Estate Planning Insights – WHAT IS AN A-B TRUST?

Ethan R. Okura Hawai‘i Herald Columnist For most couples who do not have trusts, if one dies, everything goes to the spouse. If a married couple has more than $5.49 million in assets (including life-insurance death...

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GENERATION GAP by Jon J. Murakami

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8•0•8 by Dennis Fujitake

Dad’s Three Cats

Dad's Three Cats by Gwen Muranaka

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Seowasareta to omoeba, nimotsu wa omoku naru. Seowasete itadaita to omoeba, kansha ni naru. If you think you are burdened with something, it becomes heavy. If you think carrying something is a privilege, it becomes something of gratitude. – Bishop Ryokan Ara Tendai Mission of...
My Hawaii = Colin Sewake

My Hawaii – WELCOME BACK COLIN! WHERE WERE YOU?

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...
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Your Social Security – Social Security Benefits Increase in 2021

Jane Burigsay Courtesy: Social Security Administration Nearly 70 million Americans will see a 1.3% increase in their Social Security benefits and Supplemental Security Income payments in 2021. Federal benefit rates increase when the cost-of-living rises, as...
Ryan's Table = Zias Porchetta

Ryan’s Table – 2021– NEW YEAR, SAME PANDEMIC

Ryan Tatsumoto Hawai‘i Herald Columnist Shinnen akemashite omedetö gozaimasu (Happy New Year)! Of course, though the year has changed numerically, we’re still in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic which requires face masks, eye protection (at...
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Mind-Body Wellness – RESOLUTIONS ARE NOT JUST FOR THE NEW YEAR

Dr. Chad Sato Hawai‘i Herald Columnist What a year 2020 has been. Although the coronavirus has challenged and altered our lives, this year seems to have flown by. I have been hearing many express the desire...
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. In 2019, the Herald concluded chapter-by-chapter publication...

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