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Editor’s Note – 2020 TAUGHT US RESILIENCE, GRATITUDE AND ALOHA

Jodie Chiemi Ching HAPPY NEW YEAR! Let’s face it, 2020 was all hammajang! But that’s okay, because as a community we are feeling stronger, wiser and more grateful. Like many of you, I lost a...
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UJSH’S VIRTUAL OUTSTANDING MEMBER AWARDS On Friday, Nov. 20, the United Japanese Society of Hawaii presented its 2020 Outstanding Member Awards Virtual Presentation live on YouTube (recorded version: facebook.com/229401947070186/videos/687416141909890/). The program opened with a congratulatory...
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Honoring the Legacy – JANE KOMEIJI

Okage Sama De: Appreciating Our Heritage Melvin Inamasu and Violet Harada Courtesy: Japanese Cultural Center of Hawai‘i Editor’s note: This bimonthly series, “Honoring the Legacy,” is a partnership between The Hawai‘i Herald and the Japanese Cultural Center of...

In His Own Words: RICHARD SHIGEICHI ASATO – A LIFE WELL LIVED, PART ONE

Richard Shigeichi Asato (1915-2010) Reprinted with Permission, 2006 Editor’s note: Before Richard Asato passed away on March 20, 2010, he left a treasure behind for our community. In 2006, Asato wrote a book that became a...

Profile – GLENN FURUYA: THE CULTURAL BLEND OF LEADERSHIP

On Hawai‘i’s Unique Strength to Breed Great Leaders Alan Suemori Special to The Hawai‘i Herald Born and raised in Hilo, Hawai‘i, Glenn Furuya dreamed of becoming a teacher and transforming lives in the classroom. “I saw how...

Cover Story – USPS “GO FOR BROKE” POSTAL STAMP 2021 RELEASE

The Story and Image of Shiroku “Whitey” Yamamoto Represent the Courage and Humility of World War II Nisei Veterans Gregg Kakesako Special to The Hawai‘i Herald A quiet, humble and unassuming Honolulu Nisei veteran is featured on...

Hawaii’s History – OFURO: THE CLEANSING RITUAL OF BATHING

Japan’s Public Communal Baths Existed in Hawai‘i, Too Kevin Y. Kawamoto Special to The Hawai‘i Herald Growing up in Hawai‘i, I often heard my father referring to his childhood when he had helped his mother clean their...
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JCCH HOLIDAY GIFT SHOP SALE As part of its year-end holiday sale, the Japanese Cultural Center of Hawai‘i is offering 40% off everything in its Gift Shop to JCCH members from Tuesday, Dec. 15, through...
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HOLIDAY COOKING – OMG! THE “MOCHI MAGIC” COOKBOOK IS SUPER KAWAII!

Jodie Chiemi Ching Commentary “Mochi Magic” (Storey Publishing, 2020) is written by Kaori Becker, a cook who specializes in Japanese cuisine. Filled with beautiful photographs of 50 varieties of traditional and modern mochi recipes, this cookbook...
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Cover Story – WAHIAWÄ STRONG

Mom-and-Pop Shops Persevere Through the Pandemic Dan Nakasone Special to The Hawai‘i Herald Wahiawä Town is like an island within an island in central O‘ahu. It is bordered by the north and south forks of Kaukonahua Stream,...

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