A wide range of colors and patterns is displayed among the stylish Japanese-fashion items of the Gift Shop sale, including kimono, yukata, happi and obi. (Photo courtesy of JCCH)

FOR FASHIONISTAS AND FUTURE DESIGNERS: DISCOUNT KIMONO AT JCCH SHOP SALE

The last days of summer are upon us; what better way to celebrate the hot sultry nights than wearing a light, colorful piece of Japanese fashion for your Facebook, Instagram or TikTok followers? Or...
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68TH CHRYSANTHEMUM FESTIVAL CANCELED, NOW PLANNED FOR 2021

The popular Chrysanthemum Festival has been canceled for the winter. The Maui Sons and Daughters of the Nisei Veterans, which has run the Valley Isle festival annually since 2008, made this announcement on Aug....
Michelle Whaley (second from the left) represents her mother, the late Jane Serikaku, who was an executive director for the Hawaii United Okinawa Association and a student-exchange coordinator for the Hawaii-Okinawa Student Exchange Program. Next to Whaley is HOSEP coordinator Tom Yamamoto (third from left). Student Michelle Nitta has the mic, speaking on behalf of Hawai‘i high-school students. (Photo courtesy of Tom Yamamoto)

30 YEARS OF HAWAI‘I–OKINAWA STUDENT EXCHANGE

Tom Yamamoto Special to The Hawai‘i Herald Thirty years ago, an innovative idea became a reality: to create an exchange program for students to learn firsthand about diverse cultures, fostering their global awareness and sense of...
Longtime friends Jon Shirota and Professor Katsunori Yamazato. Yamazato is a retired president of Meio University in Nago, Okinawa. (Photo by Barbara Shirota)

ALOHA ‘OE, JON SHIROTA

A Maui Son’s Writing Brought Hawai‘i’s Okinawan Experience Into the Light
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PROGRAMS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE “Okaeri, Tokowaka no Machi (A Girl and Ise’s 1,300 Years),” premieres on Monday, Sept. 14, at 7:35 p.m. Located near the Ise Grand Shrine, guesthouse Tokowaka is in the Kawa-saki...
Statue of Kyüzö Töyama, the “Father of Emigration from Okinawa,” at the Hawaii Okinawa Center in Waipi’o. (Photo by Caro Higa)

UKAJI DËBIRU, KYÜZÖ TÖYAMA

A Brief History of Okinawa’s “Father of Emigration”
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Dad’s Three Cats

Editor's Note: The Hawai‘i Herald welcomes yonsei Gwen Muranaka to the ‘ohana. Currently senior editor of The Rafu Shimpo, a bilingual Japanese newspaper in Little Tokyo, L.A., Muranaka has worked as staff editor at...

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