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69th Cherry Blossom Festival: IN A TOUGH YEAR, HOPE (KIBOU) FOR NIKKEI WOMEN

Ida Yoshinaga Participants Enjoy a Socially Distanced 69th Cherry Blossom Festival On Saturday, Apr. 3, the 69th and arguably most unusual iteration of Honolulu Japanese Junior Chamber of Commerce’s Cherry Blossom Festival Ball was held at...

Mental Wellness – HAWAI‘I’S MENTAL-HEALTH ADVOCATES, PART TWO

Retired Army National Guard Member Supports Veterans Towards Mental Wellness Ida Yoshinaga Continued from Part 1 in the Feb. 19, 2021, issue. Thinking of Those at Risk for Work-Related Trauma Dec. 4, 2019: I am hiding alongside my...

Spotlight: WELCOME JAMIE HIRANO

Jodie Chiemi Ching Sixteen-year-old Jamie Hirano is on board as The Hawai‘i Herald’s newest intern. The junior at James B. Castle High School has her target goal clear in sight – attend New York University...
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COMMUNITY FOCUS

HUOA, CPB FOUNDATION AND SUN NOODLE FEED COMMUNITY Under a rainbow in Waipi‘o, 10,560 servings of noodles were distributed in the Hawaii Okinawan Center’s parking lot. On Sunday, Feb. 21, the Central Pacific Bank Foundation, Sun...

In Our Community: NUI MONO AND TEMARI HAWAI‘I

Photos by Jodie Chiemi Ching To learn more about Nui Mono and Temari, visit their websites facebook.com/NUIMONO.HAWAII/ and temarihawaii.org.

Queen Interview – 2020-2021: THE YEAR OF COMMUNITY CONTRIBUTIONS

Ida Yoshinaga Cherry Blossom Queen Jewel Mahoe and Her Court Give Back in a Pandemic Year After an unpredictable year, where many Cherry Blossom Festival conventions had to be rethought due to COVID-19, exiting Queen and...

Queen Contestants – 69th Cherry Blossom Festival

SHELLY TERUKO IMAMURA High School: Castle High School College/Degree: University of Hawai‘i at Mänoa, Bachelor of Business Administration in Human Resource Management Occupation: Human resources specialist Hobbies: Traveling, hiking and eating food How do you incorporate kibou (hope) into...

Kupuna Care – FALL PREVENTION INSIDE AND OUTSIDE THE HOME

Kevin Y. Kawamoto Special to The Hawai‘i Herald The Japanese have a saying: “Nana korobi, ya oki – Fall down seven times, rise up eight.” In other words, no matter how many times you fail to...

Honoring the Legacy – DR. SATORU IZUTSU – HEALTH CARE PIONEER

Melvin Inamasu and Violet Harada Courtesy: Japanese Cultural Center of Hawai‘i Editor’s note: This bimonthly series, “Honoring the Legacy,” is a partnership between The Hawai‘i Herald and the Japanese Cultural Center of Hawai‘i. It celebrates the...

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