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40th Anniversary Special

Ryan’s Table – INTERNET FINDS

Ryan Tatsumoto Hawai‘i Herald Columnist Over 20 years ago, Hawaiian Electric sponsored a “healthy recipe” contest that featured a mixed plate of prizes including a three-day trip to the Big Island with accommodations at the King...
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Bulletin Board – FREE (DIGITAL) WORLD PREMIERE, LEE CATALUNA’S “ALOHA ATTIRE” AT KUMU KAHUA

WHO/WHAT: Lee Cataluna’s, “Aloha Attire,” a new play about 1980s Hawaiʻi fashion and style, will be virtually presented through its FREE world premiere, thanks to sponsor Island Insurance Foundation. Wear your fave shorty muʻu,...

Culture, Identity, and Music – “YONSEI”

Lyrics and music by Nick Kurosawa and Ohtoro Special to The Hawai‘i Herald Published with permission Editor’s note: “Yonsei” (Zenbu Records, 2018) is the title of a soul-hop album coproduced by Nikkei musicians Nick Kurosawa and Ohtoro....

Profile – JON J. MURAKAMI

The Artist Behind “Generation Gap” Gwen Battad Ishikawa Special to The Hawai‘i Herald While the name, Jon J. Murakami, might not ring a bell, comic strips such as “Generation Gap,” “Calabash,” “What’s Up Wasa*Bee?” and the illustrations...

Small Business – ISHIHARAYA: 100 YEARS OF PLANTATION-STYLE SENBEI

An Achievement for a Small Family Business in Waipahu Kristen Nemoto Jay Special to The Hawai‘i Herald On a humid October day in Waipahu, Ira Ishihara — owner of the Ishiharaya store — moves swiftly in between sections...

Aloha From Bamboo Ridge – “HIBAKUSHA”

Excerpt From “Anshü: Dark Sorrow” Juliet S. Kono Published with permission Bamboo Ridge Press (2010) Based on historical events, “Anshü: Dark Sorrow”is a novel of passion and human triumph in the face of extraordinary adversity, spanning the cane...

Dad’s Three Cats

Dad’s Three Cats by Gwen Muranaka

THE LEGACY OF AZUMA-RYÜ CONTINUES

Carolyn Morinishi Special to The Hawai‘i Herald “Dance from your soul.” My sensei, Sumako Azuma II, often used these words to inspire her students. She taught us that if you can express what is in your heart,...
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Mind-Body Wellness – SUPPORTING YOUR WELLNESS

Dr. Chad Sato Hawai‘i Herald Columnist According to Merriam-Webster Dictionary, the definition of gratitude is “the state of being grateful; thankfulness.” Expanding on this definition is being thankful for all situations, good or bad. You might...
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Today’s Thought

by Rev. Paul S. Osumi Reprinted with permission LIFE’S DECISION Shakespeare, in his play “Julius Caesar,” has Cassius say, “The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars, but in ourselves.” It is not fate that decides...

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