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Photo of the 100th Battalion and Governor David Ige, and First Lady, Dawn Amano-Ige

Nisei Soldiers – “In Their Own Words” Treasures Sought

Susan Muroshige Omura Special to The Hawai‘i Herald Editor’s note: During a recent conversation with Susan Muroshige Omura, a friend and fellow 100th Battalion “daughter,” she asked me about the possibility of submitting a short article...
Photo of issue's cover photo, "Pearl Harbor, From War To Peace"

Lead Story – Fighting Two Wars

Japanese Americans Were Forced to Fight Two Battles in World War II Karleen C. Chinen On this 75th anniversary of Japan’s attack on Pearl Harbor, many people are seeking out the newspapers of December 1941 for...
Photo of June Arakawa prays at the grave of her sister Nancy Masako Arakaki.

Pearl Harbor 75th Anniversary – Pearl Harbor Civilian Casualties

Many Were Victims of “Friendly Fire” Allan Beekman Special to The Hawai‘i Herald (Reprinted from Dec. 6, 1991) A disproportionate number of the civilian casualties of the Pearl Harbor attack were Nikkei, with some of the most striking casualties...
Photo of the "Black Badges" worn by Japanese Americans during World War II

Pearl Harbor 75th Anniversary – The Infamous Black Badges of World War II

AJA I.D. Likened to Those Worn by Jews and Dissidents During World War II Ellen Kim Reprinted from Dec. 6, 1991 It could have been a scene out of World War II Nazi Germany, where concentration camp...
Photo of Clayton Ikei (left) and Steve Okino

Pearl Harbor 75th Anniversary – Sansei’s War

PEARL HARBOR 75th ANNIVERSARY By Karleen C. Chinen

442nd Veterans Celebrate 73rd Anniversary

Close to 500 World War II Nisei veterans, their families and friends turned out for the 442nd Veterans Club’s 73rd anniversary banquet at the Pacific Beach Hotel on April 10. About 60 of the...

Gen. Vincent Brooks: “…Never Had More Gallant Soldiers, Ever…

Editor’s note: With Memorial Day just days away and departed loved ones in our thoughts, it is fitting that we share with you Gen. Vincent K. Brooks’ keynote address to the 442nd Veterans Club...

Willie Goo’s (Guardian Angel) Fog

Editor’s note: On this day, June 5, exactly 73 years ago, the all-Japanese American Hawaiian Provisional Infantry Battalion sailed out of Honolulu Harbor aboard the SS Maui. This was just six months after Japan’s...

A Pilgrimage Honoring the 100th Infantry Battalion

Janice Sakoda Special to The Hawai‘i Herald Mid-May of 1944 was a pivotal period in the history of the 100th Infantry Battalion, highlighted by the Allied effort to wrest the 1,700-foot high Benedictine monastery called Monte...

Retracing “Task Force Fukuda”

This past May, my wife Judy and I joined three other Hawai‘i couples — Ed and Jan Sakoda, Wayne and Carol Matsunaga, and Alvin and Ellie Shimogaki — on a journey to Italy to...

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