Photo of New Sergeant-at-Arms, Rod Tanonaka

Community Focus – Herald Salutes

Rod S. Tanonaka has been named Sergeant-at-Arms for the state House of Representatives. Tanonaka previously served as chief of staff for the late U.S. Rep. K. Mark Takai and prior to that, held the same post for U.S. Rep. Colleen Hanabusa during her first term in Congress. Tanonaka succeeds Kevin Kuroda, who retired last year....
The 2017 Chrysanthemum Festival Court and their escorts: Princess Kristi Echiverri and Kawika Fernandez, Princess Jaelynn Nobriga and Logan Cabanilla-Aricayos, Queen Paige Maki Nagahama and Kai Iinuma Nakaaki, Princess Makaylen Tadeo and John Williamson, and Princess Sokha Furumoto and Caleb Perreira. (Photo by Nagamine Photo Studio)

Community Focus – 2017 Chrysanthemum Festival Queen Crowded

Paige Maki Nagahama was crowned queen of the 65th Chrysanthemum Festival, which was held Dec. 2 at the Velma McWayne Santos Community Center in Wailuku, Maui. The annual fundraising event is sponsored by Maui’s Sons and Daughters of the Nisei Veterans and co-sponsored by the County of Maui. Nagahama, 17, of Wailuku, is the daughter....

Judo Junior National Championships Held In Hawaii

Over a thousand judo-ka (judo practitioners) from around the state, the U.S. mainland, Canada, Tahiti, Singapore and Japan were in Hawai‘i during the July 4th weekend to participate in the Fifth Annual Grassroots Judo...
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Community Focus – Taishöji Sötö Zen Temple Celebrates Centennial

Taishöji Sötö Mission celebrated the 100th anniversary of its founding with a commemorative service and luncheon on Oct. 16. The theme of the celebration was “Ho-on,” or “Sweet Memories with Gratitude,” to express the...
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Hawaii Island AJA Veterans Association Offering 2018-19 Scholarships

The Hawaii Island AJA Veterans Association is offering up to two $1,000 scholarships to graduating seniors who plan to enroll as a full-time student at an accredited college or university for the 2018-19 academic year. The applicant must be a senior at any Hawai‘i Island public or private high school.
Izumo Taishakyo Mission of Hawaii members take a group photo in front of the shrine.

Community Focus – Izumo Taishakyo Holds 112th Anniversary Omatsuri

Izumo Taishakyo Mission of Hawai‘i members, supporters and invited guests gathered at the Shintö shrine in Chinatown on Oct. 7 for the 112th annual Omatsuri Festival. The omatsuri service began with a procession of the priests. Representatives of the various community organizations and guests were invited to offer tamagushi (sacred branches) to the gods to....

Congresswoman Patsy Mink Awarded President Medal Of Freedom

The late Congresswoman Patsy Takemoto Mink, who coauthored and championed the landmark Title IX legislation, was posthumously awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Barack Obama. Wendy Mink accepted the medal on her...

Japanese Consulate Honors Japanese Media

Hawaii Hochi and The Hawai‘i Herald, represented by Hawaii Hochi, Ltd. president Keiichi Tagata, were among three media organizations recognized by Consul General of Japan Toyoei Shigeeda on Dec. 17. Also honored were Hawaii...
Island Insurance Foundation president Tyler Tokioka and state Department of Education Superintendent Christina Kishimoto (far right) congratulate 2018 Masayuki Tokioka Excellence in School Leadership Award recipient Corinne Yogi. (Photo courtesy DOE)

Herald Salutes

Kipapa Elementary School principal Corinne Yogi received the 14th annual Masayuki Tokioka Excellence in School Leadership Award from the Island Insurance Foundation. Yogi was presented the $25,000 award at the annual Public Schools of Hawai‘i Foundation banquet at the Sheraton Waikiki Hotel on April 19. The award is named in honor of Island Insurance Company,....

Hakuoh University Handbell Choir Celebrates 24th Hawaii Visit

The Hakuoh University Handbell Choir from Oyama City in Japan’s Tochigi Prefecture presented its 24th concert series in Honolulu last month. The 12 students, plus a violinist and a pianist, shared their talent with...

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