma's Nisei WWII veterans. MFA student Kendra Arimoto has not forgotten about internment and is putting on a theater production on the subject. Speaking of honoring the...

Kurt Suzuki and Writing About Japan

Oakland A's catcher and Maui native Kurt Suzuki never forgets where he is from. Turn the volume on your computers up: Writing About Japan. A documentary about groundbreaking Japanese American actor Jack Soo premieres in Sacramento. Former...

Art, art, and more art

The artwork of Jimmy Tsutomu Mirikitani, who was featured in the film The Cats of Mirikitani, is now on display in New York. Buddhists in San Francisco have a variety of places to worship. Several Asian...

A World War II-themed post

Looking back at how classic comic books portrayed interment. In 2010, the Smithsonian American Art Museum will display arts and crafts made by Japanese Americans during World War II. The Turlock assembly center gets memorialized. A look...

Documentaries and internment

A theatrical look into a"neglected chapter in Japanese-American history." Did a "culture of complicity" make Japan's Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant more susceptible to disaster? From Venice to Manzanar. Teenagers in Woodlands, Calif. learn about the internment experience...

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...

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