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...

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...

Keiro Addresses Community At Open Meeting

Mia Nakaji Monnier and Nao Nakanishi Each July during Obon, Japanese Americans gather in the Nishi Hongwanji Temple gym to buy udon. Under the basketball hoops, they slurp noodles out of Styrofoam bowls before wandering back...

Northward Ho!

Haisai Hawaii by Louis Wai

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...
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Generation Gap

Generation Gap by Jon J. Murakami

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,...
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...

Bread + Butter

Itadakimasu by Ryan Tatsumoto
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Keiro Senior Healthcare Controversy

Editor’s note: For the past two months in Los Angeles, Rafu Shimpo staff writers Nao Nakanishi and Mia Nakaji Monnier have been reporting on the planned sale of Keiro Senior HealthCare to a non- Japanese...

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