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"I'm not from Tacoma and didn't know there was a Japantown here until recently," said writer and guide Tamiko Nimura.  I wasn't surprised. I've lived in and around Tacoma for the majority of my 40 plus years. I was born at Tacoma General. I even go to a church connected to Whitney Memorial, the one-time Japanese Methodist Episcopal… READ MORE >>

When we last saw Mr. G on his trip, he discovered that people drive on the left in the island nation just before he enjoyed an apple--or rather he watched while the human ate the apple. Today, I report on the rest of his adventures as told by tour guide Marci Kobayashi-Smith. These adventures took several… READ MORE >>

In my last piece for The News Tribune, I mentioned my middle school teacher Mr. Pat Keaton. He emailed me a few days later, congratulated me on my writing and then mentioned that Dieringer was celebrating its 125th year as a school district. Would I like to go on a tour of the old school… READ MORE >>