Fifty Years After “Blood Sunday” In Selma

Editor’s note: Earlier this month, two members of Hawai‘i’s congressional delegation — U.S. Sen. Mazie Hirono and U.S. Rep. Mark Takai — traveled to Selma, Ala., to participate in the 50th anniversary commemoration of...

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Dear Editor: Congratulations for having the wonderful story about James Dote and his search for facts on the roots of his family background (Feb. 6, 2015, edition). My family . . . the Nii family is...
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Uchinanchu Of The Year Honorees

The HUOA recognized 45 individuals as “Uchinanchu of the Year” at its installation/”Uchinanchu of the Year” banquet on Jan. 17 at the Hawaii Okinawa Center. Honored were: • Aza Gushikawa Doshi Kai: Ruth and Wayne...
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Hui O Laulima Awards $10,000 in Cultural Grants

In keeping with its mission of perpetuating Okinawan culture, the Hui O Laulima women’s group has awarded cultural grants to 10 individuals and organizations totaling $10,000. The recipients will use their grants to promote...

Ehime Maru Crew Members Remembered

A tragic accident that happened in February 2001 in Hawaiian waters was remembered for the 14th year with a memorial service at the Ehime Maru Memorial at the Kaka‘ako Waterfront Park. The short, but...

Hakuoh University Handbell Choir Celebrates 24th Hawaii Visit

The Hakuoh University Handbell Choir from Oyama City in Japan’s Tochigi Prefecture presented its 24th concert series in Honolulu last month. The 12 students, plus a violinist and a pianist, shared their talent with...

Honpa Hongwanji Mission Of Hawaii Inducts New Living Treasures

The Honpa Hongwanji Mission of Hawaii recognized six individuals as “Living Treasures of Hawai‘i” at a sold-out luncheon banquet at the Hilton Hawaiian Village Coral Ballroom on Valentine’s Day, Feb. 14. The lunchtime program opened...

Shingon Shu Hawaii To Host Saito Goma Fire Service

Shingon Shu Hawaii will host a Saito Goma service, also known as the “Great Outdoor Fire Ceremony,” on Sunday, April 5, in conjunction with the 100th anniversary of the construction of the Sheridan Street...

Millenial Modus Operandi

Shara Yuki Enay Birbirsa Hawai‘i Herald Columnist Last month, I read an interesting article about millenials in Hawaii Business magazine, my former employer. Millenials are those who were born between the early 1980s and 2000s. The...

“FILIPINAS!”

  Gwen Battad Ishikawa Women have come a long way over the decades. In the early 1900s, women’s rights activists and feminists Susan Brownell Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton fought for women’s right to vote and...

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