Culture and History – HAWAI‘I NIKKEI LEGACY EXHIBIT TOUR

Byrnes Yamashita Special to The Hawai‘i Herald   Building Bridges with Japan Hawai‘i is a popular travel destination for the Japanese who hopefully soon will be back to enjoy the Hawaiian islands. But once they get past...

Cover Story – FINANCE THROUGH “ALOHA, MAHALO, IMUA, PONO AND ‘OHANA”

Like His Ancestors, Stephen Kagawa Aims to Renovate a Broken Industry Ida Yoshinaga The Next Generation As he strives to leave his mark on the unpredictable, coronavirus-era business world, nikkei financial maven Stephen Kagawa treads firmly in...

History – HIROSHIGE’S “THE FIFTY-THREE STATIONS OF TÖKAIDÖ”

An Artist’s Portal to Old Japan Alan Suemori Special to The Hawai‘i Herald In August 1832, the remarkable ukiyoe artist Utagawa Hiroshige (1797-1858) set off on a journey on the Tökaidö Road that would change his life...

Hanamatsuri – IS SPRING IN YOUR HEART?

Bishop Eric Matsumoto Special to The Hawai‘i Herald The weather is warm, the breeze blows gently, the rain falls lightly and the flowers are blooming beautifully. Spring is such a beautiful time of year. Don’t you...
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Poetry – APRIL IS NATIONAL POETRY MONTH

Frances Kakugawa Special to The Hawai‘i Herald Sometimes, out of nowhere, someone will send a simple email or a handwritten letter, or will even follow me out after a lecture to remind me why we write...

Lead Story – KEEPING FAMILY TIES

Merton Chinen Special to The Hawai‘i Herald For some of us, an unexpected side effect of COVID-19 has been the increased importance of relationships. As the epidemic progressed, keeping in touch with loved ones has proven...

Mental Wellness – THE THINGS THAT WE DO NOT (WANT TO) SEE

Mental-Health Professionals’ Advice on Dealing with Difficult Family Dynamics of Depression, Isolation and Abuse Ida Yoshinaga As a child of a nisei man who had suffered from long-term depression, a mid-life existential crises that led to...

History – CHIUNE (SEMPO) SUGIHARA

The “Schindler” of Japan Ted Tsukiyama Reprinted with Permission The Hawai‘i Herald (Oct. 7, 1994) Millions of people who have viewed the epic movie “Schindler’s List” (Universal Pictures, 1993) have come away deeply moved and inspired by this...

120th Anniversary – KUAKINI MEDICAL CENTER CELEBRATES 120 YEARS

Honoring the Caring Spirit of Our “Many High Ancestors” Renelaine Pfister Special to The Hawai‘i Herald This year, the Kuakini Medical Center celebrates its 120th anniversary. With its name meaning “multitudinous; many high ancestors” in Hawaiian, the origin...

THE 1918 SPANISH FLU

The Japanese Community in Hawai‘i Was Hit Hard by a Pandemic Kevin Kawamoto Special to The Hawai‘i Herald Afull moon hovered over the Pacific Ocean as SS Siberia surged toward the Hawaiian Islands on December 23, 1912....

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