Maui Community – JAPANESE TEAHOUSE IN KEPANIWAI PARK GETS TLC

“It’s Our Kuleana,” Say Deron Furukawa, President, Japanese Cultural Society of Maui Kathy Collins Special to The Hawai‘i Herald The site of one of the bloodiest battles in Hawaiian history seems an unlikely location for celebrating birthdays...

Sports Culture – STEEL IS REAL

Japanese Fixed-Gear Bikes – Art, Sport and Tradition Nick Kurosawa Special to the Hawai‘i Herald Commentary Fixed-gear bicycles. A movement that has taken hold of the recent generations, providing two-wheeled travel that boasts a different view of the...

Cover Story – BRENNAN’S BILL

Twelve-Year-Old Brennan Yamaguchi Co-Creates Bill to Bring in Awareness of Epilepsy Renelaine Pfister Special to The Hawai‘i Herald When I was 12 years old growing up in the Philippines, I was reading “Sweet Valley Twins” and playing...

Sports – LENN SAKATA RETURNS TO HIS FIRST LOVE

After a Six-Year Retirement Asian American Baseball Pioneer Returns to Manage in the Minor League Scott Baba Special to The Hawai‘i Herald After six years in retirement, baseball veteran Lenn Sakata has returned to the sport to...

Community – SHARING ALOHA ONE FACE MASK AT A TIME

Honolulu Hiroshima Kenjin Kai Presents Face Masks to Hiroshima Prefectural and City Governments Wayne Miyao President of HHKK Special to The Hawai‘i Herald The Honolulu Hiroshima Kenjin Kai created face masks featuring their club’s logo for members, friends...

Cover Story – A TALE OF TWO BEST FRIENDS

Memorial Day: Remembering Our Fallen Heroes Byrnes Yamashita Special to The Hawai‘i Herald What is Memorial Day and why do we commemorate it? Many people think of it as a long weekend that marks the start of...

OBON EVENTS 411 – HOW TO OBON IN A PANDEMIC

We came, we saw, we (mostly) avoided the coronavirus. Or at least that’s what Hawai‘i’s innovative Buddhist temples, and other island organizations, did for obon season last summer. A little over a year after...

Cover Story – NISSHODO CELEBRATES ITS 1OOTH ANNIVERSARY

Colin Sewake Special to The Hawai‘i Herald Tucked away on the corner of Dillingham Boulevard and Kokea Street, Nisshodo Candy Store is a hidden treasure. Despite our familiarity with the area, Editor Jodie Ching and I...

Hanamatsuri – IS SPRING IN YOUR HEART?

Bishop Eric Matsumoto Special to The Hawai‘i Herald The weather is warm, the breeze blows gently, the rain falls lightly and the flowers are blooming beautifully. Spring is such a beautiful time of year. Don’t you...

Queen Interview – 2020-2021: THE YEAR OF COMMUNITY CONTRIBUTIONS

Ida Yoshinaga Cherry Blossom Queen Jewel Mahoe and Her Court Give Back in a Pandemic Year After an unpredictable year, where many Cherry Blossom Festival conventions had to be rethought due to COVID-19, exiting Queen and...

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