Cover Story – MAUI TAIKO

George Furukawa Special to The Hawai‘i Herald Kay Fukumoto of Maui Taiko is the embodiment of a treasured legacy that continues to resonate today, despite the ravages of a global pandemic and the devastating loss of...

Cover Story – NOT JUST ANOTHER WAR STORY

Local filmmaker seeks support to complete AJA war film Eric Nemoto Special to The Hawai‘i Herald You can’t go to Bruyères, France, and not be affected by the reverence that the town people have for the 100th...

Cover Story – UPWARD BOUND

Alysa Tomasa Commentary After more than 20 years, WCC’s Upward Bound program will not be funded for the next five-year grant cycle, leaving potential first-generation college students without a place they call their second home. For...
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Earth Day – NEW SOLAR FARM ON HAWAI‘I ISLAND

George Furukawa Special to The Hawai‘i Herald The completion of a 1.2 MW solar farm and 500 kW battery storage system for the Mauna Loa Macadamia Nuts plant in Kea‘au on the Big Island is the...

Entertainment – COMEDY IS DANGEROUS, YOU COULD GET SLAPPED

Worse Than Losing Our Hair, We Are Losing Our Sense of Humor Ryan Matsumoto Commentary, Special to The Hawai‘i Herald The first time I got slapped was in the third grade when I called Shelly Hirayama “Smelly...
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HOLIDAY COOKING – OMG! THE “MOCHI MAGIC” COOKBOOK IS SUPER KAWAII!

Jodie Chiemi Ching Commentary “Mochi Magic” (Storey Publishing, 2020) is written by Kaori Becker, a cook who specializes in Japanese cuisine. Filled with beautiful photographs of 50 varieties of traditional and modern mochi recipes, this cookbook...
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Cover Story – WAHIAWÄ STRONG

Mom-and-Pop Shops Persevere Through the Pandemic Dan Nakasone Special to The Hawai‘i Herald Wahiawä Town is like an island within an island in central O‘ahu. It is bordered by the north and south forks of Kaukonahua Stream,...

Cover Story – CLUB GENJI, MAHALO FOR THE MEMORIES

Two Friends Talk About Good Times Spent at a Favorite Hangout for Honolulu Locals Karen Shishido and Grant Murata Commentary Special to The Hawai’i Herald Editor’s Note: On Sept. 16, Club Genji owners, Gaye Misemer and Keiko Yamashige,...

Cover Story – THE HAWAI’I HERALD IS 40!

Jodie Chiemi Ching Commentary Forty, 75, 100 and 120 are just a few milestone number of years being celebrated in the Hawai‘i AJA community this year. The Hawai‘i Herald is 40! And this year we also commemorated...

Remembering A People’s Minister

Karleen C. Chinen Commentary If the number of people who turned out to bid farewell to Honpa Hongwanji Mission of Hawaii’s 14th bishop was any indication, the Rev. Chikai Yosemori was a much-loved man. Yosemori, the...

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