Honoring the Legacy – DR. SATORU IZUTSU – HEALTH CARE PIONEER

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. It celebrates the...

Cover Story – AN HISTORICAL HOMESTAY

Stacy Lee Special to The Hawai‘i Herald When the Great-Great-Granddaughter of Yukichi Fukuzawa Explores Life in Hawai‘i "Honto ni? Really? Oh. My. Gosh.” I stared wide-eyed at the fourth-grade Japanese exchange student standing in my living room....
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Honoring the Legacy – JANE KOMEIJI

Okage Sama De: Appreciating Our Heritage 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...

Hawaii’s History – OFURO: THE CLEANSING RITUAL OF BATHING

Japan’s Public Communal Baths Existed in Hawai‘i, Too Kevin Y. Kawamoto Special to The Hawai‘i Herald Growing up in Hawai‘i, I often heard my father referring to his childhood when he had helped his mother clean their...

Honoring the Legacy – DR. MICHAEL OKIHIRO

Fulfilling Passions as a Physician and Writer 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...

THE 1918 SPANISH FLU

The Japanese Community in Hawai‘i Was Hit Hard by a Pandemic Kevin Kawamoto Special to The Hawai‘i Herald Afull moon hovered over the Pacific Ocean as SS Siberia surged toward the Hawaiian Islands on December 23, 1912....

MAUI JINSHA MISSION: FROM PERSECUTED TO HISTORIC

Gaylord Kubota Reprinted with Permission Editor’s Note: The following articles were part of a column called “Kuroshio – Japan Current” written for The Hawai‘i Herald by Kubota in the 1980s. On November 21, 1978, Maui Jinsha...

Honoring the Legacy – BISHOP YOSHIAKI FUJITANI

An Advocate for Interfaith Cooperation 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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Sidebar: ABOUT THE GO FOR BROKE NATIONAL EDUCATION CENTER

GFBNEC is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that educates the public on the valor of Japanese American veterans of World War II and their contributions to democracy. Its goal is to inspire new generations to...
Statue of Kyüzö Töyama, the “Father of Emigration from Okinawa,” at the Hawaii Okinawa Center in Waipi’o. (Photo by Caro Higa)

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