Frank Abagnale cautioned about sharing too much personal information on social media, such as Facebook. Identity thieves can learn a lot about you through social media, including where you work, who your family members and friends are and what you look like. (Photo by Craig Gima, AARP Hawaii)

Consumer Watch – Protect Yourself from Identity Theft

AARP Brings Former Conman Frank Abagnale to Hawai‘i to Share Information Kevin Kawamoto Special to The Hawai‘i Herald Frank Abagnale Jr. was a teenager when he ran away from home to avoid a custody dispute between his parents and chose to live a life of crime to support himself. He cashed bad checks and impersonated....
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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...
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Dear Frances – Singing the Sick Bay Blues

DEAR FRANCES By Frances H. Kakugawa Dear Readers, I’m writing this in October, before I leave for my speaking engagements in Denver, because I know I won’t be able to meet my deadline after my trip. If I don’t do this now, it will mean an email all in capital letters from my “Boss Lady”....
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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....
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....
Guests joined in a bon dance led by members of the Iwakuni Odori Aiko Kai.

Community Focus – Hilo’s JCAH to Present “Bunka NO HI” on Nov. 18

Hilo’s Japanese Community Association of Hawaii will hold its biennial Japanese Culture Day, or “Bunka No Hi,” on Saturday, Nov. 18, at the Sangha Hall from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. This year’s theme is “Okage Sama De,” the Japanese phrase meaning, “I am what I am because of you.” Admission to the event is....
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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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