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Ushu Tamashiro (1902-1986)

When Barbara Kawakami and Dr. Alice Yun Chai set out to document the lives of the picture brides, they knew they were battling time. Most of the women were in their 80s. For some,...

Haruo Kameoka D.D.S.

Gwen Battad Vol. 17, No. 4, Feb. 16, 1996 From the outside, Room 9 of the Wahiawa Medical Center looked like any other doctor’s office. But inside was much different. It was small by comparison to...
Dennis Fujitake


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Picture Brides: A Story Of “Gaman”

Karleen Chinen Vol. 7, No. 3, Feb. 7, 1986 As Barbara Kawakami listened to the experiences of the Japanese and Okinawan picture brides who came to Hawaii between 1908 and 1924, memories of her own life...


Oni no kokoro de mireba Kono yo no naka wa Oni bakari Hotoke no kokoro de mireba Kono yo wa Minna hotokesama If you look at the world with devil’s heart, it is filled with evil. But if you look...

Project Dana, Jolene Kim Gerell Receive Ho‘omenemene Award

The Samaritan Counseling Center Hawaii presented its 2016 Ho‘omenemene Award to Project Dana and the late Jolene Kim Gerell at its awards banquet on May 1 at the Japanese Cultural Center of Hawai‘i. The dinner...

Moloka‘i’s Renaissance Man

Alan Suemori Vol. 15, No. 18, Sept. 23, 1994 In Masashi Otsuka’s dream, he is 14 years old again, rocketing across the uplands of Moloka‘i, his ears filled with the pounding of his heart and the...
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Arnold T. Hiura Vol. 18, No. 10, May 16, 1997 Kapakahi. vs. One-sided, crooked, lopsided, sideways; bent, askew; biased, partial to one side; to show favoritism. Lit., one side. One needn’t look very far these days for...

Hawai‘i And Hiroshima Prefecture Sign Education Cooperation Agreement

Hawai‘i state Department of Education superintendent Kathryn Matayoshi and Hiroshima Prefecture superintendent Kuniaki Shimozaki signed a Statement of Intent on Education Cooperation on May 27 at Washington Place. The ceremony was attended by First...
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