Former Residents of Onomea and Kainaule Camps Gather for Reunion

FORMER RESIDENTS OF ONOMEA AND KAINAULE CAMPS GATHER FOR REUNION Several dozen former residents of Onomea and Kainaule camps on the Big Island gathered for a reunion on July 5 at the Papaikou Community Center. Attendees...

Sanshin? ‘Ukulele? Sanlele!

By Grant "Sandaa" Murata, Special to The Hawai'i Herald Okinawan music has enjoyed an unbelievable surge in popularity over the past 30 years. I think it’s the result of many factors — growing interest in...

Plastic Mania…Kids Play…Cash To Burn

By Louis Wai Plastic to da max. For a country that has so few natural resources and is so conscious about recycling, I find Japan’s overuse of plastic packaging somewhat ironic. Then again, maybe it...

Japan’s Defense

Joseph S. Nye Jr | In recent weeks, the Diet has been debating whether to support legislation that will allow Japan to exercise the right of collective self-defense.

Yoshiko Nakasone Receives Imperial Decoration in Tokyo

Lynne Yoshiko Nakasone-Sensei, director and grand master of Hooge Ryu Hana Nuuzi no Kai Nakasone Dance Academy, was bestowed The Order of the Rising Sun, Gold and Silver Rays, for her contributions to the...

“Tukeeya Hizamitin – Transcending Hearts”

WHO/WHAT: Tamagusuku Ryu Senjukai Frances Nakachi Ryubu Dojo presents this special performance, “Tukeeya Hizamitin - Transcending Hearts,” featuring students from Tamagusuku Senju Kai Okinawa and Hawai‘i who have received certificates in Okinawa for various...

How To Own Real Estate

Here is a question that comes up frequently in estate planning: How should I own my real property (or real estate)? Last July, I wrote a column addressing this topic. It covered the process for...

Growing Bittermelon

By H. Dale Sato Some people love it; others can’t bear the taste of it, despite its health benefits. I’m talking about bitter melon — the green vegetable Okinawans refer to as göyä. In Japanese, bitter...

NGN Programs

“Osozaki no Himawari (Late Blooming Sunflower),” premieres on Monday, Sept. 1, at 7:35 p.m. A story of seven young adults living their ordinary days near the Shimanto river of Kochi prefecture, renowned as the last...

Okinawan Festival Favorites

ALL-TIME FAVORITES! Pig’s Feet Soup: It’s called ashitibichi in Uchinaaguchi (Okinawan language). Pieces of pig’s feet are cooked in a soup stock and garnished with konbu (seaweed), daikon (turnip), togan (squash) and mustard cabbage and...

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