Hawaii Buddhist Academy’s Annual Taiko Festival

WHO/WHAT: One of the premier high school taiko programs in the nation will be celebrated at Pacific Buddhist Academy’s annual Taiko Festival. The festival’s theme is “A Generation of Hope,” to convey the passing...

Himeji Castle Reopens Following Five-Year Restoration

KÖBE — After five and a half years under wraps, restoration of the 17th-century Himeji Castle has finally been completed. A government celebration ceremony was held at the UNESCO — United Nations Educational, Scientific...

Blake Oshiro

Blake Oshiro has been named Director Of Counsel for the Alston Hunt Floyd & Ing law firm, practicing in the area of government relations. Oshiro, a former state representative from the ‘Aiea area, is...
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My Kind Of Home Run

Frances H. Kakugawa Hawai‘i Herald Columnist Omoiyari . . . Think of others first and good karma will return to you. — Frances H. Kakugawa Marguerite Higgins saved me from many a bored hour in class during...

Hanamatsuri 2015

Rev. Shuji Komagata Special to The Hawai‘i Herald Every year in April, Buddhists observe one of the most significant events in the history of our religion — the birth of Siddhartha Gautama. There is much credible “historical”...

Tökyö Ward OK’s Same-Sex “Partnerships”

TÖKYÖ — One of Tökyö’s major wards has become Japan’s first municipality to adopt a draft ordinance enabling it to issue certificates recognizing same-sex relationships as being almost equivalent to marriage. The ordinance approved by...

Circling Naha On Foot

Louis Wai Hawai‘i Herald Columnist Circling Naha. The weather in Okinawa this past New Year’s Eve was a cool 65 degrees Fahrenheit. It was a picture-perfect winter day, with blue skies and a light breeze. The...
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By Carolyn Kubota Morinishi and Marian Kurosaki Kubota  

Taiko Center Of The Pacific’s Summer Intensive 2015

WHO/WHAT: The Taiko Center of the Pacific presents a five- day summer intensive workshop for all skill levels, featuring Kenny Endo and special guest instructor Shoji Kameda from On Ensem- ble. WHEN/WHERE: Monday-Friday, July 20-24,...

Protect Yourself Against Medicare “Gaps”

David Sayen Courtesy: Medicare Medicare helps to pay for a wide variety of health services, from flu shots to hospital stays to hospice care. But it doesn’t cover everything, including all of your out-of-pocket costs. Many services...

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