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...

Dale Kobayashi For State House, District 23

I wish to express my sincere gratitude to Hawaii Hochi for providing this opportunity for our community to freely express our views with one another. For over 100 years, the Hochi has served as...
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Who Me, Old? Bah!

DEAR FRANCES By Frances H. Kakugawa

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...
Historical Fiction by Michael G. Malaghan

“Picture Bride” – A Family Saga

HISTORICAL FICTION By Michael G. Malaghan
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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...

Kirk Caldwell Is Grateful To Be Your Mayor

Kirk Caldwell was born in Waipahu and raised in Hilo, the oldest son of a plantation and country doctor. He studied Urban Planning and Economics at Tufts University, earned an M.A. from the Fletcher...

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...

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...

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...

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