Rev. Paul Osumi

What Is Life

“Life today is a hideous humdrum, a ghastly joke. Birth, toil, death and, at the end, a jump in the dark — nothing else.” On the contrary, life is largely what we make of...

In Search Of Grandfather’s Spirit

James Dote Special to The Hawaii Herald Eight years ago, our son Ryan had an ancestral epiphany while exchanging university graduation wishes among his friends. On a social media site, each shared their one wish for...
Rev. Paul Osumi

Today’s Thought

by Rev. Paul S. Osumi Reprinted with permission MARRIED HAPPINESS The prize winners at a picnic were announced, "Mrs. Smith won the ladies' rolling pin-throwing contest. Mr. Smith won the 100-yard dash." The art of being happy,...

10th Annual “Not Your Ordinary Garage Sale”

WHO/WHAT: The Hawaii Chapter of World Wings International Inc., the philantropic organization of former Pan Am flight attendants present this unique fundraising event.  Proceeds benefit St. Francis Hospice, Hawai‘i’s first and largest hospice program...

Cherry Blossom Festival Queen Contestants Introduced

The Japanese Cultural Center of Hawai‘i’s New Year’s ‘Ohana Festival on Jan. 11 was the setting for the kick-off of the 63rd Cherry Blossom Festival, an annual project of the Honolulu Japanese Junior Chamber...
Historical Fiction by Michael G. Malaghan

Picture Bride – A Family Saga

HISTORICAL FICTION By Michael G. Malaghan

Lobsters, Beef And Illusions

HAISAI HAWAII By Louis Wai

JWSF Welcomes New Year At Natsunoya Teahouse

Members and guests of the Japanese Women’s Society Foundation celebrated the new year with their annual shinnen enkai at the Natsunoya Teahouse on Jan. 25. Nearly 100 people attended the luncheon, which included “Lucky...

Shushin

Gatagata wa Gatagata tagai ni Kokoro ga awanai to Gatagata ni naru “Gata Gata” means ricketiness, written in Chinese character as “Oneself-Others Oneself- Others”: Working with others without harmony would result in Gata Gata. – Bishop Ryokan Ara Tendai Mission of Hawaii

Generation Gap

GENERATION GAP By Jon J. Murakami

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