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Japanese Identity and Language Thrive at Näwahï

William H. “Pila” Wilson, Ph.D. Special to The Hawai‘i Herald Which elementary school on the island of Hawai‘i has the most intensive program in Japanese language? Would you believe it is a Hawaiian language medium school,...

Shichigosan Children’s Festival

WHO/WHAT: Hawaii Kotohira Jinsha – Hawaii Dazaifu Tenmangu celebrates Shichigosan, a custom that originated in the Heian Period (794-1185) among court nobles who celebrated the passage of their children into middle childhood. The ages...


Inu ni wa inu no Yorokobi ga aru Buta ni wa buta no Yorokobi ga aru Dogs have their own kind of happiness. Pigs also have their own kind of happiness. – Bishop Ryokan Ara Tendai Mission of Hawaii

Hula Mania… And Thunder Under The Bridge

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Hilo Residents Share Their Stories

Editor’s note: The following two pieces were shared with the Herald by two subscribers from Hilo. We decided to save them and include them in this Big Island edition as “Your Story” contributions. Thank...

Hilo Lunch Shop Is Comfort Food Central

Corey Masao Johnson Special to The Hawai‘i Herald The first scratch of dawn has yet to mark the sky. Wiping away tired eyes, I cut the car engine a few steps away from the entrance to...


Jodie Ching Special to The Hawai‘i Herald TOBE! . . . FLY! Choichi Terukina-Sensei, a National Living Treasure of Japan in the Afuso style of Okinawan uta sanshin (singing and playing sanshin simultaneously), has always believed in...

The Patriotic Inouyes

Michie Kuwaye We’ve all heard the saying, “Give credit where credit is due.” Here is a story of a family that deserves their country’s appreciation. Saichi and Matsue Inouye were both born in Onomea, a small...

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