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A DELICIOUS BROCCOLI AND CAULIFLOWER HEALTH PLAN (Part 3/Final) Broccoli, a member of the mustard family, was accepted early on in the United States as a vegetable with cancer-preventing benefits. More recently, broccoli sprouts, with...
Photo of outgoing president Tom Yamamoto (right) presents the president’s gavel to his successor, Vince Watabu.

Community – HUOA Installs 2017 Officers

Earlier this year, the Hawai‘i United Okinawa Association installed its 2017 officers and advisors and honored its Uchinanchu of the Year (see Hawai‘i Herald, April 7, 2017). Tom Yamamoto, 2016 president, passed the gavel to his successor, Vince Watabu, at a gathering attended by more than 800 on Jan. 21 at the Hawaii Okinawa Center.....
Bernard Akamine with his wife Jeanette (left), daughter Drusilla Tanaka and son-in-law Stanley Tanaka in September 2011 at the last memorial service he attended honoring AJA veterans. He died the following April. (Photo by Wayne Iha)

Lead Story – The Silent Teachers

Kevin Kawamoto Special to The Hawai‘i Herald When World War II veteran Bernard S. Akamine died of pancreatic cancer on April 2, 2012, at the age of 89, there was no question what he wanted to happen to his body. For years prior to his death, Akamine, a 100th Infantry Battalion, Company B veteran, had....
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Generation Gap

GENERATION GAP by Jon J. Murakami
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Estate Planning Insights – Finding the Best Nursing Home in Hawaii For Yourself

ESTATE PLANNING INSIGHTS By Ethan R. Okura In last month’s column, I discussed the different types of nursing homes and long-term care facilities available in Hawai‘i. We covered ARCH, adult foster homes and nursing homes. Although we did not discuss them, there are also assisted living facilities, which are an important component of elder care.....
Historical Fiction by Michael G. Malaghan

Historical Fiction – “Picture Bride”, A Family Saga

HISTORICAL FICTION By Michael G. Malaghan Chapter 98 As Bishop Imamura drove the Takayama family up Bishop Street toward the Fort Street Hongwanji, they did not notice a thin, bat-eared man strutting up a set of fire stairs on the side of the two-story granite Bishop National Bank building. The Rev. Takie Okumura was the....
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2017 Bon Dance Schedule / continued …

O‘AHU June 3 (Sat.): Hawaii’s Plantation Village, 5:45 p.m., following 5:30 p.m. blessing; food booths/food trucks, shave ice truck, craft vendors and baked goods booths available from 4:30 p.m. (94-695 Waipahu St., 677-0110) June 17 (Sat.): Ewa Hongwanji, 7 p.m., following 6 p.m. service; food booths available (91-1133 Renton Rd., 681-5222) June 23-24 (Fri./Sat.): Honpa....
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Memorial Day – A Memorial Day Reminder

BY FRANCES H. KAKUGAWA There’s a piece of unfinished business in my memory that I want to share with the 100th Infantry Battalion/442nd Regimental Combat Team veterans on behalf of a stranger in Germany. When I was visited Germany years ago, an old woman looked at me and began to weep. She reached out her....
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Temari Workshops and Demonstrations at Hawaii Japanese Center

The Hawaii Japanese Center in Hilo will present workshops and demonstrations featuring several TEMARI-affiliated artists on Saturday, June 3, and Sunday, June 4. The program is supported by the Joyce Wright Visiting Artist Program. The...

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