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...

Beetles and baseball and more

Japanese American veterans take a moment to remember those who served America. There's a rumor out that Ken Watanabe - who starred in The Last Samurai - will be directing a movie on the 442nd...

Bronze and butoh

How will the rising price of bronze affect plans for a statue honoring Japanese American veterans in California? Celebrating the life of C. Doris Hoshide, a former Map Service translator, who recently passed away at...

Sweaters and violins . . .

The consequences of grouping all Asians together. Enter the world of Junko Watanabe, or, as she is affectionately known in Los Angeles, the Sweater Girl. Seattle's Japanese Cultural and Community Center of Washington is looking for...

The Harimaya Bridge opens today in Honolulu

Who/What: The Harimaya Bridge by Aaron Woolfolk. When/Where: Friday, April 23 until May at the Regal Dole Cannery Theater in Iwilei. Today's showings: 1:00, 4:00, 7:05, 9:55p.m. Additional information: If you missed writer/director Aaron Woolfolk's moving debut...

The sights and sports of springtime

The exhibition Mixed: Portraits of Multiracial Kids, featuring over 70 photographs by UCSB professor Kip Fulbeck, is on display at the Japanese American National Museum through Sept. 26. Fulbeck's book by the same name,...

Tenkara and Taikoproject

Not familiar with the Japanese fishing practice known as tenkara? Daniel Galhardo is trying to spread the word in America. Talking Taikoproject in Fort Wayne. NPR looks at some of the World War II veterans who...

Kurt Suzuki and Writing About Japan

Oakland A's catcher and Maui native Kurt Suzuki never forgets where he is from. Turn the volume on your computers up: Writing About Japan. A documentary about groundbreaking Japanese American actor Jack Soo premieres in Sacramento. Former...

The unlikely rise of George Takei

Exploring the "effortless cool" of George Takei. A new exhibition in Virgina highlights the internment experience through arts and crafts. California's Haru Matsuri celebration turns 50. Good news for the soon-to-be-built Heart Mountain Interpretive Center. The Rafu Shimpo's...

Origami, the Kanrin Maru, and a new documentary

Former Black Panther Richard Aoki, "the toughest Oriental of West Oakland," is the subject of a new documentary. The exhibition “Mixed: Portraits of Multiracial Kids” opens at the Japanese American National Musuem tomorrow. San Francisco celebrates...

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