“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...
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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“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...

“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...
Photo of book "Campaign Hawaii"

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...
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....

“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 cover titled 'Japanese Inn' by Oliver Statler

Book Review – A Visit to the “Japanese Inn”

Alan Suemori Special to The Hawai‘i Herald “Once again I am driving southwest on the great Tokaidö Road that runs between Tökyö, the present capital of Japan, and Kyöto, the ancient capital . . . I am headed for the dream-haunted calm of the old inn called Minaguchi-ya.” And so begins Oliver Statler’s classic recreation....
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....
Book Cover, titled 'The Three-Year Swim Club' by Julie Checkoway

HoMA Book Club: “The Three-year Swim Club”

WHO/WHAT: The Honolulu Museum of Art’s Book Club presents a discussion on Julie Checkoway’s “The Three-Year Swim Club,” the 1930s story about a group of Maui sugar plantation kids and Coach Soichi Sakamoto, the...

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