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Taste Of Hongwanji Bazaar

WHO/WHAT: Come and enjoy a fun filled day for the whole family with great entertainment, games, “ono-kine” food and drinks, a collection of handcrafted items and many other hidden treasures including those from Kailua...
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“A Harvest Of Hawai‘i Plantation Pidgin: The Japanese Way”

WHO/WHAT: Author Myra Sachiko Ikeda, author of “A Harvest of Hawai‘i Plantation Pidgin: The Japanese Way,” will talk about her book and sign copies at this event. The book examines, from the perspective of...
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Generation Gap

GENERATION GAP By Jon J. Murakami

Remembering Töhoku, Five Years Later

Jon Ishihara Special to The Hawai‘i Herald My wife Laura and I arrived at Narita International Airport on March 9 after a very long, nine-hour flight from Honolulu. We took the train into Tökyö, where we...
Historical Fiction by Michael G. Malaghan

“Picture Bride” — A Family Saga

A Family Saga by Michael G. Malaghan

Pa‘auilo Girl’s Sansei Legacy

Jan Higashi Special to The Hawai‘i Herald I grew up in Pa‘auilo, a plantation town on the Hämäkua Coast of Hawai‘i Island, where I was one of nine children. My paternal grandparents, Jingoro and Tamo Kimura, and...

Let Sleeping Dogs Lie

RYAN'S TABLE BY Ryan Tatsumoto

Fukushima’s 3/11 Earthquake Babies

Story by Yuta Hirai, Photos by Ai Iwane English Translation by Kyoko Hamamoto Published with Permission from Weekly Bunshun Magazine This past March 11 marked five years since a 9.0-magnitude earthquake rocked northeastern Japan, touching off a series...

64th Cherry Blossom Festival Court Selected

Alexis Sayuri Okihara was selected the 64th Cherry Blossom Festival queen at the Festival Ball on March 26. Joining her on the court are First Princess Brittney Yasuko Kawahara, Princesses Ritsuko Sarah Tomari, Kristi...

Happy Birthday, Buddha!

Every year in spring, one of Buddhism’s most important observances is celebrated at Buddhist temples throughout world. People throng to temples and also participate in other celebrations honoring the birth of Prince Siddhartha Gautama,...

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