A Pro Bowl edition of the Herald

While the Pro Bowl is best known for showcasing the NFL's marquee players, it is more than just a football game - it has also turned into a training ground for two of Japan's...

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...

AJA Baseball Kicks Of 2014-15 Season

HAWAII AJA MEMORIAL BASEBALL LEAGUE The Hawaii AJA Memorial Baseball League will open the 2014-15 season on Sunday, Dec. 7, beginning at 10 a.m. The opening ceremonies will be followed by the second game of...

What’s new at Ellis Island?

Pop quiz: Which Japanese American players have played in the NBA. Click here to find out if you are correct. A Japanese American exhibit at Ellis Island gets commissioned. Celebrating Japanese American Baseball Heritage Night with...

A salute to the state basketball finalists

On Friday, we told you that you might want to check out the arch rival state final between Iolani and Punahou. Well, it turned out that the four Div. I and II title games...

Japanese rugby . . . who’s ready?

There's nothing like some good old-fashioned rugby news to get you over the Hump Day. That's extra good news for rugby fans in Japan, who just might be getting a new franchise there in the...

Aloha Friday bullets

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...

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...
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Poetry boxing and the art of the verbal jab

It's no secret that technology has grown exponentially over the past decade. But has human interaction suffered because of that growth? There are some in Japan who say yes. A decade ago, as a response...

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