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.”...
Photo of Carolyn Kubota Morinishi and Marian Kurosaki Kubota

Culture 4 Kids!

Culture 4 Kids! By Carolyn Kubota Morinishi and Marian Kurosaki Kubota.

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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Thoughts On Years At New Year’s

DEAR FRANCES By Frances H. Kakugawa

“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...

“Wind From Hawai‘i — Nänä I Ke Kumu” In Okinawa

Review by Shoko Yonaha Translated from the July 1, 2015, Ryukyu Shimpo Editor’s note: Last June, Cheryl Yoshie Nakasone-Sensei, shihan (master instructor) of Jimpu Kai USA, Kin Ryöshö Ryükyü Geinou Kenkyusho, honored the legacy of her...
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...

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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