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Shop for high-end Japanese socks at Kinokuniya Book Store

A special sales fair through June 20 at Kinokuniya celebrates the 97th anniversary of sock maker Naigai, which started in Akasaka, Tokyo. The long-established...

Film director Koreeda lectures at UW

By Yusuke Fukuda Japanese director Hirokazu Koreeda, known for such films as Nobody Knows and Like Father, Like Son, held a workshop May 18 at the...

Plans Released for Beppu’s Spa-musement Park

Beppu City in Oita Prefecture is out to be the first city with a hot-springs-related amusement park, called a yuuenchi (a play on the...

Nisei U.S. Army Translators – Sansei Journal by David Yamaguchi

FOR THIS MEMORIAL DAY, let us remember the peace-directed work of Nisei U.S. Army translators at the end of World War II. A few...

Google AI Program Beats Go Champ – Editor’s Note

by Bruce Rutledge The Japanese game of Go is said to be one of the most complex board games ever created, which makes it a...

ARTS installation at King Street Station

On May 24th, the Seattle Office of Arts & Culture’s (ARTS) announced that they will enliven the third floor of King Street Station with...

Auburn Declares May 22 “Never Again – Executive Order 9066 Day”

by Bruce Rutledge Auburn Mayor Nancy Backus and the city council declared May 22 “Never Again – Executive Order 9066 Day” to raise awareness about...

Everett Community College Celebrates Japanese Culture

by Bruce Rutledge The third annual Japanese Anime and Manga Arts Festival at Everett Community College drew crowds of enthusiasts and curious shoppers to the...

From Yotsuya to Shinjuku 9

By Yukiko Tanaka With teahouses, restaurants and geisha houses, Araki-cho, which is in a short distance from Shinjuku 3-chōme, was a vibrant neighborhood during the...

Linc’s Last Day – Sansei Journal by David Yamaguchi

WHILE I HAVE ALREADY written of the closing of Linc's Tackle (Mar. 16 issue)—the timeless fishing supplies store at Rainier Ave. S. at S....