Maunalua and Friends’ Benefit Concert

WHO/WHAT: Na Hoku Hanohano Award-winning Group of the Year, Maunalua, will headline a benefit concert for the Hawaii United Okinawa Association and the Hawaii Academy of Recording Arts. Food and drink will be available...
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Asian Treasures Fair

WHO/WHAT: The Hawaii United Okinawa Association will sell pieces from the collection of gifts and donations that they have received over the years. Proceeds will go toward the maintenance of the 27-year-old Hawaii Okinawa...
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Spotlight – JCCH Hosts GFBNEC’s “Courage and Compassion” Traveling Exhibition

A traveling exhibit chronicling the story of the Japanese American experience in World War II opened on Veterans Day at the Japanese Cultural Center of Hawai‘i. “Courage and Compassion: Our Shared Story of the Japanese American WWII Experience” was produced by the Los Angeles-based Go For Broke National Education Center. It will be on display through....
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Generation Gap

GENERATION GAP by Jon J. Murakami

63rd Cherry Blossom Festival Events

The 13 Cherry Blossom Festival contestants were introduced at the Japanese Cultural Center of Hawai‘i’s ‘Ohana Festival on Jan. 11. For more information, visit The following is a list of upcoming festival events. Jan....
The Haraguchi Rice Mill in Hanalei of one of the many structures devastated by Hurricane ‘Iniki. (Photo courtesy Patsy and Alan Iwasaki)

Lead Story – Remembering the Wrath of Iniki

Twenty-five Years Later, Former Kaua‘i Mayor JoAnn Yukimura Remembers ‘Iniki’s Fury Richard Borreca Special to The Hawai‘i Herald On the evening of Sept. 10, 1992, the lives of JoAnn Yukimura and the 50,000 people living on Kaua‘i were about to change dramatically. Just after 6 p.m., Yukimura, the fresh-faced, new, liberal mayor of Kaua‘i, was....
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Journeys to Wellness – Program Observes Fifth Year with Interfaith Health and Wellness Event

Kevin Kawamoto Special to The Hawai‘i Herald The threat of rain couldn’t dampen the enthusiasm of those who gathered at the Community Church of Honolulu in Nu‘uanu on Oct. 22 for the fifth annual “Journeys to...
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Today’s Thought

by Rev. Paul S. Osumi Reprinted with permission The ocean of life Not long ago Florentino Daz, an adventurous Filipino young man, got in a small boat in Kewalo Basin in Honolulu, and ventured out on a...
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“Reframing Fukushima After 3.11: Two Stories”

WHO/WHAT: Two films about life after the 2011 Daiichi nuclear power plant accident. The first film, “Haru Yo Koi: Bears, Honey Bees and Akio-san,” tells the struggles of Akio Inomata, a bear hunter, who...
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Ryan’s Table – Saturday Foragin

RYAN'S TABLE BY Ryan Tatsumoto No, this column isn’t about trekking deep into the rainforest to pick pohole, those succulent fiddlehead fern shoots on a Saturday. Nor does it involve hiking the Jackass Ginger trail in Nu‘uanu for fresh pepeau (wood ear mushrooms) and takenoko (bamboo) shoots. It does, however, involve that dreaded drive over....

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