Dialogue – Missing an “Okinawan Mother”

DIALOGUE By Karleen C. Chinen

2016 Okinawan Festival – Your Okinawan Check List

• Cultural Tent: Improve your knowledge of Okinawan culture! The Cultural Tent features a variety of displays and activities highlighting Okinawan culture, including musical instruments, calligraphy, Shimakutuba (Okinawan language), and kimono and paranku dressing...

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Digital Channel 677 (For updated information, call 538-1966) PROGRAMS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE “FLASHBACK,” premieres Friday, Sept. 2, at 7:35 p.m. Twenty years ago, 5-year-old Ryoma saw his father being murdered right before him. When...
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“Hokkai Yukyoden (North Sea Chivalry),” 1967 drama, 1 hour and 29 minutes. Directed by Ryuichi Takamori. Starring Saburo Kitajima, Shinichi Chiba and Hideo Murata. Inosuke, a former gangster, and his friends struggle to make a living...
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Health Partners – Hawai‘i-Okinawa Partner in Health, Postwar World War II Partnership Between UH...

Dr. Satoru Izutsu, Ph.D. Special to The Hawai‘i Herald The 1945 land invasion of Okinawa devastated the prefecture’s military and civilian populations. Under U.S. control, efforts were made to set up medical facilities for the Allied...


Yurusu haha Yurusanai chichi Sono naka de Ko wa Massugu Sodatsu __________________________________________________________________________________________________ A forgiving mother, a strict father, between them a child is nurtured. – Bishop Ryokan Ara Tendai Mission of Hawaii
Historical Fiction by Michael G. Malaghan

“Picture Bride” – A Family Saga


Cover Story – Meeting Mitsuru Shimabukuro, Hawai‘i Senator’s Past Launches New Mission in Japan

Glenn Wakai Special to The Hawai‘i Herald I entered this world as Mitsuru Shimabukuro. My mom, originally from Okinawa, gave birth to me in Tökyö when she was 16 years old. As a child herself, she was...

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