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July 2, 2021 Columnists

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...

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Nandemo iijanai desuka, sono michi de ichiban ni nareba. If you are number one, it really doesn't matter. – Bishop Ryokan Ara Tendai Mission of Hawaii

OBON EVENTS – 2022 BON DANCE SCHEDULE

For the past two years of COVID-19 uncertainty, Obon festivals were either canceled, virtual or of limited capacity, but this year marks the return of Obon season in Hawai‘i. At press time, the temples...

OBON EVENTS – OBON EVENTS AND CANCELLATIONS

Note: Though we included some temple updates below, generally, we have tried not to duplicate the information we already printed in this “Obon Events” section of the past three Herald issues. To confirm the...
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Dialogue – MAHALO MAUI COUNTY!

Jodie Chiemi Ching Commentary The eighth Maui County issue is about those islands’ history and relevance to new generations. In this issue, the Herald takes you to Moloka‘i, or the Friendly Island, with a cover story...
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8•0•8

8·0·8 By Dennis Fujitake
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Your Social Security – WHAT DID YOU EARN AT YOUR FIRST JOB?

Social Security Can Tell You Jane Burigsay Courtesy: Social Security Administration Ever wonder what you earned the year you worked your first job? Or perhaps any other year you worked? We can tell you. Your earnings history...

Book Review: “REMEMBERING OUR GRANDFATHERS’ EXILE”

Tom Coffman Special to The Hawai‘i Herald Commentary Gail Okawa begins her book — her story, her study — by saying she was born in a blackout during World War II. When she was a high-school student...
The building on the left is the Visitors' Quarters where visitors could spend the night. The Long House (right) was a pavilion where Hansen’s disease patients could visit with family. A chain-linked fence ran down the middle of the Long House to keep visitors and patients separated. (Photos by Gary Kagehiro)

Cover Story – KALAUPAPA

A Place of Contradiction and Contemplation Dan Nakasone Special to The Hawai‘i Herald Kalaupapa. A place of contradiction: stunning beauty and serenity, haunted by stories of deep sorrow. The worst and the best of humanity are portrayed...

Sports Culture – STEEL IS REAL

Japanese Fixed-Gear Bikes – Art, Sport and Tradition Nick Kurosawa Special to the Hawai‘i Herald Commentary Fixed-gear bicycles. A movement that has taken hold of the recent generations, providing two-wheeled travel that boasts a different view of the...

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