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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...

Featured Story – ERNIE LAU: THE VOICE OF HAWAI‘I’S AQUIFER

BWS Chief Engineer and Manager Talks About Life Leading to the Red Hill Catastrophe  Kristen Nemoto Jay There’s a local viral video that turned Ernest “Ernie” Lau, chief engineer and manager of the Honolulu Board of...
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AJA Veterans – THREE AJA SOLDIERS UNDER REVIEW FOR MEDAL OF HONOR

Gregg K. Kakesako Special to The Hawai‘i Herald Nineteen Hawai‘i-born residents, 13 of them Japanese Americans, have been honored with the simple sky-blue Medal of Honor – the country’s highest award for valor under fire in...

Literature History – FOLLOWING NATSUME SŌSEKI’S TRAIL

Stacy Lee Special to The Hawai‘i Herald There must be something to a person when his brain is preserved at Tōkyō University, his face is featured on Japanese currency for 10 years and he has a...
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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 As I boarded my flight to Narita airport at the beginning of November 2019, never in my wildest imagination did...

Featured Story – DIGITIZING DELICIOUSNESS

Hasegawa Honors Community “Aunties” by Reviving Old Hawai‘i Cookbooks Ida Yoshinaga Republished with permission Zentoku Foundation (zentokufoundation.org) Itadakimasu! (We heartily receive this meal!) The nishime demonstration is done, as Hasegawa is poised to start “grinding.” Jennifer Hasegawa seems an...

In Our Community – Mochitsuki Events Throughout O‘ahu

Days leading up to New Year’s Eve, a familiar Japanese tradition took place in many local backyards: the art of mochitsuki, the pounding of mochi rice to make mochi. Family’s and friends gathered in...

Children’s Literature – “SNOW ANGEL, SAND ANGEL”

Written by Lois-Ann Yamanaka and Illustrated by Ashley Lukashevsky Jodie Chiemi Ching Lois-Ann Yamanaka — one of Hawai‘i’s most treasured voices in literature — just released “Snow Angel, Sand Angel,” a children’s picture book inspired by...
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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...

2022 THE YEAR OF THE TIGER

The Hawai‘i Herald’s Time to Rise Jodie Chiemi Ching The Herald has been ready for a bit of change for a little while now. Not only because friends and family of my Yonsei generation were saying...

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