Monday bullets

A article on racial identity and adoption. An interesting look at speaking the Japanese language by Akemi Johnson, a part-Japanese Fulbright scholar. How internment led to the creation of a Buddhist temple in Ontario, Oregon. Japanese Americans...

A little baseball and a little landscaping

Hawaii baseball legend Lenn Sakata isn't optimistic about the future of Japanese American managers in Major League Baseball. How do Suginami residents prevent burglaries? By planting flowers. Kenji Murase, a famous social work professor at San...

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...

Mocking Godzilla and celebrating sushi

Seattle Mariners manager and Japanese American Don Wakamatsu honors his ethnic heritage. If you like Japanese monster movies and mockumentaries, you might want to check out "Big Man Japan." ABC's hit show "I Survived a Japanese...

Friday bullets

The University of Puget Sound awards 36 honorary degrees to Japanese Americans who were forced to leave college during World War II. Japanese Americans celebrate Armed Forces Day in Torrance, Calif. From the UCLA Newsroom: "Lane...

Ichiro, pop art and a memorial

Washington's Bainbridge Island gets ready for a Japanese American internment memorial. “Return of the Yellow Peril: A Survey of the Work of Roger Shimomura, 1969–2004” opens in Delray Beach, Florida. For the uninformed: this is pop...

Ichiro and odor-less astronauts

As the World Baseball Classic rolls on . . . some interesting facts about Ichiro. A Japanese astronaut goes "odorless." Hawaii-based soldiers take in the Japanese culture. Internment is a hot topic at Middlesex Community College in...

Remembering Internment . . .

67 years ago today, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066, which led to the internment of over 100,000 Japanese Americans and Japanese immigrants. Let's take a moment today to remember the injustices...

Wednesday bullets

For Japanese companies, it's important to invest in themselves - even in tough economic times. Big news for the Tule Lake Segregation Center. Here's a hint: it involves the words National Historic Monument. After school taiko...

Monday bullets

Do you like the origins of words? Here's an interesting look into the relationship between Japanese and English. Junichi Tazawa, a talented 22-year-old Japanese pitcher, takes less money to join the Boston Red Sox. Bits of...

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