Ryökin Nakama. (Photo from “History of Ryukyuan Accomplishment in Hawaii” by Takenobu Higa, printed by Hawaii Hochi, Ltd.)


Grant “Masanduu” Sadami Murata Special to The Hawai‘i Herald I began learning Okinawa uta-sanshin (singing and playing the sanshin) in 1976. Who knew it would lead to a life-long devotion that would span decades? I have...
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Generation Gap by Jon J. Murakami

Generation Gap by Jon J. Murakami
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8•0•8 By Dennis Fujitake
Comic Strip = dad's three cats obon

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...

JASH: Sinrin-yoku – Forest Bathing

Who/What: The Japan-America Society of Hawaii presents a virtual forest-bathing program with Phyllis Look.  Hawaii's first forest-therapy guide.  In Japan, forest bathing, or shinrin-yoku, is widely practiced as a form of therapy.  Explore the...
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NVMC Take Leadership Series: Micah Cane

Who/What: The Nisei Veterans Memorial Center presents "Together We Can" by Micah Kane, CEO and president of Hawaii Community Foundation, who will speak on philanthropy and community togetherness. "Take" (ta-kay) or "bamboo", is the name...

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