2018 Nengajo by Anne Ruedo, Waipahu High School — second place, artistic, high school.

Nengajo – 2018,Year of the Dog

The artwork on the following pages are the winning entries in the annual nengajö, or New Year’s card, design contest for students taking Japanese language. The statewide contest is sponsored by the Hawaii Association...
Columnist Ryan Tatsumoto, October 7, 2016 Issue

Ryan’s Table – Sustainability for 2018

Ryan Tatsumoto Hawai‘i Herald Columnist For the past several years, I have been making a concerted effort to purchase my food ingredients from local purveyors so that more of my hard-earned dollars remain in the 50th....
An old photo of four Gannemono taken in 1922

Gannemono 150th – The Gannemono

The “People of the First Year” Were Hawai‘i’s First Japanese Immigrants Kei Suzuki Re-edited from “Hawai‘i’s AJA Pioneers” Editor’s note: The year 2018 marks 150 years since the Gannenmono, or “First-Year People,” arrived in Hawai‘i in June...
Illustration by Arthur Kodani - of voter booths with callout bubble reading "AJA?"

Politics – “The Japanese Vote”

How Significant is “The Japanese Vote?” Richard Borreca Special to The Hawai‘i Herald Asking about ethnic voting in Hawai‘i is like posing the question: “Is it raining in Hawai‘i?” Yes, somewhere in Hawai‘i almost every day, rain is...
Masayoshi “Masa” and Helen Nakamura outside the Kapahulu-area nursery founded by his father, Kanichiro. (Photos by Gregg Kakesako)

Landmarks – K. Nakamura Nursery’s Deep Roots

An Oasis of Plants and Trees in Kapahulu Gregg K. Kakesako Special to The Hawai‘i Herald Nestled among the high-rise apartment buildings and older homes along Date Street in Kapahulu sits a quarter-acre oasis of flowering plants...
Kati Kuroda (far right) with the cast of playwright Lee Cataluna’s “Uncle’s Regularly Scheduled Garage Party is CANCELLED Tonight,” which Kumu Kahua Theatre staged last summer. (Photo by Denise De Guzman)

The Arts – Kati Kuroda’s Real Life Stage

Acting is Her Passion — Onstage and Off Alan Suemori Special to The Hawai‘i Herald In the 1970s and ’80s there erupted a remarkable celebration of local culture and identity whose echoes are still being felt today....
Visiting with Fukue Takayesu at her soba shop in Urasoe. Fukue-san began calling me her “musuko-san” — her son — after I helped her find her husband’s family’s ohaka in Hilo.

My Hawaii – More Than Half

Columnist’s 46th Birthday Sparks a Reality Check Colin Sewake Hawai‘i Herald Columnist “Okinawa is such a beautiful place, not just the ocean and scenery and culture, but the people. I’ve been treated well and taken care of...
Photo of Frances Kakugawa

Dear Frances – Resolve to Pay Kindness Forward in 2018

DEAR FRANCES By Frances H. Kakugawa
Photo of Jane Yamamoto-Burigsay

Your Social Security – A Calculated Retirement

YOUR SOCIAL SECURITY By Jane Yamamoto-Burigsay
Photo of Greg Dill

Medicare 411 – Your Medicare Costs in 2018

MEDICARE 411 By Greg Dill

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