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  • The long journey from POW to veterans’ advocate

    November 11, 2013 | 11:32 am

    Harry Corre, held as a prisoner of war during World War II by Japanese military forces in the city of Omuta, was behind a brick building when he saw a “tremendous flash.” Looking around the building, he saw an enormous cloud 30 miles across the bay, above Nagasaki, and assumed...

  • Dragonfly Green Tea [Recipe]

    By Elana Horwich

    September 18, 2013 | 11:15 am

    This is my morning crack. I decided to eliminate coffee once and for all when I realized that it actually didn’t wake me up. In fact, if I ended up drinking too much in the morning I would find myself lightheaded and needing to go right back to bed. 

    Now that said, most of you...

  • On a roll

    September 16, 2011 | 3:05 pm

    Matana sounds Japanese, but it is actually the Hebrew word for “gift.” Matana Sushi & Grill, the Agoura Hills deli-grill-sushi bar that is gradually absorbing and adapting tastes from around the world, began its life as the much more prosaically named Agoura Kosher Deli, a spare...

  • Sony, Japanese band apologize for Nazi costumes

    March 2, 2011 | 10:21 am

    Sony Music apologized after the popular Japanese rock group Kishidan appeared on MTV Japan wearing SS-like uniforms.

    The apology Wednesday came after The Simon Wiesenthal Center called on the band, Sony and MTV to apologize.

    In a message posted on the band’s website, Sony said it...

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  • Wiesenthal Center tells Japanese band to apologize for SS attire

    March 1, 2011 | 10:21 am

    The Simon Wiesenthal Center called on the Japanese rock group Kishidan to apologize for wearing SS-like uniforms during an MTV Japan interview.

    The center also criticized MTV and Sony Music for allowing the interview with Kishidan to air and offered to bring a Holocaust survivor to...

  • The dream of a beautiful bat mitzvah—but whose dream would it fulfill?

    September 11, 2008 | 4:20 am

    For my daughter to have a bat mitzvah would be a dream come true -- but for whom, for her or for me? Throughout my life, people have told me that I am only half Jewish, as my father is Jewish and mother is Japanese Buddhist, although Reform Jews now recognize children of Jewish...
  • And Mari Makes Three

    By Teresa Strasser

    September 22, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    Another woman has come into my relationship with my boyfriend, and she's the best thing that's ever happened to us.

    A week ago, a 22-year-old Japanese foreign exchange student named Mari moved in with us for the month while she studies English in the morning and hip-hop dances in...

  • Japane wish American Reflections

    By Ellen Fuji

    January 23, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    If there is such a thing, I am your typical Japanewish American Princess.

    My Mom is Japanese American, my Dad is ethnically Jewish and, in a wonderful embrace, I came to be. Growing up in a town in which racial and religious combinations were not the norm, my two heritages...

  • Divine Fight

    By Julie G Fax

    December 7, 2000 | 7:00 pm

    When Benjamin Andron, a second-degree black belt, bows in at the beginning of the martial arts class he teaches, he always keeps his eyes raised.

    This subtle variation on the traditional Chinese and Japanese lowering of the eyes acknowledges that respect for God is supreme above...

  • Sugihara’s Mitzvah

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    November 2, 2000 | 7:00 pm

    Diane Estelle Vicari and Robert Kirk cheered when the Japanese foreign ministry apologized to Chiune Sugihara's family this month.

    The filmmakers' acclaimed documentary, "Sugihara: Conspiracy of Kindness," which screens at the International Jewish Film Festival this month, helped...

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