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Community Focus – Honolulu and Hokkaido Establish Sister State Ties

Hokkaidö Prefecture, Japan’s second-largest island, and the state of Hawai‘i are now sister-states. The signing of the sister-state relationship by Hawai‘i Gov. David Ige and Hokkaidö Gov. Harumi Takahashi was held May 8 at...
Sachie Saigusa-Sensei with the two recipients of certificates of achievement — Michiko Fukumoto (left) and Takako Yajima-Stults (right).

Sumie Society Celebrates 15th Exhibition

Members of the Sumie Society of Hawaii celebrated the conclusion of their 15th annual exhibition at Honolulu Hale with a luncheon at Alan Wong’s Pineapple Room at the Ala Moana Macy’s on May 19....
Cheryl Yoshie Nakasone (left) as Wakamatsi with Kimiko Ohtani as the seductress in the 1976 production of "Shushin Kani'iri" at Kennedy Theatre. (Photo courtesy Cheryl Yoshie Nakasone)

The Arts – Ryukyu Kingdom Dance-Drama Set For Kennedy Theatre Stage

Kathy Foley, Ph.D. Special to The Hawai‘i Herald The month of July marks the observance of Okinawan Obon, when ties to deceased loved ones are renewed through music and dance. Memories from a 1976 visit by...
Kuakini Auxiliary members, Kuakini Health System administration team and Tendai Mission representatives in front of the Kuakini Columbarium at Honolulu Memorial Park Cemetery following the May 30 memorial service. Bishop Ryokan Ara (in brown minister’s robe) of Tendai Mission of Hawaii and Gary Kajiwara (on Ara’s left), president/CEO of Kuakini, anchor the photo. (Photo courtesy Kuakini Health System)

Community Focus – Kuakini Honors Early Japanese Immigrant Residents of Kuakini Home

The Kuakini Auxiliary honored the memory of 141 former Issei residents of Kuakini Home on May 30 at the Kuakini Columbarium at Honolulu Memorial Park Cemetery in Nu‘uanu. The memorial service was conducted by...
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Dear Frances – How You Can Help From Afar

DEAR FRANCES By Frances H. Kakugawa
Photo of Gov. David Ige presents a framed feather lei to Hiroshima Gov. Hidehiko Yuzaki.

Sister States – Hawai‘i-Hiroshima Celebrate 20 Years as Sister-States

Karleen C. Chinen About 120 people gathered at the Waialae Country Club on May 7 to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Hawai‘i’s sister-state relationship with Hiroshima Prefecture. The group included a delegation from the Hiroshima...
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Herald Salutes – Hawaii Information Service’s, Colleen Yasuhara

Colleen Yasuhara has been promoted to chief operating officer of Hawaii Information Service, a Honolulu-based real estate tech company that serves as the multiple listing service for Kaua‘i and Hawai‘i Island and a leading...
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From The Mailbag

Dear Karleen, Thank you for your tribute to former Big Island Mayor — and Judge — Shunichi Kimura. I’m sure there are many such stories of how this man touched us at the most humane...
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Generation Gap

GENERATION GAP by Jon J. Murakami
Family photo of three generations of the Tsukiyama family, headed by Ted and Fuku Tsukiyama.

Book Review – “My Life’s Journey” A Veteran’s Memoir Recounts the Story of A...

Gerald Kato Commentary Special to The Hawai‘i Herald Gerald Kato is an associate professor and chair of the University of Hawai‘i at Mänoa’s School of Communications. He is a former newspaper and broadcast journalist who covered government...

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