Alexis Sayuri Okihara Selected Cherry Blossom Queen

Gwen Battad Ishikawa “Grateful” and “excited” are two words that Alexis Sayuri Okihara used throughout her interview at the Hawaii Hochi, Ltd. offices a week after she was crowned the 64th Cherry Blossom Festival queen. The...
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14th Sumie Exhibit

WHO/WHAT: The Sumie Society of Hawaii, led by Sachie Saigusa, will present their Sumie (India ink) and Japanese art paintings at this exhibit. WHEN/WHERE: Monday, April 18, through Friday, April 29. Hours are April 18...

KTA Super Stores

Arnold T. Hiura Special to The Hawai‘i Herald No matter how you look at it, running a successful business for 100 years is cause for serious celebration. Still, the hoopla surrounding the centennial anniversary of KTA...
Historical Fiction by Michael G. Malaghan

“Picture Bride” — A Family Saga

A Family Saga by Michael G. Malaghan
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Generation Gap

GENERATION GAP By Jon J. Murakami

Fukuoka Welcomes “Year Of The Monkey”

Members of the Hawaii Fukuoka Kenjin Kai came together at the Japanese Cultural Center of Hawai‘i on Valentine’s Day, Feb. 14, for their annual general membership meeting and shinnen enkai. Special guests included former...
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Hawai‘i Island Leaders

Karleen C. Chinen Commentary It’s been a while since I’ve traveled, mainly because of my arthritic knees. But when I did travel a lot, the Big Island of Hawai‘i was one of my favorite places to...

Panels Explore Buddhist Diversity In Hawai‘i

Of the 112,000 people in Hawai‘i who identify themselves as Buddhists, approximately 20,000 are members of Japanese temples. The remaining 92,000 people belong to other Buddhist organizations, or simply think of themselves as being...
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Today’s Thought

by Rev. Paul S. Osumi TO LIVE IS TO SUFFER To live is to suffer in many ways. We can never change that fact. But the decisive thing is not the event itself but our reaction...
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KBFD — Korean Programming

“My Daughter, Sawol,” Sunday at 6:30 p.m./re-airs Monday at 1 p.m. Sa Wol grew up in the orphanage with her two best friends, Oh Wol and Hye Sang. Min Ho Oh comes to adopt Hye...

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