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Naomi Hirahara Reading Blood Hina

March 6, 2010

Vroman’s in Pasadena hosted a launch party for author Naomi Hirahara and her new book, Blood Hina, on March 3, 2010. The event was held on Hinamatsuri, Japanese Girls’ Day, as a tie-in to the story. Here’s a description from the Vroman’s website: Blood Hina is the fourth installment of Naomi Hirahara’s highly acclaimed “Mas [...]

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“White on Rice” Movie

October 5, 2009

The first time I saw the snappy trailer for White on Rice, I knew I had to see it. It simply made me laugh, and I couldn’t think of any other feature-length comedy that centers around Japanese American characters. The line was crawling down the block when I went to a preview screening hosted by [...]

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