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...

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...

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