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January 17, 2020 Columnists

Flyer for Shinnenkai 2020 at Natsunoya Tea House on Sunday, January 26, 2020

Bulletin Board – MIS Veterans Education Society of Hawaii Shinnen Enkai

WHO/WHAT: The MIS Veterans Education Society of Hawaii will hold its annual shinnen enkai (New Year’s luncheon). The program will include the installation of the organization’s 2020 officers and board members, entertainment and a...
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Estate Planning Insights – Estate Planning Update for 2020

Ethan R. Okura Hawai‘i Herald Columnist Happy New Year! The start of a new year often brings changes in state and federal laws that could affect your estate and Medicaid planning. The following is the 2020 update of important numbers to be aware of as you go about your planning. • How much money and property....
Drawing featuring Dennis Fujitake as a comic


8•0•8 By Dennis Fujitake
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Spotlight – Obun Hawaii Joins Hawaii Hochi, Ltd.

Karleen C. Chinen With the arrival of the new year came the announcement that Hawaii Hochi, Ltd., the parent company of The Hawai‘i Herald and its Japanese-language sister publication, the Hawaii Hochi, had acquired Obun Hawaii, a full-service commercial printing company that had been owned by aio. The announcement was made jointly by Hawaii Hochi,....
Comic Shushin, January 17, 2020 Issue


Bishop Ryokan Ara Tendai Mission of Hawaii Hito to hito tono kankei wa haguruma da. Kochira mo awasenai to mawaranai yo. A person to person relationship is like a gear, you will have to come together for it to work.
Gosei Kacie Yamamoto with her sansei grandmother, Doreen Yamamoto. (Photo courtesy Kacie Yamamoto)

Dialogue – What Kacie Taught Me

Karleen C. Chinen Commentary Happy New Year! I hope your 2020 is off to a good start. When I looked ahead to 2020 early last year, the only major event that registered was this summer’s Tökyö Olympics. That didn’t last very long, however, as I soon realized that 2020 also marks the start of a....
Storyteller Alton Takiyama-Chung

Bulletin Board – 100th Infantry Battalion Shinnen Enkai

WHO/WHAT: The 100th Infantry Battalion Veterans’ New Years celebration will feature storyteller Alton Takiyama-Chung.  He will perform selections from his pieces “Heroes” and “Spark Matsunaga: Warrior Poet.” WHEN/WHERE: Saturday, Jan. 18, 1-3 p.m. at...
Colin’s big purchase of the day: Ichigo daifuku that cost ¥280 ($2.60).

My Hawaii – Celebrating the Holidays in Okinawa

Colin Sewake Hawai‘i Herald Columnist “Okinawa is such a beautiful place, not just the ocean and scenery and culture, but the people. I’ve been treated well and taken care of by many people here in what has become ‘My Hawai‘i.’” — Colin Sewake ’TWAS THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS IN NAGAHAMA, YOMITAN Every year, I look....

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