Drawing featuring Dennis Fujitake as a comic

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8·0·8 By Dennis Fujitake

Dad’s Three Cats

Dad's Three Cats by Gwen Muranaka

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Donna toki demo arigatou no hitokoto wo wasurenai koto. Always remember to say "Thank you." – Bishop Ryokan Ara Tendai Mission of Hawaii
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Bulletin Board – HJJCC: MANJU MAKING WITH MRS. YAJIMA

WHO/WHAT: Honolulu Japanese Junior Chamber of Commerce presents an afternoon with Mrs. Lillian Yajima. Every year, Mrs. Yajima — now a 101-years young — teaches the Cherry Blossom Festival contestants how to make her...
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Bulletin Board – BUILDING HEALTHY SANGHAS

WHO/WHAT: The Honpa Hongwanji Mission of Hawaii welcomes people of all faiths and ages who are interested in keeping and building healthy relationships within their community (known as sanghas). This second Dharma School event...
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Bulletin Board – MOON GAZING WITH UJSH

WHO/WHAT: The United Japanese Society of Hawaii presents their annual Tsukimi No Kai via YouTube livestream. Join the fun as UJSH celebrates the beauty of the full moon with a special tamagushi offering and...
Takeo and Shigeko Nakasone picking coffee cherries together

Lead Story – From Field to Cup with Gambare Grit

Japanese Immigrants Helped Put Kona’s Coffee Bean on the Map Dan Nakasone Special to The Hawai‘i Herald As I listened to Takeo Nakasone’s story, I was struck by a sense of place and time that began on a coffee farm on the western slope of Hualälai on Hawai‘i Island. It is where Takeo grew up....
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Dialogue – Mahalo Hawaii Island!

Karleen C. Chinen Commentary This is only the third Herald issue of 2020 and you’re probably wondering why we are already publishing our annual Big Island issue — the eighth if you happen to be keeping count. As I noted in our Jan. 17 issue, this is a year of many anniversaries. Most of them....
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From the Mailbag

Dear Editor, Thanks for Dan Nakasone’s story (Jan. 3, 2020, edition) — so nostalgic because I, too, grew up in Wahiawä and worked in the fields during the summer for $1.25 an hour. I was so proud to treat my family to dinner at Three Coins (where Zippy’s is now) with my first paycheck. This....
The 2020 Kenjin Kai Young Achiever honorees (from left): Heather Omori, Central Oahu Kumamoto Kenjin Kai; David Shinsato, Hawaii United Okinawa Association; Mamina Tahara, Hawaii Fukuoka Kenjin Kai; and Zackery Harris, Honolulu Fukushima Kenjin Kai with UJSH president-elect Frances Nakachi Kuba (standing, far left) and UJSH president, Rev. Akihiro Okada (standing, far right). Standing behind the Young Achievers are their respective kenjinkai presidents: (from left: Clyde Matsumoto, Lynn Miyahira, Keith Sakuda and Sadie Watanabe.

Community Focus – United Japanese Society Welcomes “Year of the Rat!”

United Japanese Society of Hawaii members and supporters welcomed the “Year of the Rat” at the organization’s shinnenkai at the Japanese Cultural Center of Hawai‘i’s Manoa Grand Ballroom on Jan. 11. A moment of silence was observed to remember and honor UJSH members who have passed on. Onoe Kikunobutomi (Brandon Goda) from the Kikunobu Dance....

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