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Generation Gap

GENERATION GAP by Jon J. Murakami
Gosei Kacie Yamamoto with her sansei grandmother, Doreen Yamamoto. (Photo courtesy Kacie Yamamoto)

Dialogue – What Kacie Taught Me

Karleen C. Chinen Commentary Happy New Year! I hope your 2020 is off to a good start. When I looked ahead to 2020 early last year, the only major event that registered was this summer’s Tökyö Olympics. That didn’t last very long, however, as I soon realized that 2020 also marks the start of a....
Colin’s big purchase of the day: Ichigo daifuku that cost ¥280 ($2.60).

My Hawaii – Celebrating the Holidays in Okinawa

Colin Sewake Hawai‘i Herald Columnist “Okinawa is such a beautiful place, not just the ocean and scenery and culture, but the people. I’ve been treated well and taken care of by many people here in what has become ‘My Hawai‘i.’” — Colin Sewake ’TWAS THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS IN NAGAHAMA, YOMITAN Every year, I look....
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Bamboo Ridge – “Let Me Fight Chicken”

Moriso Teraoka Republished with Permission from “Bamboo Ridge: Celebrating 30 Years of Local Literature” (Spring 2007) “Aisose! Putagenamo,” Benny De Coscos cussed his son while Junior was holding a fighting rooster. Benny was doing a bit of...
Storyteller Alton Takiyama-Chung

Bulletin Board – 100th Infantry Battalion Shinnen Enkai

WHO/WHAT: The 100th Infantry Battalion Veterans’ New Years celebration will feature storyteller Alton Takiyama-Chung.  He will perform selections from his pieces “Heroes” and “Spark Matsunaga: Warrior Poet.” WHEN/WHERE: Saturday, Jan. 18, 1-3 p.m. at...

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