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Cover Story- ALOHA AND MAHALO, PAPAALOA HONGWANJI

The 118-Year-Old Temple Holds Its Last Service Gregg K. Kakesako Special to The Hawai'i Herald It was a very special, but perhaps bittersweet occasion for 20 solemn members of the Hāmākua Coast’s Papaaloa Hongwanji Mission when Rev....

Dan the Automator and mochitsuki in Michigan

The Rafu Shimpo celebrates the performances of Asian and Asian American athletes in 2009. An alarming trend concerning Asian American students and suicide. If you happen to be in the Great Lakes State, you might want...

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...

Ramen Girl, Mochi making and The Karate Kid

Film star Jackie Chan may play the role made famous by Pat Morita in the upcoming remake of The Karate Kid. The Ramen Girl, starring Brittany Murphy, gets ready for its release. Mochi-making lives on in...

Sen. Inouye celebrates the new Flying Tigers exhibit

The Pacific Aviation Musuem Pearl Harbor celebrated  the opening of its permanent Flying Tigers exhibit yesterday. The exhibit honors the World War II pilots who helped protect China's skies with one of America's most...

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...

Japanese-American graffiti artist rocks London

If you happen to be in London between now and May 24, you might want to check out this exhibit by Japanese-American graffiti artist Gajin Fujita at the Haunch of Venison. Fujita, an artist from...

Manzanar groundbreaking, Whisper House, and Reading the Walls

From the Great Kanto Earthquake to internment, 91-year-old Henry "Seisen" Mittwer, a Japanese-American Buddhist priest, author, ikebana and ceramic artist, reflects on life. A Japanese American tennis pro becomes part of Australian Open history. Over...

USPS STAMP – RUTH ASAWA: HARDWIRED FOR BEAUTY AND ELEGANCE

Scott Baba Special to The Hawai‘i Herald The United States Postal Service released a new stamp in 2020, which celebrates the work of renowned Japanese American artist Ruth Asawa. Though Asawa’s work stretches across a number of...

Interment-era baseball players, a new restaurant and spam hits it big

A neat story on a group of former internees who turned to baseball as a form of therapy. Now, over 60 years later, they are being honored at a luncheon in Sacramento. Europe's upscale Japanese...

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