CHRONOLOGY OF EVENTS RELATED TO JAPAN’S SECURITY POLICY

Photo Credit: DW.DE TÖKYÖ — The following is a chronology of major events related to Japan’s security policy. August 1945: Japan surrenders unconditionally in World War II after U.S. atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. May 1947:...

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...

CENTURY-OLD SHINTO SHRINE AT HPV REDEDICATED

Photo Courtesy: Wikimedia.org The ever so humble Wakamiya Inari Shrine at Hawaii’s Plantation Village in Waipahu celebrated the 100th anniversary of its founding in a big way on May 4. The Shinto shrine was feted...

FASTER BENEFIT DECISIONS FOR VETERANS

On Memorial Day, we paid tribute to the men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice for our country. So, it’s a fitting time to share some news about Social Security disability benefits for...
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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...

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...

HOME SWEET HOME . . . LIVING ON A BOMB?!

Photo Credit: Wikimedia Commons Home sweet home. Daisuke and Riemi recently built a new house on the property owned by Daisuke’s parents, Ayao-san and Hisae-chan — the Noharas — my hänai family here in Okinawa....
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JUNE 20 – SENIOR HEALTH AND FITNESS FAIR

The Hawaii United Okinawa Association sponsors this fair, featuring health, safety, financial and cultural booths, as well as workshops, and new product and services for seniors.  Door Prizes and Prize giveaways too. Friday June 20...

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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