Honoring the Legacy – MARK MUGIISHI

Bringing “Allegiance” to Broadway Melvin Inamasu and Violet Harada Courtesy: Japanese Cultural Center of Hawai‘i Editor’s note: This bimonthly series, “Honoring the Legacy,” is a partnership between The Hawai‘i Herald and the Japanese Cultural Center of Hawai‘i....
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Historical Fiction – “CHILD OF A HAWAIIAN IMMIGRANT”

By Genpachi “Jükichi” Tsushima Translation by Kan Edmund Akatani Special to The Hawai‘i Herald “Child of a Hawaiian Immigrant” is a historical novel that conveys the events, social conditions and life of the author’s own immigration and...

Cover Story – THE ETERNAL BEAUTY OF DECO CLAY ART

DECO Clay Craft Academy Celebrates Its 40th Anniversary Lois Kajiwara Special to The Hawai‘i Herald In life, finding your way on a path is not always as direct as a straight line. Rather, it can often feel...
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70th Cherry Blossom Festival: QUEEN CONTESTANTS

Photos by Expressions and Glenn Yoza Photography TAELER KEALOHILANI AKANA High School: La Pietra Hawai‘i School for Girls, Honolulu, Hawai‘i College/Degree: Saint Mary’s College of California, Bachelor of Science in Psychology Occupation: Community Based Case Manager Hobbies: Gardening and...

Social Justice – ERIKA THE EXTRAORDINARY

Moritsugu Fights for Inclusion and Awareness of AAPI Communities, Cultures and Histories Gregg K. Kakesako Special to The Hawai‘i Herald Raised by a single mom and grandparents in the post-World War II era, 49-year-old Erika Moritsugu believes...

Dispatches From Japan – THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC IN JAPAN

A Personal Journal from November 2019 through April 2020 Kalani M. Fujiwara Commentary Special to The Hawai‘i Herald At the start of April 2020, Prime Minister Abe declared a nationwide month-long State of Emergency to mitigate the spread...

Featured Story – PROMISED LAND

A Family’s Story About Land Lost (But Saved) During Executive Order 9066     Kristen Nemoto Jay On Feb. 19, 2022, Thomas Yoshioka will be 101 years young. There’s not much to his secret, he says....
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COMMUNITY FOCUS

HIROSHIMA TORII GATE CELEBRATES 20TH YEAR On Saturday, Jan. 22, the Honolulu Hiroshima Kenjin Kai held a private ceremony to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the Hiroshima Torii Gate located in the triangle park near...

My Hawaii – CONNECTING THE DOTS

Hawai‘i Uchinānchu Gail Shon Learns About Her Heritage in Okinawa 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...
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Rememberance – FUSAKO UYEMURA TAKAHASHI

The “Heart and Soul” of the “Go For Broke” Stamp Campaign Passes Away at 94 Gregg K. Kakesako Special to The Hawai‘i Herald Fusako Uyemura Takahashi, who initiated the 16-year-long campaign to recognize the accomplishments of the...

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