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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8•0•8

8•0•8 By Dennis Fujitake
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Generation Gap

GENERATION GAP by Jon J. Murakami
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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...
Rev. Paul Osumi

Today’s Thought

by Rev. Paul S. Osumi Reprinted with permission DEFECTS IN HUMAN RELATIONSHIPS A business executive said, “I think that more people fail because of defects in human relationships than for any other reason.” Here is a young man...
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....
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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,”...
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....
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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