Herald Salutes

On April 22, Lori Lei Matsukawa, a Pacific Northwest journalist born and raised in Hawai‘i, was honored by the Japanese government for raising awareness of Japanese American history through her years of award-winning reporting...
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Rememberance – IN LOVING MEMORY OF AIKO OGATA KING

Summer Nakaishi Aiko Ogata King, co-founder of the Go For Broke: Japanese American Soldiers of WWII Forever stamp, died on May 26 at the age of 94. King and her cohorts Fusa Takahashi and Chiz...
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Spotlight: JCCH TO HONOR HAWAII HOCHI FOUNDER

On Saturday, June 25, the Japanese Cultural Center of Hawai‘i will honor Hawaii Hochi, Ltd. and its founder Fred Kinzaburo Makino with the Spirit of JCCH award at the Sharing the Spirit of Aloha...

History – HIMEYURI AND HAWAI‘I

Colin Sewake Special to The Hawai‘i Herald Almost eight decades have passed since the Battle of Okinawa and the end of World War II, but the memories of 136 teachers and students from a women’s school...

Cover Story – 80 YEARS OF 100TH

Gregg K. Kakesako Special to The Hawai‘i Herald The 80th Anniversary Committee of the 100th Infantry Battalion Veterans organization compiled a list of known survivors here and on the mainland who served in the World War...

Nisei Soldiers – The Nisei Soldiers of World War II

Lynn Heirakuji Special to The Hawai‘i Herald This year marks the 80th anniversary of the formation of the famed 100th Infantry Battalion, whose original members were from Hawai‘i, most of them Nisei (second-generation Japanese Americans).  The story...

Education – 100TH INFANTRY BATTALION STUDENT CHALLENGE

Kristen Nemoto Jay On Friday, May 20, Hawai‘i’s middle and high school students presented their Project-Based Learning challenge for the organizers of the 100th Infantry Battalion’s 80th Anniversary Commemoration Committee. In an effort to “help...

Documentary Review – One Puka Puka

Steve Okino Special to The Hawai‘i Herald The documentary “One Puka Puka,” which highlights the experiences of the 100th Infantry Battalion in Italy, is a two-hour TV special, produced, written and narrated by Bob Jones. The...

Cover Story – WE’RE BACK!

Obon Season Begins (In-Person) at Hawaii’s Plantation Village Kevin Y. Kawamoto Take out your yukata, happi coats and hand-held Japanese paper fans, the Obon season is about to begin! And the place to kick off this summer-long series...

Herald Salutes

On Friday, April 1, the Consulate General of Japan held an award presentation ceremony for the 2022 Monbukagakusho MEXT (Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science & Technology) Specialized Training College Students (Senshū Gakkō Ryūgakusei)...

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