JapanMania – Sugoi!
Aloha & メリークリスマス!
December 10th, 2011

アロハ everyone! お久しぶり~

Happy Holidays! Hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving and sorry, I know it's been a while!

KIKU! Mahalo to everyone that's checked out Doko Ga TV: JapanMania on KIKU! It's quite an honor to precede Soko Ga Shiritai!!! Something about that show, if it's on, I have to watch it! also, check out the new website! www.dokoga.tv!

We're on KIKU (Oceanic Cable 9/Digital 89 (Oahu), Oceanic Cable 10/Digital 89 (Maui), Oceanic Cable Digital 89 (Kauai, Big Island), Monday through Friday, 6:30pm to 7pm!

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New Doko Ga TV Tour! Looks like Doko Ga will be working with JTB for a Niigata tour in Feb! We'll be advertising and putting details about the tour up very shortly. There's a 'kimochi' bridge that exists between Honolulu and Niigata (not to mention being known for their incredible rice and sake-nice combination!). More info coming soon!


Hawaiian Airlines->Fukuoka! I know it's old news by now, but starting April 2012, Honolulu to Fukuoka begins with Hawaiian Airlines. Within a year, Hawaiian Airlines started non-stop flights to Haneda, Korea and Osaka-and now Fukuoka! Amazing! Can't wait have some oishii Fukuoka Ramen! Oh, and if that weren't enough, Hawaiian Airlines will also start direct flights to New York! (I hear there's some GREAT Japanese restaurants there!).


Season 9! some pics previewing Season 9 of DGTV! Look for a brand new preview-week of episodes during KIKU's special New Year's programming!

* best Sushi (incredible taste, money left in your pocket afterwards)
* dining in Chinatown, Yokohama
* Kamakura!
* The 'Costco' of all Japanese foods!


and a whole lot more...

Shirokiya-スゲイ! Growing up here in the.. before 80's, ahem, Shirokiya used to be one of my favorite stores (this will confirm your age, remember the giant bird aviary next to Liberty House?!?!).

If you haven't been back to Shirokiya in a while, do check it out... it really looks and feels like a 'in Japan' Department store! Pretty amazing and the entire food court on the 2nd floor-oishii! Also, huge congrats to KZOO! they have a satellite studio right in the front of Shirokiya!


Again, Happy Holidays and all the best to ya'll! :)

10 Responses to “Aloha & メリークリスマス!”

  1. Marcus:

    awesome! and welcome back! nice running into you at straub!

    appreciate the updates and yes-shirokiya is awesome now

  2. Akiko:

    hi Pali-san

    We watch DOKOGA everyday ありがとう

  3. Roz:

    MERRY CHRISTMAS Thanks for the new news

  4. Kehaulani:

    Hawaiian Air no ka oi! I didn't know about fukuoka too.. that's great.. I hope my family and I can go on the Niigata tour :)

  5. Jack and Michi:

    Where is that sushi from?!?!

  6. Hellen&Cap:

    I suggest adding a "google+" button for the blog! thank you for the facebook add, pali


  7. orangecountygaijin:

    Get your Youtube Videos Seen!...

    more anime stuff please

  8. Christmas:

    I really like what you guys tend to be up too. This type of clever work and reporting! Keep up the amazing works guys I’ve incorporated you guys to my blogroll.

    PS share the awesome food!

  9. Elisa:

    Love the show and site-thank you! we hope to visit Japan next year

  10. Motoco:

    Hawaiian Air to Fukuoka? Wonderful! Pali-san, when we saw you last week my husband insisted on flying Hawaiian because of you-SO much more comfortable versus Japan Airlines. The loco moco GREAT!