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Legacy of The Sansei – Being Sansei

Christine R. Yano Special to The Hawai‘i Herald Sansei live in a strange and unique position. We form the last of the generations of Japanese Americans with direct knowledge of Japan in the form of grandparents. That tie, for many, is both very real and very tenuous. Because most of us did not grow up....
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Legacy of the Sansei – The Sansei in Hawai‘i: Wrapping Up One Year Later

Gail Honda Special to The Hawai‘i Herald One year ago, in The Hawai‘i Herald’s 2016 New Year’s edition, I posed the question, “What is the Legacy of the Sansei?” Herald Editor Karleen Chinen suggested that we turn this question into a yearlong series, and she and I came up with a list of Sansei whose....
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As I See It – Can Hawai‘i Really Teach America About Race?

Jonathan Y. Okamura, Ph.D. Commentary Special to The Hawai‘i Herald Last Nov. 18, I participated in a public forum with five other speakers on the topic, “What Can Hawai‘i Teach America about Race,” at The Arts at Marks Garage in Chinatown. It was part of the online newspaper Civil Beat’s ongoing “Hawai‘i Storytellers” series and....
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Dear Frances – New Year … New Wisdom

DEAR FRANCES By Frances H. Kakugawa Happy New Year, readers! I’d like to begin the new year by thanking editor Karleen Chinen and The Hawai‘i Herald for bringing us together through this “Dear Frances” column. I am humbled, not only by my “Boss Lady’s” confidence in me, but in your positive responses. Continue to send....
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NYC Marathon Finishers! – With Boston Under Her Belt, Meredith Kuba Takes On “the...

Meredith Kuba Special to The Hawai‘i Herald Growing up, my parents used to tell me I was a “kotonk,” because I was born in New York City. My brother and I were both born in Manhattan because my dad was working there at the time. We all moved back to Hawai‘i when I was 6....
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Historical Fiction – “Picture Bride”, A Family Saga

HISTORICAL FICTION By Michael G. Malaghan 84. Edward Spalding, president of Honolulu’s prestigious Pacific Club, examined his Havana cigar. “Why can’t someone invent a proper cigar box, one that keeps them moist?” he asked to no one in particular, his nose wrinkled. Spaulding cut the end of his and dipped it into his Armagnac. The....
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Showtime Asia – “Cinema Angel” To Show At Doris Duke Theatre, Popularity of Film...

Gwen Battad Ishikawa “Cinema Angel,” a fictional film based on a real-life movie theater in Hiroshima, is coming to the Doris Duke Theatre at the Honolulu Museum of Art. The film, which was written and directed by Hideyuki Tokigawa, had its Hawai‘i premiere at last October’s Hawaii International Film Festival. “Cinema Angel” writer and director....
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Your Social Security – It’s Your Future So Plan Ahead

YOUR SOCIAL SECURITY By Jane Yamamoto-Burigsay
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