Group photo of Seiwajyuku Hawai‘i members gathering for a group photo with Seiwajyuku founder Kazuo Inamori

Business – Seiwajyuku Hawai‘i, “A Philosophy Dojo For Business and Life”

Jodie Chiemi Ching Special to The Hawai‘i Herald Call it a business manager’s “dojo (practice hall) of life.” Seiwajyuku Hawai‘i integrates gratitude, karma and the development of a beautiful mind prioritized through marketing, policies and procedures and financial goals. Seiwajyuku, which, translated, means “school of prosperity and harmony,” was established in 1983 by Japanese philanthropist....
Rev. Paul Osumi

Today’s Thought

by Rev. Paul S. Osumi Reprinted with permission A Barrel of Gold A kindly happy man once was asked why he acted as though he didn’t have a care in the world. He replied, “Because I have...
Comic image of Shushin, April 7, 2017 Issue

Shushin

Bishop Ryokan Ara Tendai Mission of Hawaii Hajimekara jigoku ni Umarete kitato omoeba Shiku mo hakkumo Raku no tane From the beginning if you know that you were born in hell, the four sufferings (of birth, of old age,...
Group photo of the 65th Cherry Blossom Festival Court

Spotlight – Heather Omori Chosen as the 65th Cherry Blossom Festival Queen

SPOTLIGHT BY Gwen Battad Ishikawa Gwen Battad Ishikawa Kansha (gratitude) and Kokoro (heart) were the themes, respectively, of the 64th and 65th Cherry Blossom festivals, sponsored by the Honolulu Japanese Junior Chamber of Commerce. Heather Kiyomi Omori, who was chosen queen of the 65th Cherry Blossom Festival on March 18 at the Sheraton Waikiki Hotel,....
Drawing featuring Dennis Fujitake as a comic

8•0•8

8•0•8 By Dennis Fujitake
Family photo of John and first lady, Beatrice Burns with "miracle son", Jim Burns

Sidebar – Judge Jim Burns Remembers A of Grit and Grace

Editor’s note: At an October 1997 March of Dimes fundraising dinner, Jim Burns, then chief judge of the Hawai‘i Intermediate Court of Appeals, shared the inspiring story of his mother, Beatrice “Bea” Burns, with the audience. The text of his speech was published in the Honolulu Star-Bulletin a few days later and was called to....
Group photo (from left): of Aketo Honda, Kazuko Sakai, Sadao Honda, Shizuko Sakai, Kozue Honda and Jean Honda at the Honda family estate.

My Furusato – Natsukashii! Former Fulbright Fellow’s Progress Report Details Visit to Her Furusato...

Gail Honda Gail Honda is a writer in Honolulu. She can be reached at gail.honda@hawaii.rr.com and 808-942-4783. The following is a progress report Gail Honda wrote during her stay in Japan from July 1991 to January 1993 as a Fulbright Graduate Research Fellow at Hitotsubashi University Institute of Economic Research in Tökyö. She was there....
Photo of the UHM Theatre and Dance students act out a scene from “Two Great Lords.”

“Power and Folly: Japanese (Kyogen) Satire For The 21st Century”

WHO/WHAT: The University of Hawai‘i at Manoa’s Department of Theatre and Dance presents its Mainstage Season finale, “Power and Folly: Japanese Satire for the 21st Century,” performed in the 600-year-old comedic form of kyogen....
Photo of Gov. John A. Burns, first lady Beatrice Burns and their “miracle” son, Jim Burns, at a formal event in 1962, the year Burns was elected Hawai‘i’s first Democratic governor. (Photo courtesy Emme Tomimbang)

Lead Story – Aloha ‘Oe, Judge James S. Burns

The Retired Judge is Remembered Fondly for His Intellect and Low-key Local Demeanor Richard Borreca Special to The Hawai‘i Herald Jim Burns had the untucked Aloha shirt casualness Hawai‘i appreciates, but his intellectual rigour and character were just as strong as his father’s straightaway posture. Former Hawai‘i Intermediate Court of Appeals Chief Judge James S.....

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