Members of the Osato Doshi Kai club.

HUOA’S 70TH ANNIVERSARY

On Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2021, the Hawaii United Okinawa Association celebrated its 70th anniversary. As a supporter of 50 different clubs and 40,000 members, HUOA continues to work to preserve Hawai‘i’s Okinawan legacy for...
Consul General of Japan Yutaka Aoki (left) with Dr. James Barahal as they hold up the official commendation letter. (Photo courtesy of Consulate General of Japan)

COMMENDATION OF DR. BARAHAL

On Tuesday, Nov. 30, 2021, Dr. James Barahal, president and CEO of the Honolulu Marathon Association, received the 2021 Foreign Minister’s Commendation at the official residence of the Consul General of Japan, Yutaka Aoki,...
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MEET THE HERALD’S FREELANCE WRITERS

My name is Scott Baba. I’ve been a freelance writer for The Hawai‘i Herald since 2020. I have been an active member of the Japanese American community my entire life, and while I wouldn’t...
Wedding picture of Nicholas and Hazel Iosue. (Photos Courtesy of the Iosue Family)

AN UNLIKELY FRIENDSHIP

Italian American Nicholas Iosue Mistaken for AJA Leads to Lifelong Friendships Byrnes Yamashita Special to The Hawai‘i Herald Former President Trump’s rants against the “Kung Flu” or “Chinese Flu” contributed to a rash of anti-Asian hate crimes...
Five-year-old Amarie Boatwright holds omamori (amulets) that her parents, Jeramine and Hijiri, purchased from a blessed 2021 at Izumo Taishakyo Mission of Hawaii. (Photo by Wayne Shinbara)

TEN 2021 HERALD COVERS TO GIVE US HOPE IN 2022

Jodie Chiemi Ching A few days ago, I sat down and scanned through the 24 covers of The Hawai‘i Herald published in 2021. It was a challenging year, and we all felt it. As of...
Olympic medalists Kristi Yamaguchi, Apolo Ohno, and Alex and Maia Shibutani meet to discuss what it takes to lead with a champion mind. (Photos courtesy of AARP API Community Facebook page)

AARP HOSTS “LEADING WITH A CHAMPION MIND”

Olympians Ohno, Yamaguchi and the Shibutanis Discuss What it Takes to Lead With a “Champion” Mind Kristen Nemoto Jay It’s not common to hear the words “fail” or “mistake” in the same sentence as an “Olympic...
Honolulu Japanese American Citizens League board with Gov. John Waihe‘e. From left: Rep. Roland Kotani, Rep. Nobu Yonamine, Bill Kaneko, Earl Nishimura (Honolulu JACL founder), Dolly Strazar, June Shimokawa, Franklin Odo, Allicyn Tasaka, Rep. Tom Okamura and Dan Ishii.

WILLIAM KANEKO

Advocate for Japanese Community Locally and Nationally Melvin Inamasu and Violet Harada Courtesy: Japanese Cultural Center of Hawai‘i Editor’s Note: This bimonthly series represents a partnership between the Herald and the Japanese Cultural Center of Hawai‘i. It celebrates...

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