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  • 'Wa-shoku: Beyond Sushi' a paean to Japanese food culture

     'Wa-shoku: Beyond Sushi' a paean to Japanese food culture
    If a single theme comes through in the documentary "Wa-shoku: Beyond Sushi," it's the importance of presentation in Japanese cuisine. Director Junichi Suzuki might have taken a tip or two from the chefs and experts he interviewed. Jumping among topics,...
  • Honolulu's Byodo-In Temple pays tribute to first Japanese immigrants

    Honolulu's Byodo-In Temple pays tribute to first Japanese immigrants
    You can step into Japanese (and TV) history by visiting the Byodo-In Temple in the Valley of the Temples, about 30 minutes by car from downtown Honolulu in Kaneohe. This half-size replica of a 900-year-old temple near Kyoto, Japan, built in 1968 to...
  • Reflecting on Japanese history on Oahu's Waimanalo Beach

    Reflecting on Japanese history on Oahu's Waimanalo Beach
    Oahu's Japanese history is one of immigration, civil rights, war and commerce. And although no visit to the island is complete without remembering that past (partly by spending time at Pearl Harbor), there is another place to reflect without the crowds...
  • Days that live in 'Infamy': U.S. treatment of Japanese in WWII

     Days that live in 'Infamy': U.S. treatment of Japanese in WWII
    "The very fact that no sabotage has taken place to date is a disturbing and confirming indication that such action will be taken," warned Lt. Gen. John DeWitt of the Western Defense Command of the United States Army in a February 1942 memo calling for...
  • Japan's maglev train breaks world speed record with 375 mph test run

    Japan's maglev train breaks world speed record with 375 mph test run
    A Japanese maglev that is the fastest passenger train in the world has broken its own speed record. Operator JR Central said the train reached 375 miles per hour in a test run on Tuesday, surpassing its previous record of 361 mph set in 2003. The...
  • Northbrook woman shares story of Japanese internment camp

    The tiny woman, hard of hearing and weak of eyesight, stood in front of a crowd of Northbrook Junior High School students, most taller than her, and told of how their government mistreated her before many of their grandparents were born. April 16 was...
  • Tsunami warning lifted after quake hits south of Japan

    Tsunami warning lifted after quake hits south of Japan
    Japanese authorities issued a warning for a tsunami of up to 1 meter (3 feet) after a strong earthquake struck Monday in the seas south of Okinawa and east of Taiwan. The warning was cancelled just over an hour later. The Japan Meteorological Agency...
  • Japanese company says its magnetic levitation train set speed record

    A Japanese company said its magnetic levitation train set a speed record this week, reaching 366 mph on a test track.  The Central Japan Railway Co., often called JR Central, said the test run involved  a seven-car "maglev" train on a 26.6-mile track in...
  • Japanese Americans' protests halt auction of internment camp items

    Japanese Americans' protests halt auction of internment camp items
    Nancy Oda's parents had an expression whenever she brought up her family's imprisonment behind barbed wire during World War II. "They said 'shikata ga nai—' it can't be helped," recalls Oda. But Oda, who was born in a relocation camp at Tule...
  • Live WWII grenades removed from Gary trailer

    Live WWII grenades removed from Gary trailer
    GARY—The property manager at Jordan Mobile Home Park wasn't sure what he'd uncovered Thursday morning when he found what looked like grenades in a vacant trailer. But Cpl. Javier Garza knew immediately. "I saw the cap and pin and I knew they...
  • Tokyo animal cafes offer urbanites quality time with pets

    Tokyo animal cafes offer urbanites quality time with pets
    Pity the poor office worker. It's midafternoon, and taking a break probably means sneaking off to the vending machine for a soda, or at best slipping out for coffee. But what about those who crave cuddle time with a cat? Or maybe a snuggle session with...