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“Reframing Fukushima After 3.11: Two Stories”

WHO/WHAT: Two films about life after the 2011 Daiichi nuclear power plant accident. The first film, “Haru Yo Koi: Bears, Honey Bees and Akio-san,” tells the struggles of Akio Inomata, a bear hunter, who...
Three generations of the Watanabe family. Shizue Watanabe with four of her six children and two grandsons. Sitting on floor: Russell, Leland, and Leland’s sons, Landon and Justin. Back row: Joanne, Shizue and Sandra. (Photo by Gregg Kakesako)

Centenarian – Happy 100th Birthday, Shizue Watanabe!

Matriarch of Watanabe Floral Has Enjoyed a Long and Full Life Gregg K. Kakesako Special to The Hawai‘i Herald When Sandra Watanabe-Lo wheeled her mother, Shizue (Katashima) Watanabe, into their 22,000-square-foot, family-run Watanabe Floral business on Nimitz Highway recently, it was to celebrate a special milestone: Watanabe’s 100th birthday. “I always bring her here on....
Photo of Jon J. Murakami

Generation Gap

GENERATION GAP by Jon J. Murakami
Rev. Paul Osumi

Today’s Thought

by Rev. Paul S. Osumi Reprinted with permission KILLLING PACE The president of a bank dropped the telephone receiver back into its cradle and said to his secretary. “They have just found John dead at his desk...
Janice Suetomi (seated, fourth from left, holding floral bouquet) was the guest of honor at a family reunion in Okinawa.

Lead Story – Himeyuri Survivor Janice Suetomi

Living to Tell the Story of War and the Importance of Life and Peace Jodie Chiemi Ching On June 23 in Japan’s southernmost prefecture of Okinawa, people will pause to remember those who died in a bloody battle that lasted only three months, but took over 200,000 lives. “Irei no Hi,” as it is referred....
Historical Fiction by Michael G. Malaghan

Historical Fiction – “Picture Bride, A Family Saga”

HISTORICAL FICTION By Michael G. Malaghan Chapter 125 On the morning of March 24, Taka was eating a late breakfast at a brown, wooden table in the student cafeteria after having attended his 7:30 a.m. Asian history class. He shook his head like an older brother catching his much younger brother with his hand in....
Drawing featuring Dennis Fujitake as a comic

8•0•8

8•0•8 By Dennis Fujitake
Matsugoro Kuwata, one of the 149 Gannenmono who arrived in Hawai‘i in 1868, married a Hawaiian woman named Meleana. In this circa 1899 photo, they are pictured with their six children.

Spotlight – Gannenmono Calendar of Events

June 5–Feb. 24, 2019: “Gannenmono: A Legacy of Eight Generations in Hawai‘i” exhibit. This exhibit features historic documents and illustrations, cultural objects and first-hand accounts of the Gannenmono. The exhibit also includes the genealogy of one Gannenmono whose family today spans eight generations and contains more than 800 names. Picture Gallery in Hawaiian Hall at....
Comic Shushin, June 1, 2018 Issue

Shushin

Bishop Ryokan Ara Tendai Mission of Hawaii Even if you wear the same clothes, you cannot be the same. Hito to onaji kimono o kite mo Hito to onaji niwa naranai
“No-No Boy” duo is made up of Julian Saporiti (left) and Erin Aoyama.

“No-No Boy” Free Concert

WHO/WHAT: A multimedia music concert by “No-No Boy,” a musical duo made up of Brown University grad students Erin Aoyama and Julian Saporiti. “No-No Boy” shines the light on Asian American experiences, including the...

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