Photos of Ed Case, Beth Fukumoto, Donna Mercado Kim, and Ernie Martin

Primary Election 2018 – Where do the Congressional Candidates Stand?

From Social Security to Immigration to the Trump Presidency, Where Do They Stand? Editor’s note: Thirteen candidates are vying to succeed U.S. Rep. Colleen Hanabusa in Congress next January. Earlier this year, Hanabusa decided to leave her seat in the Congress and challenge incumbent Gov. David Ige in the Democratic primary for governor. Of the....
Headshots of Senate District 12 Candidates, Sen. Brickwood Galuteria and Sharon Moriwaki

Politics – Senate District 12, A Race to Watch

Kaka‘ako Development is the Hot-Button Issue for Democrats Brickwood Galuteria and Sharon Moriwaki Richard Borreca Special to The Hawai‘i Herald Touching old-time McCully and Mö‘ili‘ili, the golden sands of Waikïkï and the tense mix of Honolulu’s housing wealth and poverty — Kaka‘ako, the state Senate’s 12th District is a touchstone of the old Hawai‘i moving....
Candidate for Lieutenant Governor, Kim Coco Iwamoto

Political Advertorial – Kim Coco Iwamoto

Candidate for Lieutenant Governor of Hawai‘i Question: Kim Coco, your father, Robert Noboru Iwamoto Jr., is President of Robert’s Hawaii Tours and a well-known businessman. Can you tell us more about your mother? Kim Coco: My mother, Toshiko Asamen, was born in California to parents who immigrated to California from Japan. They were farmers —....
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....
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....
Drawing featuring Dennis Fujitake as a comic

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8•0•8 By Dennis Fujitake
Incumbent Gov. David Ige with supporters former Gov. John Waihee (left) and Hawaii County Mayor Harry Kim. (Photo courtesy Ige for Governor campaign)video

Lead Story – The Race for Governor

DAVID IGE: WALKING THE TALK Karleen Chinen The “Year of the Dog” began happily for Gov. David Ige. With three years under his belt as Hawai‘i’s chief executive, he was looking forward to launching his campaign for a second term. But his glee quickly turned into a nightmare on the morning of Jan. 13, when....
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....
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,....

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