The Rev. Satoshi Tomioka of Puna Hongwanji delivers the sermon at a past Ireisai service held at ‘Alae Cemetery, located just north of Hilo town. Local Japanese community groups and temples offer floral arrangements at the Ireito monument. (Photo by Eloise Hiura)

Community Focus – Ireisai Hoyo Memorial Service Set for Aug. 25 in Hilo

The Japanese Community Association of Hawaii will hold the 80th Ireisai Hoyo Memorial Service at ‘Alae Cemetery in Hilo on Sunday, Aug. 25, at 2 p.m. The annual observance was initiated by the late territorial Sen. Sanji Abe, who had the 14-foot, 7-and-one-half-inch marble monument cast in Japan in August of 1938. The memorial was....
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Billi’s family in “The Farewell.” (Photos courtesy “The Farewell”)

Movie Review – “The Farewell”

It’s Not All That . . Wayne Muromoto Commentary, Special to The Hawai‘i Herald Positive Asian American representation in mainstream American pop culture is so rare that I want to give any effort encouragement. “The Farewell,” a movie about a Chinese American woman reconnecting with her family in China, has all the ingredients for an....
Consul General of Japan Koichi Ito and his wife Misako celebrate Noboru Hayase (seated center, holding certificate) being conferred The Order of the Rising Sun, Silver Rays, with his friends. (Photos courtesy Japanese Consulate)

Herald Salutes – Noboru Hayase and Dr. Robert N. Huey

Noboru Hayase and Dr. Robert N. Huey were recently conferred imperial decorations by the Government of Japan. The decorations were presented by Consul General of Japan Koichi Ito at his official residence. Noboru Hayase, who served as president of the Hawaii Meijikai from 2011 to 2018, was presented The Order of the Rising Sun, Silver....
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Medicare 411

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Nanako Numazaki (far right) hamming it up with friends.

Community – Nanako’s Gift of Kansha

Fukushima Earthquake Survivor Says, “Thank You Hawai‘i” Jodie Chiemi Ching “On March 14, (2011) Lt. Gov. Brian Schatz convened a meeting of local Japanese American groups, businesses, media outlets and financial institutions to launch an ‘Aloha for Japan’ fund drive to provide disaster assistance to those affected by the earthquake and tsunami.” It was one....
Diehard bon dance enthusiasts got an early start on the evening, dancing to recorded music before the sun had set and the live musicians had arrived.

In Our Community – Haleiwa Jodo Mission Obon Festival

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Generation Gap

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“Down Like Chinatown.”

Ryan’s Table – “Underground Dinner” At Vino’s

Ryan Tatsumoto Hawai‘i Herald Columnist Underground Vino When Vino Italian Tapas and Wine Bar opened in Waterfront Plaza in 2004, Chef Keith Endo was already working with the DK Restaurants group. He had been a sushi chef at Sansei Kapalua for about five years. And, although he had no previous experience with Italian cuisine, he....

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