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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 – HIGUCHI AND TOMITA REMEMBER HEART MOUNTAIN (JANM)

WHO/WHAT: The Japanese American National Museum presents “Sparking Stories: A Conversation with Shirley Ann Higuchi & Tamlyn Tomita.” Higuchi, who wrote “Setsuko’s Secret: Heart Mountain and the Legacy of the Japanese American Incarceration,” will...
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In Our Community

Photos by Wayne Shimbara DEC. 6: TOYS FOR TOTS DEC. 28: MOCHITSUKI AT NICHIREN MISSION OF HAWAII

Profile – GLENN FURUYA: THE CULTURAL BLEND OF LEADERSHIP

On Hawai‘i’s Unique Strength to Breed Great Leaders Alan Suemori Special to The Hawai‘i Herald Born and raised in Hilo, Hawai‘i, Glenn Furuya dreamed of becoming a teacher and transforming lives in the classroom. “I saw how...
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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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Bulletin Board – HJCC VIRTUAL RED AND WHITE TALENT TAIKAI

WHO/WHAT: Honolulu Japanese Chamber of Commerce members demonstrate serious stage skills in “Virtual Talent Taikai (Competition),” an exciting night of song and dance which you judge to decide which team takes home the “Grand...
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Today’s Thought

by Rev. Paul S. Osumi Reprinted with permission VALUE IN LIFE’S MEANING We are often so busy making a living, we forget to make a life. Our love of things often blinds us to spiritual realities. We...

Dad’s Three Cats

Dad’s Three Cats by Gwen Muranaka

Aloha From Bamboo Ridge

“THE BOWL” Marie Hara Reprinted with Permission (2007) My friend who runs a restaurant in Mänoa came back from Laos where he served for a month as a Buddhist priest. Billy did this after his uncle, head...

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