Aloha ‘Oe, Mary Kochiyama

Editor’s note: America lost one of its most passionate civil and human rights advocates on June 1 with the passing of Mary Yuri Kochiyama at the age of 93 in Berkeley, Calif. While most...

Herald Salutes

Central Pacific bank recently announced the following promotions. Glenn Imai has been promoted to vice president and credit officer of retail and small business credit delivery. He is responsible for overseeing underwriting for small business...

Book on “Sugihara Survivors” Published in English

TÖKYÖ — A former official of the Japan National Tourism Organization has released an English-language version of his research on the wartime escape of Jews from Nazi persecution via Japan. Akira Kitade, 70, published his...

Farewell to “A Very Special Soldier”

Dick Shigemi Hamada of Honolulu died May 27. He was 92 years old. Hamada was born in Kukuihaele on Hawai‘i island and was a retired planner and estimator supervisor at the Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard...

Koho Radio Fan Club Donates Money to JCCH

The KOHO Radio Fan Club, which recently dissolved, closed out its treasury by donating the balance of its funds to help beautify the courtyard of the Japanese Cultural Center of Hawaii.  The club was...

Japanese Women’s Society Foundation to Celebrate 60th Anniversary

The Japanese Women’s Society Foundation will celebrate its 60º anniversary at a luncheon set for Sunday, July 27, at the Hawaii Prince Hotel. The event is titled “Sixty Years of Linking Generations” and is...

“Wolf Summer” at the UH Kids First! Film Festival 2014

WHO/WHAT: The final film of the University of Hawai‘i Outreach College’s eighth annual KIDS FIRST! Film Festival. Door prizes will be awarded at the screening. The festival is supported in part by the Sidney...

The Joy of Sake – July 18 at the Hawaii Convention Center

WHO/WHAT: The Joy of Sake is a non-profit organization whose mission is sake education. Its firm belief is that the best way to learn about sake is through actual tasting experiences. The Joy of...

Edible Cherry Blossoms… Emergency Numbers… and the Liter Lowdown

Beautiful and tasty. Is there anything more symbolic of Japan than cherry blossoms in bloom in springtime? Well, maybe a snow-capped Mount Fuji. Or the rising sun on the Japanese flag. Sakura trees are...

What Medicare Covers in the Hospital

One of Medicare’s most important benefits is helping to cover your expenses if you need to be hospitalized. But what exactly is covered, and how much do you pay? Medicare helps cover certain services and...

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