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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...
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...

Book Review: “THE THREE-YEAR SWIM CLUB”

"The Three-Year Swim Club: The Untold Story of Maui’s Sugar Ditch Kids and Their Quest for Olympic Glory” (Grand Central Publishing, 2015) is a feel-good inspiring underdog story, in a “Karate Kid” kind of...
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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SPARK MATSUNAGA: WARRIOR POET WITH ALTON TAKIYAMA-CHUNG

WHO/WHAT: The Matsunaga Institute for Peace will stream this encouraging, real-life tale in its online “Beginning and End of the Bomb Talk Story” series about “resiliency during unprecedented times.” “Spark Matsunaga: Warrior Poet with Storyteller...

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...

In His Own Words: DEC. 7, 1941: “YESTERDAY’S ENEMY IS TODAY’S FRIEND”

Edwin Nakasone Special to The Hawai‘i Herald Editor’s note: Edwin “Bud” Nakasone served in the U.S. Army as an interpreter during the Occupation of Japan in 1947-1948. Born and raised in Wahiawä, Hawai‘i, he witnessed the...

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