Comic image of Shushin, April 7, 2017 Issue

Shushin

Bishop Ryokan Ara Tendai Mission of Hawaii Hajimekara jigoku ni Umarete kitato omoeba Shiku mo hakkumo Raku no tane From the beginning if you know that you were born in hell, the four sufferings (of birth, of old age,...
Photo of the late U.S. Sen. Daniel Kahikina Akaka

Dialogue – Aloha ‘Oe, Sen. Akaka

DIALOGUE BY Karleen Chinen Hawai‘i is mourning the passing of a man who lived aloha all his life, the type of person our society produces too few of these days. I’m writing, of course, about retired U.S. Sen. Daniel Kahikina Akaka, who passed away on April 6 at the age of 93. We may not....

Growing Bittermelon

By H. Dale Sato Some people love it; others can’t bear the taste of it, despite its health benefits. I’m talking about bitter melon — the green vegetable Okinawans refer to as göyä. In Japanese, bitter...
Colbert Matsumoto (seated, fourth from left) and Consul General of Japan Koichi Ito hold Matsumoto’s Imperial Decoration certificate. Also seated in the front row (from left): Irene Hirano Inouye, former Gov. George Ariyoshi, Ito, Matsumoto, wife Gail Matsumoto and mother Matsuko Matsumoto. Standing behind are Colbert Matsumoto’s other family members and friends. (Photo courtesy Japanese Consulate)

Spotlight – Colbert Matsumoto Receives Imperial Decoration

Colbert Masayuki Matsumoto was conferred The Order of the Rising Sun, Gold Rays with Rosette, by the Government of Japan in a ceremony at the Japanese Consulate on Dec. 21. The Imperial Decoration, which was presented at the Japanese Consulate by Consul General of Japan Koichi Ito, recognized Matsumoto’s work in strengthening ties between Hawai‘i,....

Shushin

Shushin by Bishop Ryokan Ara, Tendai Mission of Hawaii
Photo of Frances Kakugawa

Dear Frances – When the End Comes …

DEAR FRANCES By Frances H. Kakugawa Omoiyari . . . Think of others first and good karma will return to you. — Frances H. Kakugawa Dear Frances, I’m sure you will receive many responses to your last column. My mom also died when I had left the room briefly to make a phone call, and I....
Drawing featuring Dennis Fujitake as a comic

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8*0*8 By Dennis Fujitake
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