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...
The Kosei Gakuen Lotus team huddles

Lead Story – Friendship Through Football

Japan High School Champs Kosei Gakuen Train in Hawai‘i Jill Kuramoto Special to The Hawai‘i Herald “East!” and “Green!” are some of the plays being called from the sidelines at a recent scrimmage at McKinley High School. But while the game of football is being played American-style on the field, the visiting team in the....

Tiger, Ryu and Nonno

Japanese American groups Vs. Charles E. Grassley. Insight into the world of the Japanese American detective Tiger Woods gives some advice to Japan's golf phenom, Ryu Ishikawa. Nonno: Mixing Japanese and American fashion in Houston. Taking a closer...

Wednesday bullets

After several threats, a bomb goes off in a Toyota factory in Japan. Those eye-catching glasses that Sarah Palin is wearing? They're made by Japanese designer Kazuo Kawasaki. World Wrestling Entertainment signs a new star from...

Doc’s MLB All-Star Game Fantasy Team

The annual Major League Baseball All-Star Game is a little over a week away, on July 15 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minn. Maui’s Kurt Suzuki is having the best year of his MLB career...
Flyer for Nippon Sport Science University for Karate, Judo, Shorini, Wadaiko, Kendo, Akido, and Sumo

Nittaidai Martial Arts Exhibition from Japan

WHO/WHAT: The Japan Sports Science University, also known as Nittaidai, presents a martial arts exhibition and workshop. The exhibition will feature karate, judo, shorinji, kendo, kendo, aikido, sumo, wadaiko and Japanese traditional dance. The event...

Taratino, Matsui, and some robots

A sneak peak of director Quentin Taratino performing martial arts in a commercial for the Japan-based company Softbank. Robert Fitts, an author of several books on Japanese baseball, discusses New York Yankee slugger Hideki Matsui. University...

A call for interviews, exhibitions, and speakings

The Center for Oral History wants to interview Hawaii-born Japanese Americans who were removed from work or school on the West Coast and incarcerated during World War II. One blogger looks back on the importance...

The unlikely rise of George Takei

Exploring the "effortless cool" of George Takei. A new exhibition in Virgina highlights the internment experience through arts and crafts. California's Haru Matsuri celebration turns 50. Good news for the soon-to-be-built Heart Mountain Interpretive Center. The Rafu Shimpo's...
Group photo of 2018 Little League World Champions eating at Agu Ramen

Community Focus – Little League World Champions Feted at Agu Ramen

Hawai‘i’s Little League Baseball World champions were guests of honor at a special dinner at Agu Ramen restaurant at Ala Moana Center on Sept. 24. Agu Ramen owner and president Hisashi Uehara hosted the championship team to congratulate the young champs. The ‘ukulele duo, Heart and Soul, also performed for the champs.

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