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In Her Own Words: “We Are All In This Together”

Dr. Kathryn Takara Shares Her Views On Racial Inequality Alan Suemori Special to The Hawai‘i Herald Dr. Kathryn Takara is a longtime educator, poet and community leader in Hawai‘i. In 1996 she received the University of Hawai‘i...
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...
Keith Amemiya

Keith Amemiya For Mayor: New Leadership For Oahu

My name is Keith Amemiya and I’m running for Honolulu Mayor. After serving O‘ahu as a lawyer, nonprofit leader, and business executive for 30 years, I’m running for political office for the first time...

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...
Mufi Hannemann

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...
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...

Megan Kau For Prosecuting Attorney

Megan Kau has taken the most aggressive stance against crime. The most pressing issue is that crime has increased, and criminals have resorted to pushing our küpuna down in the street, leaving them to...
Earl Tsuneyoshi.

Earl Tsuneyoshi for Honolulu City Council, District 9

“Integrity, Transparency & Accountability must be at the core of a cultural change within Honolulu Hale to restore the trust of the people. We must do things for the right reasons or we will...
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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...

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