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Business – Long Life Sun Noodle

Thirty-five Years of Long Life and Good Fortune Jodie Chiemi Ching Special to The Hawai‘i Herald For many Japanese, noodles are a must-have at New Year’s. Toshikoshi Soba are buckwheat noodles traditionally eaten on New Year’s Eve...
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Ryan’s Table – Sustainability for 2018

Ryan Tatsumoto Hawai‘i Herald Columnist For the past several years, I have been making a concerted effort to purchase my food ingredients from local purveyors so that more of my hard-earned dollars remain in the 50th....
Columnist Ryan Tatsumoto, October 7, 2016 Issue

Ryan’s Table – Holiday Cheer

Ryan Tatsumoto Hawai‘i Herald Columnist Now that we are officially into the holiday season, I decided to highlight some beverages that are sure to add to your holiday merriment. For starters, nothing says cheer like champagne or...
Columnist Ryan Tatsumoto, October 7, 2016 Issue

Ryan’s Table – Local Ingredients

Ryan Tatsumoto Hawai‘i Herald Columnist I sampled the cuisine of Chef Ed Kenney for the first time about 12 years ago, just after he had opened his first restaurant, Town, at Wai‘alae and 9th avenues in the...
Sisters Keiko (right) and Yasuko get ready to devour their soba. (Photos by Colin Sewake)

My Hawaii – Connecting Through Food

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...
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“Chibariyo” – Maui Okinawan Festival

WHAT: Maui Okinawan Kenjin Kai, along with co-sponsor Maui Mall, present the Maui Okinawan Festival, themed “Chibariyo!” meaning “do your best!” Continuous Okinawan music and dance performed by homegrown talent from Maui, as well as...
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Community Focus – Participants Sought for 2018 Okinawan Youth Festival in Peru

Organizers of the Sixth Worldwide Youth Uchinanchu Festival (“Wakamono Taikai”) are seeking participants for next year’s festival, set for Feb. 6-10, in Lima, Peru. Participants must be between the ages of 18 and 35. Hawai‘i...
Columnist Ryan Tatsumoto, October 7, 2016 Issue

Ryan’s Table – To Excite, Encourage, Raise Up and Rouse

Ryan Tatsumoto Hawai‘i Herald Columnist To excite, encourage, raise up and rouse. That is the translation of the name of a new Honolulu restaurant, Pai Honolulu (from its original name, Ho‘opai). It’s also how chef and...
Rimi Natsukawa of her concert last year in Hawai‘i: “At that time, the feeling of Hawai‘i was so welcoming, I strongly felt that I would like to come back again. Then came an opportunity to sing at the Okinawan Festival!” (Photo by Jon Itomura)

Lead Story – Rimi Natsukawa to Headline Okinawan Festival

The Okinawan Songbird’s Performance Set for Sunday, Sept. 3 Jodie Chiemi Ching Special to The Hawai‘i Herald The Japanese characters for Rimi Natsukawa’s family name mean “summer river.” How else could you describe the pure and magical...
Hawaii Okinawa Creative Arts will perform at 9:50 am on Sunday (Photo courtesy HOCA)

2017 Okinawan Festival – MUSIC, DANCE, AND LOTS MORE!

SATURDAY, SEPT. 2, 2017  (SUBJECT TO CHANGE) 9 a.m. RYUKYU SOKYOKU KOYO KAI HAWAII SHIBU Jane Kaneshiro and Bonnie Miyashiro, Co-chairs Jane Kaneshiro Sozan Kai Bonnie Miyashiro Soho Kai Toma Toyoko Sokyoku Kai Yamashiro Yoneko Sokyoku Kenkyu Kai Yasuko Arakawa Aki...

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