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...

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...

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...

Honoring the Legacy – JANE KURAHARA AND BETSY YOUNG

Melvin Inamasu and Violet Harada Courtesy: Japanese Cultural Center of Hawai‘i Volunteers with Passion 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...

Culture and History – HAWAI‘I NIKKEI LEGACY EXHIBIT TOUR

Byrnes Yamashita Special to The Hawai‘i Herald   Building Bridges with Japan Hawai‘i is a popular travel destination for the Japanese who hopefully soon will be back to enjoy the Hawaiian islands. But once they get past...

Cover Story – FINANCE THROUGH “ALOHA, MAHALO, IMUA, PONO AND ‘OHANA”

Like His Ancestors, Stephen Kagawa Aims to Renovate a Broken Industry Ida Yoshinaga The Next Generation As he strives to leave his mark on the unpredictable, coronavirus-era business world, nikkei financial maven Stephen Kagawa treads firmly in...

History – HIROSHIGE’S “THE FIFTY-THREE STATIONS OF TÖKAIDÖ”

An Artist’s Portal to Old Japan Alan Suemori Special to The Hawai‘i Herald In August 1832, the remarkable ukiyoe artist Utagawa Hiroshige (1797-1858) set off on a journey on the Tökaidö Road that would change his life...

History – CHIUNE (SEMPO) SUGIHARA

The “Schindler” of Japan Ted Tsukiyama Reprinted with Permission The Hawai‘i Herald (Oct. 7, 1994) Millions of people who have viewed the epic movie “Schindler’s List” (Universal Pictures, 1993) have come away deeply moved and inspired by this...

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