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Spotlight – Hiroshima Governor Joins East Hawaii Hiroshima Kenjinkai’s 50th Anniversary Celebration

The East Hawaii Hiroshima Kenjinkai celebrated its 50th anniversary on May 8 and 9 with members and special guests from Hiroshima Prefecture in attendance, including Gov. Hidehiko Yuzaki, Assembly Chairman Shin Uda, and delegation leader and Assembly member Masao Hayashi. The delegation’s visit included participation in an anniversary dinner; a tree planting ceremony at Lili‘uokalani....
Rafute . . . ready to devour!

Okinawan Food and Heritage – “Kwatch Sabira”, “Thank You for this Food”

Okinawan Culture Reflected in Its Food Lynette Lo Tom Special to The Hawai‘i Herald “If you aren’t going to enjoy the fat, then don’t eat rafute,” Grant Murata declares passionately. Rafute is the unctuous braised pork belly that is a signature dish of Okinawa. Not to be confused with the more common and usually leaner....
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8•0•8 By Dennis Fujitake
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2017 Okinawan Festival – Countdown on to the 35th Okinawan Festival!

Okinawan Festival Returning to Kapi‘olani Park Labor Day Weekend After cancelling last year’s Okinawan Festival just days before the signature summer event was set to open, citing safety concerns over an approaching hurricane, the Hawaii United Okinawa Association’s 2,000-plus volunteers will be out in force “Sharing Uchinanchu Aloha” during Labor Day weekend, Saturday and Sunday,....
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Health Information – Secrets of the Avocado (Part 3, final)

Avocados Improve Dry Skin Perhaps the most welcome benefit of avocados for women is how it can make their skin more beautiful. Prof. Inoue of Nihon University recommends keeping the skin of the avocado after eating...
Photo of the Arata aunties and uncles gathered to welcome me to Okinawa in 1986.

My Furusato – Okinawa: The Journey Home

Karleen C. Chinen (This story was first published in the Nov. 21, 1986, edition of The Hawai‘i Herald following my first trip to Japan. Parts of it have been re-edited.) I should have been bursting with excitement: I was on my way to Okinawa — my first trip to my ancestral homeland. Everyone who had....
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Estate Planning Insights – Hawaii Real Property Tax Exemptions

ESTATE PLANNING BY Carroll D. Dortch Carroll (Cary) D. Dortch received his doctor of jurisprudence degree from the University of New Hampshire School of Law. Did you know that there are some exemptions that you can employ to save on your property taxes in Hawai‘i? One of the most commonly used exemptions is the real....
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Community Focus – Yokohama Showing for “Hawaii Nikkei Legacy Exhibit”, Next Stop: Hiroshima

A photo exhibit chronicling the history of Japanese immigrants and their descendants in Hawai‘i recently opened at the Japanese Overseas Migration Museum in Yokohama, Japan. The exhibit, titled, “The Hawaii Nikkei Legacy,” is co-sponsored by the Nisei Veterans Legacy, the Japan-America Society of Hawaii and the Japanese Cultural Center of Hawai‘i. The term Nikkei refers....
Comic image of Shushin, Aug. 18, 2017 Issue

Shushin

Bishop Ryokan Ara Tendai Mission of Hawaii Kurushikute touzen Warukute atarimae to omotte ireba Donna jinsei mo Nakanaka iimono desu If you accept that both good and bad things happen to all people, you will be able to overcome...
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Historical Fiction – “Picture Bride”, A Family Saga

HISTORICAL FICTION By Michael G. Malaghan Chapter 105 Diamond Head, Easter Sunday, 1923 “What’s at stake is what type of Nisei citizens will be voting — those molded in the American tradition in public schools, or those indoctrinated by the Buddhist-run, so-called language schools?” Square-jawed Walter Dillingham was holding court with Hawai‘i’s power elite this....

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