Headshots of Lieutenant Governor Candidates, Jill Tokuda and Kim Coco Iwamoto

Primary Election 2018 – The Race for Hawaii’s Number Two

Five Lieutenant Governor Candidates Share Their Views Karleen Chinen This year’s race for lieutenant governor has attracted a crowded field of 11 candidates: five Democrats, three Republicans, two nonpartisans and one Green Party member — all vying to be second in command of the state and the acting governor when the governor is out of....
Attendees at Honolulu Fukushima Kenjin Kai’s 95th anniversary celebration signed messages of hope and aloha to the people of Fukushima on a Fukushima Prefecture flag.

Community Focus – Honolulu Fukushima Kenjin Kai Celebrates 95th Anniversary

The Honolulu Fukushima Kenjin Kai celebrated its 95th anniversary with a festive gathering at the Ala Moana Hotel’s Hibiscus Ballroom. The June 3 event started with a briefing by Fukushima Vice Gov. Masaaki Suzuki on the prefecture’s progress and current challenges following the 2011 Töhöku earthquake, tsunami and radiation disaster. Later, during the formal program,....
Ellen Fukumoto with his parents, Grace and Tadashi Fukumoto

Political Advertorial – Elton Fukumoto

Democratic Candidate for State House of Representatives District 23 – Mänoa, Punahou, University, Mö‘ili‘ili My name is Elton Fukumoto and I am running for the State House of Representatives, District 23. If Isaac Choy was your representative, you live in District 23. I’m running because: 1) I’ll be an effective legislator, and 2) I have....
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Dialogue – “The Legacy Letter”

DIALOGUE BY Karleen C. Chinen I don’t know whether you caught this in our July 20 issue. In case you didn’t, allow me to call it to your attention. Last month, while copy-editing attorney Ethan Okura’s Estate Planning Insights column, which he titled “An Ethical Will,” I came across this paragraph: “Historically, an ethical will....
Hiroko Matayoshi working on a hanaui project. (Photos by Colin Sewake)

My Hawaii – Yomitan Weavers Planning Hawaii Demo

MY HAWAII BY Colin Sewake VISITING YOMITAN HANAUI Location: Takashiho, Yomitan; July 16, 2018 This morning, fellow Okinawa-Hawaii Kyou-kai member Masaji Matsuda asked if I could come over to Yomitan Hanaui’s Namihira studio, which, actually, is located in Takashiho. He wanted to introduce me to some ladies who weave traditional Okinawan textiles. Yomitan Hanaui’s main....
Photo of Frances Kakugawa

Dear Frances – The Power of Poetry

DEAR FRANCES By Frances H. Kakugawa Omoiyari . . . Think of others first and good karma will return to you. — Frances H. Kakugawa These poems were shared at our recent poetry writing support group for caregivers. Our discussions follow each caregiver’s poetry. SADNESS I am sad because my sister-in-law is terminally ill I....
Group photo of campaign supporters holding signs featuring 'Sharon Moriwaki' with Democratic Candidate, Sharon Moriwaki

Political Advertorials – Sharon Moriwaki “A Voice for US at the State Capitol”

Democratic Candidate for State Senate District 12 — Waikïkï, Ala Moana, Kaka‘ako, Sheridan, McCully, Mö‘ili‘ili My name is Sharon Moriwaki. I was born into a Sheridan-area home and have been a Kaka‘ako resident for the last decade. I’ve seen how much unchecked luxury tower construction has changed our neighborhood. Offshore investors came first, residents were wrongly....
2018 Soy and Tofu Dessert Competition Finalists

Ryan’s Table – 15 Minutes at the Soy and Tofu Festival

RYAN'S TABLE By Ryan Tatsumoto As Andy Warhol said in 1968, “In the future, everyone will be world famous for 15 minutes.” Well, my time in the spotlight lasted a little more than 15 minutes. Actually, it lasted for two 30-minute sessions at the eighth annual Northern California Soy and Tofu Festival. If you didn’t....
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“Rescuing the Lost Battalion – the Story Behind the ‘Heroes'” on PBS Hawaii

PBS Hawai‘i will screen “Rescuing the Lost Battalion — The Story Behind the ‘Heroes,’” an NHK documentary on the World War II rescue of the Texas “Lost Battalion” by AJA soldiers of the 100th...
Governor, David Ige

Political Advertorial – David Ige, Seeking Re-election for Governor

Hawai‘i’s first generation from Japan and Okinawa, my grandparents, had a saying: Kodomo no tame ni. All that they suffered and endured they did willingly for the sake of their children and the future. This sentiment is what drives me to make Hawai‘i better as we set the course for a brighter future for ourselves....

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