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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...
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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...
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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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...

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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Today’s Thought

by Rev. Paul S. Osumi Reprinted with permission TRULY FORGIVING? A man was dying. He was asked to become reconciled with a neighbor with whom he had quarreled. He agreed and the neighbor was brought in. They...
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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NAGASAKI HIBAKUSHA STORIES: MR. TSUIKI AND MR. YAMAWAKI

WHO/WHAT: Another entry in the Peace Institute’s online “Beginning and End of the Bomb Talk Story” series on resiliency during unprecedented times is “Nagasaki Hibakusha Stories with Mr. Shohei Tsuiki and Mr. Yoshiro Yamawaki,”...
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HAWAII BROWNFIELDS VIRTUAL WORKSHOP

WHO/WHAT: The Hawaii State Department of Health, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Center for Creative Land Recycling presents a virtual workshop to learn about land recycling and brownfield redevelopment in Hawai‘i. Experts will...

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