Peterson (left) and Hirano-Omizo (right) at the Sadako Peace Crane Project at Pearl Harbor. (Photo courtesy of Hiromi Peterson)

Honoring the Legacy – HIROMI PETERSON AND NAOMI HIRANO-OMIZO

A Champion for Equal Rights Melvin Inamasu and Violet Harada Courtesy: Japanese Cultural Center of Hawai‘i Editor’s note: This series, “Honoring the Legacy,” is a partnership between The Hawai‘i Herald and the Japanese Cultural Center of...
Hilo’s historic old downtown.

Profile – HOME SWEET HILO

Byrnes Yamashita Commentary Special to The Hawai‘i Herald I was born on the Big Island and lived in Hilo until I was 12 years old when my family moved to O‘ahu. Almost 60 years later, it still...

History – LIFE’S SIMPLE PLEASURES

Second Bridge and Honoli‘i Harold M. Murai Commentary Special to Hawai‘i Herald Editor’s note: This story was originally published by the East Hawai‘i Cultural Council Hawai‘i Museum of Contemporary Art fundraiser book (edited by Gloria Kobayashi) “Aloha ‘Äina...

Cover Story – NON-POLITICAL QUESTIONS WE ASKED CANDIDATES

Election Day is upon us! Voters should begin receiving their ballots in the mail for the general election on Friday, Oct. 21. To get to know the candidates better, The Hawai‘i Herald asked the...
“Wordsworth the Poet.”

Lead Story – WORDSWORTH THE POET GOES ON STAGE

Renelaine Pfister   "Wordsworth (The Musical)” took 50 years to come to fruition, according to Frances Kakugawa who wrote the children’s books the musical is based on. “A good lesson on patience,” she says.  This musical is...
State Senator Saiki, 1982.

Honoring the Legacy – PATRICIA SAIKI

A Champion for Equal Rights Melvin Inamasu and Violet Harada Courtesy: Japanese Cultural Center of Hawai‘i Editor’s note: This series, “Honoring the Legacy,” is a partnership between The Hawai‘i Herald and the Japanese Cultural Center of...

History – OKINAWAN CLUBS OF HAWAI‘I

Preserving a Way of Life of Their Native Land Dan Nakasone Commentary, Special to The Hawai‘i Herald My curiosity was piqued by a video interview by Barbara Kawakami, author of the book “Picture Bride Stories.” It featured...

Cover Story – PROUD!

Three Inspiring “Out” Stories and the Love They Now Feel for Themselves Kristen Nemoto Jay This month, in celebration with Honolulu Pride, The Hawai‘i Herald proudly presents its inaugural Pride issue, featuring stories about the lesbian,...

Profile – 5 QUEER NIKKEI ANCESTORS YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT

Nina Nobuko Wallace, Densho Media and Outreach Manager Densho (densho.org) Republished with permission Writer’s note: This article was originally written for the Densho Catalyst in June 2020, to celebrate Pride and to shine a light on a part...

History – “COLORS OF KAUA‘I”

Filmmakers reminisce on capturing LGBTQ history Eunica Escalante and Marc Graser Interview by Matthew Houck Reprint courtesy of Nella Media Group’s Lei Culture In 2019, Mark Miller and a friend took a trip to Kaua‘i. It began like...

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