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“BRIGHT DAYS AHEAD” Local Architects and Allied Design and Engineering Professionals “Canstruct” for the Community RAINBOW DRIVE-IN TRICK-OR-TREAT Kids Enjoy Treats from the HJJCC Cherry Blossom Queen and Court Members
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Veteran History – HAUNTED BY MEMORIES OF SAIGON

The Collapse of Kabul and Afghanistan Brings Back Haunting Memories for Retired Journalist Gregg K. Kakesako Special to The Hawai‘i Herald Editor’s Note: The content of this article includes Ken Kashiwahara’s personal traumatic accounts of the Vietnam...

A Nisei Legacy – HERBERT YAKA’S PHOTOS REVEAL RACE HORSE CHAMPS

The Exciting Life of a Hanamaulu-Native Racehorse Photographer Elise Takahama Republish With Permission Zentoku Foundation (zentoku.org) It’s been decades, but whenever JoAnn Jamora smells cigars, memories of bustling racetracks wash over her. She grew up watching horses race,...

Kaua‘i History – HUI ALU — KAUA‘I’S UCHINANCHU FAMILY

Carolyn Morinishi Special to The Hawai‘i Herald As June (Fernandes) Muñoz gently lifted her paranku from the table, the old instrument brought forth many memories from years past. “Here is my old paranku and the bag...

Nisei Soldiers – NISEI SOLDIERS: REKINDLING THE SOUL OF FIRE

Lynn Heirakuji Special to The Hawai‘i Herald We all have moments in our lives when we have a flash of insight that sets our lives on an unplanned path. A switch is turned on inside of...

Ryan’s Table – LIFE BEYOND KANREKI

Ryan Tatsumoto Hawai‘i Herald Columnist Now, that I’ve completed the full Chinese zodiac cycle, it’s official — I’m old. Okay, maybe not older than my teeth as Moms Mabley might state but definitely a lot closer...

Remembrance – THE ONE AND ONLY SONNY CHIBA

Lois Kajiwara Special to The Hawai‘i Herald Commentary Upon reading about Shinichi “Sonny” Chiba’s passing on Aug. 19, 2021, I felt a rush of emotions: disbelief, shock and a sense of deep loss. I first saw him...
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Historical Fiction – “A Question of Loyalty”

Mike Malaghan Special to The Hawai‘i Herald Editor’s note: “A Question of Loyalty” is the second historical novel in Mike Malaghan’s trilogy on the Japanese American experience in Hawai‘i. Prior to “A Question of Loyalty,” the...

Mind-Body Wellness – SPEAK NOW OR FOREVER HOLD YOUR PEACE

Dr. Chad Sato Hawai‘i Herald Columnist Twenty-twenty-one has flown by! Thanksgiving is around the corner and it’s a good time to express gratitude. The one comment I have been hearing a lot these days are: I...
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Real Possibilities – NOVEMBER IS NATIONAL FAMILY CAREGIVERS MONTH

Craig Gima Hawai‘i Herald Columnist When you are a poet who's a caregiver, inspiration can strike at any time, even while cleaning up your mother’s incontinence on the bathroom floor at 3 a.m. “After my initial...

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