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...

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...

Omotesenke Domonkai Hawaii Celebrates 60th Anniversary With Kencha Shiki

A kencha shiki (formal offertory of tea) was the highlight of the Omotesenke Domonkai Hawaii’s 60th anniversary celebration, which was held Feb. 20 and 21 in Honolulu. The kencha was offered by Yuyusai Soin...
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Batting A Thousand During Tax Season

Jane Yamamoto-Burigsay Courtesy: Social Security Administration Spring training for major league baseball teams began in March. As you prepare to meet the April 15 deadline to file your taxes, here are some Social Security tax tips...

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...
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Hawaii Wind Ensemble Spring Concert

WHO/WHAT: The Hawaii Wind Ensemble presents its annual Spring Concert. The HWE is a non-profit organization comprised of volunteer members who enjoy playing instrumental music and performing for the community. WHEN/WHERE: Saturday, April 25, at...

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...

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”...

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Omoi kitte, arigatou to Hitokoto itte, minasai Sono, hItokoto de Aite mo Kawaru shi, Jibun mo, kawaru kara Resolve to always say “thank you.” That simple phrase will transform both your own attitude and that of the hearer. – Bishop Ryokan Ara Tendai Mission of Hawaii

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