Only recently did Dan Nakasone learn that the parents of his mother, Masae Miyasato Nakasone, had emigrated from Aza Yogi, Okinawa. (Photo courtesy of Dan Nakasone)

Genealogy – Finding Your Uchinanchu Roots

The Okinawan Genealogical Society of Hawaii Helps Family Tree Branches Come to Life Dan Nakasone Special to The Hawai‘i Herald What school you went?” is a common question heard in Hawai‘i when meeting a fellow “local” for the first time. That question is usually followed by, “What year you grad?” and “You know so-and-so?” In....
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Spotlight – Tamura Family Honored for “Long-Term Success”

Ida Yoshinaga With now four generations establishing, staffing and operating Tamura Supermarket in Wai‘anae, the current leadership of the Tamura family empire, headed by 28-year-old president and corporate treasurer Jill Tamura-McCleary alongside her 85-year-old grandfather, CEO Clifford Tamura, not only co-manage the beloved west-side business, but they have recently earned an Editor’s Choice Award for....
Leonard Oka, founder of the Nisei Veterans Memorial Center. (Photo courtesy of Leonard Oka)

Honoring Our Legacy – Leonard Oka

Creating the Maui Nisei Veterans Memorial Center Melvin Inamasu and Violet Harada Courtesy of the Japanese Cultural Center of Hawai‘i Persistence and grit are essential attributes of leadership. Leonard Oka possesses both in spades. It took Oka over three decades to realize his vision of a center on Maui to honor Nisei veterans. In the....
Sansei Seafood Restaurant and Sushi Bar’s Chirashi Sashimi available at Vino Italian Tapas and Wine Bar ($19.95) while Sansei remains shuttered. (Food photos courtesy of Ryan Tatsumoto)

Ryan’s Table – Casualties of COVID-19

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Historical Fiction by Michael G. Malaghan

Historical Fiction – “A Question of Loyalty”

Dusk was settling in as Kenta led his bike-riding squad down University Avenue and then right on Kapi‘olani Boulevard. As he approached Washington Place, it occurred to him that he had not waited for instructions. But he worried for nothing. On the mansion’s front lawn another sergeant with a khaki sleeve full of chevrons stood....
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WHO/WHAT: The Japanese American Memorial Pilgrimages presents “Tadaima! A Community Virtual Pilgrimage.” The virtual pilgrimage actively memorializes the history of Japanese American incarceration during World War II and celebrates the vibrancy of the Nikkei...


WHO/WHAT: The Japanese American National Museum presents a live Q&A session for the film “Dodgers: Brotherhood of the Game,” which explores the team’s storied past. Los Angeles Dodgers’ team historian Mark Langill and JA...
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Bulletin Board – JASH: Virtual Origami Tutorial

WHO/WHAT: The Japan-America Society of Hawaii presents an online origami tutorial session for kids through storytelling. Origami creations and stories include The Penguin Trio (Penguin), Penelope’s Party (Heart Brooch), and The Bunny Rabbit Olympics...
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