“. . . [W]ith the encouragement of the local Okinawans who came to the camps, it was their saving grace,” said HUOA executive director Jane Serikaku. (Photo by Gregg Kakesako)

Lead Story – Finding Closure and Peace

Hawai‘i Uchinanchu Will Help Two World War II Prisoners of War from Okinawa Find Peace Gregg K. Kakesako Special to The Hawai‘i Herald Hawai‘i Uchinanchu (people of Okinawa ancestry) have always demonstrated their “brotherly love” in many ways, says Clara Goto . . . even by befriending prisoners of war from Okinawa who were incarcerated....
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From The Mailbag – Emma Tomimbang Burns

Dear Karleen and the Staff of The Hawai‘i Herald, I have been deeply touched by the outpouring of love and kind thoughts from those who knew my late husband, Jim Burns. Many of them cited the Herald’s article — written so beautifully by contributing writer Richard Borreca, with the sidebar text of the speech that....
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Generation Gap

GENERATION GAP by Jon J. Murakami
Photo of the Hakuoh University Handbell Choir members share their musical magic.

Hakuoh University Handbell Choir Returns for 26th Hawaii Concerts

Hakuoh University’s popular Handbell Choir returned to Honolulu in March to present two public concerts. The choir members, who ring seven octaves of handbells, performed at Palikü Theatre at Windward Community College and at Central Union Church. Hakuoh University’s music director, Professor Hirotaka Arai, established the handbell choir in 1988. He continues to arrange handbell....
Pähoa High School’s graduating Class of 2017. (Photo courtesy Pähoa High School)

Class of 2017 – Every Day Lessons from Pahoa School

Class of ’53 Alum Returns to Address 2017 Grads Frances H. Kakugawa Published with Permission Editor’s note: Pähoa School alum and Hawai‘i Herald columnist Frances Kakugawa was invited to deliver the commencement address for her alma mater’s Class of 2017 graduating class. The school graduated about 75 students in ceremonies held May 21 at the....
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Today’s Thought

by Rev. Paul S. Osumi Reprinted with permission BE YOURSELF Clark Gable, in the movie, “It Happened One Night,” took off his shirt and displayed no undershirt. Subsequently, men’s underwear showed a 40 percent drop in sales...
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Historical Fiction – “Picture Bride”, A Family Saga

HISTORICAL FICTION By Michael G. Malaghan Chapter 99 As Haru strolled down Fort Street with Kenta, sleeping, secured to her back, she thought of herself as Alice in Wonderland finding herself in a strange world after falling down a rabbit hole. She marveled at the many cars on the street. It was not just the....
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UH “Kids First! Film Festival”

WHO/WHAT: The highly anticipated UH Manoa “KIDS FIRST! Film Festival” enters its 11th summer, with 40 live-action and animated films from 13 countries for children and youth from 4 to 15+ years of age. WHEN/WHERE: Sundays,...

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