Helping Women Dress For Success

Lorraine Wong Special to The Hawai‘i Herald When Shirley (Furukawa) Grossi was looking for something different to do besides working in insurance sales and marketing, she started volunteering with various organizations. In 2009, she began volunteering...

The New Hawai‘i Regional Cuisine

Ryan Tatsumoto Hawai‘i Herald Columnist What started in Hawai‘i in 1991 as a “who’s who” of local celebrity chefs, thereby elevating the status of dining in the 50th state, is now a movement that is over...

Big, Bad Bugs . . . Paddy To Rice Bowl

Louis Wai Hawai‘i Herald Columnist Ugly bugs. What’s the ugliest bug you’ve ever seen? It’s summertime here in Okinawa and I’m seeing some of the ugliest — and strangest-looking — bugs ever. They don’t seem to...
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Young Japanese Rally Against Controversial Security Bills

TÖKYÖ — Thousands of young people rallied throughout Japan on Aug. 23, protesting controversial security bills that Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is pushing for passage in the current Diet session. Demonstrations and gatherings by...
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Hitachi Develops Two-Armed Warehouse Robot

TÖKYÖ — Hitachi Ltd. has unveiled a prototype double-arm robot that can pick up various types of goods from shelves and pack them into boxes for the eventual automation of warehouse work. The robot, which...

Japan’s Last “Blue Train” Ends Service

TÖKYÖ — An era came to an end Sunday, Aug. 23, when Japan’s last “Blue Train” long-distance sleeper train in service completed its final run, nearly 60 years after the train debuted in 1958. The...
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Japan Cargo Ship Replenishes International Space Station

TSUKUBA — An unmanned cargo ship launched from Japan to deliver food and other supplies arrived at the International Space Station some 400 kilometers above Earth on Aug. 24. Onboard the ISS, Japanese astronaut...

Media Images: Why We Should Care

Guy Aoki Commentary Special to The Hawai‘i Herald After moving to the Los Angeles area in 1983, I learned of the importance of the original “Star Trek” television series. Asian Americans from Chicago, Seattle, San Francisco all...
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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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Supporting Our Youth

Social Security serves a person for life — from birth, to death and even beyond — by helping to care for surviving dependents. When a parent becomes disabled or dies, Social Security benefits help...

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