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A Jewpanese Interview with Paul Golin

When I first started this blog, I wanted to write more about Jewpanese topics.  This was something new —writing about a culture that was apart from my own—but it was exciting.  1,252 more words


The difference between Okinawans and the Japanese.

The readers of this blog maybe wondering what East Asian ethnicity I am. Well, I am Okinawan. Most Americans probably do not know what an Okinawan is. 873 more words


Mind Your Own Business

I thought about using the more polite title, “Live and Let Live” for this post, but “Mind Your Own Business” is much more reflective of how I felt this morning after reading the National Review article titled “ 672 more words

Japanese American

Hawaii's Seal of Biliteracy.

Hawaii Becomes 10th State to Establish Seal of Biliteracy

The op-ed/letter to the editor in Hawaii’s Civil Beat talks about how Hawaii’s Board of Education is planning to adopt a new initiative that would award students who achieve bilingualism upon graduating from high school a “Seal of Biliteracy” on their high school diplomas. 180 more words


Week 5: The Birthday Edition

So for those of you who skipped the title, this past thursday I turned 21!!!!!!!!!!

Yeah it was fun – long story short. I won’t bore you with the details, but on thursday I went out with my parents to this super fancy restaurant and worked through two bottles of wine with them, plus a glass of prosecco on the house. 1,395 more words

Asian American History

Floating Home--Finalist, Little Tokyo Historical Society

Earlier this year, I entered “Floating Home” into the Little Tokyo Historical Society Short Story Contest. I was excited to learn that it was a finalist in the contest where the main requirements were that the story incorporate Little Tokyo and be less than 2,500 words. 603 more words

The Red Kimono

Her ultimate goal: Coaching in the NBA (Natalie Nakase's dream)

By Ed Odeven
TOKYO (July 1, 2015) — Before joining the Los Angeles Clippers as an assistant video coordinator, Natalie Nakase served a short stint as the head coach of the Saitama Broncos, a men’s basketball team in the bj-league (Basketball Japan League). 21 more words