Herald Salutes – STAFF SERGEANT HIGUCHI

2nd Battalion, Headquarters Company Ninety-nine years ago, on January 3, 1924, Asa Asami Higuchi was born in Honolulu to Sadami and Chie (Matsushita) Higuchi, who emigrated from Kumamoto Prefecture, Japan in 1910 and 1914, respectively....
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Honolulu Magazine reporter Jayna Omaye, whose nisei grandfather had been a soldier with the 442nd Regimental Combat Team during World War II, won the highly competitive City and Regional Magazine Association Award for Multiplatform...
Consul General of Japan Yutaka Aoki (left) with Dr. James Barahal as they hold up the official commendation letter. (Photo courtesy of Consulate General of Japan)

COMMENDATION OF DR. BARAHAL

On Tuesday, Nov. 30, 2021, Dr. James Barahal, president and CEO of the Honolulu Marathon Association, received the 2021 Foreign Minister’s Commendation at the official residence of the Consul General of Japan, Yutaka Aoki,...
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Herald Salutes – KIRK KUROKAWA

Kirk Kurokawa, Maui-based painter, muralist and artist, has won the popular vote and the Gene & Ruth Freedman People’s Choice Award for the Schaefer Portrait Challenge 2022 for his portrait entitled “Uncle Masa” oil...

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On April 22, Lori Lei Matsukawa, a Pacific Northwest journalist born and raised in Hawai‘i, was honored by the Japanese government for raising awareness of Japanese American history through her years of award-winning reporting...
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The Hawaii Pacific Gerontological Society has selected “active aging” advocate Dr. Cullen Hayashida as the guest of honor for its annual scholarship fundraising event, to be held on the evening that this Herald issue...

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