Gov. George Ariyoshi was inducted into the Hawai‘i State Aloha Order of Merit on April 29, in the Senate chambers of the State Capitol. (Photos by Jodie Ching)

Spotlight – Ariyoshi Inducted into the Aloha Order of Merit

Jodie Chiemi Ching Former Gov. George Ariyoshi was inducted into the Hawai‘i State Aloha Order of Merit –– one of the state’s highest honors –– on April 29, in the Senate chambers of the State Capitol. In a press release from the Office of the Governor, it states, “The Aloha Order of Merit was established....
Kuakini president and CEO Gary Kajiwara, seated between Consul General of Japan in Honolulu Koichi Ito and Mrs. Misako Ito, holds his imperial decoration certificate. Kajiwara was presented The Order of the Rising Sun, Gold Rays with Rosette. (Photos courtesy Kuakini Health Systems)

Herald Salutes – Kuakini Health System President and CEO, Gary K. Kajiwara

Kuakini Health System president and CEO Gary K. Kajiwara was presented The Order of the Rising Sun, Gold Rays with Rosette, by Consul General of Japan Koichi Ito on Feb. 1 at the Japanese Consulate. Kajiwara was recognized for his contributions to strengthening and promoting mutual understanding between Japan and the United States in the....

Lead Story – Paul Yempuku: “The Last Samurai” Passes

Remembering the Man Who Lived and Breathed Hawaii Hochi Karleen Chinen Paul Yempuku was the last samurai. At least that’s what I came to conclude over the years. The word “cannot” had no place in his vocabulary. At times, that made it hard to work with him. He could be so pa‘akikï (hardheaded), and even....
Stacie Kunihisa

Herald Salutes – Kanoelani Elementary School Principal, Stacie Kunihisa

Kanoelani Elementary School principal Stacie Kunihisa was named the 2019 Hawai‘i National Distinguished Principal by the Hawai‘i Elementary School and Middle School Administrators Association at the Hale Koa Hotel on April 28. She will join the National Association of Elementary School Principals and awardees from the other 49 states in Washington, D.C., in October. Just....
The panelists (from left): moderator Noe Tanigawa; sociolinguist Sara Roberts; former Gov. John Waihe‘e III; Katie Drager of the UH Charlene Junko Sato Center for Pidgin, Creole, and Dialect Studies; and comedian Andy Bumatai.

Local Style – “Will Pidgin Survive the 21st Century?”

Jodie Chiemi Ching Almost every day at about 11 a.m., The Hawai‘i Herald team — all three of us — gathers around editor Karleen Chinen’s desk so advertising manager Grant Murata can make us “karaboshi krakkah.” The “karaboshi krakkah” is a Diamond Bakery Saloon Pilot cracker. Murata spreads his peanut butter and honey mixture on....
A young boy and girl holding their daikons at the Daikon Festival at Honbushin

Daikon Festival at Honbushin

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Fast and simple comfort food: Vienna sausage, green beans and eggs. (Photos courtesy of Ryan Tatsumoto)

Ryan’s Table – Sausage Adventures

Ryan Tatsumoto Hawai‘i Herald Columnist Sausage. It’s the meat of summer picnics and the national symbol of a great baseball game. The savory, encased meat was also a favorite food of the late celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain, host of the television food series “Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown,” who died a year ago. Vienna sausage was....
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Dear Frances – What Children Can Teach Us

Frances H. Kakugawa Hawai‘i Herald Columnist Dear Readers, Hi, my name is Wordsworth, I am the mouse poet from a series of children’s books written by Frances. This month, I volunteered to write this column while she is away giving lectures and book talks in Hawai‘i. At first, she was skeptical about letting me write....
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