Photos of: Bishop Ryokan Ara (left), Ed Ichiyama (top center), Rev. Yoshiaki Fujitani (top right), and Jane Komeji (bottom center)

Dialogue – Remembering an Extraordinary Team

Karleen Chinen Commentary We are reminded almost daily of how quickly we are losing our World War II veterans — the people that broadcast journalist Tom Brokaw called “The Greatest Generation.” In Hawai‘i, we see their names in the “Honor Roll” and “In Memoriam” columns in the newsletters of the various veterans groups. No one....
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Dear Frances – More Thoughts on Surviving Loss

DEAR FRANCES By Frances H. Kakugawa Dear Frances, Funny (but not ha-ha funny) that you would bring this (February’s column on “To Help Us Make It Through”) up now about our loved ones who are no longer here. Just yesterday, the once-a-week mow-and-blow guy asked, “How’s your mother?” I must have looked stricken because he immediately....
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“Kabuki in Hawaii 2019”

WHO/WHAT: “Kabuki in Hawaii 2019” will feature descendants of the legendary Nakamura family. Nakamura Shikan III and his three sons — Nakamura Hashinosuke, Nakamura Fukunosuke and Nakamura Utanosuke — will stage “Renjishi” and also...
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Historical Fiction – “Picture Bride, A Family Saga”

HISTORICAL FICTION BY Michael G. Malaghan Chapter 148 “I’m asking one more time, little brother,” said Tommy, out of breath from running up three flights of stairs to Kenta’s Atherton dorm room. He was waving his Japanese citizenship document automatically granted to every Nisei.“It’s time for us to burn this and renounce our Japanese citizenship.”“I....
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Koganji Temple 2019 Spring Bazaar

WHO/WHAT: Koganji Temple’s Spring Bazaar will feature collectibles, housewares, gently used clothing, accessories, furniture, books, toys and more. Yummy baked goods, jams, jellies and Koganji Temple’s signature sauces will also be available for purchase. WHEN/WHERE:...
Howard and June Nakamoto in a hothouse of orchids. (Photo courtesy Nakamoto family)

Lead Story – Hawaii’s 130-Year Love Affair with Anthuriums

Hawai‘i’s AJA Flower Growers and Florists Have Kept the Industry Thriving Dan Nakasone Special to The Hawai‘i Herald “An ‘It’ Flower for a Feminist Movement” read the headline of a Nov. 29, 2017, article in the New York Times. The headline was referring to the newest Marc Jacobs Beauty campaign featuring activist-model Adwoa Aboah. In....
Comic Shushin, March 1, 2019 Issue

Shushin

Bishop Ryokan Ara Tendai Mission of Hawaii   Subete o ushinatta toki Ningen no honto no Chikara ga wakaru Human strength is realized when you have lost everything.
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Remembrance – Aloha Oe, Ted Tsukiyama

Gerald Kato Commentary Special to The Hawai‘i Herald As a young boy, Ted Tsukiyama was cast in an Ali‘iolani Elementary School Thanksgiving Day play as Captain Miles Standish, commander of the Plymouth Colony, a representative American who founded and forged the shape of the country. The experience made a deep and lasting impression on Tsukiyama....

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