Hiroaki Hara (left), originally from Okinawa and now studying at the University of Hawai‘i, shared his perspective with Emily and Kehaulani. They are students of Kathy Shigemura (right) who teaches media at Kalaheo High School. (Photos by Dan Nakasone)

Lead Story – History Can Give Us Hope

Kalaheo High School Students Make a Documentary About the Post-Battle of Okinawa Relief Effort Dan Nakasone Special to The Hawai‘i Herald “History can teach us to have hope,” said Kalaheo High School senior, Kehaulani Bringas. “Given the way things are today, this story gives me hope,” agreed Emily Casey, also a senior at Kalaheo. They....
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Community Focus – Hawaii Island AJA Veterans Group Offers Scholarships

The Hawaii Island AJA Veterans Legacy Association is accepting applications for $1,000 scholarships that will be awarded to two graduating seniors who plan to continue their post high school education this fall. The scholarships are funded by the Hawaii Island AJA Veterans Legacy Association, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit community organization dedicated to honoring and perpetuating the....
Approximately 65 people attended a panel discussion entitled “The Next Generation of Leadership: Embracing Change While Preserving Traditions” hosted by JASH. (Photo courtesy JASH)

Generation to Generation – “Embracing Change while Preserving Traditions”

JASH’s NexGen Series Presents a Multi-Generational Discussion Jodie Chiemi Ching Commentary This past January, the Japan-America Society of Hawaii hosted a multi-generational discussion entitled “The Next Generation of Leadership: Embracing Change While Preserving Traditions.” The event was sponsored by the Island Insurance Foundation and took place at the Entrepreneurs Sandbox — a collaborative space developed....
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East Hawaii Hiroshima Kenjin Kai Call for Scholarship Applicants

WHO/WHAT: The East Hawaii Hiroshima Kenjin Kai is currently accepting applicants for up to two $1,000 scholarships for graduating seniors who plan to begin their post high school education this fall. Applicants must be...
Ala Wai Elementary preschoolers throwing their Genki Balls into the Ala Wai Canal.

Lead Story – Yucky Ala Wai .. To Genki Ala Wai?

How Hawai‘i Keiki Hope to Transform the Polluted Ala Wai Into Their Future Playground Kristen Nemoto Jay Special to The Hawai‘i Herald It’s a Monday afternoon at Ala Wai Elementary School and Lori Kwee’s fourth grade class is excited. While most 9-year-olds would be in class at this hour, Kwee’s “Golden Leaders” are on an....
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Herald Salutes – Leilani Okuda

On Feb. 8, at the Japanese Cultural Center of Hawai‘i, Leilani Okuda was inducted into the President William McKinley High School’s Hall of Honor. She was honored for serving the softball community locally, nationally and internationally. Her many honors include:
Art and Rene Kimura with teacher and backup astronaut Barbara Morgan next to the bust of Hawai‘i astronaut Ellison Onizuka. (Photos courtesy Art and Rene Kimura)

Honoring The Legacy – Art and Rene Kimura

Hawai‘i’s Space Science Teachers Extraordinaire Melvin Inamasu and Violet Harada Courtesy: Japanese Cultural Center of Hawai‘i Growing up in Hilo, Art Kimura aspired to be either a marine biologist or a pilot. Instead, his career took a life-defining turn when he earned a degree in zoology and became a high school science teacher. After a....
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Traditional Sino – Japanese Art, A Source of Modern American Architecture

WHO/WHAT: The University of Hawai‘i at Manoa School of Architecture presents “Traditional Sino-Japanese Art as a Source of Modern American Architecture.” It is part of the UHM Center for Japanese Studies Seminar Series. Dr. Kevin...
Flyer for 'Hiroshima Atomic Bomb Survivor, Lawrence Miwa' event on March 5th at UH Manoa Hamilton Library, room 301

Lawrence Miwa, Hiroshima Atomic Bomb Survivor

WHO/WHAT: The University of Hawai‘i at Manoa College of Social Science presents a talk by Lawrence Miwa — Hiroshima atomic bomb survivor — as part of its Beginning and End of the Bomb Exhibition. Tom...
Skyy Smith –– ‘Äina Haina Elementary School, second place, Hawai‘i, elementary school.

2020 Nengajo (1 of 3)

The artwork on the next three pages are the winning entries in the annual nengajö, or New Year’s card, design contest, sponsored by the Hawai‘i Association of Teachers of Japanese. It is a statewide competition for students learning Japanese language and is open to elementary, middle and high school students whose teachers are HATJ members.....

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