Remembrance – SEN. AND REV. BOB NAKATA

Remembering a Compassionate Social Activist Richard Borecca Commentary Special to The Hawai‘i Herald Rev. Bob Nakata was one of Hawai‘i’s most influential and unlikely social activists. Nakata was 80 when he died in July after suffering a stroke...

Literature – CHRIS MCKINNEY SHOOTS FOR DA STARS

“Midnight, Water City” is Author’s First Venture into Sci-fi Lee A. Tonouchi Special to The Hawai‘i Herald Known for his novels and films that reveal Hawai‘i’s dark underbelly, Mid-Pacific Institute ‘91 grad Chris McKinney has been churning ‘em...

Business – KNOWLEDGE IS POWER

The First Cohort of Women Start a 10-week Finance and Networking Program Kristen Nemoto Jay Wednesday, Aug. 4, 2021, was the start of many great firsts for June Fernandez. As the founder and owner of employment...

Featured Story – RYÜKYÜ SHINPÖ’S CLASSICAL RYUKYUAN KONKÜRU

Continuing a Tradition To Preserve the Arts Even in COVID Times Grant “Masandü” Sadami Murata Special to The Hawai‘i Herald Classical Ryukyuan music or Ryükyü Koten Ongaku was brought to Hawai‘i by Okinawan Issei over 100 years...

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...

My Hawaii – TREES TODAY, SANSHIN TOMORROW

Colin Sewake Hawai‘i Herald Columnist Okinawa is such a beautiful place, not just the ocean and scenery and culture, but the people. I’ve been treated well and taken care of by many people here in what...

Issei Pioneers – CHIYEKO TAKUSHI: HAWAI‘I’S FIRST WOMAN INSURANCE AGENT

How an Issei Okinawan Woman Broke the Glass Ceiling in the 1930s Lynette Teruya Special to The Hawai‘i Herald When 7-year-old Ushi Tamagusuku left Okinawa in 1910, who could have known that she would someday become the...

Feature Story – KUNI ISLAND FABRICS 

How a Small Business Helped the Community Sew Their Way Through a Pandemic Wayne Muromoto Special to The Hawai‘i Herald Old timers will remember the name of Kuni Dry Goods, or just “Kuni’s,” but if they haven’t...

Community – OBON AT THE WAIMÄNALO JAPANESE CEMETERY

Rev. Bert Sumikawa Continues to Help Descendants Honor their Ancestors Gregg K. Kakesako Special to The Hawai‘i Herald Over a decade has passed since the last time Kailua resident Arthur Nakagawa offered incense at the gravesite of...

In Our Community – POW! WOW! EXHIBIT AT BISHOP MUSEUM

Graffiti Art Makes History Kristen Nemoto Jay Editor’s note: This summer, Pow! Wow! — a nonprofit organization street art festival — celebrates 10 years of tagging, spraying, and creating contemporary artwork with an art exhibit at...

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