With this issue, we conclude our five-year-long salute to 100 AJA “pioneers,” a special Hawaii Herald/Hawaii Hochi project that will culminate in the publishing of a book next year — the Hawaii Hochi’s centennial —featuring all 100 profiles. The 13 “pioneers” featured in this “Hawaii Hochi 99th Anniversary Edition” represent a mix of people from Hawai‘i’s early Japanese history to present-day Hawaii.

The issue also contains a story by Kevin Kawamoto on Hawaii’s rich history of rice. The second annual Hawai‘i Rice Festival takes place on Sunday, Sept. 11, at Magic Island, Ala Moana Beach Park.


The Herald is available at Hakubundo Bookstore; Japanese Cultural Center of Hawaii’s gift shop; Marukai Wholesale Mart (Dilingham and Ward); Shirokiya; the Kahala, Kaimuki and McCully Times Super Markets; and the Hawaii Hochi Office building located at:

917 Kokea St.
Honolulu, HI 96817

We can also be reached by phone at (808) 845-2255.


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