My Hawaii – FROM OCEAN TO ‘ÖPÜ

Donald’s Poke Shop Brings Hawaiian Flavors to Okinawa, Japan Colin Sewake Hawai‘i Herald Columnist “Okinawa is such a beautiful place, not just the ocean and scenery and culture, but the people. I’ve been treated well and taken...

Featured Story – OLYMPIC DESTINY

Reflections of Fate, Luck and Hard Work From Waimanalo-native-turned-Olympian Hugh Hogland Kristen Nemoto Jay From the moment he put on his jacket to get ready for the Tokyo Olympic’s 2021 opening ceremony, Hugh Hogland felt as...

Japanese History – THE TRADITION OF TATAMI, OLD AND NEW

The Venerable Straw Mat Has Been Utilized for Thousands of Years  Stacy Lee Special to The Hawai‘i Herald Besides slippers, sunscreen and spam musubi, the goza mat is quintessential for a day at the beach here in the islands. Even tourists...

Travel – HAMAMATSU: THE HEART OF SHIZUOKA PREFECTURE

Lois Kajiwara Special to The Hawai‘i Herald Editor’s Note: Due to COVID-19 pandemic protocols, it’s probably safe to say travelling right now is not the best idea. However, Japan is a favorite destination for many of...

Go For Broke – THE MAEHARA AND GIMA CONNECTION

Maui Families Reunited after 75 Years Byrnes Yamashita Commentary Special to The Hawai‘i Herald On a recent afternoon in Honolulu, two families with roots on Maui came together to reminisce about their shared connection with a Nisei soldier...

Featured Story – BIG-GAME HUNTING AND CONSERVATION

Wayne Ogasawara Sheds Light on the Tradition of Hunting Karen Shishido Special to The Hawai‘i Herald Big-game hunting often has a reputation of being cruel to animals. However, sitting with my friend, Wayne Ogasawara, and visiting his...

Remembrance – SEN. AND REV. BOB NAKATA

Remembering a Compassionate Social Activist Richard Borecca Commentary Special to The Hawai‘i Herald Rev. Bob Nakata was one of Hawai‘i’s most influential and unlikely social activists. Nakata was 80 when he died in July after suffering a stroke...

Literature – CHRIS MCKINNEY SHOOTS FOR DA STARS

“Midnight, Water City” is Author’s First Venture into Sci-fi Lee A. Tonouchi Special to The Hawai‘i Herald Known for his novels and films that reveal Hawai‘i’s dark underbelly, Mid-Pacific Institute ‘91 grad Chris McKinney has been churning ‘em...

Business – KNOWLEDGE IS POWER

The First Cohort of Women Start a 10-week Finance and Networking Program Kristen Nemoto Jay Wednesday, Aug. 4, 2021, was the start of many great firsts for June Fernandez. As the founder and owner of employment...

Featured Story – RYÜKYÜ SHINPÖ’S CLASSICAL RYUKYUAN KONKÜRU

Continuing a Tradition To Preserve the Arts Even in COVID Times Grant “Masandü” Sadami Murata Special to The Hawai‘i Herald Classical Ryukyuan music or Ryükyü Koten Ongaku was brought to Hawai‘i by Okinawan Issei over 100 years...

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