Slaying The Hapa Stereotye

Shayna Ann Akiko Coleon Vol. 24, No. 6, March 21, 2003 My friend, who looks like my sister but had always referred to herself as Japanese, giggled. “I’m kinda hapa,” she said. “I’m half-Okinawan, half-Japanese. And...
Historical Fiction by Michael G. Malaghan

“Picture Bride” – A Family Saga

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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...


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...
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American Intervention In The Middle East

ECON 2016 By Joseph S. Nye Jr.
Rev. Paul Osumi

Light A Candle

The Christophers teach that it is better to light a candle than curse the darkness. They stress the importance of the individual in the righting of wrong. At times you feel you are alone...

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...

Barbara And Lonny Tomono

This is a Kyoto love story, like a romantic movie that makes your heart sigh and your body warm all over. It’s about a woodworker from the Big Island and a fiber artist from...

Tracing An Indelible Mark

Joe Udell Vol. 29, No. 19, Oct. 3, 2008 Decades before sweeping art galleries, trendy bars and hip restaurants revitalized O‘ahu’s Chinatown, the area was a gritty mid-century Mecca for tattoo enthusiasts, connecting the mystic art...
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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,...

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