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...

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...

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...

Bryan Clay wins gold! Plus, a homecoming tour!

Congratulations to Bryan Clay, who just won the Olympic gold medal in the decathlon and became the first Hawaii-born or raised athlete in over 50 years to bring home an individual Olympic gold honor....

Wednesday bullets

An in-depth story from Jean Hopfensperger of the Star Tribune about a special volunteer who is bridging the gap between St. Paul, Minn. and Japan. A diminutive Hawaii-born tea master teaches students the beauty of...

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...

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...

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