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Homesick, But Heading For “Home”

The honeymoon is over. For the first six months after I moved here, I loved everything about Läna‘i — the fresh, crisp air; that there was no traffic lights; that drivers waved as they passed...

“What Peace Means To Me”

“If we wish to create a lasting peace we must begin with the children.” – Mahatma Gandhi Sixth graders enrolled in the “Blue Track” at Mililani Middle School hosted a peace ceremony on June 20,...

Retracing “Task Force Fukuda”

This past May, my wife Judy and I joined three other Hawai‘i couples — Ed and Jan Sakoda, Wayne and Carol Matsunaga, and Alvin and Ellie Shimogaki — on a journey to Italy to...
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Summer Tax Savings

Having just enjoyed the 4th of July weekend just about a month ago, one thing is certain: Summer is here! I don’t know where all the time is going, but 2014 is flying by...
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Conductor Seiiji Ozawa Conducts in Europe

ROLLE, Switzerland — For the first time in about three years, Japanese conductor Seiji Ozawa picked up his baton to lead a group of young string players from the Seiji Ozawa International Academy in...

Yasu Ishida

Yasu Ishida, a University of Hawai‘i graduate student in children’s theater, has been awarded the American Alliance for Theatre and Education’s Doyle Fellowship. The fellowship is named in honor of Don and Elizabeth Doyle...

Marcus Doi To Shine Once Again

To put it mildly, the University of Hawai‘i Baseball Rainbows had a very sad 2014 season. Stated more bluntly, it was one of the worst seasons in recent memory. The ’Bows ended the season...
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Back-to-School Education Blessing

WHO/WHAT: Hawaii Kotohira Jinsha – Hawaii Dazaifu Tenmangu will present a complimentary back-to-school education blessing that honors educators and students of all ages so that they can enjoy learning, take delight in new discoveries...
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“Picture Bride” – The Serialized Novel

Editor’s note: We continue Michael G. Malaghan’s serialized historical novel, “Picture Bride,” based on the Japanese immigrant experience. Malaghan’s trilogy will take readers from turn-of-the-20th-century-Japan to Hawai‘i in the picture bride era; the Islands...

UJSH Installs Rika Hirata As President

The United Japanese Society of Hawaii held its annual Installation and Recognition Banquet on June 28 at the Japanese Cultural Center of Hawai‘i’s Manoa Grand Ballroom. The lunchtime program began with the observance of a...

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