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The “Japanese Turn” in U.S. Fine Dining

WHO/WHAT: Pomona College history professor and Kailua native Dr. Samuel Yamashita talks about the marriage of French and Japanese cuisine. The movement began in the 1970s when Japanese chefs began training with nouvelle cuisine...
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Dear Frances – In Praise of Poetry Month

DEAR FRANCES By Frances H. Kakugawa APRIL The poets, in droves Lick their pens, salivating Over metaphors, turning Death into life. It must be National Poetry Month. — Frances Kakugawa 26 LETTERS 26 letters of the alphabet — Infinite combinations of words, sentences, paragraphs. Yet feelings, emotions defy such combinations. After one exposure My 3-year-old....
Rev. Paul Osumi

Today’s Thought

By Rev. Paul S. Osumi Reprinted with permission “Give me a good digestion, Lord, and also something to digest; Give me a healthy body, Lord, with a sense to keep it at its best; Give me...
Junichi’s Kenritsu Dai’ichi Chugakkou schoolmate, Yoshishige Takaesu, was 88 years old when contributing writer Dan Nakasone met him and learned Junichi’s story in 2015. Takaesu-san is pictured here with Dan showing him Junichi’s name on a memorial wall at Bito Elementary School, where Takaesu-san was a teacher.

Lead Story – Touched By War

Dan Nakasone Special to The Hawai‘i Herald As a child, I remember seeing a photograph of a young man in what looked like a Japanese uniform next to the butsudan (Buddhist shrine) in my grandparents’ home in Wahiawä, where we lived. When we moved to our own home, the butsudan — and the photograph of....
Historical Fiction by Michael G. Malaghan

Historical Fiction – “Picture Bride, A Family Saga”

HISTORICAL FICTION BY Michael G. Malaghan Chapter 150 “You ought to angle a story about all the Japs working in the steel mill,” the finger-in-the-air lieutenant was telling Pafko. “Now they’re manufacturing sugar mill equipment, selling most of their production to Cuba and the Caribbean Islands. We’ll need to convert the mill to fabricating replacement....
Comic Shushin, April 5, 2019 Issue

Shushin

Bishop Ryokan Ara Tendai Mission of Hawaii Köfuku to iu mono ga aru no dewa nai. Köfuku to omou kokoro ga, köfuku nano desu. There is no happy or sad; these valuations exist only in the mind of the...
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Generation Gap

GENERATION GAP by Jon J. Murakami
The 67th Cherry Blossom court, from left: Miss Congeniality Reeann Minatoya, Princess Katrina Shimomura, First Princess Kayla Ueshiro, Queen Lauren Sugai, Princess Ariel Lee and Princess and Miss Popularity Taylor Chee. (Photo courtesy of HJJCC)

Spotlight – Lauren Sugai Crowned Cherry Blossom Queen

Jodie Chiemi Ching On March 16, Lauren Akemi Sugai was crowned the 67th Cherry Blossom Festival queen at the Sheraton Waikiki Hotel, marking the climax of the 2019 festival, sponsored by the Honolulu Japanese Junior Chamber of Commerce. In an interview with The Hawai‘i Herald, Sugai shared her Cherry Blossom Festival experience. When her name....
Professor Hirotaka Arai leads the Hakuoh University Handbell Choir playing their numerous handbells.

Community Focus – Hakuoh University Handbell Choir Performs in Hawaii

The Hakuoh University Handbell Choir shared its amazing handbell music at a friendship luncheon hosted by Hakuoh vice president and board chair Joji Kamioka on Feb. 19 at the Japanese Cultural Center of Hawai‘i. The choir also presented free concerts at Central Union Church, Windward Community College and Leeward Community College.
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“Echos of Uchina Deeku (Taiko) in Hawaii”

WHO/WHAT: Mitsufumi Ryu Taiko celebrates its 50th anniversary in Hawai‘i with an Okinawan taiko performance. Master instructor Terry Higa-Sensei has led Mitsufumi Taiko Kai of Hawaii since 1990. The performance also celebrates the auspicious...

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