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...

“What Is The Legacy Of The Sansei?”

Gail Honda Special to The Hawai‘i Herald Editor’s note: In this piece, and the essays that follow it, you will probably notice that the terms — Issei, Nisei, Sansei, Yonsei, Gosei — appear capitalized in some...

Onoe Kikunobu Expresses Gratitude For Nea Fellowship

Onoe Kikunobu-Sensei remembers the morning in September when she received the call from Hawai‘i Congressman Mark Takai, informing her that the National Endowment for the Arts had selected her as one of 11 Americans...
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Culture 4 Kids! By Carolyn Kubota Morinishi and Marian Kurosaki Kubota.

Sansei Legacies For Whom?

Jonathan Y. Okamura, Ph.D. Special to The Hawai‘i Herald I begin with a confession that I am not strictly sansei. I sometimes describe myself as “yonsei on my father’s side,” because my paternal great-grandfather immigrated to Läna‘i...

Be “Rice”, My Friend, In 2016

RYAN'S TABLE BY Ryan Tatsumoto

“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...

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...

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,...

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