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Dear Frances – Missing Hawaii’s People

DEAR FRANCES By Frances H. Kakugawa Omoiyari . . . Think of others first and good karma will return to you. — Frances H. Kakugawa Dear Readers, At a recent poetry reading in Hilo, a college student asked, “When you return to Hawai‘i, what part of Hawai‘i makes it for you? What do you miss....
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Ryan’s Table – More Than Just Chili Peppah Watah

RYAN'S TABLE BY Ryan Tatsumoto What condiment do you find on dining room tables in Hawai‘i almost as often as shoyu? A good guess would be home-concocted chili pepper water — you know, that suspension of ground Hawaiian chili peppers mashed with salt or sometimes fresh garlic or vinegar and usually stored in either a....
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Your Social Security – Women and Social Security

YOUR SOCIAL SECURITY By Jane Yamamoto-Burigsay
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Generation Gap

GENERATION GAP by Jon J. Murakami
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Honouliuli National Monument Tours

WHO/WHAT: The Japanese Cultural Center of Hawai‘i and the National Park Service are hosting public tours to the Honouliuli National Monument, Hawai‘i’s largest and longest operating World War II detention camp. Visitors will visit landmarks...
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8•0•8

8•0•8 By Dennis Fujitake
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16th Annual Sumi-e Exhibition

WHO/WHAT: The Sumi-e Society of Hawaii will celebrate its 16th anniversary with an exhibit of their works. Sachie Saigusa-Sensei’s students will present their sumi-e (black ink), Nihonga (Japanese-style paintings) and Shikishi paintings. WHEN/WHERE: Honolulu Hale...
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Historical Fiction – “Picture Bride, A Family Saga”

HISTORICAL FICTION By Michael G. Malaghan Chapter 121 Mosquito Flats. Taka stood next to its edge, looking at the piles of trash piled high against the unpainted back concrete wall of the Nippon Theater at the corner of ‘A‘ala and Beretania Streets. So different from the movie theater’s regal front entrance. A rat too big....
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Today’s Thought

By Rev. Paul S. Osumi Reprinted with permission GIVING IS RECEIVING A prosperous manufacturer donated to a church a pipe organ costing $25,000. Then the Depression came and his business collapsed. Today he is on the caretaker’s...

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