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The Hawaii Pacific Gerontological Society has selected “active aging” advocate Dr. Cullen Hayashida as the guest of honor for its annual scholarship fundraising event, to be held on the evening that this Herald issue...

In Our Community – RAINBOW DRIVE-IN TRICK-OR-TREAT

Kids Enjoy Treats From the HJJCC Cherry Blossom Court Members Photos by Wayne Shinbara

Spotlight: GFBNEC VIRTUAL GALA TO FEATURE LOCAL NISEI VETERANS

“Evening of Aloha” Presents Photo Tribute of Over 30 Living Veterans From Hawai‘i. Janis Tanji Wong GFBNEC Vice President of Development and Strategic Initiatives On Saturday, Nov. 14, 2020, from 4 to 5 p.m. PST (or 2...

Small Business – ISHIHARAYA: 100 YEARS OF PLANTATION-STYLE SENBEI

An Achievement for a Small Family Business in Waipahu Kristen Nemoto Jay Special to The Hawai‘i Herald On a humid October day in Waipahu, Ira Ishihara — owner of the Ishiharaya store — moves swiftly in between sections...

120th Anniversary – KUAKINI MEDICAL CENTER CELEBRATES 120 YEARS

Honoring the Caring Spirit of Our “Many High Ancestors” Renelaine Pfister Special to The Hawai‘i Herald This year, the Kuakini Medical Center celebrates its 120th anniversary. With its name meaning “multitudinous; many high ancestors” in Hawaiian, the origin...

Culture, Identity, and Music – “YONSEI”

Lyrics and music by Nick Kurosawa and Ohtoro Special to The Hawai‘i Herald Published with permission Editor’s note: “Yonsei” (Zenbu Records, 2018) is the title of a soul-hop album coproduced by Nikkei musicians Nick Kurosawa and Ohtoro....

Profile – JON J. MURAKAMI

The Artist Behind “Generation Gap” Gwen Battad Ishikawa Special to The Hawai‘i Herald While the name, Jon J. Murakami, might not ring a bell, comic strips such as “Generation Gap,” “Calabash,” “What’s Up Wasa*Bee?” and the illustrations...

THE LEGACY OF AZUMA-RYÜ CONTINUES

Carolyn Morinishi Special to The Hawai‘i Herald “Dance from your soul.” My sensei, Sumako Azuma II, often used these words to inspire her students. She taught us that if you can express what is in your heart,...
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Medicare 411 – IT’S TIME TO REVIEW YOUR MEDICARE COVERAGE

Seema Verma Courtesy: Medicare Medicare’s annual Open Enrollment season is underway, and I want to encourage all people with Medicare to review their current health and prescription drug coverage. Medicare Advantage plan premiums have fallen to historic...

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