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Rememberance – FUSAKO UYEMURA TAKAHASHI

The “Heart and Soul” of the “Go For Broke” Stamp Campaign Passes Away at 94 Gregg K. Kakesako Special to The Hawai‘i Herald Fusako Uyemura Takahashi, who initiated the 16-year-long campaign to recognize the accomplishments of the...
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AJA Veterans – THREE AJA SOLDIERS UNDER REVIEW FOR MEDAL OF HONOR

Gregg K. Kakesako Special to The Hawai‘i Herald Nineteen Hawai‘i-born residents, 13 of them Japanese Americans, have been honored with the simple sky-blue Medal of Honor – the country’s highest award for valor under fire in...

Culture and History – HAWAI‘I NIKKEI LEGACY EXHIBIT TOUR

Byrnes Yamashita Special to The Hawai‘i Herald   Building Bridges with Japan Hawai‘i is a popular travel destination for the Japanese who hopefully soon will be back to enjoy the Hawaiian islands. But once they get past...

TAKEICHI MIYASHIRO’S WORLD WAR II SOUVENIR

Matchbox with Shrapnel on Display at the National Museum of the U.S. Army Christine Sato-Yamazaki Executive Director, National Veteran’s Network Special to The Hawai‘i Herald They called him “Chicken,” a childhood nickname, for most of his life.  But Takeichi Miyashiro’s...
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Bulletin Board – Go for Broke Monument’s 1srt Streamed Anniversary Celebration

WHO/WHAT: The Go For Broke National Education Center will hold the 21st anniversary of its Go For Broke Monument via streaming services. The moving ceremony features keynote Kisa Ito, granddaughter of 442nd RCT veteran...
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Community Focus – GFBNEC, Essay and Poetry Contest

To mark the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II, the Go For Broke National Education Center presents its 2020 High School and College Essay and Poetry Contest. In addition to cash prizes, four winners (grand prize entry from each category: essay and poetry high school division and essay and poetry college division)....
Maui architect Jim Niess said artist Kirk Kurokawa painted the mural walls like their black and white original photographs, adding “a subtle touch to its powerful imagery, giving the mural a true sense of integrity and connection to the past.” (Photo by Melissa Tanji)

Herald Salutes – Historic Hawaii Foundation to Honor NVMC Mural Wall

The Historic Hawai‘i Foundation will present a Preservation Award to the Nisei Veterans Memorial Center and Maui artist Kirk Kurokawa for the mural wall he produced for the center. Kurokawa painted the larger-than-life mural wall using ordinary house paint. His work on the mural was featured in a story by contributing writer Melissa Tanji in....
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Community Focus – Hawaii State Library Streaming “Proof of Loyalty” for Free

The Hawai‘i State Public Library recently began offering the streaming service Kanopy at https://www.librarieshawaii.org/ and will continue to offer it for free through April 30. The offerings include 10 films by Lucy Ostrander and Don Sellers of Stourwater Pictures, producers of the hour-long documentary, “Proof of Loyalty: Kazuo Yamane and the Nisei Soldiers of Hawai‘i,”....
Chito Isonaga’s medals — the Good Conduct Medal, American Campaign Medal, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal and the World War II Victory Medal. (Photo by Ann Kabasawa)

In Her Own Words – Thank You For Your Service, Chito Isonaga

Karleen C. Chinen Commentary To read Isonaga’s story in its entirety, visit the Hawai‘i Memory Project website: nisei.hawaii.edu/page/chito I graduated from [Kaua‘i] high school in August [1933], I remember going to Japan. I really didn’t want to go [to Japan with my mother and sister], but that was more or less planned. Mom looked forward....
Congressman Ed Case and his wife Audrey at the monument dedicated to the 100th/442nd soldiers in the Helledraye forest above Bruyères. Mayor Kirk Caldwell brought the folded paper cranes to Bruyères at the request of Hiroshima City Mayor Kazumi Matsui. (Photos courtesy Congressman Ed Case)

Commemoration – Journey to Bruyeres

Hawai‘i Congressman Participates in 75th Anniversary of Vosges Liberation U.S. Congressman Ed Case Special to The Hawai‘i Herald I thought I understood the incredible story of the Nisei veterans of the 100th Infantry Battalion and 442nd Regimental Combat Team and the Military Intelligence Service, who served overseas in the European and Asia-Pacific theaters, and the....

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