Women’s pro softball and Ms. Baseball in Japan

It's no secret that The Hawaii Herald has frequently blogged about Japanese baseball. But professional fastpitch softball? That's a first for us. Enter Kristen Bell, catcher and team captain of the Akron Racers, a professional...

The sights and sports of springtime

The exhibition Mixed: Portraits of Multiracial Kids, featuring over 70 photographs by UCSB professor Kip Fulbeck, is on display at the Japanese American National Museum through Sept. 26. Fulbeck's book by the same name,...

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...

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...

Monday bullets

Do you like the origins of words? Here's an interesting look into the relationship between Japanese and English. Junichi Tazawa, a talented 22-year-old Japanese pitcher, takes less money to join the Boston Red Sox. Bits of...

Wednesday bullets

Jim Allen, sportswriter for the Daily Yomiuri, writes that Japanese baseball needs to learn how to travel before they find international success. Forget about The Good, the Bad and the Ugly, this upcoming movie is...

Meet Japan’s newest oldest boxer Kazumi Izaki

In case the earlier post on Japanese rugby didn't make you feel punchy enough, here's another interesting story from the world of Japanese sports. Just one week shy of her 45th birthday, Kazumi Izaki has...

Friday bullets

Japanese Americans celebrate the hiring of new Mariners manager Don Wakamatsu, Major League Baseball's first Asian American manager. FoxNews.com relives the bloody World War II battle for the tiny atoll, Tarawa. Leslie Kitashima-Gray's The Pink Dress,...

Ballers in Beijing: Taking outreach global

Basketball is everywhere. From the United States to Japan to South America and beyond, the game has been adopted by virtually every country. Knowing this, International Christian University student Jason Hutson started a program...

Mariah Carey’s blooper in Japan

Ahh, throwing out the first pitch. It's a long-time tradition in baseball that dates back to President William Howard Taft in 1910. The ceremonial act has expanded beyond Presidents to celebrities and various persons...

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