Karleen C. Chinen Commentary The passing of my uncle — the husband of my mom’s half-sister — prompted Auntie Yoshi’s only surviving sister in Okinawa to travel to Hawai‘i for his funeral, accompanied by two of her daughters-in-law. At age 90, Auntie Kikue is the matriarch of the Arata ‘ohana in Okinawa, which now includes…

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