Lead Story – JAPANESE-LANGUAGE MEDIA IN HAWAI‘I

A Labor of Love and Devotion Kevin Y. Kawamoto Commentary Like many other fans of KIKU-TV, I binge-watched Japanese-language television shows last month knowing that the station’s multi-cultural programming was coming to an end on June 28....
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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...
Makawao Hongwanji members make cranes to decorate the temple during obon season. (Photo courtesy of the Maui News)

OBON EVENTS – OBON EVENTS AND CANCELLATIONS

Note: To include news of your temple or organization’s obon-related events this summer, email thehawaiiherald@gmail.com. We reserve the right to edit your information for brevity. For updates, check with the temple or organization’s...

Bon Dance Schedule – OBON EVENTS AND CANCELLATIONS

Note: To include an announcement of your temple or organization’s obon-related events this summer, email thehawaiiherald@gmail.com and cc ida.hawaiiherald@gmail.com. We reserve the right to edit your information for brevity before printing or posting it....

OBON EVENTS 411 – HOW TO OBON IN A PANDEMIC

We came, we saw, we (mostly) avoided the coronavirus. Or at least that’s what Hawai‘i’s innovative Buddhist temples, and other island organizations, did for obon season last summer. A little over a year after...

Film Review – MY HIFF IS BETTER THAN YOURS

But You Have Until Nov. 29 to Prove Me Wrong Ida Yoshinaga Your Kung-Fu Might Be Stronger Than Mine, But My HIFF Is Way, Way Better Growing up an introverted film-culture fangirl on Maui, I was...
The Japanese American National Museum presents a Q&A session for the film 'Madame Fujima Kansuma.'

Bulletin Board – JANM Digital Film Festival: “Madame Fujima Kansuma” Film Q&A

WHO/WHAT: The Japanese American National Museum presents a Q&A session for the film “Madame Fujima Kansuma,” featuring the life of a Japanese American kabuki dancer and teacher who began a decades-long career in the...

Lead Story – HIFF 39 Features 19-Plus Japanese Films

Anime, Drama, Suspense, Comedy, Documentaries and Much More Karleen Chinen If you wait every year with bated breath to see the lineup of Japanese films in the Hawai‘i International Film Festival presented by Halekulani, you will not be disappointed with the selections in HIFF 39. The festival opens in Honolulu on Thursday, Nov. 7, and....
Azama Honryu Traditional Okinawan Dance School and Nomura Ryu Dento Ongaku Kyokai (Denon) at this year’s Hawaii United Okinawa Association Okinawan Festival at the Hawaii Convention Center. (Front row: Hayli, Adele and Kelsi; Middle row: Allison Yanagi and Aren Pai; Back row: Kathy Oshiro, Dennis Nishiguchi, Terry Higa of Hawaii Taiko Kai, Richie Yamashiroya, Lynn Miyashiro Masuda of Afuso Ryu Gensei Kai Hawaii and Sara Nakatsu of Ryukyu Sokyoku Koyo Kai.

Community Focus – Nov. 24: “Uchinamun Family Variety Show”

On Sunday, Nov. 24, the Hawai‘i chapters of Azama Honryu Traditional Okinawan Dance School and Nomura Ryu Dento Ongaku Kyokai (Denon), a school of classical Ryukyu music, will present their first concert entitled, “Uchinamun Family Variety Show,” at 2 p.m. at the Hawaii Okinawa Center in Waipahu. The performance will highlight the Hawai‘i members of....
Tassho Pearce with the sake-making crew at Dewazakura Sake Brewery in Yamagata. (Photos courtesy Tassho Pearce)

Lead Story – Tassho Pearce’s Second Act

The Rap Veteran Sets His Sights on the Sake Industry Joe Udell Special to The Hawai‘i Herald Tassho Pearce has been a household name in Hawai‘i hip-hop circles for more than a decade and a half. But over the last six years, Pearce has quietly been carving out a new reputation in the world of....

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