Jared S. Higashi

Jared S. Higashi recently joined the Hawai‘i Lodging & Tourism Association as director of government and community affairs. Higashi will represent HLTA members and serve as a liaison with government and elected officials. He will...

Chrysanthemum Festival Queen Crowned

Devynn-Leigh Kochi, 16, of Ha‘ikü was crowned queen of the 62nd Chrysanthemum Festival, which was held Dec. 6 at the Velma McWayne Santos Community Center in Wailuku, Maui. Kochi is a junior at King...

Sumō In The Flesh And Other Adventures

Loren Ke‘alaaumoe Fujitani Special to The Hawai‘i Herald It is winter in Japan — the season marked by kotatsu (table with a built-in foot warmer); hokkairo (hand/body warmers); nabemono (Japanese hot pot); ofuro (hot bath); Uniqlo...

Are Tightwads Saving Mother Earth?

DRAMA QUEEN JOURNALS By Shara Yuki Enay Birbirsa
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Hiroshima, Nagasaki Plan A-Bomb Exhibition in Washington

HIROSHIMA — The cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki hope to mark the 70th anniversary of the U.S. atomic bombings of their cities in World War II by holding an exhibition in Washington, D.C. If realized,...
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Kodansha To Digitalize All Comic Magazines

TÖKYÖ  — Japanese publisher Kodansha Ltd. will start publishing digital editions of its 22 comic magazines by June. The magazines include the weekly and monthly editions of Young Magazine, Shonen Magazine and Magazine Special. Kodansha started...
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Apparel Industry To Label “Genuine” Japan-Made Items

TÖKYÖ  — Japan’s apparel industry will begin placing a special tag on “genuine” Japan-made clothing in an effort to promote items made by “highly skilled” Japanese workers. Industry sources said the move, which was...

Bluefin Tuna Sells for 4.5 Million Yen at Tōkyō Auction

TÖKYÖ  — The first fish auction of 2015, held Jan. 5 at the Tsukiji Fish Market in Tōkyō, saw a bluefin tuna sell for 4.51 million yen, or roughly $37,934. That breaks down to...
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Take Steps Now To Prevent Falls

Valerie Takahashi Courtesy: Ho‘okele Care at Home Healthy aging isn’t just about avoiding illnesses and diseases; it’s also about enjoying life, and that means maintaining a healthy lifestyle, keeping physically and mentally active and staying socially...
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