Estate Planning Insights: CARE IN THE TIME OF COVID-19

Ethan R. Okura Hawai‘i Herald Columnist Nearly six months have passed since Hawai‘i’s leadership imposed the original work-at-home/stay-at-home order back in March to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus. The effort to make ends meet...
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Community Focus: HAWAI’I BIDS ALOHA TO JAPAN CONSUL GENERAL KOICHI ITO AND MRS. MISAKO...

“Ban…Zoom!” The world’s (possibly) first all-Zoom “banzai!” rung out from well over a hundred mobile devices and computer screens across the Hawaiian islands, shortly after 4 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 13. The digital chorus...
Artist and activist Joy Enomoto addresses her work on climate change in Oceania, speaking next to her painting titled “Diasporic Waters.” (Photo courtesy of Joy Enomoto)

Not Politics As Usual

Tackling Our Social Issues From the Long View of Community Values (Part 1 of 2) Ida Yoshinaga A dear mentor who is a political scientist says Politics is conflict over meaning and value. So this two-part...
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Dialog: New Perspectives

Jodie Chiemi Ching Commentary Our goal for this special-edition primary election issue was to explore politics from new angles. The Herald editorial staff saw an opportunity to take community issues and political candidates and highlight rarely...
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Hawaii Transitions to Vote-By-Mail

This year, Hawai‘i will transition to voting by mail, meaning that all registered voters will have a ballot mailed to them. Sandy Ma is the executive director of Common Cause Hawaii, a nonpartisan nonprofit...
From July 4 through July 12, the Moiliili Hongwanji Buddhist Temple illuminated lanterns to pay tribute to ancestors. (Photos by Wayne Shinbara)

Community: The Last Months Of Obon

As August approaches, so does the end of obon. This year, hot summer nights were not spent dancing around a yagura, eating a KC Waffle hotdog or cooling off with shave ice under the...
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Community Focus: Three New Advisors Join Nisei Veterans Legacy

Nisei Veterans Legacy (nvlchawaii.org/), which, since its start in 2012, has aimed to “preserve, perpetuate, and share the legacy of Americans of Japanese Ancestry (AJA) who served in the U.S. armed forces in World...
On Aug. 2, 2019, 88-year-old Hiroshima bombing survivor Lawrence Miwa, assisted by Izumo Taishakyo minister, the Rev. Jun Miyasaka, rings a replica of the Hiroshima Peace Bell. Behind him are the students from Hiroshima Minami High School.

Community Focus: CANCELLED Hiroshima Commemoration And Peace Service

This year marks the 75th anniversary of the tragic bombing of Hiroshima. However, due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, the annual Hiroshima Commemoration and Peace service scheduled for Aug. 6 at Izumo Taishakyo Mission...
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Spotlight: 46th Annual Historic Preservation Honor Awards

Katherine Itoh The Historic Preservation Honor Awards are the state’s highest recognition for projects, organizations and publications that help in the preservation and restoration of Hawai’i’s historical and cultural sites. The annual award is presented...
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Herald Salutes

Honolulu Magazine reporter Jayna Omaye, whose nisei grandfather had been a soldier with the 442nd Regimental Combat Team during World War II, won the highly competitive City and Regional Magazine Association Award for Multiplatform...

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