Book cover, titled 'Leading with Aloha, From the Pineapple Fields to the Principal's Office' by Jan Iwase

Book Review: “Leading with Aloha” Redefines Leadership

Jodie Chiemi Ching Jan Iwase’s memoir “Leading with Aloha: From the Pineapple Fields to the Principal’s Office” came into my hands at the perfect time. With just two months of editorship at The Hawai‘i Herald under my belt, I still feel like I am learning to walk. Nostalgic, comforting and practical, “Leading with Aloha” was....
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Sidebar: HUOA: Irei no Hi in Hawai‘i Set for June 22

The Hawaii United Okinawa Association will livestream a commemoration of Irei no Hi, or Okinawa’s Memorial Day, on Monday, June 22, on its Facebook page and YouTube channel from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
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Community Focus – Buy Local Via Food-A-Go-Go Farms

“Support local farmers!” is the current digital war cry of Hawai‘i Agricultural Foundation executive director Denise Yamaguchi, the longtime non-profit leader, spouse of notable restauranteur Roy and one-time Daniel K. Inouye mentee. Yamaguchi’s HAF-sponsored Food-A-Go-Go website now sports a database of farms and fishing firms; beef, pork, dairy and egg producers; and healthy-food growers or....
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Community Focus – JASH Virtual Programs and Resources

During the coronavirus lockdown, the Japan- America Society of Hawai‘i staff — in lieu of hosting JASH’s many “face-to-face” events — curated a webpage of high-quality online resources for community members in quarantine who wish to home-school their tweens or teens about Japanese customs, or who simply seek spiritual relief from the stressful pandemic era....
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Community Focus – Takitanis Give $218,000 to College-Bound, High-School Students

The Mamoru and Aiko Takitani Foundation, named after the issei businessman from Yamaguchi and his wife – who met and wed on Maui then together co-founded Hawaiian Host chocolates in Kaimukī – donated funds to 59 college-bound students across Hawai‘i, for a total of $218,000 in scholarships. The latest wave of Takitani Foundation moneys, allocated....
Three-year-old Landon Fox writing letters to his preschool friends. (Photo by Catherine Toth Fox)

Social Media – Stay-at-Home Activities

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Fourth graders from Ala Wai Elementary School show off their “Aloha Journals” with their teacher, Lori Kwee (back center), Principal Michelle DeBusca (back left) and Danny Kim (far right). (Photos courtesy of Danny Kim)

Mindfulness – Aloha Everyday

Danny Kim’s Aloha Journal: A Daily Practice in Gratitude Kristen Nemoto Jay Special to The Hawai‘i Herald It’s the beginning of April, two weeks since the start of stay-at-home initiatives for Hawai‘i and most of the world, yet Danny Kim — founder and creator of the “Aloha Journal” — has been keeping busy. Other than writing....
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Bulletin Board – Go for Broke Monument’s 1srt Streamed Anniversary Celebration

WHO/WHAT: The Go For Broke National Education Center will hold the 21st anniversary of its Go For Broke Monument via streaming services. The moving ceremony features keynote Kisa Ito, granddaughter of 442nd RCT veteran...
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Bulletin Board – Cherry Blossom Festival Virtual Silent Auction

WHO/WHAT: The 68th Annual Cherry Blossom Festival will hold a Silent Auction online. In June, the CBF’s sponsor, the Honolulu Japanese Junior Chamber of Commerce, will select the CBF court in a closed event...
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Bulletin Board – Maui Hazardous Household Waste Collection

WHO/WHAT: The Maui County Dept. of Environmental Management will collect household hazardous waste items from Maui residents (homes only, not firms), including: aerosols, antifreeze, car batteries, household batteries, fire extinguishers, fluorescent bulbs and tubes,...

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