“Picture Bride” — The Serialized Novel

Editor’s note: We continue Michael G. Malaghan’s serialized historical novel, “Picture Bride,” based on the Japanese immigrant experience. Malaghan’s trilogy will take readers from turn-of-the-20th-century-Japan to Hawai‘i in the picture bride era; the Islands...

Japanese Brazilians Facing New Challenges In Brazil

SAO PAULO — Japanese Brazilians, who are now a community of 16 million in Brazil, are facing mounting concerns, such as the aging of early immigrants from Japan and the education of their offspring. The...

Tökyö Finds New Business Under The Tracks

TÖKYÖ — Redevelopment projects utilizing space beneath elevated railway tracks have been springing up around Tökyö in recent years, giving a fresh image to areas that had previously been used for warehouses and parking...

Hawaii’s Estate and Generation-Skipping Transfer Tax Law

The Hawai‘i state Legislature has been quite active in the field of estate planning recently. Last month, I wrote about the new Power of Attorney Law. On April 23, Gov. Neil Abercrombie signed Senate...

China and the South China Sea

China has moved a massive oil-drilling rig into a part of the South China Sea that is claimed by both China and Vietnam. Ships from the two countries have rammed into each other and...

Shushin

Soko kara saki wa kikanai Soko kara saki wa iwanai Sore ga otona no tsukiai desu Don’t ask to hear more, Nor speak further, That is the adult relationship.  
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Today’s Thought: Your Past Blunder

YOUR PAST BLUNDER It is futile to torment yourself by brooding over past blunders. Too much self-reproach for things you cannot undo renders you unfit to do your best with what is left of life....

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