Historical Fiction by Michael G. Malaghan

Historical Fiction – “A Question of Loyalty”

Michael G. Malaghan Special to The Hawai‘i Herald Yoshio squatted outside the wooden guardhouse and scarfed down his lunch of rice and a stringy green Chinese vegetable in a bentö tin that the patrol truck had delivered. He was enjoying the rare day outdoors, not confined inside the border hut, as he stared across the....
Comic Shushin, March 6, 2020 Issue


Bishop Ryokan Ara Tendai Mission of Hawaii   Jinsei wa magarinagara, orenagara daga Massugu ni hitasura ni. Life is like a path; it has curves and bends, but walk the straight path.
Rev. Paul Osumi

Today’s Thought

by Rev. Paul S. Osumi Reprinted with permission CRITICISM In life we are bound to be misunderstood and criticized by others. Especially if you occupy a position of prominence you will certainly become the target of misunderstanding...
Ala Wai Elementary preschoolers throwing their Genki Balls into the Ala Wai Canal.

Lead Story – Yucky Ala Wai .. To Genki Ala Wai?

How Hawai‘i Keiki Hope to Transform the Polluted Ala Wai Into Their Future Playground Kristen Nemoto Jay Special to The Hawai‘i Herald It’s a Monday afternoon at Ala Wai Elementary School and Lori Kwee’s fourth grade class is excited. While most 9-year-olds would be in class at this hour, Kwee’s “Golden Leaders” are on an....
Flyer for 'BEGIN' one night only on March 28, 2020 in Torrance, CA on behalf of the Okinawa Association of America, Inc.

Community Focus – Okinawa’s Begin Set for March 28 Concert in Torrance

The popular Okinawan pop/folk group BEGIN will make its U.S. mainland debut in a concert set for Saturday, March 28, in Torrance, Calif. The 7:30 p.m. concert, sponsored by the Okinawa Association of America, Inc., will be held in the Marsee Auditorium on the campus of El Camino Community College (16007 Crenshaw Blvd.) in Torrance.
Queen Lauren Sugai at the Jan. 12 opening ceremonies of the 2020-2021 Cherry Blossom Festival, which was held at the Japanese Cultural Center of Hawai‘i. (Photos courtesy Honolulu Japanese Junior Chamber of Commerce).

Queen Interview – Queen Lauren Sugai: Zenshin for Life

Departing Cherry Blossom Queen Lauren Sugai Inspired to “Pay It Forward” Jodie Chiemi Ching In two weeks, the 67th Cherry Blossom Queen Lauren Sugai will pass her crown and scepter to one of 15 contestants who have fulfilled various phases of the Honolulu Japanese Junior Chamber of Commerce 68th Cherry Blossom Festival. In an “exit....
Photo of Frances Kakugawa

Dear Frances – And the Good News Is …

Frances H. Kakugawa Hawai‘i Herald Columnist Omoiyari . . . Think of others first and good karma will return to you. — Frances H. Kakugawa Dear Readers, I have some good news to share with you. You may have noticed that questions and interactions from readers have been on the decline in recent months. That....
Misako Ito sips tea prepared by Omotesenke tea sensei from Kyöto, Masaki Kimura-Soshö and Hiroyuki Sugata-Sensei. Seated beside her are Consul General of Japan Koichi Ito and former Hawai‘i Gov. John Waihe‘e.

Community Focus – Omotesenke Domonkai Holds Hatsugama Tea Ceremony

The Omotesenke Domonkai held a Hatsugama tea ceremony in the Seiköan Tea House at the Japanese Cultural Center of Hawaiʻi on Feb. 15. The ceremony commemorated the 65th anniversary of the establishment of the Hawaiʻi branch.

Queen Contestants – 68th Cherry Blossom Festival (page 1 of 3)

[caption id="attachment_20392" align="alignnone" width="240"] Taylor Date[/caption] TAYLOR LILIA DATE High School: Punahou School College/Degree: Seattle University, Bachelor of Arts in Strategic Communications, minor in Journalism Occupation: Marketing assistant Hobbies: Searching for cute cafes, playing soccer and watching k-dramas. How do you live “kaizen,” continuous growth/improvement, in your daily life? “Just over a year ago, I....

Queen Contestants – 68th Cherry Blossom Festival (page 3 of 3)

[caption id="attachment_20382" align="alignnone" width="240"] Jaylin Petersen[/caption] JAYLIN KAIKO TERRY PETERSEN High School: Roosevelt High School College/Degree: University of Hawai‘i at Mänoa, Bachelor of Arts in Human Development and Family Studies, Bachelor of Arts in Political Science; John Hopkins University Occupation: Special education teacher Hobbies: Dancing (ballet, contemporary and hip hop), reading, outdoor activities and spending....

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