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...
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...

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...

Jared S. Higashi

Jared S. Higashi recently joined the Hawai‘i Lodging & Tourism Association as director of government and community affairs. Higashi will represent HLTA members and serve as a liaison with government and elected officials. He will...

Huoa Installs 2016 Officers And Honors “uchinanchu Of The Year”

Karleen C. Chinen Over 900 people packed the Albert T. and Wallace T. Teruya Pavilion at the Hawaii Okinawa Center on Jan. 16 for the installation of the Hawaii United Okinawa Association’s 2016 officers and...

MIS National Reunion To Highlight 2015 For MIS Veterans Club

MIS Veterans Club president Lawrence “Larry” Enomoto welcomed members and guests to the club’s Jan. 25 shinnenkai at the Pömaika‘i Ballroom at Dole Cannery. Enomoto is serving his second term as the club’s president....
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Mckinley Alumni Association Honors Three At Alumni Brunch

Neal S. Takamori (’64) and Glenn K. Muranaka (’67) will be inducted into the McKinley Alumni Association’s 2015 Hall of Honor at its annual almni luncheon on Saturday, Jan. 31. Also at the event,...
The Hawaii United Okinawa Association’s new Hawaii Okinawa Plaza. (Photo by Gregg Kakesako)

Community – HUOA Opens Hawaii Okinawa Plaza

Hawaii Okinawa Plaza to Serve as Revenue Stream for the Hawaii United Okinawa Association Gregg K. Kakesako Special to The Hawai‘i Herald The Hawaii United Okinawa Association is honoring its rich cultural heritage by ensuring that the organization will have a steady revenue stream to help keep Okinawan culture alive for generations to come. Their....
Eric and Lisa Inouye in a group photo with family members and friends.

Glenwood – Hirano Store Celebrates 100 Years!

From Issei Entrepreneur to Sansei Business Major, Hirano Store Has a Rich History Patsy Y. Iwasaki Special to The Hawai‘i Herald Buckets of rain had been falling in East Hawai‘i all week long and it looked like it was going to be another soggy and overcast day. But the gloomy weather couldn’t dampen the spirits....

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