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May 21, 2021 Columnists

OKAGE SAMA DE – PAYING ALOHA FORWARD

College Scholarships Plant Seeds of Greatness Special to The Hawai‘i Herald Editor’s note: In January 1946, Hui Makaala was formed when members united to work for the Okinawan community (huimakaala.org). Unusual for an Okinawan organization of...

Dad’s Three Cats

Dad's Three Cats by Gwen Muranaka

In Our Community: KAIMUKÏ: OKUMURA BUILDING

Note: Two other businesses located in the Okumura Building that are not pictured here are:  Mottainai Hawaii (@mottainai_hawaii on Instagram), owned by Ann Harris Kedl who makes woven clothing, accessories and gifts; and Southpaw...
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Real Possibilities – AARP FIGHTS FOR BROADBAND BENEFITS

Making Affordable High-Speed Internet Accessible to All Americans Craig Gima Hawai‘i Herald Columnist From Zoom or Facebook video calls with family to online visits to your doctor, the internet has been a lifeline for küpuna during the...

Cover Story – A TALE OF TWO BEST FRIENDS

Memorial Day: Remembering Our Fallen Heroes Byrnes Yamashita Special to The Hawai‘i Herald What is Memorial Day and why do we commemorate it? Many people think of it as a long weekend that marks the start of...

Fashion History – JAPANESE BORO

Stacy Lee Special to The Hawai‘i Herald Arguably one of the few highlights of being stuck at home this past year was wearing boro boroz – sometimes even during work. After all, it’s mainly the face...

Bulletin Board – OKINAWAN UDUI IN HONOR OF BARBARA B. SMITH

WHO/WHAT: The East-West Center hosts the streaming event, “Okinawan Music & Dance in Honor of Barbara B. Smith,” to honor the prominent professor emerita of music who turned 100 last June and also the...
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PISTACHIO POWER! Wrapped in ivory shells, pistachio nuts, with their bright green color and sophisticated appeal, have been called “emerald gems.” A favorite snack with drinks, the pistachio’s rich flavor and aroma have earned it...

OBON EVENTS 411 – HOW TO OBON IN A PANDEMIC

We came, we saw, we (mostly) avoided the coronavirus. Or at least that’s what Hawai‘i’s innovative Buddhist temples, and other island organizations, did for obon season last summer. A little over a year after...

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