“Thank You,” Eric Shinseki

Editor’s note: The resignation in late May of U.S. Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric K. Shinseki left many in Hawai‘i with uneasy feelings. Like Hawai‘i astronaut Ellison Onizuka, the first American astronaut of Japanese...

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...

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...

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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“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...
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Court Rejects Foreign Words Suit Against NHK

NAGOYA — The Nagoya District Court has turned down a suit for damages filed by a 72-year-old man who argued that public broadcaster NHK caused him emotional distress by using too many foreign words...
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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...
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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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Spring In The Heart

Victor Hugo in his old age said, " Winter is on my head, but eternal spring is in my heart."  If you have the spirit of youth with its courage, adventure and enthusiasm, you...

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