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April 1, 2022 Columnists

Movie Review – “TURNING RED”

Pixar’s New Movie Shares the Ups and Downs of the Teenage Years (and Being a Red Panda) Kristen Nemoto Jay Commentary, Special to The Hawai‘i Herald WARNING: SPOILER ALERT IN THIS REVIEW!  There are so many things to...


Ryan Tatsumoto Hawai‘i Herald Columnist As a child, about the only time seeds of the garden variety of the green fruit, Pisum sativum, graced the dining table of the Tatsumoto family was when Mom made her...
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Herald Salutes – KIRK KUROKAWA

Kirk Kurokawa, Maui-based painter, muralist and artist, has won the popular vote and the Gene & Ruth Freedman People’s Choice Award for the Schaefer Portrait Challenge 2022 for his portrait entitled “Uncle Masa” oil...

Mind-Body Wellness – RIP VAN WINKLE

Dr. Chad Sato Hawai‘i Herald Columnist When I was a child, due to my constant curiosity and what some would consider FOMO (fear of missing out) I resisted going to sleep. I remember when I was...
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Sidebar – “Every Day in Kaimukī” (2021), Directed by Alika Tengan

Naz (Naz Kawakami) seems to have an idyllic 20-something lifestyle – he deejays at KTUH College Radio, he is dating Sloane, a budding artist, and he skateboards with his skater bros in Kaimukī Park. But...

Dispatches From Japan – THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC IN JAPAN

A Personal Journal from July to December 2020 Kalani M. Fujiwara Commentary Special to The Hawai‘i Herald As Japan entered the first summer of the COVID-19 pandemic, there was a period after the first wave (March 2020 to...
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Jane Burigsay Courtesy: Social Security Administration F inancial Literacy Month is focused on educating people about the importance of planning for a secure financial future. Every April, we like to remind you that Social Security is a...


GENERATION GAP by Jon J. Murakami
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Bulletin Board – KUMU KAHUA: “WHO YOU AGAIN?”

WHO/WHAT: Kumu Kahua Theatre Presents  “Who You Again?” — a play written by Ryan Okinaka. A family struggles to care for their matriarch as dementia slowly steals her memories away. Her grandson’s method of...
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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...

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