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A Day in Liberdade: The Nihon Machi of São Paulo

community history

I first became aware of the Japanese community in Brazil when I attended a judo event at the 1984 Olympics in Los Angeles, California. There I was intrigued to see …

Practicing Karate in Japan

Thomas Tsutsumoto

Japanese martial arts such as judo and kendo have a strong presence in the Japanese American community. As a youngster, my dad took me to my first karate practice when I was 11-years-old. During my years of training, I engaged karate in a very traditional, yet non-commercial way. At the …

Finding and Preparing The Elusive Matsutake Mushroom

Thomas Tsutsumoto

A rare, sunny, mildly humid Northwest Labor Day weekend in 2004 arrived shortly after four consecutive days of rain. This was the signal for my father to embark on one of his favorite pastimes—finding the awesome, tasty matsutake mushroom, a small treasure of the Pacific Northwest that is increasingly difficult …

A Tribute to Japanese Heritage in Hawai'i: Hokule'a's Voyage to Japan

Thomas Tsutsumoto

As a volunteer for the Polynesian Voyaging Society, I would like to share info on the timeless Hokule'a Voyage to Japan and its significance to Nikkei concerns. I was not on this voyage, but since the crew has returned, Hana Hou-the magazine of Hawaiian Airlines, and the Polynesian Voyaging Society's …

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