Per Masa's request regarding the latest trends, here is the latest craze in Hawaii. It's a toy that Japanese people have been playing with for over a 100 years. It's kendama!!! The craze started in Hawaii a little before Christmas. So most kids wanted a kendama as their Christmas present, but unfortunately many kids had to wait a couple months before getting their kendama. Here is a news clip from Hawaii about kendama.
Hawaii News Now - KGMB and KHNL
And here is another video with clips from some tournaments in Hawaii.