Rev. Paul Osumi

Today’s Thought

by Rev. Paul S. Osumi Reprinted with permission Be Kind Ian MacLaren, the Scottish writer said, "Let us be kind to one another, for most of us are fighting a hard battle." An outward appearance is often...

2016 — Year Of The Monkey

Editor’s note: The artwork on the following pages are the winning entries of the annual nengajö, or New Year’s card, design contest for students taking Japanese language. The statewide contest is sponsored by the...

Architect Extraordinaire Frank Futoshi Arakawa

Marion M. Arakawa Reprinted with Permission Editor’s note: The following story on a little-known figure in Hawai‘i’s history, gifted architect and engineer Frank Futoshi Arakawa, is reprinted from “Aloha ‘Äina, Volume II: More Big Island Memories.”...

“But, Why?”

Ann Asakura Special to The Hawai‘i Herald I hear that constantly from Kiele, my 4-year-old granddaughter. “Why do we have to wait?” “Grandma, why do you have to put on so much makeup?” I hope she...
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Thoughts On Years At New Year’s

DEAR FRANCES By Frances H. Kakugawa

Inventing New Year’s Traditions

Dr. George Tanabe, Ph.D. Special to The Hawai‘i Herald Everything was ready for another New Year’s breakfast. My family had gathered around the table filled with our traditional dishes: ozoni soup, fresh fruit, nishime, chikuwa fish...
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Social Security Evolves To Serve You

YOUR SOCIAL SECURITY By Jane Yamamoto-Burigsay

Be “Rice”, My Friend, In 2016

RYAN'S TABLE BY Ryan Tatsumoto

23rd Annual New Year’s ‘Ohana Festival

WHO/WHAT: The Japanese Cultural Center of Hawai‘i presents its annual ‘Ohana Festival to celebrate Hawai‘i’s cultural diversity and to ring in the New Year 2016 – the Year of the Monkey. WHEN/WHERE: Sunday, Jan. 10,...

“A Whole New Engineer”

Alan Suemori Special to The Hawai‘i Herald Editor’s note: The arrival of a new year always inspires new outlooks on life and the future of society. Some lose their luster after a few months — others...

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