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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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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...

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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Jinsei Issun saki wa yami da Sono issun saki wa hikari da In life, one step forward could be darkness Or one step forward could be brightness.  
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Lafcadio Hearn Gallery Opens in Greece

LEFKADA, Greece — A gallery to commemorate works by writer Lafcadio Hearn, who devoted his life to introducing Japan to the West in the 19th century, opened recently in his birth town in western...

“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...
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How to Use Your New Health Insurance

If you are one of the millions of Americans who recently obtained health coverage through the new Health Insurance Marketplace, Medicaid or the Children’s Health Insurance — also known as CHIP — here are...
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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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U.S. Travel Magazine Lists KYÖTO Tops In World’s Best City Ranking

KYÖTO — According to the website of the U.S. magazine, Travel + Leisure, readers ranked Kyöto first in a 2014 poll of the world’s best cities. An ancient Japanese capital, Kyöto is known for...

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