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Music Culture – NOEL OKIMOTO’S RHYTHMIC ROOTS

Nick Kurosawa Zentoku Foundation (zentokufoundation.org) Republished with permission The genre of jazz is usually associated with places like New Orleans or New York where musicians are steeped in the roots of the genre, but the authenticity of jazz...

Sansei Reflections – LYNNE KOBASHIGAWA WAIHE‘E

From Humble Beginnings to Washington Place Karen Shishido Special to The Hawai‘i Herald Oftentimes I find myself wondering, Whatever happened to so-and-so? And What is that person doing now? For example, my longtime friend and mentor Lynne...

Dispatches From Japan – THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC IN JAPAN

A Personal Journal From January to April 2021 Kalani M. Fujiwara Commentary Special to The Hawai‘i Herald As Japan and the world entered 2021, the COVID-19 pandemic was still relentless in the New Year. However, the eyes of...

70th Cherry Blossom Queen – NISHIJIMA: A QUEEN WITH A VISION

Bringing Chōwa to Our Community Jodie Chiemi Ching Before she was crowned the Honolulu Japanese Junior Chamer of Commerce's 70th Cherry Blossom Festival Queen on Saturday, March 19 at the Sheraton Waikiki, Shari Michiko Nishijima —...

Ryan’s Table – 7-ELEVEN REVISITED

Ryan Tatsumoto Hawai‘i Herald Columnist The last time I visited 7-Eleven was way back in the early 80s when I lived with Obächan in Waimänalo and it was mainly after spending long hours in the biochemistry...
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...

Mind Body Wellness – BOYS’ DAY TRIBUTE

Dr. Chad Sato Hawai‘i Herald Columnist By the time you read this article, we would have just celebrated Tango no Sekku, Boys’ Day on Thursday, May 5. However, back in 1948, the Japanese government decided to...
Rev. Paul Osumi

Today’s Thought

by Rev. Paul S. Osumi Reprinted with permission CHILD’S INTERDEPENDENCE One of the greatest moments in the life of every mother is to watch her son or daughter trudging off alone on the first day of school....

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