Mike Okihiro

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Mixed plate

Bessie Noll, a 15-year-old sophomore in Tokyo's American School in Japan, is turning heads as a member of the varsity baseball team. Attention North Platte, Neb. natives: Get ready for the story of Ben Kuroki,...

A little baseball and a little landscaping

Hawaii baseball legend Lenn Sakata isn't optimistic about the future of Japanese American managers in Major League Baseball. How do Suginami residents prevent burglaries? By planting flowers. Kenji Murase, a famous social work professor at San...

Football, fishing, and a rock garden

Celebrating 70 years of settlement in Eastern Oregon with a Japanese rock garden. Merced College will screen Lane Nishikawa's Only the Brave on November 7. The film, which was released in 2006, centers around 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...

Baseball, Manzanar, and Silicon Valley

Seattle reacts to the firing of Don Wakamatsu, Major League Baseball's first Japanese American manager. Irene Hirano Inouye, former president and CEO of the Japanese American National Museum, will talk to UH Mānoa professor emeritus...

Scribblenauts and kabuki

A belated Christmas present for Japanese American internment camp sites. West Coasters like their kabuki. Good news for fans of Japanese boxing. The popular video game Scribblenauts gets a Japanese makeover. Artwork from famed Japanese American artist Jimmy...

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...

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...

Iolani – Punahou play for girls basketball title

Last night Glenn Takara's Iolani Raiders defeated the Waiakea Warriors 67-45 thanks to senior center Jamie Smith's 20-point, 15-rebound effort. Waiakea doubled Smith, which led to nine 3-pointers by Chanel Hirata, Kylie Ahlo, Dayna...

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