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“The Hawaii Nikkei Legacy” Exhibit

WHO/WHAT: Nisei Veteran’s Legacy and the Consulate General of Japan in Honolulu are cosponsoring “The Hawaii Nikkei Legacy,” a photo exhibit commemorating the 150th anniversary of the arrival in Hawai‘i of the Gannenmono, the...
Island Insurance Foundation president Tyler Tokioka and state Department of Education Superintendent Christina Kishimoto (far right) congratulate 2018 Masayuki Tokioka Excellence in School Leadership Award recipient Corinne Yogi. (Photo courtesy DOE)

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Kipapa Elementary School principal Corinne Yogi received the 14th annual Masayuki Tokioka Excellence in School Leadership Award from the Island Insurance Foundation. Yogi was presented the $25,000 award at the annual Public Schools of Hawai‘i Foundation banquet at the Sheraton Waikiki Hotel on April 19. The award is named in honor of Island Insurance Company,....
KTA Express Kealakekua store director Hoku Kamakau (center) joins KTA Superstores president and COO Toby Taniguchi (far left) and company chairman and CEO Barry Taniguchi (far right) for the market’s April 14 grand opening. The Kealakekua community also turned out to welcome the new store. (Photos courtesy Toby Taniguchi)

Kealakekua – “KTA Express” Opens in Kealakekua

Energy-Efficient and Technically Innovative, KTA Express is Much More Than a Convenience Store Arnold Hiura Special to The Hawai‘i Herald To the uninitiated, the simple green-and-white commercial building along the Hawai‘i Belt Road (or Mämalahoa Highway, if you prefer) in South Kona might not seem like such a big deal. After all, the building itself....
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Kona Historical Society Holding Online Auction

The Kona Historical Society is holding an online auction to raise money for its upcoming community projects and programs. The auction will continue through Sunday, July 26, at 7 p.m. (HST). On the auction...
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Commentary – Honolulu’s “March For Our Lives”

Alan Suemori Commentary Special to The Hawai‘i Herald People from all walks of life gathered on that rainy Saturday morning, March 24, to bring attention to the killing sprees taking place on school campuses across the nation. Spurred on by the Feb. 14 tragedy at Florida’s Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, the Honolulu gathering attracted....
Book "The Go For Broke Spirit, Portraits of Courage"

Book Review – “The Go For Broke Spirit: Portraits of Courage”

Frances H. Kakugawa Commentary Special to The Hawai‘i Herald “The Go For Broke Spirit: Portraits of Courage” is poetry that preserves the humanity of man. I first looked at the photos without reading the text and was driven to my gut with emotions. The portrait accompanying each story is a novel in itself — each....
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Kona Club Of Honolulu 50th Anniversary Celebration Set For Aug. 2

The Kona Club of Honolulu will hold its 50th annual get-together — a lü‘au — on Sunday, Aug. 2, in the Pömaika‘i Ballroom at Dole Cannery, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. “It will be...
Evan Nagao demonstrates his yo-yo mastery. (Photo courtesy JCAH)

Big Island Community Focus – Hilo “Kodomo No Matsuri Set” For May 12

The Japanese Community Association of Hawaii, based in Hilo, will hold its ninth biennial Kodomo no Matsuri — Children’s Day Festival on Saturday, May 12, from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Honpa Hongwanji Hilo Betsuin Sangha Hall. In Japan, May 5 has been designated as “Kodomo no Hi,“ a day to honor all....
S. Hasegawa Store is one of the buildings featured in “Honokaa Town” by Laura Ruby and Ross Stephenson. (Photos by Kevin Kawamoto)

Honoka’a – Alive in “HONOKAA TOWN”

“Images of America” Series Highlights the Old Plantation Town’s Living History and Heritage Kevin Y. Kawamoto Special to The Hawai‘i Herald You can learn a lot about the history of a place through books and oral histories, photographs and video documentaries. But one way to really experience that history, firsthand, is through its architecture and....

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