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...

Three interesting stories . . .

There's a lot going on in the world today. So instead of a normal blog post on one story, today's posting has three different stories. That's thrice the fun for you Hawaii Herald faithful...

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Groundbreaking pitcher Hideo Nomo retired today. The 39-year-old Nomo burst onto the scene with the Dodgers in 1995 and captured the National League Rookie of the Year award. Along the way he opened up...

Colonel Sanders, the Masters and Silicon Valley

Finally . . . the curse of Colonel Sanders is over! A lesson in American-Okinawan cultural exchange . . . And Japanese students learn about American education. Tracing the impact of Japanese Americans in the Pacific...

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...

Can the MLB expand into Asia?

When it comes to professional baseball, the talent gap between Major League Baseball and Asia is slowly shrinking. Japan won the inaugural World Baseball Classic while Asian players from several different countries are currently...

In honor of Wally Yonamine

Baseball pioneer Wally Yonamine passed away last night at the age of 85. Yonamine was chosen as one of the Herald's Japanese American pioneers last year. Here is the story that ran in our...

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...

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...

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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