2016 — Year Of The Monkey

Editor’s note: The artwork on the following pages are the winning entries of the annual nengajö, or New Year’s card, design contest for students taking Japanese language. The statewide contest is sponsored by the...
Photo of Carolyn Kubota Morinishi and Marian Kurosaki Kubota

Culture 4 Kids!

Culture 4 Kids! By Carolyn Kubota Morinishi and Marian Kurosaki Kubota.

Be “Rice”, My Friend, In 2016

RYAN'S TABLE BY Ryan Tatsumoto
Photo of Frances Kakugawa

Thoughts On Years At New Year’s

DEAR FRANCES By Frances H. Kakugawa

“A Whole New Engineer”

Alan Suemori Special to The Hawai‘i Herald Editor’s note: The arrival of a new year always inspires new outlooks on life and the future of society. Some lose their luster after a few months — others...

Sansei Legacies For Whom?

Jonathan Y. Okamura, Ph.D. Special to The Hawai‘i Herald I begin with a confession that I am not strictly sansei. I sometimes describe myself as “yonsei on my father’s side,” because my paternal great-grandfather immigrated to Läna‘i...

Inventing New Year’s Traditions

Dr. George Tanabe, Ph.D. Special to The Hawai‘i Herald Everything was ready for another New Year’s breakfast. My family had gathered around the table filled with our traditional dishes: ozoni soup, fresh fruit, nishime, chikuwa fish...

Architect Extraordinaire Frank Futoshi Arakawa

Marion M. Arakawa Reprinted with Permission Editor’s note: The following story on a little-known figure in Hawai‘i’s history, gifted architect and engineer Frank Futoshi Arakawa, is reprinted from “Aloha ‘Äina, Volume II: More Big Island Memories.”...

Kauai Veterans Center

Gwen Battad Ishikawa Life in the military is rarely glamorous. Military service members put their lives on the line to maintain peace and to defend America’s freedom. For those lucky enough to return home alive, having...

Elvis Sighted On Maui!

Ilima Loomis Reprinted with Permission Allen Idemoto’s first glimpse of Elvis Presley was through a neighbor’s window. Growing up in a small plantation house on Maui with so many brothers and sisters that he had to sleep...

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