“A Whole New Engineer”

Alan Suemori Special to The Hawai‘i Herald Editor’s note: The arrival of a new year always inspires new outlooks on life and the future of society. Some lose their luster after a few months — others...

“Serve The People” – An “Engaging” Look Back At The Making Of Asian America

Jonathan Y. Okamura, Ph.D. Commentary Special to The Hawai‘i Herald “Serve the People: Making Asian America in the Long Sixties,” by Karen L. Ishizuka, Verso Press (New York), 2016 “Serve the People: Making Asian America in the Long...
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Book Review – “Campaign Hawai‘i”

Longtime Democratic Party Strategist Takes Readers Inside Some of Hawai‘i’s Biggest Political Battles Gerald Kato Commentary Special to The Hawai‘i Herald In the folklore of Hawai‘i politics, the unsung workers and volunteers who support the candidates from one...
Group Photo of The tournament-winning Hawai‘i internee softball team at Fort Missoula.

Book Review – An Internment Odyssey

Karleen C. Chinen Commentary Sometimes we grow numb to the numbers and forget the individual lives that were affected by Executive Order 9066. And then comes along a new work that jolts us back to that reality. Tatsumi Hayashi’s translated work, “Haisho Tenten: An Internment Odyssey,” on the internment experiences of Kumaji “Suikei” Furuya is....
Group photo fo Käne‘ohe residents (from left): Mike Okihiro and Flo and Harry Fanning produced a new edition about their beloved Käne‘ohe community. (Photo by Lorraine Oda)

Book Review – Home Sweet Kaneohe

Lorraine Oda Special to The Hawai‘i Herald Memories of the earliest Japanese families who settled in Käne‘ohe in Windward O‘ahu have been preserved for succeeding generations in the newly released second edition of “Partial History of the Japanese in Kaneohe, 1898 to 1959.” The new edition contains 39 new family histories. The first edition was....
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Kauai Stories – Kauai Kids in Peace and War

Bill Fernandez From “Kaua‘i Kids in Peace and War” Published with Permission Editor’s note: Author Bill Fernandez was an inquisitive and impressionable young boy growing up on Kaua‘i when Japan launched its aerial attack on Pearl Harbor...
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Book Review – “The Three-Year Swim Club”, Recalling An Era When Anything was Possible

Alan Suemori Commentary Special to The Hawai‘i Herald There is a hauntingly telling interlude in Julie Checkoway’s second book, “The Three-Year Swim Club: The Untold Story of Maui’s Sugar Ditch Kids,” that captures all at once the complexity and mystery of Soichi Sakamoto, the legendary Maui-born nisei, who some consider the greatest American swimming coach....
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Book Review – “Fred Korematsu Speaks Up”

Newly Released Book Details Korematsu Case for Young Readers Alan Suemori Commentary Special to The Hawai‘i Herald I want to tell you about a small jewel of a book that a friend called to my attention last weekend. It tells the story of one of the darkest chapters in American history — a time when....
Family photo of three generations of the Tsukiyama family, headed by Ted and Fuku Tsukiyama.

Book Review – “My Life’s Journey” A Veteran’s Memoir Recounts the Story of A...

Gerald Kato Commentary Special to The Hawai‘i Herald As a young boy, Ted Tsukiyama was cast in an Ali‘iolani Elementary School Thanksgiving Day play as Captain Miles Standish, commander of the Plymouth Colony, a representative American who founded and forged the shape of the country. The experience made a deep and lasting impression on Tsukiyama....
Group photo of Professor Eric Yamamoto with event sponsors - (from left) Mei-Fei Kuo, attorney and president of the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association, Hawai‘i; Lt. Gov. Doug Chin; Claire Wong Black, attorney and president of the Federal Bar Association; and Liann Ebesugawa, attorney and past president of the Japanese American Citizens League, Honolulu. (Photo courtesy Eric Yamamoto)

Lead Story – Still-Relevant Lessons from Korematsu

UH Law School Professor Eric Yamamoto Examines Those Lessons His New Book, “In the Shadow of Korematsu” Alan Suemori Special to The Hawai‘i Herald To many of us, we are living in an America that today appears increasingly unrecognizable. As our nation makes a hard turn to the right, we are voyaging through the shadow....

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