“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...
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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Children’s Book – “Peekaboo The Poi Dog”

CHILDREN'S BOOK BY Gwen Battad Ishikawa New Children’s Book Follows the Whimsical Adventures of a Playful Puppy “Peekaboo the Poi Dog” Island Heritage Hardcover, 32 pages, $13.95 Island Heritage Publishing’s newest book, “Peekaboo the Poi Dog,” is a story about the creative adventures of a little puppy that spends a rainy day lost in her....
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“The Musubi Book” Book Signing

WHO/WHAT: Mana Musubi shop co-owner Manabu Asaoka will introduce his new book, “The Musubi Book,” celebrating the popular triangular rice snack. Asaoka will also do a mini musubi demonstration, share some of his recipes...
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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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Dear Frances – A Read and Contemplate Column

DEAR FRANCES By Frances H. Kakugawa Dear Readers, As this issue of The Hawai‘i Herald reaches you, I am in New Jersey to speak and lead a workshop at the Brookdale Foundation National Respite and RAPP (Relatives as Parents Program) conference. I knew I would be away, so I decided to devote this month’s column....
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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....
Book cover for "Dangerous Woman, Poetry for the Ageless" by Frances H. Kakugawa

Book Review – “Dangerous Woman”

Frances H. Kakugawa’s Latest Book Features ‘Poetry for the Ageless' Kevin Y. Kawamoto Special to The Hawai‘i Herald Reading Frances Kakugawa’s poems in her latest book, “Dangerous Woman: Poetry for the Ageless,” is like cozying up with an old friend and talking story. This particular friend has lived a long life and traveled far, literally....
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....
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Spotlight – Bamboo Ridge Turns 40 with a Book and a Bash

SPOTLIGHT BY Karleen Chinen Bamboo Ridge Press, Hawai‘i’s go-to publisher for local literature, is celebrating its Big 4-0 with the release of a new volume of poetry, prose and art — and a birthday bash. First, the party. The “Not Pau Yet Party” will be held Saturday, Oct. 20, from 5 to 9 p.m. in....

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