Group Photo of “Picture Bride Stories” author Barbara F. Kawakami and Masaharu Saito with the family of picture bride Tei Saito.

Barbara Kawakami To Speak On “Picture Bride Stories” at Hawai‘i Japanese Center in Hilo

Author and plantation era historian Barbara F. Kawakami will present a talk on her new book, “Picture Bride Stories,” on Saturday, April 1, at 2 p.m. at the Hawaii Japanese Center in Hilo. The book, which was published last summer by University of Hawai‘i Press, was awarded the Asian/Pacific American Librarians Association’s 2016-2017 Award for....
Historical Fiction by Michael G. Malaghan

Historical Fiction – “Picture Bride”, A Family Saga

HISTORICAL FICTION By Michael G. Malaghan Chapter 90 Oki Tama eased onto a cushioned armchair on the porch. Haru and Kenji sat on hardback chairs next to him. Tsutsumi, who had honed his speaking technique shouting over the pounding of Hawai‘i’s surf, placed one hand on the back of Oki Tama’s chair. He waited for....
Graph of Pin Pin Korori! Age against Percent Functioning

Living Well – Pin Pin Korori! – Live Long, Die Short!

Cullen Hayashida Special to The Hawai‘i Herald There is news about older adults just about every day in the media — among the topics are the exploding demographics of seniors; the increasing number of dementia cases; reports on episodes of falling; commercials on pharmaceuticals, nutraceuticals and cosmeceuticals; the high cost of long-term care; family caregiver....
"Chef: Three Star School Lunch", premiers Wednesday, April 19, at 7:35 p.m.

NGN Programs

“Mystery Hour – Onnatachi no Tokuso Saizensen,” premieres Tuesday, April 4, at 7:35 p.m. Police officers Kyoko Muromachi and Yayoi Ichijo work for the general affairs and public relations sections while former detective Misuzu Yasaka is now a cafeteria cook. These three women love to gossip about what they hear within the precinct. As they....
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Sake Monogatari – Nihei Takao, Hawai‘i’s Sake Savior

Chris Pearce Hawai‘i Herald Columist Editor’s note: With interest in sake culture and consumption continuing to grow in Hawai‘i and around the world, we are happy to announce the revival of Kokusai Sake Kai co-founder Chris Pearce’s thoroughly researched and well-written columns, “Sake no Monogatari,” (“Tales from the Sake World”) on sake history and culture....
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Generation Gap

GENERATION GAP by Jon J. Murakami
Rev. Paul Osumi

Today’s Thought

by Rev. Paul S. Osumi Reprinted with permission A thorn in the flesh To have to face life with a handicap, a constant thorn in the flesh, a cranky boss, a nagging wife, a thoughtless husband, an...
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“Yuimaaru” – Jikoen Hongwanji Benefit Concert

WHO/WHAT: Jikoen Hongwanji Mission kicks off its capital campaign, “Ukaji Deebiru,” (“Because of You”) with a fundraising concert, “Yuimaaru,” featuring members of the Okinawan folk music group, Urizun Minyo Group, and other performers. WHEN/WHERE: Sunday,...
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NGN Programs (continued)

“Hibotan Bakuto (The Valiant Red Peony),” 1968 drama, 1 hour and 39 minutes. Directed by Kosaku Yamashita. Starring Ken Takakura, Junko Fuji and Tomisaburo Wakayama. Upon the death of her casino owner father, Ryuko takes it upon herself to seek out and kill the murderer. The only clue she has is a wallet left behind....

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