Omotesenke Domonkai Hawaii Celebrates 60th Anniversary With Kencha Shiki

A kencha shiki (formal offertory of tea) was the highlight of the Omotesenke Domonkai Hawaii’s 60th anniversary celebration, which was held Feb. 20 and 21 in Honolulu. The kencha was offered by Yuyusai Soin...

Blake Oshiro

Blake Oshiro has been named Director Of Counsel for the Alston Hunt Floyd & Ing law firm, practicing in the area of government relations. Oshiro, a former state representative from the ‘Aiea area, is...
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My Kind Of Home Run

Frances H. Kakugawa Hawai‘i Herald Columnist Omoiyari . . . Think of others first and good karma will return to you. — Frances H. Kakugawa Marguerite Higgins saved me from many a bored hour in class during...
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Culture 4 Kids!

By Carolyn Kubota Morinishi and Marian Kurosaki Kubota  

Circling Naha On Foot

Louis Wai Hawai‘i Herald Columnist Circling Naha. The weather in Okinawa this past New Year’s Eve was a cool 65 degrees Fahrenheit. It was a picture-perfect winter day, with blue skies and a light breeze. The...

Hanamatsuri 2015

Rev. Shuji Komagata Special to The Hawai‘i Herald Every year in April, Buddhists observe one of the most significant events in the history of our religion — the birth of Siddhartha Gautama. There is much credible “historical”...

Tökyö Ward OK’s Same-Sex “Partnerships”

TÖKYÖ — One of Tökyö’s major wards has become Japan’s first municipality to adopt a draft ordinance enabling it to issue certificates recognizing same-sex relationships as being almost equivalent to marriage. The ordinance approved by...
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More Married Women In Japan Working Away From Families

TÖKYÖ — For 20 to 30 minutes every morning, Tokiko Nakayama speaks with her two sons, ages 6 and 3, via computer from her company apartment in Kyöto before leaving for work. The 36-year-old...

Himeji Castle Reopens Following Five-Year Restoration

KÖBE — After five and a half years under wraps, restoration of the 17th-century Himeji Castle has finally been completed. A government celebration ceremony was held at the UNESCO — United Nations Educational, Scientific...
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“Picture Bride” – A Family Saga

Michael G. Malaghan Special to The Hawai‘i Herald Editor’s note: We continue Michael G. Malaghan’s serialized historical novel, “Picture Bride — A Family Saga,” based on the Japanese immigrant experience. Malaghan’s trilogy takes readers from turn-of-the-20th-century-Japan...

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