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JANM: OKUBO IN THE CLASSROOM

WHO/WHAT: Calling all teachers! Join the Japanese American National Museum Education Unit for a virtual workshop on using the art of Miné Okubo’s “Citizen 13660” in the classroom. First published in 1946, “Citizen 13660”...
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MEET THE HERALD’S FREELANCE WRITERS

My name is Scott Baba. I’ve been a freelance writer for The Hawai‘i Herald since 2020. I have been an active member of the Japanese American community my entire life, and while I wouldn’t...
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IS IT A LEGUME OR VEGETABLE?

Ryan Tatsumoto Hawai‘i Herald Columnist I’m not sure how many of you remember that science experiment from elementary school where the teacher placed these little green seeds on a tray lined with wet paper towels and...
Five-year-old Amarie Boatwright holds omamori (amulets) that her parents, Jeramine and Hijiri, purchased from a blessed 2021 at Izumo Taishakyo Mission of Hawaii. (Photo by Wayne Shinbara)

TEN 2021 HERALD COVERS TO GIVE US HOPE IN 2022

Jodie Chiemi Ching A few days ago, I sat down and scanned through the 24 covers of The Hawai‘i Herald published in 2021. It was a challenging year, and we all felt it. As of...
SHUSHIN

SHUSHIN

Ibaranai, jiman shinai, kechiranai, waruguchi wo iwanai. Sou sureba tsuite kimasu. --- Don’t be proud, don’t brag. Don’t be stingy, don’t gossip. Then people will naturally follow you. – Bishop Ryokan Ara Tendai Mission of Hawaii

2022 THE YEAR OF THE TIGER

The Hawai‘i Herald’s Time to Rise Jodie Chiemi Ching The Herald has been ready for a bit of change for a little while now. Not only because friends and family of my Yonsei generation were saying...
Wedding picture of Nicholas and Hazel Iosue. (Photos Courtesy of the Iosue Family)

AN UNLIKELY FRIENDSHIP

Italian American Nicholas Iosue Mistaken for AJA Leads to Lifelong Friendships Byrnes Yamashita Special to The Hawai‘i Herald Former President Trump’s rants against the “Kung Flu” or “Chinese Flu” contributed to a rash of anti-Asian hate crimes...

GENERATION GAP

GENERATION GAP by Jon J. Murakami
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Get Your Benefit Statement (SSA-1099 / SSA-1042S)

Jane Burigsay Courtesy: Social Security Administration We’ve made getting your annual Benefit Statement even easier. The Benefit Statement, also known as the form SSA-1099 or the SSA-1042S, is a tax form we mail each year in...

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