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Filmmaking In Hawai’i – “EVERY DAY IN KAIMUKĪ” – A SUCCESS AT SUNDANCE

Alika Tengan Makes Movies He Enjoys Lee A. Tonouchi Special to The Hawai‘i Herald Alika Tengan, 2006-Castle-High-School grad, stay da director and co-writer behind one movie das getting crazy buzz. Earlier dis year his first feature length...
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COMMUNITY FOCUS

“GIRLS BE AMBITIOUS” INITIATIVE On Tuesday, March 8, in conjunction with International Women’s Day, the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology (OIST) and the US based OIST Foundation, launched an initiative called “Girls Be Ambitious”...
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...

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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Bulletin Board – HJCC: BUILDING BRIDGES

WHO/WHAT: The Honolulu Japanese Chamber of Commerce and the Japan Business Relations Committee will offer a free Zoom webinar that features cross-cultural consultant Rochelle Kopp who will share what Japanese customers are looking for...
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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...
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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...

SHUSHIN

Sono ki ni nareba Kimi wo hitsuyō to shiteiru Shigoto wa kanarazu arimasu. If you set your heart in the job, there will always be a job. – Bishop Ryokan Ara Tendai Mission of Hawaii

Japanese Culture – HOW TO FEEL LIKE YOU’RE IN JAPAN IN HAWAI‘I

Stacy Lee Special to The Hawai‘i Herald It’s definitely a no-brainer. Like many Japanophiles, foodies, whiskey aficionados, manga fans, onsen lovers, cosplay enthusiasts or people who just can’t get enough of Japan, I am so there!...
Rev. Paul Osumi

Today’s Thought

by Rev. Paul S. Osumi Reprinted with permission WHAT IS SUCCESS? What is success? To some, the accumulation of money will mean success. Others, success will mean bringing up good, happy and healthy children. To still others,...

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