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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,...

OTA Camp Is People

Editor’s note: This story by Gail Miyasaki was published during Hawaii Hochi’s first effort to launch a Japanese American community publication. The editor was James Brown, who later became the Hawaii Hochi’s English editor;...

The Hawai‘i Herald @ 35 – The Legacy

Karleen C. Chinen Commentary I don’t spend too much time worrying about how many more years of publishing life lie ahead for the Herald. Frankly speaking, it’s not a decision that I have much control over....
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Generation Gap

GENERATION GAP By Jon J. Murakami

Come To My House

Arnold T. Hiura Vol. 19. No. 1, Jan. 2, 1998 Kapakahi. vs. One-sided, crooked, lopsided, sideways; bent, askew; biased, partial to one side; to show favoritism. Lit., one side. It was an intensely passionate time. A time...

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...

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...

Bento Lunches And Race Relations

Wayne Muromoto Commentary Vol. 13, No. 13, July 3, 1992 The recent outburst of violence across our nation generated by the Rodney King verdict disturbed me greatly. What I saw on television, especially the looting and crime...
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Okagesama De…

Karleen C. Chinen Commentary A massive undertaking like this two-issue Hawai‘i Herald 35th anniversary edition doesn’t just happen because we say we want to do it. Pulling together all of the components even after the former...
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Bamboo Ridge: Issue #108 “Making Connections” Meet The Editors

WHO/WHAT: A meet-and-greet with the guest editors of “Bamboo Ridge #108.” The four editors — Ann Inoshita, Juliet S. Kono, Christy Passion and Jean Yamasaki Toyama — previously collaborated on a collection of renshi,...

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