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Education – 100TH INFANTRY BATTALION STUDENT CHALLENGE

Kristen Nemoto Jay On Friday, May 20, Hawai‘i’s middle and high school students presented their Project-Based Learning challenge for the organizers of the 100th Infantry Battalion’s 80th Anniversary Commemoration Committee. In an effort to “help...

Sports Culture – STEEL IS REAL

Japanese Fixed-Gear Bikes – Art, Sport and Tradition Nick Kurosawa Special to the Hawai‘i Herald Commentary Fixed-gear bicycles. A movement that has taken hold of the recent generations, providing two-wheeled travel that boasts a different view of the...

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...

Oregon AJA shows students the sounds of Hawai`i

Here's a neat story by the Register-Guard's Mark Brown about a Japanese American musician - 52-year-old Los Angeles transplant Maggie Matoba - who is bringing a little bit of Hawai`i to one lucky Oregon...

Lesson of the day: don’t doubt the Nisei

There's no question that the Nisei generation is extremely cohesive and resilient. Another example of that comes from this article by Susan Gilmore of the Seattle Times: When concerns were raised over whether the...

Medal of Honor recipient Shizuya Hayashi passes away

Shizuya Hayashi, who received the Medal of Honor in 2000, passed away on Wednesday morning. Hayashi was awarded the Medal of Honor for his actions in World War II, when he charged towards German positions,...

Tuesday bullets

Nancy Pelosi, who is next in line to the Presidency after Vice-President Dick Cheney, becomes the highest ranking U.S. figure to visit the atom bomb site at Hiroshima. A Fresno Japanese American carries on his...

Friday bullets: Looking back on WWII

Moosup, Conn.'s V-J Day Parade: Patriotic or offensive? A Japanese American WWII bomber crew veteran looks back on the bombing missions he made over Japan. Recreating the Japanese internment trial for a younger generation. A Japanese American...

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...

Graduation time for Japanese Americans – 66 years later

It's graduation time at the University of Washington and for several former students, this Sunday will be a very momentous occasion. A few months ago we told you that 440 AJAs who were removed from...

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