Rev. Paul Osumi

Today’s Thought

by Rev. Paul S. Osumi Reprinted with permission WALLS AND BRIDGES Father Dominique Pire, a recipient of the Nobel Prize for Peace, believes, “Men build too many walls and not enough bridges.” We build a wall and...
The 2019 United Japanese Society of Hawaii Nenchosha Ian Engei Taikai honorees are pictured with UJSH president Rev. Akihiro Okada (standing, far left) and Consul General of Japan Koichi Ito (standing, far right). (Hawaii Hochi photo by Noriyoshi Kanaizumi)

Community Focus – UJSH Recognizes New Octogenarians

The United Japanese Society of Hawaii honored 24 new 80-year-olds at its annual “Nenchosha Ian Engei Taikai” program on Sept. 28 at the Japanese Cultural Center of Hawai‘i’s Manoa Grand Ballroom. The program is held in conjunction with the observance of “Keiro no Hi,” or “Respect for the Aged Day,” which is a national holiday....
Japanese Cultural Center of Hawaii, Fall Craft and Collectibles event

JCCH: Fall Craft ad Collectibles Fair

WHO/WHAT: Local artisans and vendors gather for the Japanese Cultural Center of Hawai‘i Fall Craft and Collectibles Fair featuring rare antiques, artwork, jewelry, kimono, handmade clothing, gourmet snacks and more. Admission to the “Okage...
The 2019 Dîner en Blanc was held at the Bishop Museum on the Great Lawn. It was a spectacular sight of attendees all elegantly dressed in white. (Photos by Ryan Tatsumoto)

Ryan’s Table – Dîner En Blance, Wonderfully White and Wet

Ryan Tatsumoto Hawai‘i Herald Columnist Dîner en Blanc is known as the massive “chic picnic” where hundreds (or sometimes thousands) of guests dress elegantly in all white. It’s a sight to see for passersby. In 1988, Francois Pasquier got friends together and started this amusing tradition. There are a lot of rules to pulling off....
The storefront of Charlie’s Tacos in Okinawa City.

Food Culture – The Taco Rice Story

Necessity Was the Mother of Invention — and It Changed Tastes Colin Sewake Special to The Hawai‘i Herald For years I’ve wondered how taco ingredients came to be spread over rice and eaten that way here in Okinawa rather than being served in a crispy taco shell like it is in the states and other locales. Everyone — my wife, Okinawan....
Photo of Jon J. Murakami

Generation Gap

GENERATION GAP by Jon J. Murakami
Tassho Pearce with the sake-making crew at Dewazakura Sake Brewery in Yamagata. (Photos courtesy Tassho Pearce)

Lead Story – Tassho Pearce’s Second Act

The Rap Veteran Sets His Sights on the Sake Industry Joe Udell Special to The Hawai‘i Herald Tassho Pearce has been a household name in Hawai‘i hip-hop circles for more than a decade and a half. But over the last six years, Pearce has quietly been carving out a new reputation in the world of....
Photo of Carolyn Kubota Morinishi and Marian Kurosaki Kubota

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