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Estate Planning Insights – International Estate Planning

Ethan R. Okura Hawai‘i Herald Columnist The world today is increasingly interconnected. Global travel is commonplace these days, as is moving to another country for work or other opportunities. International marriages are also more commonplace. So, what do these facts have to do with estate planning? See more articles by Ethan by visiting https://okuralaw.com/blog/
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8*0*8

8*0*8 By Dennis Fujitake
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Estate Planning Insights – Tax Filings, Payments, and Other Considerations

ESTATE PLANNING INSIGHTS By Ethan R. Okura The Hawai‘i state Legislature recently passed two bills that will affect our elderly population and their health care. One was Senate Bill 534, the Kupuna Caregivers Act; the other was House Bill 1396, Relating to Community Care Foster Family Homes. Gov. David Ige signed both bills into law.....
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Your Social Security – WHEN SHOULD YOU START RECEIVING BENEFITS?

Jane Burigsay Courtesy: Social Security Administration We’re often asked, “What’s the best age to start receiving retirement benefits?” There is no single answer for everyone. The most important thing is to make an informed decision about...
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Historical Fiction – “Picture Bride, A Family Saga”

HISTORICAL FICTION BY Michael G. Malaghan Chapter 146 Sachiko quickly fell into a set routine. From her first day, she washed the breakfast and dinner dishes without being asked. She presented herself in the kitchen every afternoon, eager to peel potatoes, wash the green beans or shuck the cornhusks. She enjoyed learning how to cook....
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CULTURE 4KIDS! By Carolyn Kubota Morinishi and Marian Kurasaki Kubota To learn how you can create this issue’s craft or featured activity, please click below to subscribe to our online subscription or complete and submit a form here to subscribe to our print edition.

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Community Focus – Daiso Opens in Hawaii

Daiso, the popular Japanese value store, opened its first Hawai‘i store on Dec. 12 at the Pearl City Shopping Center with a festive grand opening celebration, including taiko drumming by Kenny Endo and the Taiko Center of the Pacific. Daiso opened in the old Sanki location next to Ben Franklin. In Japan, Daiso is known....
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Real Possibilities – Disrupt Aging

REAL POSSIBILITIES BY Barbara Kim Stanton

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