Maui Community – JAPANESE TEAHOUSE IN KEPANIWAI PARK GETS TLC

“It’s Our Kuleana,” Say Deron Furukawa, President, Japanese Cultural Society of Maui Kathy Collins Special to The Hawai‘i Herald The site of one of the bloodiest battles in Hawaiian history seems an unlikely location for celebrating birthdays...

Sports Culture – STEEL IS REAL

Japanese Fixed-Gear Bikes – Art, Sport and Tradition Nick Kurosawa Special to the Hawai‘i Herald Commentary Fixed-gear bicycles. A movement that has taken hold of the recent generations, providing two-wheeled travel that boasts a different view of the...

Cover Story – BRENNAN’S BILL

Twelve-Year-Old Brennan Yamaguchi Co-Creates Bill to Bring in Awareness of Epilepsy Renelaine Pfister Special to The Hawai‘i Herald When I was 12 years old growing up in the Philippines, I was reading “Sweet Valley Twins” and playing...

Rememberance – ALOHA ‘OE, REV. YOSHIAKI FUJITANI

Former Hongwanji Bishop Lived His Life with Gratitude and Aloha Karleen Chinen Commentary Special to The Hawai‘i Herald A minister. A former bishop. Keiki o ka ‘äina — a child of Hawai‘i. Son. Brother. Husband. Father. Grandfather. A...

Literature – JEFFREY J. HIGA: “CALABASH STORIES”

Higa’s First Book Wins National Literary Prize Lee A. Tonouchi Special to The Hawai‘i Herald Jeffrey J. Higa, 54, always wanted for get one book publish. Took him over 20 years for develop da “Calabash Stories,” but he...

Sports – LENN SAKATA RETURNS TO HIS FIRST LOVE

After a Six-Year Retirement Asian American Baseball Pioneer Returns to Manage in the Minor League Scott Baba Special to The Hawai‘i Herald After six years in retirement, baseball veteran Lenn Sakata has returned to the sport to...

Lead Story – THE FUTURE OF DYING

Growing Interest in Alternatives to Cemetery Burial Kevin Y. Kawamoto Commentary Special to The Hawai‘i Herald Since the earliest human civilization, burying the bodies of our loved ones has been a sacred death-practice that continues today. When a...

Bon Dance Schedule – OBON EVENTS AND CANCELLATIONS

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Community – SHARING ALOHA ONE FACE MASK AT A TIME

Honolulu Hiroshima Kenjin Kai Presents Face Masks to Hiroshima Prefectural and City Governments Wayne Miyao President of HHKK Special to The Hawai‘i Herald The Honolulu Hiroshima Kenjin Kai created face masks featuring their club’s logo for members, friends...

69th Cherry Blossom Festival: RECORD-BREAKING CBF QUEEN BRIANNE YAMADA

Okinawan Musical Performer Sweeps Top CB Festival Awards for Historic “Triple Win” Ida Yoshinaga In the early evening of Saturday, Apr. 3, the virtual audience of the 69th Annual Cherry Blossom Festival — ensconced in their...

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