Mr. Big, Afro Samurai and sheep

A list of nearly 6,000 Japanese military personnel who passed away in U.S. custody during WWII has been discovered. What's an Afro Samurai? The answer: an animated adventure that represents both U.S. and Japanese pop...

Business – BUSINESS IS PERSONAL

Yamada Furniture Store Turns 92 This Year and has the Hilo Community to Thank Kristen Nemoto Jay It’s been 92 years since Yamada Furniture Store first opened its doors to its Big Island community yet the...

Business – KNOWLEDGE IS POWER

The First Cohort of Women Start a 10-week Finance and Networking Program Kristen Nemoto Jay Wednesday, Aug. 4, 2021, was the start of many great firsts for June Fernandez. As the founder and owner of employment...

Small Business – ISHIHARAYA: 100 YEARS OF PLANTATION-STYLE SENBEI

An Achievement for a Small Family Business in Waipahu Kristen Nemoto Jay Special to The Hawai‘i Herald On a humid October day in Waipahu, Ira Ishihara — owner of the Ishiharaya store — moves swiftly in between sections...

Wednesday bullets

For Japanese companies, it's important to invest in themselves - even in tough economic times. Big news for the Tule Lake Segregation Center. Here's a hint: it involves the words National Historic Monument. After school taiko...
Seki Machine Works on Mill Street in Wailuku, Maui. (Photos courtesy Tom Seki.)

Business – Seki Machine Works, A 60 Year Legacy

Keeping Old Nisei Values Relevant Jodie Chiemi Ching For the past 60 years, Seki Machine Works has serviced every industry in Maui County. “Name any industry,” challenged 55-year-old yonsei Tom Seki, and they’ve done it — including automotive, marine, medical, hotel, astronomy, heavy equipment, water, sewage and the highway. The metal fabrication and automotive shop....

A UH professor is remembered, fortune cookies and the Wii

Tad Nakamura's new film, "A Song For Ourselves," which is about the late University of Hawaii professor Chris Iijima, has people talking in San Francisco - with a little help from Patsy Mink too. One...
Eric and Lisa Inouye in a group photo with family members and friends.

Glenwood – Hirano Store Celebrates 100 Years!

From Issei Entrepreneur to Sansei Business Major, Hirano Store Has a Rich History Patsy Y. Iwasaki Special to The Hawai‘i Herald Buckets of rain had been falling in East Hawai‘i all week long and it looked like it was going to be another soggy and overcast day. But the gloomy weather couldn’t dampen the spirits....

Business – BUSINESS AS (UN)USUAL

The Sasakis — Entrepreneurs Who Nurture Hawai‘i’s Creative Community Nick Kurosawa Special to The Hawai‘i Herald How do we break the stereotype of “the starving artist” here in Hawai‘i? With the high cost of living in Honolulu,...

Marriages, Japantown, and a charter school

Livonia, Mich. is ready to open a Japanese American charter school in September. Asian Americans are enlisting in the U.S. army at a "remarkable rate." The Japanese government awards businessman Junki Yoshida with its Foreign Minister’s...

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