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Commentary – Honolulu’s “March For Our Lives”

Alan Suemori Commentary Special to The Hawai‘i Herald People from all walks of life gathered on that rainy Saturday morning, March 24, to bring attention to the killing sprees taking place on school campuses across the nation. Spurred on by the Feb. 14 tragedy at Florida’s Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, the Honolulu gathering attracted....
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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...

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...
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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...

Maui On Our Minds

With this “Maui Issue” of the Herald, we can now say with the pride of accomplishment that our neighbor island issues are back on track. In a few months, we will begin planning for...
Nisei veterans of the four World War II AJA units — the 100th Infantry Battaion, 442nd Regimental Combat Team, Military Intelligence Service and the 1399th Engineer Construction Battalion — gathered for a group photo at the “Fighting Two Wars: Japanese American Veterans Tribute” at the Hawaii Convention Center. The luncheon banquet was one of the events commemorating the 75th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor. (Photo by Terry Takaki)

Nisei Veterans’ Legacy – How Will We Remember Our Nisei Veterans?

Editor’s note: Earlier this year, outgoing MIS Veterans Club of Hawaii president George Arine asked me to be the speaker at the club’s New Year’s gathering at the Natsunoya Tea House. With an issue to send to press every other week, my initial thought was to politely decline. But as the days went by, giving....
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Dialogue – ALOHA!

Kristen Nemoto Jay Commentary For those that don’t know me already, my name is Kristen Nemoto Jay. I’m the new editor for The Hawai‘i Herald. I come from a small but profound list of amazing women...
JoAnn and Ross Shigeoka in front of their 30-year-old saimin stand

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,...
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Commentary – After 26 years …

Gwen Battad Ishikawa Six thousand, seven hundred and ninety-seven . . . give or take. That’s how many days I’ve worked at The Hawai‘i Herald and Hawaii Hochi, Ltd. On April 20, I bid farewell to the building that was my second home for 26 years and to my co-workers who had become my second....

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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