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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“Taste of JASH”

WHO/WHAT: The Japan-America Society of Hawaii presents its fourth “Taste of JASH” event, with a focus on Ehime-ken. On the menu will be Jakoten (Ehime-style fishcake), Imodaki (Ehime-style hotpot) and more. WHEN/WHERE: Tuesday, Aug. 6,...
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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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....
“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....
Taketa and Miya Asato’s great-grandchildren — Kimo Kim Han, Chris Hanai-Wills, Cally Kim Han and Keith Yamaguchi — tossing their nets to catch crab on the new and wide pier.

Memories – The Wonderland

A Sansei Reflects On a Magical Time and Place Aileen Hanai-Wills Special to The Hawai‘i Herald Fields of sugar cane lined the rural road that led to their home. As we traveled deeper along the route, it felt like we were being swallowed up among the tall stalks with their fluffy tassels. Suddenly, the road turned....
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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...
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Medicare 411

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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...

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