Gen. Vincent Brooks: “…Never Had More Gallant Soldiers, Ever…

Editor’s note: With Memorial Day just days away and departed loved ones in our thoughts, it is fitting that we share with you Gen. Vincent K. Brooks’ keynote address to the 442nd Veterans Club...

2016 Bon Dance Schedule

Memorial Day services on May 30 are a reminder that the summer Obon season is just around the corner — time to pull out your favorite yukata or kimono or hapi coat. Obon is...

Jenna Ishii’s “Worldwide Voyage”

Alan Suemori Special to The Hawai‘i Herald Jenna Ishii’s “Worldwide Voyage” began in 1993 in the third grade classroom of Mrs. Noreen Varney at Hanahau‘oli School. “She dedicated an entire quarter of the school year to Höküle‘a...

Lessons From Mälama Honua

Jenna Ishii Special to The Hawai‘i Herald Editor’s note: In addition to Alan Suemori’s story tracing Jenna Ishii’s journey of self-discovery through her involvement with the Polynesian sailing canoe Höküle‘a, we invited Jenna to share her...

On Finding Myself As A Sansei

Ken Saiki Special to The Hawai‘i Herald My nisei mother wanted to make sure her four children — all born before or during World War II — would be thoroughly Americanized and not face the same...

Living The Dream, Ignoring History

Mark Matsunaga Special to The Hawai‘i Herald Sansei have carved a comfortable place in Hawai‘i and America. Maybe too comfortable. Individual Sansei have done very well, earning national stature that transcends ethnicity. Think Ellison Onizuka, Eric Shinseki,...

KTA Super Stores

Arnold T. Hiura Special to The Hawai‘i Herald No matter how you look at it, running a successful business for 100 years is cause for serious celebration. Still, the hoopla surrounding the centennial anniversary of KTA...

Ageless Lessons From Katsu Goto

Patsy Y. Iwasaki Special to The Hawai‘i Herald The more I learn about Katsu Goto, the more determined I am to share the fascinating story of his short life with others. I have been pursuing this...

Ka‘iu Kimura — ‘Imiloa’s Yonsei Navigator

Margaret Shiba Special to The Hawai‘i Herald Editor’s note: In all honesty, I had mixed feelings when contributing writer Margaret Shiba suggested doing a story on Ka‘iu Kimura. From what I knew about Ka‘iu, she was...

Alexis Sayuri Okihara Selected Cherry Blossom Queen

Gwen Battad Ishikawa “Grateful” and “excited” are two words that Alexis Sayuri Okihara used throughout her interview at the Hawaii Hochi, Ltd. offices a week after she was crowned the 64th Cherry Blossom Festival queen. The...

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