SENDAI HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS THANK LOCAL ORGANIZATIONS

Photo Credit: Wikimedia Commons Consul General of Japan Toyoei Shigeeda marked the third anniversary of the March 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake by hosting a reception at his residence for students from a high school...

HOW MEDICARE COVERS HOSPICE CARE

Photo Courtesy: Hospice Hawaii Coping with a terminal illness can be very difficult, for the patient as well as his or her loved ones. That’s why I want to pass along some information about Medicare’s...

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...

Saint Louis’ Jordan Yamamoto Shines on the Diamond

Photo Credit: ScoringLive When Saint Louis High School won the 2014 Hawai‘i State High School Baseball Championship at Les Murakami Stadium on May 23, it marked the first time in four decades that the Crusaders...

GIVING BACK AND PAYING IT FORWARD

Photo courtesty Hawaii Senate Majority Growing up in Japan, Sabrina Shizue McKenna never imagined she would one day be a Hawai‘i Supreme Court justice. “As a child, I always thought I would be a teacher,” she...

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....

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...

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