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Dialogue – FBI (From Big Island)

Kristen Nemoto Jay Commentary My maternal grandmother, who we lived next door to in Kailua, O‘ahu, when I was younger, was from Hilo, Hawai‘i island, or for most of us locals call Big Island. Some weeks...
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COMMUNITY FOCUS

HONORARY CONSUL OF JAPAN IN HILO CONFERRED On Wednesday, Sept. 28, Arthur Katsumi Taniguchi, Honorary Consul of Japan in Hilo, was conferred the 2022 Spring Imperial Decoration, Order of the Rising Sun, Gold Rays with...
Peterson (left) and Hirano-Omizo (right) at the Sadako Peace Crane Project at Pearl Harbor. (Photo courtesy of Hiromi Peterson)

Honoring the Legacy – HIROMI PETERSON AND NAOMI HIRANO-OMIZO

A Champion for Equal Rights Melvin Inamasu and Violet Harada Courtesy: Japanese Cultural Center of Hawai‘i Editor’s note: This series, “Honoring the Legacy,” is a partnership between The Hawai‘i Herald and the Japanese Cultural Center of...
Hilo’s historic old downtown.

Profile – HOME SWEET HILO

Byrnes Yamashita Commentary Special to The Hawai‘i Herald I was born on the Big Island and lived in Hilo until I was 12 years old when my family moved to O‘ahu. Almost 60 years later, it still...

History – LIFE’S SIMPLE PLEASURES

Second Bridge and Honoli‘i Harold M. Murai Commentary Special to Hawai‘i Herald Editor’s note: This story was originally published by the East Hawai‘i Cultural Council Hawai‘i Museum of Contemporary Art fundraiser book (edited by Gloria Kobayashi) “Aloha ‘Äina...

Ryan’s Table – THE SEAFOOD DIET

Ryan Tatsumoto Hawai‘i Herald Columnist It’s that old joke, “I’m on the seafood diet … Whenever I see food, I eat it.” Though Ms. S and I are true omnivores, we’re probably pescatarians more than anything....
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Historical Fiction – “A Question of Loyalty”

Mike Malaghan Special to The Hawai‘i Herald Editor’s note: “A Question of Loyalty” is the second historical novel in Mike Malaghan’s trilogy on the Japanese American experience in Hawai‘i. Prior to “A Question of Loyalty,” the...
Bentendo temple and apartment towers illuminated at night in Tökyö, Japan October 2021. (Photo by DLKR flickr.com)

Dispatches From Japan – THE LULL BETWEEN THE WAVES

A Personal Journal from October 2021 through January 2022 Kalani M. Fujiwara Commentary Special to The Hawai‘i Herald After Halloween day 2021, the constitutionally mandated lower house elections came to conclusion with the expected victory by the ruling...
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Your Social Security – SELF-SELECT GENDER MARKER ON SOCIAL SECURITY

Jane Burigsay Courtesy: Social Security Administration Kilolo Kijakazi, acting commissioner of Social Security, announced that the agency now offers people the choice to self-select their sex on their Social Security number record. The agency has implemented...
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Mind-Body Wellness – EMBODY CHRYSANTHEMUM NOBILITY

Dr. Chad Sato Hawai‘i Herald Columnist In looking for a topic to share in my Hawai‘i Herald column, I came across a little factoid that during the fall is the time for harvest and many festivals...

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