Candidate for Lieutenant Governor, Kim Coco Iwamoto

Kim Coco Iwamoto For State House, District 26

I am yonsei. My maternal grandparents left Japan to grow cantaloupe in California. During World War II, my mother and her family were interned in Poston, Arizona. My uncles were eventually released to enlist in the...
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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JAPANESE CULTURAL SOCIETY OF MAUI’S SCHOL-ARSHIP APPLICATION DEADLINE

WHO/WHAT: The Japanese Cultural Society of Maui’s scholarship is open to high-school seniors “with a record of involvement in promoting and perpetuating the Japanese culture of Japanese language and a desire to continue to...
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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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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,”...

Colleen Hanabusa For Mayor: Okage Sama De

I was raised by my grandparents in a plantation home in the Japanese Wai‘anae Plantation Camp. My maternal great grandmother was the midwife for the plantation and my maternal grandfather was the plantation carpenter...

MAHALO VETERANS!

75th V-J Day Commemoration, Events, Stories and Resources Ida Yoshinaga To celebrate “Victory Over Japan” Day in the Pacific, World War II veteran of the 442nd Regimental Combat Team Terry T. Shima was featured in...
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Today’s Thought

Brighten Your Life Here are eight steps to brighten your life: 1. Begin the day in a cheerful mood. 2. Try smiling at others. 3. Count your blessings. 4. Live life one day at a time. 5. Give some friends...
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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...
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Mufi Hannemann For Mayor

The achievements of Americans of Japanese ancestry surround us: in their back-breaking toil as immigrant plantation workers ... the role of those workers in shaping the organized labor movement ... the courage and sacrifice...

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