| Oct 2, 2010
| 8:05 PM
CORONA DEL MAR — Everybody inside the Corona del Mar High School gym rose as the National Anthem was played on Friday.
But when the Japanese foreign exchange students started to sing John Denver's "Take Me Home," the hundreds of American middle...
| Oct 29, 2010
| 8:51 PM
COSTA MESA — Get ready for a journey to explore the Japanese and Japanese American cultures through a medium that can connect all people: the arts.
The JapanOC festival opens Saturday at the Orange County Performing Arts Center, the Segerstrom...
| Nov 5, 2010
| 8:35 PM
NEWPORT COAST — Kelly Perkins might be new to Laguna Beach, but she could look familiar to anyone who has turned on the television or flipped open a newspaper in the last decade. She gained international recognition in the mid-1990s as the first...
| Jun 1, 2010
More than 25 years ago, two Japanese and American war veterans set themselves to closing the gap over the Pacific Ocean — one individual at a time.
"What Mr. Wendell Fish and Mr. Masao Kato said to each other was, 'Let us get to know each other...
| Jul 13, 2014
| 5:55 PM
When the Chinese School in Irvine opened in the 1970s as a home for teaching the native language and culture, only 30 students filled a handful of rented classrooms.
Now, it has its own campus — bursting with more than 1,200 students. It's a...
| Jun 3, 2014
| 5:58 PM
Sota Akiyama has had extensive experience at many fine sushi restaurants in California.
He began his career at Hapi Sushi in Laguna Beach and eventually started his own private chef company. This was followed by a stretch at Ozumo, training in San...
| Mar 21, 2014
| 3:52 PM
California officials on Friday announced that they were beginning to draw tsunami flood maps in Huntington Beach, Crescent City and other cities that could be used to restrict development of new buildings in areas along the coast that may be destroyed...
| Mar 13, 2014
| 12:15 PM
If someone asked Mary Urashima a decade ago about the history of the Wintersburg site in Huntington Beach, she probably wouldn't have had much to say.
The public affairs consultant and former journalist has plenty to discuss now. She has spent seven...
| Feb 13, 2014
| 7:39 AM
Uniqlo, a popular Japanese apparel retailer often compared to American brand Gap, will open its first stores in Southern California this fall at the Beverly Center in Los Angeles and South Coast Plaza in Costa Mesa.
The company already has more than 1,...
| Feb 19, 2014
| 9:33 AM
About five years ago, Adam Fleischman, an unsuccessful screenwriter and owner of a wine bar called BottleRock, decided to open a burger joint.
He sold his share in BottleRock and started concocting burgers in his home kitchen. His idea was to try to...
| Jun 20, 2013
Poseidon Resources' desalination plant application is one step closer to being approved after a state agency deemed it complete, officials said.
The Stamford, Conn.-based company's application was completed June 6. Poseidon is looking at an October or...
| Nov 6, 2013
| 11:35 AM
Supporters of the Wintersburg site in Huntington Beach will have 18 months to figure out how to preserve its historical structures.
The deadline comes with the City Council's decision Monday to approve on a 4-3 vote the much-debated environmental impact...