2014 International Haari Boat Festival

WHO/WHAT: The 2014 International Haari Boat Festival will be held at the Wailoa State Park and river in Hilo, on Friday, Aug. 15, and Saturday, Aug. 16. Aug. 15 is reserved for team practice,...
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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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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...

“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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Shushin

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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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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Is a New Social Security Card In Your Cards?

To help combat the rising threat of fraud and identity theft, Social Security will no longer issue Social Security number printouts beginning this month. If you need written confirmation of your Social Security number...

Christie Kimura and Kristen Kagoshima

The Japanese Cultural Society of Maui presented $1,000 scholarships to recent Maui high school graduates Christie Kimura and Kristen Kagoshima. Christie Kimura, daughter of Glenn and Kyoko Kimura, graduated from Seabury Hall. She plans to...

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