Shushin

Koofuku to yuu mono ga Aru no dewa nai Koofuku to omou ga kokoro ga Nano desu There is no happy or sad; these valuations only exist in the mind of the beholder. – Bishop Ryokan Ara Tendai Mission of...
Rev. Paul Osumi

Deadly Weapons

by Rev. Paul S. Osumi Reprinted with permission A food chemist once observed, “The deadly weapons used by man in committing suicide are the knife, fork and spoon.” We must keep our bodies fit by taking...

Asian-Pacific Children’s Convention Junior Ambassadors

Six youngsters recently represented Hawai‘i and the United States at the 2015 Asian-Pacific Children’s Convention in Fukuoka, Japan. The students were selected from 40 applicants from schools on O‘ahu. A total of 232 children...
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KIKU

SEPTEMBER SPECIALS AND PREMIERE DATES “Love or Duty: Samurai Rebellion,” airs on Wednesday, Sept. 2, at 8 p.m. In the Edo period of Japan, a samurai’s life belonged to his lord. On the battlefield or in...
Historical Fiction by Michael G. Malaghan

“Picture Bride” – A Family Saga

HISTORICAL FICTION By Michael G. Malaghan

Hawai’i, Okinawa Commit To Clean Energy Future

Meredith Kuba, Ph.D. Special to The Hawai‘i Herald The state of Hawai‘i and Okinawa Prefecture marked the 30th anniversary of their sister-state relationship by setting aside an afternoon to discuss a subject of mutual and paramount...

“Even If We Have Different Cultures And Nationalities…”

Shiho Hateruma Courtesy: Hawaii United Okinawa Association “Hawai‘i is like Okinawa.” That was my first impression of Hawai‘i. The warm temperature, a lot of palm trees and the warm reception from people in Hawai‘i were just like...

Confessions Of A Sanshin Sensei

Grant “Sandaa” Murata Special to The Hawai‘i Herald When I first began learning Ryükyü uta/sanshin with Henry Masatada Higa-Sensei, I studied with many Uchinanchu Issei. Today, I realize how blessed I was to have had that...
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Japan Traditional Folk Arts Performance

WHO/WHAT: Every two years, members of the Japan Folk Performing Arts Interchange Association travel to international destinations to share Japan folk performing arts through dance, with traditional Japanese instruments/props, taiko and singing performances. The goal...

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