First prize winner Eric Kira (right) receives his prize from Grant Murata, Hawaii Herald/Hawaii Hochi advertising manager, on behalf of TransPacific Tours.

“Guess the Cherry Blossom Festival Queen” Winners

Melanie Carrié, 66th Cherry Blossom Festival queen, visited the Hawaii Hochi offices in March and drew the winning ballots for the 35th “Guess the Cherry Blossom Festival Queen” contest sponsored by The Hawai‘i Herald...
“For me to be where I am today — a Japanese American four-star admiral in command of all U.S. joint military forces across half the earth — well, it’s because of these Nisei trailblazers. They inspired me when I was growing up; they inspired me after I joined the Navy; and they continue to inspire me today.” — Adm. Harry B. Harris Jr. (Photo by Ann Kabasawa)

Aloha, Admiral Harris “A Hero for Our Time”

Hawai‘i’s AJA Community Comes Together to Salute and Thank Retiring Admiral Harry Harris Admiral Harry B. Harris Jr. Published with Permission He was touted as “a hero for our time,” and although the Hawai‘i Nisei veterans and the various Japanese American community organizations that came together to honor Adm. Harry Harris on April 21 are....
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Community Focus – June 16 JCCH “Sharing the Spirit of Aloha Gala” to Honor...

The Japanese Cultural Center of Hawai‘i will honor three individuals and four organizations at its “Sharing the Spirit of Aloha Annual Gala” on Saturday, June 16, at the Hilton Hawaiian Village Coral Ballroom. Being honored this year are the Onizuka Memorial Committee, ‘ukulele virtuoso Jake Shimabukuro, actor and civil rights advocate George Takei and recently....
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Spotlight – Jodie Chiemi Ching Joins Hawaii Herald Staff

If you read our May 4 edition, you know by now that one of The Hawai‘i Herald’s pillars for 26 years — Gwen Battad Ishikawa — has moved on to a new career. Although I did not work with Gwen for all 26 years of her tenure here at the Herald, we did work together....
Promotion for 'Ramayana: The Abduction of Sita' for the Asia Pacific Dance Festival

Balinese Dance and Music at Asia Pacific Dance Festival

WHO/WHAT: The Asia Pacific Dance Festival will premiere “Ramayana: The Abduction of Sita,” an ancient Hindu epic told through Balinese dance and music. “Ramayana” is a collaboration between Gamelan Segara Madu of Honolulu and...
“Something Like, Something Like It.”

NGN3 June Movie Schedule

FRIDAY, JUNE 1 Midnight – Fine Man 1:30 a.m. – Code Between Brothers: All-New 3 a.m. – The Sword of Justice 4:40 a.m. – Snake Princess: Oshima and Sentaro 6:10 a.m. – Crimson Peacock, Parts 3 & 4 8 a.m. – The Pirates 9:50 a.m. – The International Gang of Kobe 11:30 a.m. –Dancing in Hawaii 1:10 p.m. – Restoration Fire....
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Community Focus – Hui O Laulima Accepting 2019 Cultural Grant Applications

Applications are being accepted for Hui O Laulima’s 2019 Cultural Grant program. All prospective grant projects/activities must take place during the 2019 calendar year (January through December). Applications are due by July 31. The criteria for selection include:
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Generation Gap

GENERATION GAP by Jon J. Murakami
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Health Information – Sayonara to the Raw Vegetable Myth (Final)

Eat More Vegetables by Cooking Them Everyone should try to eat 300 grams of vegetables each day — 100 grams of green and yellow vegetables and 200 grams of non-green/yellow vegetables. “Three hundred grams is...

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