Sansei Legacy In A Mixed Plate Culture

Grant Kagimoto Special to The Hawai‘i Herald Legacy. What is our generation passing on to the next generation? I don’t feel comfortable speaking for all of us. I think that arena is best left to anthropologists...

The Sansei Legacy: The Not-so-quiet Americans

Brian Niiya Special to The Hawai‘i Herald Editor’s note: On this date 74 years ago, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed an executive order, which, in today’s climate of anti-Muslim hysteria and political hot air, is often...

JCCH Resource Center Gets A Facelift And A New Name: Tokioka Heritage Resource Center

With teru-teru bozu hanging from the branches of trees in the courtyard, hoping to fend off a threatening downpour, the Japanese Cultural Center of Hawai‘i blessed and rededicated its resource center as the Tokioka...

Remembering Töhoku Five Years On

Jon Ishihara Special to The Hawai‘i Herald In 2011, I was working out of a two-story temporary building at the U.S. Naval Ship Repair Facility in Yokosuka, Japan. It had been built as a modular structure...
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Uchinanchu Pride And Appreciation

Gwen Fujie Special to The Hawai‘i Herald As a sansei American of Okinawan ancestry born to Higa and Kaneshiro parents and legally adopted by a Naichi (person with family roots in mainland Japan) father, Toshio Nishizawa,...

SMART911

Kevin Kawamoto Special to The Hawai‘i Herald Most people know that they should dial 9-1-1 in the event of an emergency, when help is needed right away. What we can’t know for sure, however, is what...

Neal s. Blaisdell Center Rededicated As War Memorial

Gwen Battad Ishikawa A plaque dedicating the Neal S. Blaisdell Center as a war memorial — as it was originally intended back in the 1960s when it was built — was rededicated last November with...

“Allegiance” Pushes Back Against U.S. Climate Of Fear

Kyodo News Feature by Justin Maki NEW YORK – In a breathless sequence that starts with the Pearl Harbor address of Franklin Delano Roosevelt, the Kimura family loses everything. They are removed from a life...

“Midnight In Broad Daylight”

Mark Matsunaga Special to The Hawai‘i Herald “Midnight in Broad Daylight,” a newly released book by Pamela Rotner Sakamoto, is a compelling, uplifting tale about a Japanese American soldier and his family, separated by the Pacific...

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