Rainbows And Rain . . . And Meet An Odd Bird

Louis Wai Hawai‘i Herald Columnist “I’m singing in the rain . . .” Here in Okinawa, Gene Kelly would have lots to sing about — and Braddah Iz not so much. You would think that with all...

Beat The Heat With . . . Wine

Ryan Tatsumoto Hawai‘i Herald Columnist Lookin’ Through Rose-Colored Glasses With the mercury near 90 on a regular basis these days, what do you sip as a reward for finishing the yard work, or cleaning out the garage,...
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Haruki Murakami’s New Essay Arrives In Bookstores

TÖKYÖ — Novelist Haruki Murakami’s newest essay, “Shokugyo Toshiteno Shosetsuka,” in which Murakami looks back on his life as a novelist, hit bookstore shelves across Japan on Sept. 10. This time, however, the book...
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Self-Change Isn’t Easy, But It’s Often Necessary

Kevin Kawamoto Special to The Hawai‘i Herald More than nine months have passed since the start of 2015. How many of you have stuck to your New Year’s resolutions? You know what I mean: eating healthier,...
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“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...

Caregivers Share Advice

Frances H. Kakugawa Hawai‘i Herald Columnist Omoiyari . . . Think of others first and good karma will return to you. — Frances H. Kakugawa Dear Frances, My wife no longer talks, so I really don’t know what...
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Japan Exceeds 2014 Record For Foreign Tourists

TÖKYÖ — The number of foreign visitors to Japan this year — 13.42 million as of Sept. 10 — has already surpassed last year’s record number — and the total is likely to reach...

World War II Nisei Soldiers Remembered At Joint Memorial Service

Karleen C. Chinen With each passing year, there are fewer and fewer of them. But for those surviving Nisei veterans of the 100th Infantry Battalion, 442nd Regimental Combat Team, Military Intelligence Service and 1399th Engineer...
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Recognizing LGBT History Month

Jane Yamamoto-Burigsay Courtesy: Social Security Administration October is National Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Month — a month intended to encourage honesty and openness about being LGBT. First celebrated in 1994 to coincide with National Coming...

Cyrus Tamashiro Installed As UJSH President

Karleen C. Chinen Over 350 people turned out for the installation of the United Japanese Society of Hawaii’s 2015-16 officers and directors at the organization’s annual Installation and Recognition Banquet. The event was held June...

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