Okinawan Secrets to Longevity

By Kevin Kawamoto In certain parts of the world — Okinawa being one of them — people, on average, tend to enjoy longer and healthier lives. The Willcox brothers — identical twins Bradley, a physician,...

Keeping Perspective… And Remembering To Laugh

By Frances H. Kakugawa, Hawai'i Herald Columnist Omoiyari . . . Think of others first and good karma will return to you. — Frances H. Kakugawa Dear Frances, Thank you for your last column. I took your...

NGN3 September Movie Schedule

MONDAY, SEPT. 1 Midnight – Yakuza on Horseback 1:40 a.m. – Oda Nobunaga 3:20 a.m. – The Shadow War of the Yakuza 5 a.m. – Paper Crane Palanquin 6:30 a.m. – Chivalrous Nature 8 a.m. – Balloon 9:40 a.m. – Gang...

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...

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...
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Today’s Thought

Some people race along at top speed.  They burn the candle at both ends.  They neglect their rest, gulp down their food, and move fast in a wild dash to get ahead.  Nothing stops...

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...

“An Okinawan Kitchen”

By Gwen Battad Ishikawa Chef Grant Sato’s passion for Okinawan cuisine is evident in the way he talks about it, cooks it and presents it. His reverence and respect for Okinawan cuisine is reflected in...

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...

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