JAPANESE WOMEN RETAIN TOP SPOT IN LIFE EXPECTANCY

GENEVA — Japanese women retained the top spot in average life expectancy in 2012, ahead of women in Spain, Switzerland and Singapore. Japanese men, however, tied with Swedish men for eighth place, according to...

Today’s Thought: Sushin

SUSHIN Shitte iru furi wo Suru yori mo Shiranai koto ni Shite ita hou ga Umaku ikimasu Don’t pretend you know it. It’s better to admit your ignorance.   Photo by JasonDGreat

HERALD SALUTES – JILL TOKUDA

State Sen. Jill Tokuda was presented a 2014 “Champions for Charters” award from the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools at the U.S. Capitol during National Charter School Week (May 4-10). Tokuda was one...

SHINGON SHU HAWAI‘I SAILING ITS OWN CANOE

Photo Courtesy: OnlyInHawaii.org In 2004, an historic event took place when the Shingon temple on Sheridan Street in Honolulu broke away from its denominational headquarters in Japan and became independent. It was the first time...

JAPAN DIVIDED ON COLLECTIVE SELF-DEFENSE

Photo Credit: DW.DE TÖKYÖ — Public opinion in Japan is divided over Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s push to reinterpret the country’s pacifist constitution to engage in collective self-defense. One side insists that reinterpretation could eventually...

GOVERNING THE INTERNET

In its earliest days, the internet was like a small village of known users whose designers did not pay much attention to security because there was a climate of trust. All that changed with...
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KBFD — KOREAN PROGRAMMING

“Three Days,” Sunday at 6:30 p.m./re-airs Monday at 1:45 p.m. The South Korean president travels to a villa to enjoy his vacation. After three gunshots are fired, he disappears. His bodyguard Han Tae-Kyung Han then attempts...
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KIKU — Channel 9

For updated information, call 847-2021 “Mysteries of Asia,” premieres Sunday, June 1, at 9 p.m. Asia is a mix of ancient cultures and fast-growing technology. This program explores cities across Asia, visiting famous landmarks and the...

THE NEW POWER OF ATTORNEY LAW

Photo Credit: HawaiiReporter.com On April 17, Gov. Neil Abercrombie signed into law the new Uniform Power of Attorney Act. It may be somewhat confusing to people because Hawai‘i already had a law allowing powers of...

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