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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 – “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...

“I Am Somebody”

Kevin Kawamoto Special to The Hawai‘i Herald One of the first poems that appears in Frances Kakugawa’s latest book from Watermark Publishing, “I Am Somebody: Bringing Dignity and Compassion to Alzheimer’s Caregiving,” is succinctly titled, “SOS!”...

“TO HELL AND BACK” – On the 70th Anniversary of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, a...

Frances H. Kakugawa Special to The Hawai‘i Herald Before my mother died, she said something that left me with a nagging thought. “Don’t let me be forgotten,” she told the minister.” What if all my ancestors in...

“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...
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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....

A View From Kaua‘i

After reading about the first 14 years of Bill Fernandez’s life growing up on Kaua‘i in his first book, “Kaua‘i Kids in Peace and War,” the author and retired California judge said many people...

“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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