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Talk Story: The Early Life of Moiliili

WHO/WHAT: The Japanese Cultural Center of Hawai’i will host a “talk story” session about the rich history and culture of Mo’ili’ili. Artist Laura Ruby, editor of the book, “Mo’ili’ili: The Life of the Community,”...
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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Back-to-School Shinto Blessing

WHO/WHAT: The Hawaii Kotohira Jinsha – Hawaii Dazaifu Tenmangu Shinto shrine will hold a back-to-school blessing for students and educators as the new school year begins. WHEN/WHERE: Sunday, Aug. 4, 10 a.m.–2 p.m. at Hawaii...
Comic Shushin, August 2, 2019 Issue


Bishop Ryokan Ara Tendai Mission of Hawaii Ikiru to wa nã inochi wo wakeatte iku koto nanda yo, Dakara itawari atte ikundayo. To live is share your life with others, the reason for being compassionate to all.
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Hiroshima Peace Service

WHO/WHAT: The 74th anniversary of the Aug. 6, 1945, atomic bombing of Hiroshima will be commemorated at this annual memorial service. It will include a blessing and purification ceremony, messages from community and religious...
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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Dear Frances – Fresh Views

Frances H. Kakugawa Hawai‘i Herald Columnist Dear Frances, It was good being at your presentation again. When I first heard you a few years ago, I was at a critical point in my journey. My husband had taken a 30-day Amtrak train vacation cross-country before his illness. He wanted to take that same trip with....
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Medicare 411

MEDICARE 411 By Greg Dill
Eien Hunter-Ishikawa shared a batch of nattö he had prepared 10 days earlier with his Hawai‘i nattö lecture audience. (Photos by Jackie Kojima)

Lead Story – Let’s Talk Natto

The Fermented Soybean Has a Fan Club in Hawai‘i! Jackie Kojima Special to The Hawai‘i Herald Eien Hunter-Ishikawa begins each morning with a cup of hot home-roasted coffee, two pieces of homemade toast drizzled with extra virgin olive oil and a most unlikely topping: a heaping scoop of freshly made nattō — yes, those pungent....

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