In 2005, the Nagahama Kariyushi Kai had a party to recognize Toma-san and myself for our promotions — Toma-san to Lieutenant in the Okinawa Police Force, and myself to Major in the Air Force Reserves.

My Hawaii – Recalling Milestones

MY HAWAII BY Colin Sewake Colin Sewake Hawai‘i Herald Columnist HAPPY 18TH ANNIVERSARY AND SLAB PARTY Location: Nagahama, Yomitan, May 3, 2017 Happy 18th Anniversary to Keiko and me! No, it’s not our wedding anniversary — we were married Aug. 8, 1996, and celebrated 20 years last year. May 3, 1999, was the day we....
The Hawaii United Okinawa Association’s new Hawaii Okinawa Plaza. (Photo by Gregg Kakesako)

Community – HUOA Opens Hawaii Okinawa Plaza

Hawaii Okinawa Plaza to Serve as Revenue Stream for the Hawaii United Okinawa Association Gregg K. Kakesako Special to The Hawai‘i Herald The Hawaii United Okinawa Association is honoring its rich cultural heritage by ensuring that the organization will have a steady revenue stream to help keep Okinawan culture alive for generations to come. Their....
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Home Safety – Fighting Back Against Home Invasions

Kevin Y. Kawamoto Special to The Hawai‘i Herald With the holidays upon us, we need to be extra careful about protecting our home and property. Criminals are on the prowl all year-round, but homes filled with Christmas gifts and extra spending money may present an even stronger temptation for crooks to break in and take....
Rev. Paul Osumi

Today’s Thought

by Rev. Paul S. Osumi Reprinted with permission “I AND THOU” When the body of Dag Hammarskjöld, Secretary General of the United Nations, was found in a plane wreck, he had with him the book, “I And...
The 2019 cast of the “Shoko Shiranami Gonin Otoko” performance. Kneeling in front is the Kojyo, played by Chef Alan Wong. Standing from left are: Meakashi Kingoro (Kevin Ching), and dorobo Nango Rikimaru (Kristin Alm Kamakahi), Akaboshi Jyuzaburo (Daisuke “Duke” Ueda), Tadanobu Rihei (Ray Tsuchiyama), Benten Kozo Kikunosuke (Jennifer Okubo) and Nippon Daemon (Ala Kinuhata).

Community Focus – HJCC Stages 74th Gonin Otoko Play

Honolulu Japanese Chamber of Commerce members and their guests rang in the “Year of the Boar (or Pig, if you prefer)” at the chamber’s 74th annual shinnenkai (New Year’s party) on Jan. 4 at the Japanese Cultural Center of Hawai‘i. The event was attended by some 300 people, including HJCC members, their families and friends.....
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16th Annual Sumi-e Exhibition

WHO/WHAT: The Sumi-e Society of Hawaii will celebrate its 16th anniversary with an exhibit of their works. Sachie Saigusa-Sensei’s students will present their sumi-e (black ink), Nihonga (Japanese-style paintings) and Shikishi paintings. WHEN/WHERE: Honolulu Hale...
Drawing featuring Dennis Fujitake as a comic

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8•0•8 By Dennis Fujitake
Drawing featuring Dennis Fujitake as a comic

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8•0•8 By Dennis Fujitake
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Legacy of The Sansei – Perspective of a “Ni-Hansei”

Gil Asakawa Special to The Hawai‘i Herald When I was a kid, I used to tell people who asked me what generation I was that I was “Ni-hansei,” or second-and-a-half. That’s because although my father was a Nisei who was born in Hawai‘i (a kibei, technically, because his family moved to Japan in 1940 and....
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Health Information – Sayonara to the Raw Vegetable Myth (Part 2)

OVERVIEW: Cooked Vegetables Guard Against Aging When it comes to vegetables, cooked is better. In fact, research has shown that cooked vegetables have five to 100 times the cancer-fighting benefits of raw vegetables. Despite the...

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