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...
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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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...

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...
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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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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...
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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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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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