Outgoing president Vince Watabu passes on the president’s gavel to 2018 president Courtney Takara.

Community Focus – HUOA Installs 2018 Officers

Approximately 800 people attended the Hawai‘i United Okinawa Association’s “Uchinanchu of the Year” and installation banquet earlier this year at the Hawaii Okinawa Center. The festivities saw the installation of the HUOA’s youngest president to date, 31-year-old Courtney Takara. She succeeds Vince Watabu as president of the organization made up of nearly 10,000 households. In....
“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....
Jodie Chiemi Ching

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....

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