History – “COLORS OF KAUA‘I”

Filmmakers reminisce on capturing LGBTQ history Eunica Escalante and Marc Graser Interview by Matthew Houck Reprint courtesy of Nella Media Group’s Lei Culture In 2019, Mark Miller and a friend took a trip to Kaua‘i. It began like...

Honoring the Legacy – BRIAN NIIYA

Chronicler and Narrator of the Japanese in America Experience 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...
Skyline of Manhattan with smoke billowing from the Twin Towers following the 9/11 terrorist attack on the World Trade Center. (Photo retrieved from the Library of Congress)

Commemoration – NEVER FORGET

Lynn Heirakuji Special to The Hawai‘i Herald Writer’s Note: The Hawai‘i Herald Editor, Kristen Nemoto Jay, asked me to write an article about 9/11 because she knew that I had been in Washington, D.C., on that...

Genealogy – OKINAWA PREFECTURAL LIBRARY

Colin Sewake Special to The Hawai‘i Herald “Knowledge is power” goes the saying attributed to Francis Bacon in his published work, “Meditationes Sacrae” (1597). But how does one go about obtaining knowledge?  Reading books is one...

Honoring the Legacy – JOYCE TSUNODA

Trailblazer for Hawai‘i’s Community Colleges Melvin Inamasu and Violet Harada Courtesy: Japanese Cultural Center of Hawai‘i Editor’s note: “Honoring the Legacy” is a partnership between The Hawai‘i Herald and the Japanese Cultural Center of Hawai‘i. It celebrates...
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Veteran History – THE LEGACY OF INCLUSION

Tom Coffman Commentary Writer’s note: With the help of many, including the Sons and Daughter of the 442nd Regimental Combat Team, I worked over a 10-year period on researching and writing “Inclusion.” The goal was a...

History – THE SPIRIT OF SHINOBU

The life, hardships and resilience of the Tani family Carlyn Leinani Tani Special to The Hawai‘i Herald As evening fell on July 18, 1926, a Dodge touring car packed with the nine-member Tani family came barreling down...

Cover Story – NOT JUST ANOTHER WAR STORY

Local filmmaker seeks support to complete AJA war film Eric Nemoto Special to The Hawai‘i Herald You can’t go to Bruyères, France, and not be affected by the reverence that the town people have for the 100th...
The original facility, then called the Japanese Home of Hawaii.

History – KUAKINI HOME CELEBRATES 90TH ANNIVERSARY

Summer Nakaishi Kuakini’s Hale Pulama Mau auditorium was decorated festively – tables topped with sakura paper fans and a blossoming orchid, with intricately cut paper cherry blossoms dusted across pink tablecloths – ready to celebrate...

History – HIMEYURI AND HAWAI‘I

Colin Sewake Special to The Hawai‘i Herald Almost eight decades have passed since the Battle of Okinawa and the end of World War II, but the memories of 136 teachers and students from a women’s school...

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