Project Dana – A Rainbow Of Caring

Kevin Kawamoto Special to The Hawai‘i Herald Approximately 500 volunteer caregivers and supporters of Project Dana gathered at the Dole Cannery’s Pömaika‘i Ballrooms on Sept. 20 to celebrate the 25th anniversary of this widely respected and...
Cover photo of Duane Kurisu and Connie Mitchell holding a t-shirt that reads, "We Built It!"

Lead Story – Kahauiki Village: “We Built It!”

What Can Happen When the People Put Their Heads and Hearts Together Gregg K. Kakesako Special to The Hawai‘i Herald “We built it!” It took Hawai‘i businessman Duane Kurisu just six months and one day to develop Kahauiki Village — a public-private housing project that is fulfilling his dream “to build a community,” not just....

Cyrus Tamashiro Installed As UJSH President

Karleen C. Chinen Over 350 people turned out for the installation of the United Japanese Society of Hawaii’s 2015-16 officers and directors at the organization’s annual Installation and Recognition Banquet. The event was held June...

Sarah Kiyomi Kamida

Gwen Battad Ishikawa Every year, the Herald interviews the outgoing Cherry Blossom Festival queen as she prepares to pass on her crown to her successor. What are some of the changes that have taken place...

Chrysanthemum Festival Queen Crowned

Devynn-Leigh Kochi, 16, of Ha‘ikü was crowned queen of the 62nd Chrysanthemum Festival, which was held Dec. 6 at the Velma McWayne Santos Community Center in Wailuku, Maui. Kochi is a junior at King...

Hawaii Fujioka Kenjin Kai Welcomes New Year

The Hawaii Fukuoka Kenjin Kai held its annual general meeting and shinnenkai at the Japanese Cultural Center of Hawai‘i’s Manoa Grand Ballroom on Feb. 8. Highlights included the installation of president Fusayo “Fussy” Nagao and...

442nd Veterans Celebrate 73rd Anniversary

Close to 500 World War II Nisei veterans, their families and friends turned out for the 442nd Veterans Club’s 73rd anniversary banquet at the Pacific Beach Hotel on April 10. About 60 of the...

Honolulu Hiroshima Kenjin Kai Celebrates 60th

Karleen C. Chinen "According to the zodiac calendar, we have attained our kanreki (60th) year,” Honolulu Hiroshima Kenjin Kai president Wayne Miyao told the 110 kenjin kai members and guests who gathered at the Waialae...
Photo of the Cherry Blossom Festival Queen Contestants

Cherry Blossom Festival Queen Contestants (p. 1 of 4)

Jennifer Keiko Ezaki Parents: Bruce and Laura Ezaki High School: Our Redeemer Lutheran, 2009 College/Degree/Year: Biola University, bachelor’s degree in communication, 2013; University of Hawai‘i at Mänoa, post baccalaureate certification in special education, 2016. “What does kokoro mean to you?” “Kokoro is a reminder for me to remain present and connected in a constantly changing....

Okutsu ‘Ohana Visits Hilo’s Okutsu Home

Karleen C. Chinen It had been nearly eight years since Randy Okutsu had visited the Yukio Okutsu State Veterans Home, named in honor of his late father, World War II Medal of Honor recipient Yukio...

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