Cover Story – Aloha ‘oe, Congressman Mark Takai

It was with deep sadness that we learned of the passing of Congressman K. Mark Takai on July 20 from pancreatic cancer at the too-young age of 49. Our thoughts immediately focused on his...

JCCH Honors Five At 2016 Gala

The Japanese Cultural Center of Hawai‘i honored five individuals and groups at its “Sharing the Spirit of Aloha” annual gala in the Coral Ballroom of the Hilton Hawaiian Village on June 25. Kenny Endo...

Sharing The Sacred Gift

Donn Ariyoshi Special to The Hawai‘i Herald I grew up living with three generations in our household and have fond memories of my grandparents. In elementary school, I attended Fort Gakuen, a Japanese language school, and continued...

Kim Coco Iwamoto For State Senate

Question: Kim Coco, your father, Robert Noboru Iwamoto Jr., is President of Roberts Hawaii Tours and a well-known businessman. Can you tell us more about your mother? Kim Coco: My mother, Toshiko Asamen, was born...

Discovering Magic In The Pa‘ia Darkness . . .

Lost in the darkness of his father’s movie theater, Victor Kobayashi’s childhood was filled with the flickering images of fearless samurai, wild cowboys and a bigger world beyond his small plantation town. Born in...

Douglas Crum For Office Of Hawaiian Affairs Trustee

Fresh ideas are always important for any organization. I will bring a much-needed new viewpoint to an organization that has had almost the same representatives for decades. With that new viewpoint, I can offer...
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Exploring 20th Century Japanese Films – Dr. Victor Kobayashi To Lead Discussions Examining Themes,...

Alan Suemori Special to The Hawai‘i Herald In 1950, Akira Kurosawa’s movie, “Rashomon,” made its remarkable debut on the international stage and established the 40-year-old director as a world-class filmmaker. Recognized as a cinematic classic from...

Brian Taniguchi – Working For Hawai‘i’s Keiki

I have lived my entire life in our district of Mänoa, Makiki, Punchbowl and Papakölea. I attended public schools here and earned my law degree from the University of Hawai‘i’s William S. Richardson School...

Charles Djou For Mayor: A Leader We Trust

Charles is a husband, a dad, a son and a public servant. Charles’ priority at every level of his life and career is to take care of people. From his family, to his city,...
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