Centenarian Dr. Seiya Ohata enjoying a cup of coffee at the Wendy’s in Kahului recently. (Photo by Colleen Uechi)

AJA Veteran – “A Life Lived Well”

Dr. Seiya Ohata Has Been a Good Son, a Good Doctor, a Good Veteran Colleen Uechi Special to The Hawai‘i Herald As Seiichi Ohata and his family enjoyed Sunday morning breakfast at their home in the sugar plantation town of Pä‘ia, little did they know that Japanese planes had just decimated the U.S. Navy’s Pacific....
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Back-To-School Education Blessing

WHO/WHAT: Hawaii Kotohira Jinsha – Hawaii Dazaifu Tenmagu will provide a blessing for educators and students of all ages so that they may enjoy learning and take delight in new discoveries and persevere in...
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Arty Business – Asa Ige Says it with Flowers

Melissa Tanji Special to The Hawai‘i Herald Maui boy Asa Ige has taken his love for art and a fondness for ikebana, the Japanese art of flower arrangement, and developed a successful flower design business on his home island. In the process, he has met such notable figures such as television personality Oprah Winfrey, His....
Yoko Waki (left) and Marian Okada will discuss the meaning of Japanese names at the workshop.

Japanese Name Interpretation Workshop

WHO/WHAT: Come and learn about “What’s in a Japanese name!” JCCH Tokioka Heritage Resource Center volunteer Marian Okada and Yoko Waki will provide an extensive general overview of Japanese personal names, including a discussion...
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Dialogue – Mahalo Maui!

DIALOGUE By Karleen Chinen This page — the one you are reading right now — is usually the last page of the issue that I work on every other week, probably hoping that it will magically fill itself up. Hah, dream on! With this issue, I’m especially glad that it is the last page my....
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NGN Programs/ continued

“Kai (Pulling an Oar),” 1985 drama, 2 hours and 15 minutes. Directed by Hideo Gosha. Starring Ken Ogata, Yukiyo Toake and Yuko Natori. Before her marriage to geisha agent Iwago, Kiwa was told by her mother, “You’ve got to be endlessly patient if you want to live together in happy union till parted by death.”....
Photo of “Yonaoshi Junan! Ninjoken,” premieres Thursday, Aug. 3, at 7:35 p.m

NGN Programs

“Yonaoshi Junan! Ninjoken,” premieres Thursday, Aug. 3, at 7:35 p.m. Junan, a former instructor of swordplay for the Shogun family, went to Nagasaki to study medicine. After returning to Edo he becomes known to be highly skilled doctor since he is the medical examiner for the magistrate’s office. But no one knows of his “dark”....
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Shushin

Bishop Ryokan Ara Tendai Mission of Hawaii Ii shigoto wo shiteiru hito wa Ii kao wo shite imasu Shigoto wo tanshindeiru hito no kao wa Kagayaite imasu A person who is doing a good job has a happy face. The...
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Estate Planning Insights – Tax Filings, Payments, and Other Considerations

ESTATE PLANNING INSIGHTS By Ethan R. Okura The Hawai‘i state Legislature recently passed two bills that will affect our elderly population and their health care. One was Senate Bill 534, the Kupuna Caregivers Act; the other was House Bill 1396, Relating to Community Care Foster Family Homes. Gov. David Ige signed both bills into law.....
Photo outside of storefront with sign, Miyako Sushi in Maui

Maui Grinds – Sushi Shop OR Antique Store? Both!

Decades-old Maui Sushi Business Still Going Strong Melissa Tanji Special to The Hawai‘i Herald Running a food business was never in Stella and Douglas Kodama’s plan in 1980 when they sought to purchase the property next to their own on Lower Main Street in Wailuku. They were eyeing that parcel, occupied by Miyako Sushi, to....

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