Tag: Japanese American

Cartoon headshot of woman with long,dark hair and wearing glasses on her face and a demon mask on top of her head like a cap.

Made in America: Hey, How Are You Doing?

That breezy little greeting still gives me pause. During the fleeting seconds after hearing it, my mind races to come up with an answer. So why do I struggle over this simple conversation starter? The answer reveals much about the difference between American and Japanese communications.


September 9, 2018 0
DVD cover of "American Pastime"

Made in America: Working in the film “American Pastime”

(Originally published in my blog, The Sporkball Journals, on July 20, 2008.) There is no small irony in the fact I now live just a 2-hour drive away from where my Grandparents, Father and Aunts were once imprisoned. On the other hand, you could call it a kind of fate


August 25, 2018 0