Recording The Story Of Hawaii’s People

Lorraine Oda Vol. 4, No. 18, Sept. 16, 1983 Until the Ethnic Studies Oral History Project sought them out, Edith Yonenaka, Charlie Santos, Yuzuru Morita, Ernest Malterre and Raku Morimoto considered themselves ordinary working people. But...
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Kapakahi

Arnold T. Hiura Vol. 18, No. 10, May 16, 1997 Kapakahi. vs. One-sided, crooked, lopsided, sideways; bent, askew; biased, partial to one side; to show favoritism. Lit., one side. One needn’t look very far these days for...

Bon Dance

S. Sanae Imada Vol. 1, No. 5, July 18, 1980 Colorful Japanese lanterns, chochin, swing in the intermittent breeze and light the warm night with their gentle glow. The rhythmic beats of a large drum punctuate...

Tea Houses: Old Japan In Hawaii

To hear the pleasant non-sound of running water from a sparkling stream is a relaxing mind massager. To feel a cool breeze wafting in from the still water of a manicured pond becomes a...

Slaying The Hapa Stereotye

Shayna Ann Akiko Coleon Vol. 24, No. 6, March 21, 2003 My friend, who looks like my sister but had always referred to herself as Japanese, giggled. “I’m kinda hapa,” she said. “I’m half-Okinawan, half-Japanese. And...

Hawai‘i And Hiroshima Prefecture Sign Education Cooperation Agreement

Hawai‘i state Department of Education superintendent Kathryn Matayoshi and Hiroshima Prefecture superintendent Kuniaki Shimozaki signed a Statement of Intent on Education Cooperation on May 27 at Washington Place. The ceremony was attended by First...

“Eyes Of The Emperor”

EYES OF THE EMPEROR By Shara Yuki Enay Birbirsa
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Omega Plus One

About 17 years ago, the University of Hawaii issued a public statement to the effect that the number one problem on the Manoa campus was the apparent fear, reluctance or inability on the part...

Garrett Kaoru Hongo

On my way to the Volcano district of the Big Island to interview poet Garrett Hongo, I thought about the poems in his two books of poetry, “Yellow Light,” and his more recent “The...

Toshi: The Search For Perfection

If you go to the former exhibit area on the second floor of George Hall on the University of Hawaii campus, you will see them — the large wedge and circles, all made of...

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