Following the success of ‘Lucy,’ Scarlett Johansson looks ready to take on another action pic, this one coming from the world of Japanese anime.
What do a Japanese rabbi and a Chinese restaurant have in common? It’s no punch line — just the unlikely story of Rabbi Theodore Tsuruoka and his Long Island shul.
The Japanese Self Defence Forces (JSDF) demonstrated their military capabilities in an annual drill at the foot of Mount Fuji in Shizuoka Prefecture on Tuesday. The live-fire exercise involved some 2400 soldiers, 80 tanks and armoured vehicles, 80 artillery units, 30 aircraft and 600 other military vehicles.
As a Japanese chef specializing in modern Japanese fare, Kaz Okochi of Kaz Sushi Bistro in Washington finds cooking a kosher meal fairly easy.
It could be the world’s most implausible opus: the first Yiddish-Japanese dictionary. Its publication crowned decades of work and includes 28,000 entries.
Pearl Harbor taught us two very important lessons, J.J. Goldberg writes.
Homemade inari sushi, mandle bread, rice balls, spicy edamame, hamantaschen, and rice crispy treats. If there was anything incongruous about the offerings at the recent bake sales for Japan earthquake relief at Brandeis Hillel Day School, a pluralistic Jewish day school in San Francisco, no one seemed to notice. The mix of Jewish, Japanese and American treats spoke directly to the palates of this unique modern Jewish community.
Shortly after a Japanese department store came under fire late last year for stocking a Nazi costume, The Guardian published a response suggesting the Land of the Rising Sun might be suffering from cultural amnesia. In other words, new generations of Japanese have somehow forgotten their ancestors fought alongside Hitler.