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Japanese American Olympic athletes

Collin Morikawa Sport: Golf Height: 5’9” Weight: 160 lbs DOB: 2/6/1997 Birthplace: Los Angeles Hometown: La Canada, Calif. College: University of Calif., Berkeley Fun Facts: He received a business administration degree from Cal. Sakura Kokumai Sport: Karate DOB: 10/2/1992 Birthplace: Honolulu Hometown: Stevenson Ranch, Calif. College: Waseda University (masters degree) Coach: Nghia Pham Fun Facts: […]

Morikawa wins British Open for 2nd major

SANDWICH, England — Collin Morikawa was making one of the most satisfying walks in golf, down the 18th fairway as a soon-to-be British Open champion, when he looked up at the huge grandstand surrounding the green. It was filled with spectators, who firstly were applauding and soon giving a standing ovation to a 24-year-old American […]

Nembutsu: Roadtrip across America, pt. 2

Editor’s Note: This is the second of a two-part series. Last September, Rev. Ken Yamada, the former minister of Berkeley Higashi Honganji Buddhist Temple, and Rev. Jerry Hirano, minister of Salt Lake City Buddhist Temple, spent 36 days driving through the 48 contiguous states in an RV, racking up more than 13,000 miles. To view […]

Sata andagi (Okinawan doughnuts) サーターアンダギー

Make this deliciously sweet Okinawan treat called sata andagi with simple baking ingredients. It’s a type of deep fried doughnut popular in Okinawa, with the winning combination of a crispy and cakey texture! During our short stay in Okinawa, we had a few chances to enjoy different flavors of Okinawan doughnuts, sata andagi (サーターアンダギー). Not […]

Roadtrip: Nembutsu Across America

Last September, Rev. Ken Yamada, the former minister of Berkeley Higashi Honganji Buddhist Temple, and Rev. Jerry Hirano, minister of Salt Lake City Buddhist Temple, spent 36 days driving through the 48 contiguous states in an RV, racking up more than 13,000 miles. To view his original blog posts and see additional pictures, visit https://higashihonganjiusa.org/2020/10/01/nembutsu-across-america/. […]

THE GOCHISO GOURMET: The 2021 Northern California Soy and Tofu Festival

This month would have marked the 11th annual Northern California Soy and Tofu Festival … OK, maybe 10th, since last year’s event was canceled due to the raging worldwide pandemic. But since large gatherings still aren’t allowed as, despite having three COVID-19 vaccines approved for emergency use in the U.S. we haven’t hit herd immunity […]

Sanpeijiru (Japanese salmon soup) 三平汁

A popular soup from Hokkaido, Sanpeijiru features salted salmon and root vegetables and is cooked in konbu dashi broth. You’ll enjoy this delicate and tasty soup on a cold day! If you’ve had a chance to visit the northernmost island of Japan, Hokkaido (北海道), have you tried the popular regional salmon soup called Sanpeijiru (三平汁)? […]

Filipino-Japanese teen Saso wins U.S. Women’s Open

Filipino-Japanese teenager and Japan LPGA Tour player Yuka Saso won the U.S. Women’s Open on June 6, beating Japan’s Nasa Hataoka in a three-hole playoff after the pair finished the final round tied for the lead at 4-under. A dual citizen with a Filipino mother and Japanese father, Saso tied Park Inbee as the youngest […]

Ohtani hitless, kept off mound by Bay Area traffic

OAKLAND, Calif. (Kyodo) — Shohei Ohtani batted second as the team’s designated hitter and went 0-for-3 with a walk instead of pitching in the Los Angeles Angels’ 5-0 defeat to the Oakland Athletics on May 27, after being forced to take public transportation to Oakland Coliseum. Ohtani was not scheduled to hit and his pitching […]

THE GOCHISO GOURMET: Good enough to make you cry

If you chop or slice onions often enough, you’ll eventually get “immune” to the effects of syn-propanethial-S-oxide, which causes your lacrimal glands to produce tears to flush this irritant. Or maybe it’s simply because I tend to purchase local sweet onions, including Maui onions, which tend to be lower in sulfur (the “thiol” part of […]

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