Friday Feature: Kina Grannis

Today's Friday Feature is the lovely Kina Grannis, a 22-year-old half-Japanese singer-songwriter. The USC graduate found a national audience after becoming a finalist in the Doritos Crash The Super Bowl Contest, which eventually led...

Friday Feature: Lisa Furukawa

Lisa Furukawa is a Japanese American pianist/singer-songwriter who originally hails from Tokyo. She started studying piano at the age of three and frequently translates popular songs into Japanese. Her music style covers Japanese folk,...

Friday Feature: Kevin Okimoto

This week's Friday Feature is Kevin Okimoto, former guitarist and singer of the popular local band the Opihi Pickers. Okimoto joined the band in 1999 before their sophomore album Beginnings. With Okimoto on board,...

Introducing . . . the Friday Feature

Today is Friday, only it's not just any Friday. Today marks the introduction of a new regular posting called the "Friday Feature." Every week, The Hawaii Herald will profile a different musician of Japanese descent...

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