I’m sorry that this edition of The Hawai‘i Herald is reaching you late.

I realize that this has been happening more often recently. The truth is the Herald’s editorial staff is extremely short-staffed — down to one full-time person (that’s me) and one half-time writer (Jodie Ching, who is currently away on a trip). We will always try to deliver the Herald to you on time — on the first and third Friday of every month. But that may not always be possible. If you do not receive your issue of the Herald on time, please know that it will be delivered to you in a day or two.

You can always email me at kchinen@thehawaiihochi.com, or leave a phone message for me at (808) 845-2255, x. 118. I will return your call or email. Thank you for your patience and understanding. — Karleen Chinen, Editor

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Dear Frances – The Power of Poetry

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Fukushima Vice Gov. Masaaki Suzuki presented made in Fukushima daruma (traditional Japanese doll symbolizing perseverance and good luck) to the three Hawai‘i Fukushima kenjinkai presidents (from left): Winston Towata of Hawaii-Shima Fukushima Kenjin Doshi Kai; Brian Moto of Maui Fukushima Kenjin Kai and Wallace Y. Watanabe of Honolulu Fukushima Kenjin Kai.

Community Focus – “Hawaii for Hiroshima” Drive Launched to Aid Hiroshima Flooding Victims

The Honolulu Hiroshima Kenjin Kai has launched a public fundraising campaign to support victims of the recent torrential rains that devastated Hiroshima Prefecture. In early July, heavy rains in Hiroshima and other western prefectures...
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Annual Hiroshima Commemoration and Peace Ceremony

WHO/WHAT: The annual Hiroshima Commemoration and Peace Ceremony will mark the 73rd anniversary of the Aug. 6, 1945, bombing of Hiroshima. The Rev. Daiya Amano of the Hawaii Izumo Taishakyo Mission will open the...

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