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One Family’s Gratitude to Project Dana

Editor’s note: This personal reflection was shared by an individual whose family was a beneficiary of the kindness, compassion and assistance of a Project Dana volunteer. The writer prefers to remain anonymous, but her...
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Journalism – Gordon Sakamoto

At the Helm at the Associated Press Charles Gary Special to The Hawai‘i Herald Reprinted from March 18, 1994 Editor’s note: In his long career in journalism, Gordon Sakamoto rarely got the kind of byline exposure that most print, broadcast — and now web — journalists get for their work. That is the nature of....
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Self-Change Isn’t Easy, But It’s Often Necessary

Kevin Kawamoto Special to The Hawai‘i Herald More than nine months have passed since the start of 2015. How many of you have stuck to your New Year’s resolutions? You know what I mean: eating healthier,...
Descendants of Kama and Yukichi Shiroma, founders of the Shiroma Saimin Stand that once served bowls of hot saimin from Oahu Sugar Plantation’s Higashi Camp in Waipahu, attended a rededication of the outdoor saimin stand exhibit at Hawaii’s Plantation Village.

Shiroma Saimin Stand Honors Memory of Hardworking Founders

Visitors to the March 3 “Noodles and Bread” event at Hawaii’s Plantation Village on the grounds of the Waipahu Cultural Garden Park could choose from a variety of ethnic foods representing the diverse cultures of Hawai‘i’s immigrant history. Anchoring the day’s festivities was the rededication of the Shiroma Saimin Stand exhibit, featuring a saimin noodle-making....
The 65th Cherry Blossom Festival court modeled various obi tying techniques done by students of the University Laboratory School kimono program, under the direction of Jean Sakihara-Sensei.

Community Focus – Japanese Women’s Society Foundation Installs 2017-18 Officers

Members of the Japanese Women’s Society Foundation and their guests gathered at Waialae Country Club on July 23 for the organization’s annual general membership meeting and installation luncheon. Outgoing president Irene Nakamoto thanked the 2016-17 officers and chairpersons for their service during the past year. She also highlighted the organization’s events over the last 12....
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NYC Marathon Finishers! – With Boston Under Her Belt, Meredith Kuba Takes On “the...

Meredith Kuba Special to The Hawai‘i Herald Growing up, my parents used to tell me I was a “kotonk,” because I was born in New York City. My brother and I were both born in Manhattan because my dad was working there at the time. We all moved back to Hawai‘i when I was 6....
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Aging With Care – Finding Meaning and Purpose Later in Life

Kevin Y. Kawamoto Special to The Hawai‘i Herald There was a time when the study of human aging tended to focus on “sick care” and aging-related diseases. The years after a person retired were thought to be a gradual disengagement from the community as older people quietly lived out their limited twilight years and experienced....
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KIKU – Channel 9

“Yasu” (NHK), airs on Wednesday, Aug. 12, at 8 p.m. This is a heartwarming story about the unbreakable bond between a father and son, regardless of what may come between them. Yasu is a truckdriver in...
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Generation Gap

GENERATION GAP By Jon J. Murakami
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ECON 2015 – The Soft Power 30

Econ 2015 by Joseph S. Nye Jr.

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