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Generation Gap

GENERATION GAP by Jon J. Murakami
Book Cover titled 'Bamboo Ridge' Celebrating 40 Years

Spotlight – Bamboo Ridge Turns 40 with a Book and a Bash

SPOTLIGHT BY Karleen Chinen Bamboo Ridge Press, Hawai‘i’s go-to publisher for local literature, is celebrating its Big 4-0 with the release of a new volume of poetry, prose and art — and a birthday bash. First, the party. The “Not Pau Yet Party” will be held Saturday, Oct. 20, from 5 to 9 p.m. in....
Historical Fiction by Michael G. Malaghan

Historical Fiction – “Picture Bride, A Family Saga”

HISTORICAL FICTION By Michael G. Malaghan Chapter 110 Mö‘ili‘ili, May 26, 1924 “Quiet!” hissed one of the boys. “They’re starting to vote.” A hush settled over the Takayama living room. Twenty-three of Taka’s fellow Nisei students from McKinley High School had gathered around the breakfast table, where a new Crosley radio was broadcasting the proceedings.....

Dialogue – Deishi No Tame Ni

DIALOGUE By Karleen Chinen Commentary Most of us are familiar with the Japanese phrase, “Kodomo no tame ni,” meaning “for the sake of our/the children.” It usually refers to generational sacrifice: The Issei endured backbreaking labor in Hawai‘i’s sugar plantations and pineapple fields so they could give their American-born Nisei children a better life. The....
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Shushin

Bishop Ryokan Ara Tendai Mission of Hawaii Tasukete moratte bakari iruto Tasukaranaiyo If you are always asking for help, you will not be saved.
Drawing featuring Dennis Fujitake as a comic

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8•0•8 By Dennis Fujitake
“Smokin’ Oysters” on the half shell.

Ryan’s Table – Still-Great Regional Cuisine

RYAN'S TABLE BY Ryan Tatsumoto The local food movement known as Hawaii Regional Cuisine started almost 30 years ago. Some of its principals are just as well-known today as they were back in the day. For example, if you told a colleague that you planned on sampling the cuisine of a chef named Roy, nearly....
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Dear Frances – Insights for the Coming Holidays

DEAR FRANCES By Frances H. Kakugawa I returned from my speaking engagements on the East Coast and found these insightful letters and emails waiting for me. Dear Frances, Your poem, “Tick Tock,” in the October issue, hit a nerve. When my father was in the nursing home, I asked him if my aunt and uncle....
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“Rescuing the Lost Battalion – the Story Behind the ‘Heroes'” on PBS Hawaii

PBS Hawai‘i will screen “Rescuing the Lost Battalion — The Story Behind the ‘Heroes,’” an NHK documentary on the World War II rescue of the Texas “Lost Battalion” by AJA soldiers of the 100th...
Drawing featuring Dennis Fujitake as a comic

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8•0•8 By Dennis Fujitake

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