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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...

Art Review – “THE ALPHABET, NIGHTTIME AND CIGARETTE BUTTS”

Wayne Muromoto Commentary Special to The Hawai‘i Herald A Little Art Show on the Windward Side Now that the rules concerning the COVID-19 pandemic have become clearer and somewhat more relaxed, it might be a good time to take...

Literature – USING UCHINÄGUCHI

Lee A. Tonouchi Special to The Hawai‘i Herald Ashley Nakanishi Uses Her Language in Okinawan American Literature I stay talking story with Ashley Nakanishi, 29, author of da new young-adult novel “The Last Sakura: Tales of the Yuta”...
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Mind-Body Wellness – MARCH SHOWERS BRING APRIL FLOWERS

Dr. Chad Sato Hawai‘i Herald Columnist Normally at this time of year we’d be moving into flu season. But this year it seems as if influenza has been MIA (missing in action). Did COVID-19 bully the...

Ryan’s Table – UKNOWN BLOODLINES

Ryan Tatsumoto Hawai‘i Herald Columnist I regret not taking more time to chat with my ojïchan. He was the only member of his immigrant family to remain in Hawai‘i. Later my interest in my families’ history grew....
Historical Fiction by Michael G. Malaghan

Historical Fiction – “A Question of Loyalty”

Mike Malaghan Special to The Hawai‘i Herald Editor’s note: “A Question of Loyalty” is the second historical novel in Mike Malaghan’s trilogy on the Japanese American experience in Hawai‘i. Prior to “A Question of Loyalty”, the...
Rev. Paul Osumi

Today’s Thought

by Rev. Paul S. Osumi Reprinted with permission SAYING “NO” The two-letter word “NO” has to be said often to keep our life sane and simple. Some people cannot utter this little word and keep on accepting...

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