Thu Trung Nguyen –– Roosevelt High School.

2020 Nengajo (3 of 3)

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Alice Inoue is a “life guide” and the founder of Happiness U located in SALT Our Kaka‘ako. She has advised more than 10,000 clients to live a more inspired life. (Photo courtesy Happiness U)

Astrology – Alice Inoue’s Vision for 2020

A Guide to “The Year of Manifestation” Jodie Chiemi Ching Mark your calendars! On Monday, Jan. 20, Alice Inoue will share her predictions based on astrology and numerology for 2020. Her presentation, entitled “The Year of Manifestation,” will be held at the Pömaika‘i Ballrooms at Dole Cannery — her largest venue to date. Because this....
The Yoshiharas’ second son, David, followed his father to Annapolis and, like his father, rose to the rank of captain. Father and son are pictured here on David’s graduation day in 1978.

Honoring the Legacy – Takeshi Yoshihara

First Japanese American Appointed to the U.S. Naval Academy Melvin Inamasu and Violet Harada Courtesy: Japanese Cultural Center of Hawai‘i Humility. Honesty. A passion for service to country. These qualities define Takeshi Yoshihara, who, in 1949, became the first Japanese American to receive an appointment to the U.S. Naval Academy. When Yoshihara reminisces about how....
With his wife Monica by his side, Mayor Derek Kawakami is sworn into office by Kaua‘i Circuit Judge Randal Valenciano. (Photos courtesy County of Kaua‘i)

Lead Story – Mayor Derek Kawakami

A New Generation of Kawakamis is Leading the Garden Island Richard Borreca Special to The Hawai‘i Herald The Kawakamis are Kaua‘i’s first family of politics. The political and retail power of the Garden Island courses through the Kawakami name. Three members of the clan — Richard, Bertha and Derek — have served in the state House....
HIHO volunteers work on a group project for Kokua Kalihi Valley, moving a tree log in Kalihi Valley. (Photos courtesy HIHO)

Community – Happy 10th Anniversary , Hiho!

“Hands In Helping Out” is Helping to Build a Kinder, More Giving Community Jackie Kojima Special to The Hawai‘i Herald When December rolls around, most kids get to work on their Christmas wish list, hoping for the newest gadgets and toys. Adults, smitten by holiday sales, rush to the malls to shop till they drop.....
Lloyd Miyashiro-Sensei stands under the kanji for ki (life energy) in the Kapa‘a döjö. (Aikidö photos by Carolyn Morinishi)

Community – Lloyd Miyashiro is Living His “KiI”

Carolyn Morinishi Special to The Hawai‘i Herald We drove past the old gate and continued on to a narrow dirt road that led to a small, grassy clearing. At the far end of the field stood a small termite-worn building. Although we were in the Wailua area of Kaua‘i in 2019, it felt like we....
Chito Isonaga’s medals — the Good Conduct Medal, American Campaign Medal, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal and the World War II Victory Medal. (Photo by Ann Kabasawa)

In Her Own Words – Thank You For Your Service, Chito Isonaga

Karleen C. Chinen Commentary To read Isonaga’s story in its entirety, visit the Hawai‘i Memory Project website: nisei.hawaii.edu/page/chito I graduated from [Kaua‘i] high school in August [1933], I remember going to Japan. I really didn’t want to go [to Japan with my mother and sister], but that was more or less planned. Mom looked forward....
Robert Benson-Sensei with his apprentice — and son — Nickolas working in the traditional dai work area. (Photos by Dan Nakasone)

Lead Story – Romancing the Stone

The Fine Art of Polishing a Japanese Sword Dan Nakasone Special to The Hawai‘i Herald I’m a big fan of PBS Hawai‘i and many of its programs. Among my favorites are: “Finding Your Roots,” “Independent Lens,” “Nature,” “Nova” and “Antiques Roadshow.” On “Antiques Roadshow,” which airs Monday nights, I’ve seen people bring in their Civil....
Kailua High School students (from left) Luke Tobias, Skye Simbahon and David Valaderes wearing yukata kimono for the first time. (Photos by Jodie Ching)

In Our Community – JASH Presents “Japan Day”

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Ryler Nielsen and his wife Lauren at Manzamo, located on the western coast of Okinawa island, facing the East China Sea. Manzamo is a breezy, grassy area said to be able to seat 10,000 people. The newlyweds visited Okinawa last year. (Photos courtesy Ryler Nielsen)

Profile – The Red-Headed Uchinanchu-At-Heart

Ryler Nielsen Carries Okinawa in His Heart Alan Suemori Special to The Hawai‘i Herald In his dream, Ryler Nielsen is walking through the winding streets of the neighborhoods of his youth in Chatan and Yomitan on the island of Okinawa, surrounded by old friends and familiar landmarks. Nothing has changed, and yet, everything is even....

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