Rev. Paul Osumi

Today’s Thought

by Rev. Paul S. Osumi Reprinted with permission NEVER SAY DIE A passenger was terribly seasick on the ship deck. A steward came along and said, “Cheer up, sir. No man ever died from seasickness.” The sick...
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Herald Salutes

Reyna Kaneko has been named president of the Japan-America Society of Hawai‘i. She succeeds Lenny Yajima, who resigned to pursue other opportunities. Kaneko comes to JASH after having spent more than a decade with the Girls Scouts of Hawai‘i, where she was its chief operating officer since 2014. Kaneko also focused on the leadership, development....
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Generation Gap

GENERATION GAP by Jon J. Murakami
Group photo of the 2017 MIS Veterans Club Officers

MIS Veterans Club Installs 2017 Officers

The MIS Veterans Club installed its 2017 officers and directors at the club’s annual shinnen enkai at Natsunoya Tea House on Feb. 26. The Military Intelligence Service veterans, most of whom are now in their 90s, played valuable combat and intelligence roles in the Pacific theater during World War II. However, because they were sworn....
Group photo fo Käne‘ohe residents (from left): Mike Okihiro and Flo and Harry Fanning produced a new edition about their beloved Käne‘ohe community. (Photo by Lorraine Oda)

Book Review – Home Sweet Kaneohe

Lorraine Oda Special to The Hawai‘i Herald Memories of the earliest Japanese families who settled in Käne‘ohe in Windward O‘ahu have been preserved for succeeding generations in the newly released second edition of “Partial History of the Japanese in Kaneohe, 1898 to 1959.” The new edition contains 39 new family histories. The first edition was....
Historical Fiction by Michael G. Malaghan

Historical Fiction – “Picture Bride”, A Family Saga

HISTORICAL FICTION By Michael G. Malaghan PART VI: REJECTION Chapter 97 Kailua, Hawai‘i, Aug. 19, 1920 Haru stood at the rear railing of the Matson ship pulling away from the Kailua pier moorings and waved to the hundreds of well wishers blinking into the early rays of the sun skimming the ocean’s horizon. She inhaled....
Photo of 442nd veterans Sueo Fujio and Kazuto Tomasa were lunchmates at the banquet.

Nisei Soldiers – Gov. Ige to 442nd Veterans: “Okagesma De …”

Gov. David Ige Published with Permission Editor’s note: Close to 450 people turned out to honor and celebrate the famed 442nd Regimental Combat Team at its 74th anniversary banquet on March 26 at the Sheraton Waikiki Hotel. Of the roughly 442 people in attendance, 47 were World War II Japanese American veterans, all of whom....
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Dear Frances – Rethinking Our Mortality

DEAR FRANCES By Frances H. Kakugawa Dear Frances, I have a question. Things are going as well as can be expected with my dad. We have great little conversations and time together, and tasks are slowly being taken care of with the recognition that things are in an almost constant state of change. There is....
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Asian Treasures Fair

WHO/WHAT: The Hawaii United Okinawa Association will sell pieces from the collection of gifts and donations that they have received over the years. Proceeds will go toward the maintenance of the 27-year-old Hawaii Okinawa...

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