Japan’s Zenkoji Temple boycotts Olympic torch relay

On Monday, we told you about Masahisa Tsujitani's one-man boycott of the Olympics, now, according to this article in Voice of America, a Japanese Buddhist temple is refusing to host the Olympic torch because...

Zenjoki Temple vandalized in wake of Olympic boycott

Last Friday, we featured a story on the Zenkoji Temple's boycott of the Olympic flame. After letting Olympic officials know their decision, the temple received 200 calls in two days. And while most of...

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...

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...

Kokomo Joe and more

The sad tale of "Kokoma Joe," the first Japanese American jockey. Amy Kasai, a respected Japanese American artist in Fresno's art community, passes away. How the Japanese Americans in the Military Intelligence Service impacted World War...

UH pitcher Harrison Kuroda makes triumphant return to the mound

Harrison Kuroda has played 4 seasons for the Rainbows; in those 4 years, he's had nearly as many season-ending shoulder injuries (2) as he's had career starts for UH (3). But the former ILH Player...

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...

Big Brown, meet Casino Drive

If you are like us at The Hawaii Herald, you are coming back to work after a long Memorial Day weekend. We hope that it was a relaxing and enjoyable one. With summer officially upon...

Friday bullets and Happy Holidays

Happy Holidays to everyone out there in cyberland. Hope it was a relaxing and a safe one - as always, we present to you interesting news from around the globe . . . A...
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