Honoring the Legacy – MARK MUGIISHI

Bringing “Allegiance” to Broadway 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 Japanese Cultural Center of Hawai‘i....
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MEET THE HERALD’S FREELANCE WRITERS

My name is Scott Baba. I’ve been a freelance writer for The Hawai‘i Herald since 2020. I have been an active member of the Japanese American community my entire life, and while I wouldn’t...
Honolulu Japanese American Citizens League board with Gov. John Waihe‘e. From left: Rep. Roland Kotani, Rep. Nobu Yonamine, Bill Kaneko, Earl Nishimura (Honolulu JACL founder), Dolly Strazar, June Shimokawa, Franklin Odo, Allicyn Tasaka, Rep. Tom Okamura and Dan Ishii.

WILLIAM KANEKO

Advocate for Japanese Community Locally and Nationally Melvin Inamasu and Violet Harada Courtesy: Japanese Cultural Center of Hawai‘i Editor’s Note: This bimonthly series represents a partnership between the Herald and the Japanese Cultural Center of Hawai‘i. It celebrates...

Honoring the Legacy – BARBARA MARUMOTO

Underdog Champion for the Community 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 Japanese Cultural Center of...
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Veteran History – HAUNTED BY MEMORIES OF SAIGON

The Collapse of Kabul and Afghanistan Brings Back Haunting Memories for Retired Journalist Gregg K. Kakesako Special to The Hawai‘i Herald Editor’s Note: The content of this article includes Ken Kashiwahara’s personal traumatic accounts of the Vietnam...

Kaua‘i History – HUI ALU — KAUA‘I’S UCHINANCHU FAMILY

Carolyn Morinishi Special to The Hawai‘i Herald As June (Fernandes) Muñoz gently lifted her paranku from the table, the old instrument brought forth many memories from years past. “Here is my old paranku and the bag...

Nisei Soldiers – NISEI SOLDIERS: REKINDLING THE SOUL OF FIRE

Lynn Heirakuji Special to The Hawai‘i Herald We all have moments in our lives when we have a flash of insight that sets our lives on an unplanned path. A switch is turned on inside of...
Animegao kigurumi — a type of cosplay that involves a person wearing a mask and costume to represent various anime characters.

Japanese History – A LOOK BEHIND THE MASKS OF JAPAN

Stacy Lee Special to The Hawai‘i Herald N95s, KN95s, KF94s, 3-ply-surgical, cotton masks; bandanas and face shields. Been there, done that. Still doing it.  We have been inundated with masks during the past year and a half. For Americans,...

Honoring the Legacy – RYAN KAWAMOTO

Telling the AJA Story through Video Melvin Inamasu and Violet Harada Courtesy: Japanese Cultural Center of Hawai‘i Editor’s note: This bimonthly series, “Honoring the Legacy,” represents a partnership between the Herald and the Japanese Cultural Center of...

Japanese History – THE TRADITION OF TATAMI, OLD AND NEW

The Venerable Straw Mat Has Been Utilized for Thousands of Years  Stacy Lee Special to The Hawai‘i Herald Besides slippers, sunscreen and spam musubi, the goza mat is quintessential for a day at the beach here in the islands. Even tourists...

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