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2021 New Year's Special Edition

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UJSH’S VIRTUAL OUTSTANDING MEMBER AWARDS On Friday, Nov. 20, the United Japanese Society of Hawaii presented its 2020 Outstanding Member Awards Virtual Presentation live on YouTube (recorded version: facebook.com/229401947070186/videos/687416141909890/). The program opened with a congratulatory...
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Nengajo – WELCOME THE “YEAR OF THE OX”

Happy New Year! The artwork in this two-page spread come from The Hawai’i Herald’s past New Year’s special editions. Every year, the Hawaii Association of Teachers of Japanese sponsors a nengajö, or New Year’s card,...
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Ryan’s Table – 2021– NEW YEAR, SAME PANDEMIC

Ryan Tatsumoto Hawai‘i Herald Columnist Shinnen akemashite omedetö gozaimasu (Happy New Year)! Of course, though the year has changed numerically, we’re still in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic which requires face masks, eye protection (at...
My Hawaii = Colin Sewake

My Hawaii – WELCOME BACK COLIN! WHERE WERE YOU?

Colin Sewake Hawai‘i Herald Columnist “Okinawa is such a beautiful place, not just the ocean and scenery and culture, but the people. I’ve been treated well and taken care of by many people here in what...
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Your Social Security – Social Security Benefits Increase in 2021

Jane Burigsay Courtesy: Social Security Administration Nearly 70 million Americans will see a 1.3% increase in their Social Security benefits and Supplemental Security Income payments in 2021. Federal benefit rates increase when the cost-of-living rises, as...

Bulletin Board – HUOA UCHINANCHU OF THE YEAR

WHO/WHAT: The Hawaii United Okinawa Association presents its 71st Installation celebration, which honors the “Uchinanchu (Okinawan person) of the Year” from each of its 49 clubs, representing the best of over 40,000 HUOA members....
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Mind-Body Wellness – RESOLUTIONS ARE NOT JUST FOR THE NEW YEAR

Dr. Chad Sato Hawai‘i Herald Columnist What a year 2020 has been. Although the coronavirus has challenged and altered our lives, this year seems to have flown by. I have been hearing many express the desire...

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Donnani nagai kurushimi nimo, donnani fukai kanashimi nimo, kumo no kireme kara hikari ga sashite kuru youni shiawase no toki ga kitto aru. No matter how much you are suffering, No matter how sad you are, Like the sun shines between...
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Historical Fiction – “A Question of Loyalty”

Mike Malaghan Special to The Hawai‘i Herald Editor’s note: “A Question of Loyalty” is the second historical novel in Mike Malaghan’s trilogy on the Japanese American experience in Hawai‘i. In 2019, the Herald concluded chapter-by-chapter publication...

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