Beat The Heat With . . . Wine

Ryan Tatsumoto Hawai‘i Herald Columnist Lookin’ Through Rose-Colored Glasses With the mercury near 90 on a regular basis these days, what do you sip as a reward for finishing the yard work, or cleaning out the garage,...

Rainbows And Rain . . . And Meet An Odd Bird

Louis Wai Hawai‘i Herald Columnist “I’m singing in the rain . . .” Here in Okinawa, Gene Kelly would have lots to sing about — and Braddah Iz not so much. You would think that with all...
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Self-Change Isn’t Easy, But It’s Often Necessary

Kevin Kawamoto Special to The Hawai‘i Herald More than nine months have passed since the start of 2015. How many of you have stuck to your New Year’s resolutions? You know what I mean: eating healthier,...
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New Nagasaki Monument Commemorates Pows

NAGASAKI — A monument to commemorate prisoners of war who died in a World War II prison camp in the southwestern Japan city of Nagasaki was unveiled on Sept. 13, with a former POW...

U.S., Japan Agree Marine Base Relocation In Okinawa Is “Crucial”

WASHINGTON — Senior defense officials from the United States and Japan agreed on Sept. 15 that the relocation of a Marine Corps base within Japan’s Okinawa Prefecture is “a crucial step” in the realignment...
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Haruki Murakami’s New Essay Arrives In Bookstores

TÖKYÖ — Novelist Haruki Murakami’s newest essay, “Shokugyo Toshiteno Shosetsuka,” in which Murakami looks back on his life as a novelist, hit bookstore shelves across Japan on Sept. 10. This time, however, the book...
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Japanese Astronaut Expresses Shame For Conflicts And Pollution On Earth

TÖKYÖ — In a note sent Sept. 12 from the International Space Station, Japanese astronaut Kimiya Yui said it is important to preserve the environment and prevent international conflicts. “I feel very ashamed that people...
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Japan Exceeds 2014 Record For Foreign Tourists

TÖKYÖ — The number of foreign visitors to Japan this year — 13.42 million as of Sept. 10 — has already surpassed last year’s record number — and the total is likely to reach...
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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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Recognizing LGBT History Month

Jane Yamamoto-Burigsay Courtesy: Social Security Administration October is National Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Month — a month intended to encourage honesty and openness about being LGBT. First celebrated in 1994 to coincide with National Coming...

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