Historical Fiction by Michael G. Malaghan

“Picture Bride” — A Family Saga

Michael G. Malaghan Special to The Hawai‘i Herald Editor’s note: We continue Michael G. Malaghan’s serialized historical novel, “Picture Bride — A Family Saga,” based on the Japanese immigrant experience. Malaghan’s trilogy takes readers from turn-of-the-20th-century-Japan...

Mysteries of Mo‘ili‘ili with Lopaka Kapanui

WHO/WHAT: Hawai‘i, and O‘ahu especially, is a fusion of multiple cultures with customs rooted in the values and traditions of their native lands combined with that of the Native Hawaiian people. The cultural mix...

Musical About Internment Opens In New York

NEW YORK — A musical inspired by veteran actor George Takei’s childhood experiences in a World War II internment camp will open on Broadway on Nov. 8 in New York. Takei, known for his role...

Aloha ‘Oe, Ed Sakamoto…

Reading Lee Cataluna’s column in the Star-Advertiser on the passing of Hawai‘i-born playwright Edward Sakamoto in Los Angeles filled me with deep sadness. I knew that Ed’s health was failing, but I didn’t think...
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World War Ii-based Film, “unbroken,” To Premiere In Japan In 2016

TÖKYÖ — “Unbroken,” a Hollywood film based on author Laura Hillenbrand’s book about the life of U.S. Olympian Louis “Louie” Zamperini, a World War II prisoner of war in Japan, will debut in Tökyö...
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Culture 4 Kids!

Culture 4 Kids! By Carolyn Kubota Morinishi and Marian Kurosaki Kubota.

Keiro Facilities To Be Sold For $41 Million

According to materials received from the California Department of Justice, the four Keiro facilities will be sold to Pacifica Companies LLC for $41 million. This week, Keiro and Pacifica formally accepted the conditions set...

Japanese Films Light Up Hiff35

In a place like Hawai‘i, where the seasons flow almost seamlessly from one season into the next, the arrival of fall is still much anticipated — not because the leaves will be turning colors,...

Nationwide Organization Launched To Promote “Ninja Culture”

TÖKYÖ — Tales of the legendary ninja abound in Japanese films and anime, but tourists in Japan can now experience the culture following the introduction of a new organization that honors the ancient mercenaries. The...
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Community Calendar

Through Nov. 22: “Shichigosan Children’s Festival.” Hawaii Kotohira Jinsha – Hawaii Daizafu Tenmangu celebrates Shichigosan, a custom that originated in the Heian Period (794-1185) among court nobles who celebrated the passage of their children...

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