One craftsman’s boycott of the Olympics

In the months leading up to the Olympics in Beijing, the resounding storyline has not been the anticipation of the actual competition, but of the fiery protests over China's involvement in Tibet and Darfur. Some...

Japan beats U.S. in softball, will the sport return to the Olympics?

It was an upset of huge proportions: Japan's victory over U.S.A. in the softball gold medal game. Few expected the U.S. to lose, and why should they? The team has claimed Olympic gold since...

Goodbye, Nichi Bei Times

Sad news for the Nichi Bei Times, northern California's oldest Japanese American newspaper. There is, however, a glimmer of hope. Japan's Uniqlo teams up with Disney. Linkin Park's Mike Shinoda goes for an encore performance at...

Saint Louis’ Jordan Yamamoto Shines on the Diamond

Photo Credit: ScoringLive When Saint Louis High School won the 2014 Hawai‘i State High School Baseball Championship at Les Murakami Stadium on May 23, it marked the first time in four decades that the Crusaders...

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...

Scott Fujita, Kristi Yamaguchi, and Brooklyn Rider

With the New Orleans Saints' victory in the Super Bowl, the compelling story of linebacker Scott Fujita gets its shine. Figure skater Kristi Yamaguchi finds out some interesting information about her ancestral history on the...

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...

In honor of Wally Yonamine

Baseball pioneer Wally Yonamine passed away last night at the age of 85. Yonamine was chosen as one of the Herald's Japanese American pioneers last year. Here is the story that ran in our...

Tenkara and Taikoproject

Not familiar with the Japanese fishing practice known as tenkara? Daniel Galhardo is trying to spread the word in America. Talking Taikoproject in Fort Wayne. NPR looks at some of the World War II veterans who...

The Hiroshima-Honolulu Bridge

Due to popular demand, we are running Joe Udell's three-part series from his recent trip to Japan, where he followed the Hawaii Island Movers baseball team and the Team Honolulu girls softball all-stars in...

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