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Editor’s Note – 2020 TAUGHT US RESILIENCE, GRATITUDE AND ALOHA

Jodie Chiemi Ching HAPPY NEW YEAR! Let’s face it, 2020 was all hammajang! But that’s okay, because as a community we are feeling stronger, wiser and more grateful. Like many of you, I lost a...
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In Our Community

Photos by Wayne Shimbara DEC. 6: TOYS FOR TOTS DEC. 28: MOCHITSUKI AT NICHIREN MISSION OF HAWAII

In Our Community – RAINBOW DRIVE-IN TRICK-OR-TREAT

Kids Enjoy Treats From the HJJCC Cherry Blossom Court Members Photos by Wayne Shinbara
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HONOR, REFLECTION AND CONNECTION

Jodie Chiemi Ching This month, many events surrounding the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II were curtailed because of our state’s pandemic lockdown. The commemoration ceremony at Pearl Harbor on Sept. 2...

MAHALO VETERANS!

75th V-J Day Commemoration, Events, Stories and Resources Ida Yoshinaga To celebrate “Victory Over Japan” Day in the Pacific, World War II veteran of the 442nd Regimental Combat Team Terry T. Shima was featured in...

THREE BOOKS, ONE MESSAGE

Never Too Young to Learn Why We Should Always Strive for Peace Karleen Chinen Commentary Special to The Hawai‘i Herald This year, International Peace Day (Sept. 21) is being observed just a few weeks after the 75th anniversary...
From July 4 through July 12, the Moiliili Hongwanji Buddhist Temple illuminated lanterns to pay tribute to ancestors. (Photos by Wayne Shinbara)

Community: The Last Months Of Obon

As August approaches, so does the end of obon. This year, hot summer nights were not spent dancing around a yagura, eating a KC Waffle hotdog or cooling off with shave ice under the...
Jodie Ching is a Japanese and Okinawan American yonsei born in Torrance, California and raised on East O‘ahu. She graduated from Mid-Pacific Institute and has a bachelor’s degree in Japanese language and literature. Ching began writing for the Herald as a freelancer in 2014 and became its staff writer in 2018. With this issue she begins a new chapter as The Hawai‘i Herald’s editor.

Editor’s Note – GAMBARÖ! WE CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE!

Jodie Chiemi Ching When I read the news about the Honolulu Star-Advertiser giving notice to lay off 31 workers across all departments, I felt heartbroken and afraid. But, just a couple of days ago, on June 30, Pacific Business News senior editor, Janis L. Magin, reported that the Star-Advertiser and the Pacific Media Workers Guild,....

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