Mike Okihiro

Kubo-Sensei Finds His Way

DOC'S JOCKS By Dr. Michael Okihiro

“Jimpu Kai And Friends” Performance Set for Jan. 24

Grant “Sandaa” Murata Special to The Hawai‘i Herald On Saturday, Jan. 24, Cheryl Yoshie Nakasone-Sensei, shihan, or master instructor, and director of the Jimpu Kai, Kin Ryösho Ryükyü Geinou Kenkyusho, will present a multifaceted and multicultural...

Mark Oyama’s ‘Ono Pursuits

David Y. Iha Special to The Hawai‘i Herald Nearly three decades ago, I observed a high school student driving around the streets of Kaua‘i in a Nissan 240Z, which left me wondering how a teenager could...

“Aloha ‘Äina, Volume II” – Hana Hou!

Margaret Shiba Special to The Hawaii Herald “We were a family of families. . .” wrote Derek Kurisu in his personal reflection of the values that guided his upbringing in the close-knit Hämäkua Coast plantation community...

Pichah Dis Too

Lee A. Tonouchi Special to Da Hawai‘i Herald I not huhu dat my parents and grandparents nevah buy me no Okinawan children’s picture books when I wuz small. For one ting, nevah have too much back...

“Aloha ‘Äina, Volume II” – Editor’s Insights

Gloria R. Kobayashi Special to The Hawai‘i Herald The first story in “Aloha ‘Äina, Volume II, More Big Island Memories” is titled “Architect Extraordinaire.” It highlights the life of Frank Arakawa, who was Hawai‘i County’s deputy...
Historical Fiction by Michael G. Malaghan

“Picture Bride” – A Family Saga

HISTORICAL FICTION By Michael G. Malaghan

Why The Rainbow Shines on Rainbow’s

Louis Wai Hawai‘i Herald Columnist Oh yeah, no pain. About 25 years ago, I was walking past the Prince Kühiö Federal Building on Halekauwila Street in downtown Honolulu when I saw a young man barking at...
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Coming Of Age… Again!

YOUR SOCIAL SECURITY By Jane Yamamoto-Burigsay

JCCH New Year’s ‘Ohana Festival

WHO/WHAT: The Japanese Cultural Center of Hawai‘i will celebrate the “Year of the Sheep” with its New Year’s ‘Ohana Festival. There will be a variety of food, crafts, entertainment, children’s games, cultural activities, kimono dressing...

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