Maj. Gen. Suzanne Vares-Lum speaking of the Nisei veterans: “They all raised their hands at a time when their family members were being interned, property confiscated and their loyalty questioned. These soldiers ensured that, at any cost, they would not bring shame to their family and their communities and their country.” (Photos by Wayne Shinbara)

Nisei Veterans – “.. They All Raised Their Hands”

Joint Memorial Service Speaker Honors Nisei Veterans Maj. Gen. Suzanne P. Vares-Lum Published with Permission Aloha mai käkou . . . Governor and Mrs. [David] Ige, Governor and Mrs. [George] Ariyoshi, Senator [Brian] Schatz, Mayor and Mrs. [Kirk] Caldwell, retired General and Mrs. [David] Bramlett, Major General and Mrs. [Joe] Logan, retired Major General Bob....
“Life is better in a garden . . . . Gardens are about growth,” said keynote speaker Dr. William Thomas. He described Project Dana as a “happiness engine” because of the mutual satisfaction and compassion felt by both the volunteers and the frail elders they serve.

Caregiving – Project Dana Celebrates 30 Years of Selfless Giving

The Model Caregiving Program Continues to Serve Hawaii's Elders Kevin Y. Kawamoto Special to The Hawai‘i Herald Who would have imagined, asked Dr. Jon Matsuoka, that when Shimeji Kanazawa and Rose Nakamura cooked up the idea for Project Dana in the kitchen of the Moiliili Hongwanji Mission, that 30 years later, the organization would be....
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Dear Frances – Bathing with Love

Frances Kakugawa Hawai‘i Herald Columnist Dear Readers, I’d like to introduce you to two male caregivers from my monthly support group in Sacramento. Bob first shared his “On Bathing Fran” two months ago. Then a month later, Ross responded to Bob’s poem with his “How to . . .” Their words speak volumes of who....
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Ryan’s Table – A (Somewhat) Secret Sushi Bar at 22Kailua

Ryan Tatsumoto Hawai’i Herald Columnist There is a wonderful anomaly hidden within the 22Kailua coffee shop at 22 Oneawa St. Enter the shop, walk all the way to the back, and you’ll find owner and chef, Taka Kijima, preparing omakase meals in an intimate six-seat restaurant called “Hana-re” (like Hanalei, but it means “separate place”....
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Your Social Security – Communities Fighting Fraud

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Historical Fiction – “A Question of Loyalty”

Michael G. Malaghan Special to The Hawai‘i Herald PART ONE: DAY OF INFAMY December 7, 1941 (continued from Oct. 4, 2019) The breezes of Püowaina, the “hill of sacrifice” that the locals referred to simply as “Punchbowl,” swept scents of plumeria blossoms through the open kitchen louvers of the FBI director’s home. The sun sparkled....
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Generation Gap

GENERATION GAP by Jon J. Murakami
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8•0•8 By Dennis Fujitake
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Today’s Thought

by Rev. Paul S. Osumi Reprinted with permission MEANINGLESS ACTIVITY A cartoon showed a husband and wife driving along at rapid pace on a desert road. The wife: “I know we’re lost, but I didn’t want to...

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