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Book Launch: “Bamboo Ridge #115”

WHO/WHAT: Bamboo Ridge Press presents a book launch of its latest issue of “Bamboo Ridge: Journal of Hawai‘i Literature and Arts.” The evening will feature a reading and talk story with a few authors...
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Book Review – “Raced to Death”, Analyzing the Myles Fukunaga Case

Franklin Ng Special to The Hawai‘i Herald Many people like to read murder mysteries. But, as Professor Jonathan Okamura of the University of Hawai‘i’s Ethnic Studies Department notes, a murder can reveal much about race relations in the Islands before World War II. In his newly published book from the University of Illinois Press, “Raced....
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Book Reviews – “Modern Japanese Short Stories”

Alan Suemori Special to The Hawai‘i Herald In 1962, Charles Tuttle of Tökyö published a remarkable anthology of Japanese short fiction that quickly became a much-beloved classic around the world. Edited by Ivan Morris of Columbia University, “Modern Japanese Short Stories” spotlighted 25 20th-century authors whose writing had blossomed between 1910 and 1954. Morris had....
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Book Talk: “Kipuka, Hawaii and Fukushima”

WHO/WHAT: “KIPUKA” is a new photographic book by Ai Iwane. Iwane will talk about her 12-year fascination with bon dance in Hawai’i and Fukushima. Her collection focuses on the song, “Fukushima Ondo,” with photos...
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Book Review – Guy Kawasaki Shares Lessons in the “Wise Guy”

Lessons From a Life Wayne Muromoto Commentary, Special to The Hawai‘i Herald For many local readers of The Hawai‘i Herald of a certain generation, Guy Kawasaki is best known as the son of the late local politician, Duke Kawasaki, and only secondarily as a local boy who made it good in the world of high....
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Book Review – “Hawaii Regional Cuisine”

The Food Movement That Changed the Way Hawai‘i Eats Lynette Lo Tom Commentary, Special to The Hawai‘i Herald Today, we take for granted that our restaurant food will have influences from all ethnic groups and that the freshest Hawai‘i farm vegetables will be showcased. But this wasn’t always the case. Professor Samuel Hideo Yamashita reminds....
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Book Review – “Epitah for a Peach”

Lessons David Masumoto Learned from a Special Peach Alan Suemori Commentary, Special to The Hawai‘i Herald In 1995, David “Mas” Masumoto’s novella, “Epitaph for a Peach: Four Seasons on My Family Farm,” was published to unexpected acclaim. It was a lilting dreamscape of memory, meditation and soliloquy. Divided into four seasons, the book follows the....
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Book Review – “Okinawan Princess”

“Da Pidgin Guerilla” Lee Tonouchi’s Local Feminist Fairy Tale Jodie Chiemi Ching Commentary Recently, I have thought that there is a need for more children’s books about Okinawan culture. And I was so excited when author Lee Tonouchi, who calls himself “Da Pidgin Guerrilla,” announced that he and illustrator Laura Kina were working on a....
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“Hawaii Regional Cuisine” Talk and Book Signing

WHO/WHAT: Slow Food O‘ahu, University of Hawai‘i Press and da Shop present a talk and book signing by Pomona College history professor Samuel Hideo Yamashita, author of the newly released “Hawai‘i Regional Cuisine: The...
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Book Review – “Eco Living Japan”

Book Challenges Japan to Rethink Its Future Alan Suemori Special to The Hawai‘i Herald In 1853, Commodore Matthew Perry swaggered into Tōkyō Bay, ushering in a new era of modernity that would change Japan forever. The shogun’s officials had never seen ships that could sail under their own power and when Perry disembarked, accompanied by....

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