Manzanar groundbreaking, Whisper House, and Reading the Walls

From the Great Kanto Earthquake to internment, 91-year-old Henry "Seisen" Mittwer, a Japanese-American Buddhist priest, author, ikebana and ceramic artist, reflects on life. A Japanese American tennis pro becomes part of Australian Open history. Over...
Mallory Go

Herald Salutes – Molokai High School Sophomore, Mallory Go

Moloka‘i High School sophmore Mallory Go won first place at the Hawai‘i HOSA (Health Occupation Students of America) National Leadership Conference, held from Feb. 26 to 27 at the Hawai‘i Convention Center. Go competed against other Hawai‘i high school students in epidemiology –– or the study of the distribution, incidence and control of disease in....

Former Japanese American students finally receive degrees

About a month ago, we told you that the University of Oregon would be giving Japanese American students who were removed from school during World War II honorary degrees. Well, this past Sunday, those...

Summer reading, Japanese gardens and Stephen Strasburg

Taky Kimura, a close friend of the late Bruce Lee, receives his high school diploma 67 years later. Could pitcher Stephen Strasburg, the number one overall pick in this year's draft, be headed for Japan...

“What Peace Means To Me”

“If we wish to create a lasting peace we must begin with the children.” – Mahatma Gandhi Sixth graders enrolled in the “Blue Track” at Mililani Middle School hosted a peace ceremony on June 20,...

Colonel Sanders, the Masters and Silicon Valley

Finally . . . the curse of Colonel Sanders is over! A lesson in American-Okinawan cultural exchange . . . And Japanese students learn about American education. Tracing the impact of Japanese Americans in the Pacific...

Graduation time for Japanese Americans – 66 years later

It's graduation time at the University of Washington and for several former students, this Sunday will be a very momentous occasion. A few months ago we told you that 440 AJAs who were removed from...
Pähoa High School’s graduating Class of 2017. (Photo courtesy Pähoa High School)

Class of 2017 – Every Day Lessons from Pahoa School

Class of ’53 Alum Returns to Address 2017 Grads Frances H. Kakugawa Published with Permission Editor’s note: Pähoa School alum and Hawai‘i Herald columnist Frances Kakugawa was invited to deliver the commencement address for her alma mater’s Class of 2017 graduating class. The school graduated about 75 students in ceremonies held May 21 at the....

Taratino, Matsui, and some robots

A sneak peak of director Quentin Taratino performing martial arts in a commercial for the Japan-based company Softbank. Robert Fitts, an author of several books on Japanese baseball, discusses New York Yankee slugger Hideki Matsui. University...
PBA’s taiko performance group, Hyaku Sen Ki Kai, meaning “one hundred rivers, flowing to the sea,” perform for the audience. The students performers are (from left): Sheera Tamura, Matthew Kodama, Lia Sutton, Royce Hirai, Kaci Yamato, Makana Hoapili, Kurt Villa and Dillon Tsubota (obscured behind Kurt).

Education – New Era Begins For Pacific Buddhist Academy

Jodie Chiemi Ching Special to The Hawai‘i Herald Expressions of love and gratitude flowed through the halls of Pacific Buddhist Academy’s new $9 million campus addition on Sept. 8 as the school community and supporters from Hawai‘i and abroad came together to dedicate the new building. Candles, flowers, incense and melodic chants were offered before....

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