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...
"What a Wonderful Family! 3: My Wife, My Life".

NGN3 August Movie Schedule

SATURDAY, AUG. 1 Midnight – Life of Hishakaku 2 1:40 a.m. – Sakura Official 3:20 a.m. – Rice 5:20 a.m. – Codes of Meiji 7 a.m. – New Year Trip 8:40 a.m. – Shingo's Challenge Part 2 10:10 a.m. – The...
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Health Information: Azuki Reduces Swelling And May Help Eczema (Part 3)

Azuki beans — synonymous in Japan with celebrations — contain many healthful components whose benefits should not be underestimated. The first, azuki saponin, is a component unique to azuki. Saponin, which is also found in...
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Estate Planning Insights: Do I Need A Trust?

Ethan R. Okura Hawai‘i Herald Columnist “Do I need a trust?” This is the question that I hear most when people find out that I am an estate-planning attorney. The question is usually prompted by a...
A basic and core exercise of Zen training is zazen or seated meditation. (Photos courtesy of Chozen-ji International Zen Dojo of Hawaii)

Political Philosophy: Zen and Politics

The Way of Public Leadership Bill Kaneko Special to The Hawai‘i Herald Engaging in the world of politics can be a treacherous endeavor. Personal attacks, self-interest, dirty tricks and political maneuvering detract from the reason why most...

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