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...

Honoring the Legacy – ROY KANESHIRO

A Key Leader in the Expansion of the Okinawan Festival in Hawai‘i 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...

Issei Pioneers – CHIYEKO TAKUSHI: HAWAI‘I’S FIRST WOMAN INSURANCE AGENT

How an Issei Okinawan Woman Broke the Glass Ceiling in the 1930s Lynette Teruya Special to The Hawai‘i Herald When 7-year-old Ushi Tamagusuku left Okinawa in 1910, who could have known that she would someday become the...

Hidden HIstory – PETS IN CAMP

Dogs, Cats, Canaries and “Even a Badger” Brian Niiya Republished with Permission Aug. 26, 2020, Denshö Blog It is one of the most poignant — and often told — stories of the World War II roundup and incarceration...

Cover Story – A TALE OF TWO BEST FRIENDS

Memorial Day: Remembering Our Fallen Heroes Byrnes Yamashita Special to The Hawai‘i Herald What is Memorial Day and why do we commemorate it? Many people think of it as a long weekend that marks the start of...

USPS STAMP – JUNE 3: NATIONWIDE “GO FOR BROKE” STAMP RELEASE

Three California Nisei Women On a Mission to Honor Veterans With US Postal Stamp Gregg Kakesako Special to The Hawai‘i Herald Editor’s note: In the Dec. 18, 2020, issue of the Herald, cover article “USPS ‘Go For...

Fashion History – JAPANESE BORO

Stacy Lee Special to The Hawai‘i Herald Arguably one of the few highlights of being stuck at home this past year was wearing boro boroz – sometimes even during work. After all, it’s mainly the face...

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