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MEET THE HERALD’S FREELANCE WRITERS

My name is Scott Baba. I’ve been a freelance writer for The Hawai‘i Herald since 2020. I have been an active member of the Japanese American community my entire life, and while I wouldn’t...
Wedding picture of Nicholas and Hazel Iosue. (Photos Courtesy of the Iosue Family)

AN UNLIKELY FRIENDSHIP

Italian American Nicholas Iosue Mistaken for AJA Leads to Lifelong Friendships Byrnes Yamashita Special to The Hawai‘i Herald Former President Trump’s rants against the “Kung Flu” or “Chinese Flu” contributed to a rash of anti-Asian hate crimes...
Honolulu Japanese American Citizens League board with Gov. John Waihe‘e. From left: Rep. Roland Kotani, Rep. Nobu Yonamine, Bill Kaneko, Earl Nishimura (Honolulu JACL founder), Dolly Strazar, June Shimokawa, Franklin Odo, Allicyn Tasaka, Rep. Tom Okamura and Dan Ishii.

WILLIAM KANEKO

Advocate for Japanese Community Locally and Nationally Melvin Inamasu and Violet Harada Courtesy: Japanese Cultural Center of Hawai‘i Editor’s Note: This bimonthly series represents a partnership between the Herald and the Japanese Cultural Center of Hawai‘i. It celebrates...

Featured Story – A JAPANESE TOY STORY

Stacy Lee Special to The Hawai‘i Herald Overall, our sources of entertainment have adapted to the COVID-19 pandemic situation. Food being a great source of comfort coupled with binge-watching movies and TV shows on Netflix, Disney+,...

Rememberance – REMEMBERING AKIRA OTANI

Karleen Chinen Commentary Special to The Hawai‘i Herald In those sweet pre-pandemic days that we can barely remember now, one of my favorite stops every so often was the United Fishing Agency office, located a few yards...

My Hawaii – SOUTHERN SWEETNESS

King’s Hawaiian Bakes Aloha in Flowery Branch, Georgia 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...

Featured Story – FRANCE AWARDS LEGION OF HONOR CHEVALIER MEDAL

Joseph S. Oshiro and Albert K. Nakama Helped to Liberate French Towns in World War II  Gregg K. Kakesako Special to The Hawai'i Herald In what may be the last public ceremony, the French government honored six...

In Our Community – Photos by Wayne Shinbara

2021 MADE IN HAWAII FESTIVAL Many long-time vendors of past Made In Hawaii Festivals were excited to be back at the festival, but to a different location, due to the current covid pandemic. This year,...

Communicaton & Relationships – UNDERSTANDING COMMUNICATION CHALLENGES (PART 2)

Help Improve Your Relationships Kevin Y. Kawamoto Special to The Hawai‘i Herald Editor’s Note: In the previous Nov. 19, 2021 issue of The Hawai‘i Herald, Kawamoto discussed some of the socio-cultural and cross-cultural factors that create challenges...

Book Review: “THE COLOR OF AIR” BY GAIL TSUKIYAMA

Carol Park Special to The Hawai‘i Herald Commentary Gail Tsukiyama’s novel, “The Color of Air,” paints a vivid picture of old Hawai‘i. The time of sugar cane plantations, where the dreams of immigrants from Japan, or other...

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