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HONORARY CONSUL OF JAPAN IN HILO CONFERRED On Wednesday, Sept. 28, Arthur Katsumi Taniguchi, Honorary Consul of Japan in Hilo, was conferred the 2022 Spring Imperial Decoration, Order of the Rising Sun, Gold Rays with...
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Profile – HOME SWEET HILO

Byrnes Yamashita Commentary Special to The Hawai‘i Herald I was born on the Big Island and lived in Hilo until I was 12 years old when my family moved to O‘ahu. Almost 60 years later, it still...

History – LIFE’S SIMPLE PLEASURES

Second Bridge and Honoli‘i Harold M. Murai Commentary Special to Hawai‘i Herald Editor’s note: This story was originally published by the East Hawai‘i Cultural Council Hawai‘i Museum of Contemporary Art fundraiser book (edited by Gloria Kobayashi) “Aloha ‘Äina...
Bentendo temple and apartment towers illuminated at night in Tökyö, Japan October 2021. (Photo by DLKR flickr.com)

Dispatches From Japan – THE LULL BETWEEN THE WAVES

A Personal Journal from October 2021 through January 2022 Kalani M. Fujiwara Commentary Special to The Hawai‘i Herald After Halloween day 2021, the constitutionally mandated lower house elections came to conclusion with the expected victory by the ruling...
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Dialogue – FBI (From Big Island)

Kristen Nemoto Jay Commentary My maternal grandmother, who we lived next door to in Kailua, O‘ahu, when I was younger, was from Hilo, Hawai‘i island, or for most of us locals call Big Island. Some weeks...
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Your Social Security – SELF-SELECT GENDER MARKER ON SOCIAL SECURITY

Jane Burigsay Courtesy: Social Security Administration Kilolo Kijakazi, acting commissioner of Social Security, announced that the agency now offers people the choice to self-select their sex on their Social Security number record. The agency has implemented...
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Mind-Body Wellness – EMBODY CHRYSANTHEMUM NOBILITY

Dr. Chad Sato Hawai‘i Herald Columnist In looking for a topic to share in my Hawai‘i Herald column, I came across a little factoid that during the fall is the time for harvest and many festivals...
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Bulletin Board – TAIKO WORKSHOP WITH DRAGON BEAT TAIKO HAWAII

WHO/WHAT: Learn more about taiko drumming with local Japanese taiko school Dragon Beat Taiko Hawaii at a private taiko workshop for Hawaii Japanese Junior Chamber of Commerce members and their guests. Dragon Beat Taiko...
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Bulletin Board – VISIT HOMA’S WWII MANGA GALLERY

WHO/WHAT: For a limited time, the Honolulu Museum of Art will showcase genga (original, hand-drawn sketches) with their new exhibit called “Navigating a Minefield: A Manga Depicting Japanese Americans in the Second World War.”...

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