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by Rev. Paul S. Osumi Reprinted with permission “The joy of life is in its extras, the lovely things we do, the kind words we say, beyond what is expected of us.” Yes, it is the...


Inu ni wa inu no Yorokobi ga aru Buta ni wa buta no Yorokobi ga aru Dogs have their own kind of happiness. Pigs also have their own kind of happiness. – Bishop Ryokan Ara Tendai Mission of Hawaii

Shichigosan Children’s Festival

WHO/WHAT: Hawaii Kotohira Jinsha – Hawaii Dazaifu Tenmangu celebrates Shichigosan, a custom that originated in the Heian Period (794-1185) among court nobles who celebrated the passage of their children into middle childhood. The ages...

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 —...

A Pilgrimage Honoring the 100th Infantry Battalion

Janice Sakoda Special to The Hawai‘i Herald Mid-May of 1944 was a pivotal period in the history of the 100th Infantry Battalion, highlighted by the Allied effort to wrest the 1,700-foot high Benedictine monastery called Monte...

Aging-In-Place Technology

AGING by Kevin Kawamoto

Joshua Hernandez Morse

Joshua Hernandez Morse has been named head of school of Pacific Buddhist Academy by the academy’s board of trustees. PBA is an independent, fully accredited, four-year high school, that offers teens of all faiths...

Lenny Yajima

Lenny Yajima will become the president of the Japan-America Society of Hawaii, effective Oct. 1. She succeeds Ed Hawkins, who is retiring from the position after eight years. Yajima was president and executive director of...

Japanese Women’s Society Foundation Celebrates 60th Anniversary

“Sixty Years of Linking Generations” was the theme of the Japanese Women’s Society Foundation’s 60th anniversary celebration, which was held in conjunction with its annual general membership meeting on July 27 at the Hawaii...

Personal Emergency Response System

SIDEBAR by Kevin Kawamoto

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