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September 2, 2022 Columnists

Skyline of Manhattan with smoke billowing from the Twin Towers following the 9/11 terrorist attack on the World Trade Center. (Photo retrieved from the Library of Congress)

Commemoration – NEVER FORGET

Lynn Heirakuji Special to The Hawai‘i Herald Writer’s Note: The Hawai‘i Herald Editor, Kristen Nemoto Jay, asked me to write an article about 9/11 because she knew that I had been in Washington, D.C., on that...
“Bridge to the Sun.” (Photo courtesy of Bruce Henderson)

Book Review: MIS SOLDIERS:

Epic saga of courage, heroism, patriotism Gregg K. Kakesako Special to the Hawai‘i Herald On Easter Sunday morning April 1, 1945, Hawai‘i-born Nisei intelligence analyst Takejiro Higa stared across the cobalt sea from the deck of a...
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Sidebar – The main characters in “Bridge to the Sun:” 

Takejiro Higa, born 1923 in Waipahu. He was sent to Okinawa at age two and returned to Hawai‘i at age 16 to avoid being drafted into the Japanese Army and attended Farrington High School....
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Sidebar – OTHER NEW VETERAN BOOKS TO READ THIS YEAR

This spring also brought the publication of a children’s book featuring a 100th Battalion soldier, Kenny Higashi, who was raised on a farm in South Dakota. But after Pearl Harbor when west coast residents...

Dispatches From Japan – THE SQUID GAMES (JULY AND AUGUST 2021)

Kalani M. Fujiwara Commentary Special to The Hawai‘i Herald The Tökyö 2020 Olympics, held in the months of July and August 2021, was considered a huge success from the rest of the world. But for those of...

Ryan’s Table – NOT JUST FOR TORTILLA CHIPS

Ryan Tatsumoto Hawai‘i Herald Columnist Along time ago in a galaxy far, far away – actually, it was in the same galaxy but, for real, it was a long time ago – when I entered adulthood,...
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Mind-Body Wellness – Nature is Key

Dr. Chad Sato Hawai‘i Herald Columnist
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...
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Bulletin Board – HUOA AUTUMN MATSURI

  WHO/WHAT: Grab your happi coats, kimono and eisa outfits and dance to taiko and shanshin music as the Hawaii United Okinawa Association closes the Obon season with its annual Autumn Okinawa Dance Matsuri. The...
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Bulletin Board – DIAMOND HEAD THEATRE: ANYTHING GOES

WHO/WHAT: Dubbed Hawai‘i’s “Broadway of the Pacific,” Diamond Head Theatre has been entertaining for over a century. The hit Broadway musical “Anything Goes,” will be the theater’s last play in the historic old Fort...

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