March 21, 2013

Upcoming Event: Fukushima Now: Relief Effort to Support Children in Fukushima

by Yoko Kumano

Two years after the Tohoku disaster in 2011, memories have faded and conversations about the incident, and what we can learn from it, are rapidly disappearing from the media. As time widens the gap between March 11, 2011 and the present, I wonder how I can stay connected to the issues that arose from the […]

March 25, 2011

THE GIFT OF FOOD: An Umamimart Fundraiser for Japan (SF)

by Kayoko Akabori

MUSICAL LINE-UP (Update Tues. 3/29, 11:50am PST) Tommy Guerrero Gadget (Function 8 ) TophOne (RedWine DJs) DJ Orb Gabuちゃん (Amoeba Records) +++ The night of March 10, here in Oakland California, was like any other night. I finished my shift early, was home by 10pm, slipped into my pjs and grabbed a beer from the […]

March 21, 2011

ReCPY: The Art of Giving (Martha + Me)

by Moto Yamamoto

PREFACE Martha, You Want Me Last week was intense. News reports on the Sendai Quake was getting worse by the hour and the number of victims had already exceeded that of the Kobe quake in 1995. It is still increasing. Radiation has been detected in spinach and milk. The Japanese government is slow in communicating […]

January 25, 2011

Support!: FORK YOUR CONSIDERATION – A New Cooking Show (That’s Not Boring)

by Kayoko Akabori

Check it out! Umamimart’s very own Sarah Nevada (The Big Feed and Old School Eats), an LA-based film producer, has embarked on a new project. Fork Your Consideration is a new kind of cooking show– each 24 minute episode will be based on a film, whether a classic, blockbuster, or romcom (heck yah!). Hosted by […]