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Dear Frances – Insights for the Coming Holidays

DEAR FRANCES By Frances H. Kakugawa I returned from my speaking engagements on the East Coast and found these insightful letters and emails waiting for me. Dear Frances, Your poem, “Tick Tock,” in the October issue, hit a nerve. When my father was in the nursing home, I asked him if my aunt and uncle....
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8•0•8

8•0•8 By Dennis Fujitake
Comic Shushin, December 7, 2018 Issue

Shushin

Bishop Ryokan Ara Tendai Mission of Hawaii Hito tono tsukiaide daiji nano wa kokoro desu ga, Motto daiji nano wa Kiribati desu. The heart is important in a relationship, but more important are your words.  
Governor David Ige getting sworn in for his 2nd term as Hawaii's Governor

Lead Story – David Ige Begins Second Term as Hawaii’s Governor

Gov. David Y. Ige (Photos by Jodie Chiemi Ching) Good morning and aloha. First, I would like to thank the people of Hawai‘i for electing me to another term as your governor. I find myself eager and excited about the prospect of tackling all that is before us. And I look forward to working with....
Rolled Saba (Photo Courtesy by Ryan Tatsumoto of 'Ryan's Table')

Ryan’s Table – Hooked on Sushi

RYAN'S TABLE BY Ryan Tatsumoto The Mrs. and I have been on a sushi binge for the past couple of months. About three or four times a year, we head over to Mitch’s Fish Market and Sushi Bar in the airport industrial area for a couple of reasons: their super-fresh seafood and their BYOB policy,....

Dialogue – Deishi No Tame Ni

DIALOGUE By Karleen Chinen Commentary Most of us are familiar with the Japanese phrase, “Kodomo no tame ni,” meaning “for the sake of our/the children.” It usually refers to generational sacrifice: The Issei endured backbreaking labor in Hawai‘i’s sugar plantations and pineapple fields so they could give their American-born Nisei children a better life. The....
“Growing up in Chinatown in the ’40s and ’50s . . . there was nothing like it,” Frank Wong recalled. (Photos courtesy www.foreverchinatown.com)

Film Review – “Forever Chinatown”

Alan Suemori Special to The Hawai‘i Herald Memory is a curious companion. It is an internal movie that captures the past, not as it was, but as we wish it to be. It is our own Hollywood production. It is a fickle river that is part fact and part fiction as it flows toward eternity.....
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Your Social Security – Beware of Social Security Scammers

YOUR SOCIAL SECURITY By Jane Yamamoto-Burigsay
Photo of a masked thief for article on 'Home Invasion'

Home Safety – Fighting Back Against Home Invasions

Kevin Y. Kawamoto Special to The Hawai‘i Herald With the holidays upon us, we need to be extra careful about protecting our home and property. Criminals are on the prowl all year-round, but homes filled with Christmas gifts and extra spending money may present an even stronger temptation for crooks to break in and take....

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