Hanamatsuri – IS SPRING IN YOUR HEART?

Bishop Eric Matsumoto Special to The Hawai‘i Herald The weather is warm, the breeze blows gently, the rain falls lightly and the flowers are blooming beautifully. Spring is such a beautiful time of year. Don’t you...
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Poetry – APRIL IS NATIONAL POETRY MONTH

Frances Kakugawa Special to The Hawai‘i Herald Sometimes, out of nowhere, someone will send a simple email or a handwritten letter, or will even follow me out after a lecture to remind me why we write...

Lead Story – KEEPING FAMILY TIES

Merton Chinen Special to The Hawai‘i Herald For some of us, an unexpected side effect of COVID-19 has been the increased importance of relationships. As the epidemic progressed, keeping in touch with loved ones has proven...

Mental Wellness – THE THINGS THAT WE DO NOT (WANT TO) SEE

Mental-Health Professionals’ Advice on Dealing with Difficult Family Dynamics of Depression, Isolation and Abuse Ida Yoshinaga As a child of a nisei man who had suffered from long-term depression, a mid-life existential crises that led to...

History – CHIUNE (SEMPO) SUGIHARA

The “Schindler” of Japan Ted Tsukiyama Reprinted with Permission The Hawai‘i Herald (Oct. 7, 1994) Millions of people who have viewed the epic movie “Schindler’s List” (Universal Pictures, 1993) have come away deeply moved and inspired by this...

Mental Wellness – HAWAI‘I’S MENTAL-HEALTH ADVOCATES, PART TWO

Retired Army National Guard Member Supports Veterans Towards Mental Wellness Ida Yoshinaga Continued from Part 1 in the Feb. 19, 2021, issue. Thinking of Those at Risk for Work-Related Trauma Dec. 4, 2019: I am hiding alongside my...

Queen Interview – 2020-2021: THE YEAR OF COMMUNITY CONTRIBUTIONS

Ida Yoshinaga Cherry Blossom Queen Jewel Mahoe and Her Court Give Back in a Pandemic Year After an unpredictable year, where many Cherry Blossom Festival conventions had to be rethought due to COVID-19, exiting Queen and...

Kupuna Care – FALL PREVENTION INSIDE AND OUTSIDE THE HOME

Kevin Y. Kawamoto Special to The Hawai‘i Herald The Japanese have a saying: “Nana korobi, ya oki – Fall down seven times, rise up eight.” In other words, no matter how many times you fail to...

Art Review – “THE ALPHABET, NIGHTTIME AND CIGARETTE BUTTS”

Wayne Muromoto Commentary Special to The Hawai‘i Herald A Little Art Show on the Windward Side Now that the rules concerning the COVID-19 pandemic have become clearer and somewhat more relaxed, it might be a good time to take...

Cover Story – AN HISTORICAL HOMESTAY

Stacy Lee Special to The Hawai‘i Herald When the Great-Great-Granddaughter of Yukichi Fukuzawa Explores Life in Hawai‘i "Honto ni? Really? Oh. My. Gosh.” I stared wide-eyed at the fourth-grade Japanese exchange student standing in my living room....

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