Rev. Paul Osumi

Today’s Thought

by Rev. Paul S. Osumi Reprinted with permission BACKACHE NOW After working all day a man was seen playing baseball with his son. The friend, looking over the fence, queried him, “Bill, aren’t you tired?” The man...
Jeff Morita with 100th Battalion veteran Tsuyoshi Thomas Nikaido, who received his Legion of Honor medal this past March. (Photo by Karleen Chinen)

Lead Story – The French Still Say “Okagesamade”

Seventy-five Years After Liberation, the French Remain Grateful Gregg K. Kakesako Special to The Hawai‘i Herald As Americans pause this Memorial Day to remember fallen military members from the nation’s current and past wars, residents of two small hamlets in northeastern France will be hard at work finalizing their plans to honor the Japanese American....
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The Second (!!!) Annual Kaua‘i Issue

Strike up the band! The Hawai‘i Herald’s second annual Kaua‘i Issue is a reality — and now history. Thanks to a discount fare on Hawaiian Airlines, we were able to send Herald managing editor Gwen...
Allison Arakawa Sears performing “Bashofu” at the Japanese American National Museum in Los Angeles.

Musical Classic – “Bashofu” – Taking Us Home

The “Bashofu” Story Has Roots in Hawai‘i and Okinawa Jodie Chiemi Ching Umi no ao sa ni, sora no ao . . . (Deep emerald hues of the sea, the radiant blue hues in the sky . . .) For many Uchinanchu around the world, just hearing the first line of the song “Bashofu” triggers....
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Dear Frances – Common Sense + Flexibility = Humanity

DEAR FRANCES By Frances H. Kakugawa Omoiyari . . . Think of others first and good karma will return to you.   — Frances H. Kakugawa Dear Frances, My 92-year-old mom didn’t want anything for Christmas, so I decided to give her your book on Kapoho — it was the perfect gift! My mom really....
Rev. Paul Osumi

Sail On

by Rev. Paul S. Osumi Reprinted with permission On the day his crew threatened mutiny and the storm damaged his ships, Columbus wrote in his diary five words, “This day we sailed on.” The ocean of...
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Community Focus – Herald Salutes

Eric Oto has been appointed chef de cuisine of Hoku’s at The Kahala Hotel & Resort. Oto is now responsible for overseeing the culinary direction of the award-winning restaurant under the guidance of The Kahala’s executive chef, Wayne Hirabayashi. Oto has more than a decade of culinary experience. He most recently served as sous chef....
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“Picture Bride” – A Family Saga

By Michael G. Malaghan, Special to The Hawai‘i Herald

Final Bon Dances of 2014

The 2014 bon dance season is nearing its end. If you haven’t been to a bon dance yet, or want to get your “fix” before the season ends, here are your last few opportunities. BIG...
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Itadakimasu – Tasting Neyers Vineyards

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