“Peace On Your Wings”

Gwen Battad Ishikawa “I will write peace on your wings and you will fly all over the world.” — Sadako Sasaki The story of Sadako Sasaki, a young girl who developed and died of leukemia as...

On Hold

Karleen C. Chinen Commentary Argh! The agony of a press deadline! We are sending this issue of the Herald to press on Tuesday afternoon, general election day. The polls will be closing in less than an...

Wakaba Kai Sorority Celebrates 65th Anniversary

Members of the Wakaba Kai Sorority gathered at Natsunoya Tea House on Oct. 5 for the group’s 65th anniversary reunion. The original Wakaba Kai Club was organized in 1927 when the University of Hawai‘i dean...

Izumo Taisha Celebrates 108th Autumn Festival

Members of Izumo Taishakyo Mission of Hawaii, their supporters and invited guests gathered at the Chinatown shrine on Oct. 5 to celebrate the 108th Autumn Festival. A traditional mikoshi (portable shrine) procession preceded the omatsuri...

‘Aiea Public Library receives Leed Certification

The newly opened ‘Aiea Public Library has earned the coveted Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold Certification from the U.S. Green Building Council. The $10.4 million, 17,200-sq. ft. community library was designed by...

Higashi Honganji Shinshu Center Of America Presents Lecture

“People Are Persons: Buddhism, LGBTQ and You” is the topic of a lecture being given by The Rev. Patti Nakai of the Buddhist Temple of Chicago. The public lecture will be held at Higashi...

Adm. Harry B. Harris Jr.

Adm. Harry B. Harris Jr. was recently nominated to the post of commander of U.S. Forces in the Pacific. If confirmed by the U.S. Senate, Harris, who has served as commander of the U.S....

Arnold and Eloise Hiura Join Hawaii Japanese Center

The husband-and-wife team of Arnold Hiura and Eloise Hiura have been appointed executive director and executive assistant, respectively, of the Hilo-based Hawai‘i Japanese Center. Arnold, a former editor of The Hawai‘i Herald and the...

Sanford Saito

Sanford Saito has been appointed deputy commissioner and captive insurance administrator for the state Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs’ Insurance Division. Saito had been serving in the position in an acting capacity. “Sanford is...

Töhoku Debris Now A Kaua‘i Treasure

Averie’ Soto Special to The Hawai‘i Herald On Jan. 18, 2013, a U.S. Navy ship cruising the waters off Kaua‘i’s Port Allen Harbor came across a large metal buoy floating in the ocean. The object’s long...

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