Nisei Veterans Legacy member and story co-author Byrnes Yamashita (far left) at the exhibit’s opening in Hiroshima. Also pictured from Hawai‘i: Bishop Ryokan Ara of Tendai Mission, George and Hiroko Arine and NVL president Wes Deguchi. (Photos courtesy NVL)

Community – “The Hawaii Nikkei Legacy”

Photo Exhibit on Hawai‘i AJAs Connects in Japan Byrnes Yamashita and Jon Ishihara Special to The Hawai‘i Herald The photographic exhibit, “The Hawaii Nikkei Legacy,” highlighting the story of Japanese immigration to Hawai‘i and the experiences of Hawai‘i’s Japanese Americans from past to present recently wrapped up a successful tour of four cities in Japan,....
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CULTURE 4KIDS! By Carolyn Kubota Morinishi and Marian Kurasaki Kubota To learn how you can create this issue’s craft or featured activity, please click below to subscribe to our online subscription or complete and submit a form here to subscribe to our print edition.
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Kuakini Foundation’s 14th Annual “Holiday Trees and Treasures”

WHO/WHAT: “Holiday Trees and Treasures” is Kuakini Foundation’s major fundraiser. Proceeds from the event will help Kuakini purchase new high-tech equipment, fund capital improvement projects, develop new services and programs and further it biomedical...
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Lead Story – “Go For Broke: A 442 Origins Story”

World War II Nisei Soldiers’ Story Comes to the Big Screen Gregg K. Kakesako Special to The Hawai‘i Herald In January 1942 —a month after Japan’s attack on the Pacific Fleet at Pearl Harbor — a group of dejected University of Hawai‘i Army ROTC students were sitting under a tree near Dean Hall on the....
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Herald Salutes – Cyndi Osajima

Cyndi Osajima was named executive director of Project Dana, a volunteer caregiving project for the frail elderly and disabled in Hawai‘i. Her appointment was effective Oct. 1. Osajima succeeds Rose Nakamura, Project Dana’s founding project administrator, who led the organization from its inception in 1989. Osajima is no stranger to Project Dana — she worked....
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Today’s Thought

By Rev. Paul S. Osumi Reprinted with permission A CURSE OF HUMANITY There was a woman who hated people of a certain race. Asked why she hated them, she could not give any good reason. Yet this...
Rev. Akihiro Okada presents a tamagushi to UJSH president Sheree Tamura. (Photos by Jodie Ching)

Community Focus – UJSH Tsukimi No Kai Celebrates Harvest Moon

The United Japanese Society of Hawaii held its annual Tsukimi no Kai, or moon viewing celebration, on Oct. 5 at Café Waiola on the campus of the UH John A. Burns School of Medicine in Kaka‘ako. Standing before an altar abundant with offerings of food for the gods and white streamers, the Rev. Akihiro Okada....
The 2017 Puaka‘ana o ka lä (Rise Up!) Award recipients with Sunrise Foundation board members at the recent “Journeys to Wellness” program. From left: Honoree Dave Shoji; Ann Miller; Sister Joan Chatfield, Ph.D.; honoree Nancy Aleck; honoree Dr. John Houk and the Rev. Dr. Wally Fukunaga. (Photo by Kevin Kawamoto)

Wellness – Health, Body, Mind, and Spirit

Sunrise Foundation Presents “Journeys to Wellness” Program Kevin Kawamoto Special to The Hawai‘i Herald For the past six years, the nonprofit Sunrise Foundation has presented a daylong program that encourages participants to consider the meaning of wellness and the variety of paths to reach that destination. This year, participants gathered at The Community Church of....
Fall/Winter 2017 Fashion presentation "Hamakua -State of Mind"

“Hamakua – State of Mind”

WHO/WHAT: A fall/winter 2017 fashion presentation by Hawai‘i artists Rumi Murakami and Laurie Sumiye that answers the question: “What does fall in Hawai‘i look like?” Sumiye and Murakami envisioned the lush landscapes, wide vistas...

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