Baked fish, basketball, and a little dragon

The Rafu Shimpo wants you to meet Jeff Hironaka, assistant basketball coach at Washington State University - and the highest ranking Japanese American coach in the country. Yukimi Nagano leads the eclectic Swedish pop group...

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...

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 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...

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...

What’s new at Ellis Island?

Pop quiz: Which Japanese American players have played in the NBA. Click here to find out if you are correct. A Japanese American exhibit at Ellis Island gets commissioned. Celebrating Japanese American Baseball Heritage Night with...

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...

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...

Sad news for baseball fans . . .

Harry Kalas, longtime voice of the Philadelphia Phillies and former broadcaster of Hawaii Islander baseball games, passed away yesterday. Iraq-bound soldiers sit down with 442nd veterans. Gerald F. Seib of the Wall Street Journal examines the...

Ichiro, pop art and a memorial

Washington's Bainbridge Island gets ready for a Japanese American internment memorial. “Return of the Yellow Peril: A Survey of the Work of Roger Shimomura, 1969–2004” opens in Delray Beach, Florida. For the uninformed: this is pop...

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