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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....
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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...
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....

“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...
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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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“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 – “Tadaima! I Am Home”

Gerald Kato Special to The Hawai‘i Herald When he was in his teens, Stephen Miwa was puzzled by his mother’s cryptic remark: “The Miwas are unlucky.” She never explained what she meant, but her words haunted him for decades. After she died, he began exploring his family’s past in order to better understand the Miwas’....
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Dear Frances – Journeying Along a Steep Cliff

DEAR FRANCES By Frances H. Kakugawa Omoiyari . . . Think of others first and good karma will return to you. — Frances H. Kakugawa With each new year comes another birthday that moves us closer to the setting sun. I recently read a novel that defies all of our concerns about aging and dying.....
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Book Review – “Rainbows In Me: Values of Aloha”

Children’s Workbook Instills Values of Aloha Kevin Kawamoto Special to The Hawai‘i Herald Stephen Chinen’s workbook, “RAINBOWS in Me: Values of Aloha” could not have been released at a better time. Aimed at elementary school-aged children, the...
Book cover 'Tadaima! I Am Home, A Transnational Family History' by Tom Coffman

“Tadaima! I am Home” Book Signing

WHO/WHAT: Signing of “Tadaima! I Am Home: A Transnational Family History” by award-winning historian/documentarian/author Tom Coffman. This newly published book from University of Hawai‘i Press unearths the five-generation history of a family that migrated...

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