Jean Sakihara

Aisha A.C. Wang Vol. 19, No. 3, Feb. 6, 1998 “Don’t force,” says Jean Sakihara when people try to drag their friends to attend her kimono culture class. As a teacher of Japanese language and culture...
Rev. Paul Osumi

In The Garden

A bit of wisdom from an old Indian book: “Dig a hole in the garden of your thoughts. Into it put all your disillusions, disappointments, regrets, worries, troubles, doubts and fears — and forget....

10th Annual Kids First! Film Festival

WHO/WHAT: The award-winning UH Manoa KIDS FIRST! Film Festival, presented by Outreach College, celebrates a decade of FREE family fun. This year’s festival provides quality entertainment for children and youth from 2 to 18...
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Generation Gap


No Holiday For The Elderly And Poor

Allicyn Chiyeko Levi Vol. 6, No. 24, Dec. 20, 1985 “MAMA-SAN” Looking like a wet and frightened cat, the bent little lady, shabbily attired in a sack dress and oversized shoes, slowly pulls her cart of personal...
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Obon. Most young men who have an idea of what this season means usually think, “Bon dances! Meet girls, walk around and look good, eat barbecue sticks and corn-on-the-cob.” And most girls with any...
Historical Fiction by Michael G. Malaghan

“Picture Bride” – A Family Saga


The Kotohira Jinsha

Mark Santoki Vol. 13, No. 1, Jan. 1, 1992 Every day, thousands of people whiz past the Kotohira Jinsha without even knowing it. But at rush hour, drivers caught in bumper-to-bumper traffic near the Houghtailing or...

Tea Houses: Old Japan In Hawaii

To hear the pleasant non-sound of running water from a sparkling stream is a relaxing mind massager. To feel a cool breeze wafting in from the still water of a manicured pond becomes a...
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Health News From Around The World (Part 2)

Bread — It’s All About the Crusts Bread crusts are a rich source of antioxidants that combat diseases, according to a study by the German Research Center of Food Chemistry. The study discovered that the...

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