The Nisei Soldiers – Through Their Grandchildren’s Eyes

Editor’s note: The following is an edited transcript of a “talk story” session among four yonsei whose grandfathers served in the 442nd Regimental Combat Team in World War II. Last October, they joined their...
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Keeping Up With The Jonses

Many people lie awake at night worrying abougt how to make both ends meet. Rising prices and soaring taxes harass and annoy them. They try to stretch an income to obtain innumerable things they...

Japanese Women’s Society Foundation Presents “Holiday Wine & Baubles”

WHO/WHAT: The Japanese Women’s Society Foundation launches its first JWSF Social Event, “Holiday Wine & Baubles.” Attendees will have the opportunity to sample special wines, enjoy ‘ono pupu and start their holiday shopping —...
Drawing featuring Dennis Fujitake as a comic

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8•0•8 By Dennis Fujitake
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Japan Cargo Ship Replenishes International Space Station

TSUKUBA — An unmanned cargo ship launched from Japan to deliver food and other supplies arrived at the International Space Station some 400 kilometers above Earth on Aug. 24. Onboard the ISS, Japanese astronaut...
The club’s 2018 officers, from left: Yayoi Nakandakari, assistant treasurer; Naoko Wada, treasurer; Akemi Kinjo, Japanese language secretary; Elaine Sato, English secretary; Toshihiro Nakandakari, first vice president; Tadashi Kinjo, president; Yasuko Arakawa, second vice president; and advisor Masakazu Teruya. (Not pictured: advisor Grant “Sandaa” Murata)

Community Focus – Deigo Club Holds Shinnen Enkai

Members of the Deigo Club held their shinnen enkai at the Natsunoya Tea House on March 25. The gathering was a festive event, with lots of music, comedic skits and prizes. Yasuko Arakawa-Sensei and her Aki no Kai koto students performed “Kajadefu,” which was danced by Dazzman Toguchi.
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Hui O Laulima Accepting 2018 Cultural Grant Applications

Applications are being accepted for Hui O Laulima’s 2018 Cultural Grant program. All prospective grant projects/activities should take place during the 2018 January-December calendar year. Applications, including the complete list of criteria, are due by July 31. Hui O Laulima has been awarding grants and scholarships since 1984. To date, the organization has awarded more....
The Yogi family. Stan Yogi’s father, John Yogi (back row, far right), in camp at Jerome, Ark., with his parents, uncles and aunt. (Photos courtesy Stan Yogi)

Legacy of the Sansei – Paying Forward Our Legacies

Stan Yogi Special to The Hawai‘i Herald Camp. That one-syllable Pandora’s box stuffed with the tangled legacies of our families’ World War II incarceration is, whether we like it or not, an inheritance that connects almost all Mainland Sansei. It’s a deeper tie than sweating together in Nikkei basketball leagues, or savoring smoky teriyaki chicken....
Photo of Kalä Baybayan Tanaka, leading her crew

Lead Story – Kala Baybayan Tanaka, Following the Path of Her Ancestors

Colleen Uechi Special to The Hawai‘i Herald The wind was gusting fiercely as Kalä Baybayan Tanaka hunched behind the communications box to do an interview at sea. It was May 31, a sunny Wednesday afternoon, and Tanaka was sailing homeward through the South Pacific with the crew of the Polynesian voyaging canoe, Höküle‘a. The canoe....

Temari Exhibition At JCCH

WHO/WHAT: The Japanese Cultural Center of Hawai‘i presents an exhibit celebrating TEMARI’s 35th anniversary. TEMARI Center for Asian and Pacific Arts is a nonprofit organization that perpetuates traditional Asian-Pacific folk arts through teaching, sharing experiences and creating...

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