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Landmarks – Hunting Lions in Honolulu, Finding Symbols of Protection and Bravery

Kevin Kawamoto Special to The Hawai‘i Herald The multicultural identity of a community is often reflected in its publicly visible art and architecture, and few objects are more distinctively East Asian than the guardian lions positioned at the entrance to buildings or passages. These imposing beasts usually come in pairs — one on the left....
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Itadakimasu – Nose-To-Tail Dining

RYAN'S TABLE BY Ryan Tatsumoto We closed out 2016 with the good fortune of having secured a table at Fete restaurant in Chinatown to sample the cuisine of the butcher of Panzano, Riccardo Ricci. If you were under the impression that butchers simply reduce an animal carcass to manageable pieces . . . well, you....
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Dear Frances – Unexpected Gifts

DEAR FRANCES By Frances H. Kakugawa Dear Readers, Do you remember my friend Mabs? I told you about her in my March 4 column, “Mabs’ Journey.” Mabs continues to attend my Memoir Writing Group, even though her Alzheimer’s disease is beginning to take its toll. By our last session, I had become a stranger to....
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Looking Within – What Is Your Ikigai?, Views on Life’s Purpose For The Sansei...

Cullen T. Hayashida Special to The Hawai‘i Herald Several years ago, a good friend of mine told me that he was now 65 years old, on Social Security and retired. He said he expected to live at least another 20 years or so, but did not know what to do with his life. It felt....
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Your Social Security – Retiring Overseas? What You Need To Know

YOUR SOCIAL SECURITY By Jane Yamamoto-Burigsay
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Medicare 411 – How To Avoid Medicare Late Fees

MEDICARE 411 By Greg Dill
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Generation Gap

GENERATION GAP by Jon J. Murakami
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8•0•8

8•0•8 By Dennis Fujitake
Rev. Paul Osumi

Today’s Thought

by Rev. Paul S. Osumi Reprinted with permission Never Trouble Trouble There was a woman who for 50 years had the habit of looking under her bed every night for a burglar. If she had found one...
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Shushin

SHUSHIN by Bishop Ryokan Ara, Tendai Mission of Hawaii

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