Featured Story – DIGITIZING DELICIOUSNESS

Hasegawa Honors Community “Aunties” by Reviving Old Hawai‘i Cookbooks Ida Yoshinaga Republished with permission Zentoku Foundation (zentokufoundation.org) Itadakimasu! (We heartily receive this meal!) The nishime demonstration is done, as Hasegawa is poised to start “grinding.” Jennifer Hasegawa seems an...

In Our Community – Mochitsuki Events Throughout O‘ahu

Days leading up to New Year’s Eve, a familiar Japanese tradition took place in many local backyards: the art of mochitsuki, the pounding of mochi rice to make mochi. Family’s and friends gathered in...

Featured Story – A JAPANESE TOY STORY

Stacy Lee Special to The Hawai‘i Herald Overall, our sources of entertainment have adapted to the COVID-19 pandemic situation. Food being a great source of comfort coupled with binge-watching movies and TV shows on Netflix, Disney+,...
Animegao kigurumi — a type of cosplay that involves a person wearing a mask and costume to represent various anime characters.

Japanese History – A LOOK BEHIND THE MASKS OF JAPAN

Stacy Lee Special to The Hawai‘i Herald N95s, KN95s, KF94s, 3-ply-surgical, cotton masks; bandanas and face shields. Been there, done that. Still doing it.  We have been inundated with masks during the past year and a half. For Americans,...

Travel – HAMAMATSU: THE HEART OF SHIZUOKA PREFECTURE

Lois Kajiwara Special to The Hawai‘i Herald Editor’s Note: Due to COVID-19 pandemic protocols, it’s probably safe to say travelling right now is not the best idea. However, Japan is a favorite destination for many of...

2021 Okinawan Festival – WHAT A FEAST!

Get Your Stomachs Ready For the 2nd Annual Okinawan FEASTival In celebration of all things Okinawan, the Okinawan Festival will team up with the Okinawan FEASTival to create all of the delicious foods that many...

2021 Virtual Okinawan Festival – MUSIC, DANCE, FEAST AND MORE!

For the second year in a row, the Okinawan Festival will be brought to you from the comfort of your own home on Saturday, Sept. 4 and Sunday, Sept. 5 from 2-5 p.m. Free...

Cultural Identity – “WE ARE ALL CONNECTED UNDER THE SAME MOON”

Sansei Scholar Wesley Ueunten on What it Means to be Okinawan Ida Yoshinaga Researching Uchinanchu Within the Global Community Wesley Ueunten (上運天巌), an accomplished professor of Asian American studies at San Francisco State University, spent his pandemic...

Music Culture – ALOHA GOT SOUL: THE FUNKY SIDE OF PARADISE

  Nick Kurosawa Commentary When the two words Hawai‘i and music come together, the images in your mind might look like a romantic cliché — the palm trees swaying, the hula dancer and her hips, the vowel-heavy...
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Summer reading – EDITOR’S PICKS

Jodie Chiemi Ching This summer, why not treat yourself to reading a variety of Asian American literary and nonfiction books? Even though Asian American and Pacific Islander heritage month ended in May, you can hold...

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