Honoring the Legacy – JOYCE TSUNODA

Trailblazer for Hawai‘i’s Community Colleges Melvin Inamasu and Violet Harada Courtesy: Japanese Cultural Center of Hawai‘i Editor’s note: “Honoring the Legacy” is a partnership between The Hawai‘i Herald and the Japanese Cultural Center of Hawai‘i. It celebrates...

Hawaii Music Culture – WAS IT WRITTEN IN THE STARS?

Pali Ka‘aihue: Discovering Life’s Nonstop Adventures Lois Kajiwara At the age of five, Pali Ka‘aihue was introduced to music and KIKU-TV, two key elements that would later become huge influences in his life. Fast forward to...
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Veteran History – THE LEGACY OF INCLUSION

Tom Coffman Commentary Writer’s note: With the help of many, including the Sons and Daughter of the 442nd Regimental Combat Team, I worked over a 10-year period on researching and writing “Inclusion.” The goal was a...

The Arts – ALOHA LAS VEGAS

Renelaine Pfister Special to The Hawai‘i Herald Are you ready to return to real venues, not virtual ones? Are you ready to watch live theater and actors up close? I am, especially with a venue in...

Ryan’s Table – BARBECUE’S BEST FRIEND

Ryan Tatsumoto Hawai‘i Herald Columnist Since we’re well into summer when friends and family tend to throw more barbecue get-togethers, I know most of you already have your go-to proteins. Whether it’s your “famous” chicken recipe,...

Dispatches From Japan – THE DELTA WAVE (JULY 2021)

Kalani M. Fujiwara Commentary Special to The Hawai‘i Herald July 2021 was the month of extreme contrast in Japan with the start of the long-delayed Tōkyō Olympics and the fifth wave of the COVID-19 pandemic. It was...
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Your Social Security – SOCIAL SECURITY SUPPORTS TEACHERS

Jane Burigsay Courtesy: Social Security Administration We honor all educators who prepare our students for the future. We know that well-informed instructors can have a powerful influence on their students. That’s why we have easy to...

Mind-Body Wellness – HONOR ANCESTORS AND YOUR BODY

Dr. Chad Sato Hawai‘i Herald Columnist According to Wikipedia, Obon is a Japanese Buddhist tradition that was adopted from the Chinese “ghost festival,” which honors your ancestors’ spirits. This tradition’s origin was from the story of...
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Historical Fiction – “A Question of Loyalty”

Mike Malaghan Special to The Hawai‘i Herald Editor’s note: “A Question of Loyalty” is the second historical novel in Mike Malaghan’s trilogy on the Japanese American experience in Hawai‘i. Prior to “A Question of Loyalty,” the...
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Today’s Thought

by Rev. Paul S. Osumi Reprinted with permission STATE OF MIND If you think you are beaten, you are. If you think you dare not, you don’t. If you like to win, but you think you can’t,...

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