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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....
Historical Fiction by Michael G. Malaghan

“Picture Bride” — A Family Saga

A Family Saga by Michael G. Malaghan
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Dear Frances – How You Can Help From Afar

DEAR FRANCES By Frances H. Kakugawa Dear Readers, This column is especially for family members who describe themselves as “long-distance caregivers,” although I’m not sure a role like that even exists. A primary caregiver takes care of a loved one on a daily basis . . . period. Maybe family members who give support from....
Historical Fiction by Michael G. Malaghan

“Picture Bride” – A Family Saga

HISTORICAL FICTION By Michael G. Malaghan

Big, Bad Bugs . . . Paddy To Rice Bowl

Louis Wai Hawai‘i Herald Columnist Ugly bugs. What’s the ugliest bug you’ve ever seen? It’s summertime here in Okinawa and I’m seeing some of the ugliest — and strangest-looking — bugs ever. They don’t seem to...
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“An Evening in Waipio” Craft Fair

WHO/WHAT: The Hawaii United Okinawa Association hosts its annual evening craft fair featuring select vendors. WHEN/WHERE: Wednesday. Dec. 7, from 5:30-9 p.m. at Hawaii Okinawa Center, 94-587 Uke‘e St. in Waipio. Call 676-5400 or visit...
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Community Focus – Honolulu and Hokkaido Establish Sister State Ties

Hokkaidö Prefecture, Japan’s second-largest island, and the state of Hawai‘i are now sister-states. The signing of the sister-state relationship by Hawai‘i Gov. David Ige and Hokkaidö Gov. Harumi Takahashi was held May 8 at the Hawai‘i State Art Museum. According to the agreement, the two states will engage in business, cultural and educational exchanges that....
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“Hou On Sha Toku” – Grant Murata-Sensei’s Solo Recital

WHO/WHAT: Ryukyu Koten Afuso Ryu Ongaku Kenkyu Choichi Kai USA presents “Hou On Sha Toku,” Hawai‘i’s first uta-sanshin solo recital. Enjoy Ryukyu koten (classical) and minyo (folk) music by Murata-Sensei and friends. Special guest performers...
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8•0•8 By Dennis Fujitake

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