Dad’s Three Cats

Dad's Three Cats by Gwen Muranaka


Byrnes Yamashita Commentary, Special to The Hawai‘i Herald “Kotonk” A Japanese American from the continental United States vis-à-vis a Japanese American from Hawai‘i. Originating from World War II-era conflict between Hawai‘i-born and U.S. mainland-born Japanese Americans...
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ANNUAL WELLNESS EVENT RESUMES WITH RENEWED VIGOR After being sidelined for three years due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Journeys to Wellness yearly gathering resumed in person at the Toho No Hikari campus in Nu‘uanu...
Rev. Paul Osumi

Today’s Thought

by Rev. Paul S. Osumi Reprinted with permission LOVE PEOPLE Someone said, “We are created to love people and to use things.” But the trouble is we reverse this order so we end up loving things and...
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Poetry – COW 1 IS NOT COW 2

Frances Kakugawa Commentary, Special to The Hawai‘i Herald Under the rising sun The enemy came Wearing my face. After Pearl Harbor, I became the enemy After 9/11, the enemy was Islam. After COVID-19, it was China. Now the enemy wears Putin’s face. Putin...
Historical Fiction by Michael G. Malaghan

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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Mind-Body Wellness – FAMILY TRADITIONS

Dr. Chad Sato Hawai‘i Herald Columnist As we head into the holiday season and two and a half years into this COVID-19 experience, it’s interesting to observe holiday traditions and habits that were altered drastically. Family...


Daiji nano wa, Kao dewa naku Kaotsuki desu. Your facial expression is more important than how you look. – Bishop Ryokan Ara Tendai Mission of Hawaii
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WHO/WHAT: Don your best holiday gear and bring the kids to celebrate the holidays with a festive holiday-themed day at the museum. Guests will receive a Winter Weekend Passport from the Ho‘okipa desk. After...

Dispatches From Japan – EPILOGUE

A Personal Journal from January 2022 through the Future Kalani M. Fujiwara Commentary Special to The Hawai‘i Herald It’s now autumn of 2022. Japan is about to face the eighth wave of COVID-19 infections. The experts here in...

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