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Young Shigeo “Robert” Muroda. (Photos courtesy of the Muroda family)

Lead Story – In Their Own Words

Issei, Nisei and Kibei Share Their Stories of Being Interned in Hawai‘i During World War II Gail Honda Special to The Hawai‘i Herald This month marks 75 years since Honouliuli, the largest and longest-operating internment camp in Hawai‘i, opened during World War II. It opened in March of 1943 in a deep gulch off Kunia....
Photo of James Araki of ‘Ewa Beach.

The Farmers of Lualualei

Evicted During World War II, Former Valley Residents Investigate Possible Redress Claims Mark Santoki (Reprinted from Aug. 2, 1991) Editor’s note: When this story by then-Hawai‘i Herald writer (and later editor) Mark Santoki story was published in 1991, the fate of the Lualualei farmers still hung in the balance. They made up an unusual group....
Photo of Frances Kakugawa

As I See It – Internment Camps As Precedent

AS I SEE IT BY Frances Kakugawa A Caucasian woman approached me in Sacramento. “You’re a writer,” she said. “You need to respond to this article in today’s Sacramento Bee. Tell the Sansei and Yonsei to stand up and question this. They are the only remaining voices.” I promised her I would. She was referring to....

SHOULD HONOULIULI BE A NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE?

Photo Credit: Wikimedia Commons The National Park Service is currently accepting public comment on its draft study, which identifies the Honouliuli internment camp site for possible inclusion as a national historic site or a national...

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