Upcoming Bon Dances

Hawaii bon dance full schedule available here. BIG ISLAND • June 21: Papaikou Hongwanji, 7 p.m. • June 28: Honomu Hongwanji, 7 p.m. • July 4-5: Puna Hongwanji, following 6 p.m. service • July 5: Kohala...

JAPANESE WOMEN RETAIN TOP SPOT IN LIFE EXPECTANCY

GENEVA — Japanese women retained the top spot in average life expectancy in 2012, ahead of women in Spain, Switzerland and Singapore. Japanese men, however, tied with Swedish men for eighth place, according to...

SHINGON SHU HAWAI‘I SAILING ITS OWN CANOE

Photo Courtesy: OnlyInHawaii.org In 2004, an historic event took place when the Shingon temple on Sheridan Street in Honolulu broke away from its denominational headquarters in Japan and became independent. It was the first time...

HERALD SALUTES – JILL TOKUDA

State Sen. Jill Tokuda was presented a 2014 “Champions for Charters” award from the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools at the U.S. Capitol during National Charter School Week (May 4-10). Tokuda was one...

HOW MEDICARE COVERS HOSPICE CARE

Photo Courtesy: Hospice Hawaii Coping with a terminal illness can be very difficult, for the patient as well as his or her loved ones. That’s why I want to pass along some information about Medicare’s...

GOVERNING THE INTERNET

In its earliest days, the internet was like a small village of known users whose designers did not pay much attention to security because there was a climate of trust. All that changed with...

THE NEW POWER OF ATTORNEY LAW

Photo Credit: HawaiiReporter.com On April 17, Gov. Neil Abercrombie signed into law the new Uniform Power of Attorney Act. It may be somewhat confusing to people because Hawai‘i already had a law allowing powers of...

CHRONOLOGY OF EVENTS RELATED TO JAPAN’S SECURITY POLICY

Photo Credit: DW.DE TÖKYÖ — The following is a chronology of major events related to Japan’s security policy. August 1945: Japan surrenders unconditionally in World War II after U.S. atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. May 1947:...

JAPAN DIVIDED ON COLLECTIVE SELF-DEFENSE

Photo Credit: DW.DE TÖKYÖ — Public opinion in Japan is divided over Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s push to reinterpret the country’s pacifist constitution to engage in collective self-defense. One side insists that reinterpretation could eventually...

HAWAI‘I-GROWN SWEET, JUICY NAVEL ORANGES

Photo Credit: Wikimedia Commons Editor’s note: With this issue, we welcome H. Dale Sato to the pages of the Herald with a column titled, “From My Yard.” Anyone who raises fruit trees or vegetables in...

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