Historical Fiction by Michael G. Malaghan

“Picture Bride” — A Family Saga

Michael G. Malaghan Special to The Hawai‘i Herald Editor’s note: We continue Michael G. Malaghan’s serialized historical novel, “Picture Bride — A Family Saga,” based on the Japanese immigrant experience. Malaghan’s trilogy takes readers from turn-of-the-20th-century-Japan...

Carrying On At Pukalani Superette

Sansei Nakashima Brothers are Leading Their Family Store Into Its Sixth Decade of Business

JCCH Honors Five At Annual Gala

The Japanese Cultural Center of Hawai‘i honored five individuals at its annual “Sharing the Spirit of Aloha” annual gala dinner at the Hilton Hawaiian Village Coral Ballroom on July 25. Honored were Maui-born sumotori...

Gov. Ige Commemorates Sister-State Ties In Okinawa, Guangdong Province

Gov. David Ige and first lady Dawn Amano-Ige traveled to Okinawa and China’s Guangdong Province earlier this month to commemorate the 30th anniversary of Hawai‘i’s sister-state ties with the two locales. Ige planned to...

“Nisei . . . Summoned Their Inner Strength”

Rabbi Ken Aronowitz Published with Permission Editor’s note: Rabbi Ken Aronowitz of Temple Emanu-el served as the speaker for this year’s Joint Memorial Service, which was held Sept. 27 at the National Memorial Cemetery of the...

Kenny Endo Celebrates 40 Years Of Taiko

Gwen Battad Ishikawa Taiko has often been referred to as the “heartbeat of Japan.” If you’ve ever seen a live taiko performance, you literally understand what that means. The constant rhythmic beat produced by bachi sticks...

World War II Nisei Soldiers Remembered At Joint Memorial Service

Karleen C. Chinen With each passing year, there are fewer and fewer of them. But for those surviving Nisei veterans of the 100th Infantry Battalion, 442nd Regimental Combat Team, Military Intelligence Service and 1399th Engineer...

Cyrus Tamashiro Installed As UJSH President

Karleen C. Chinen Over 350 people turned out for the installation of the United Japanese Society of Hawaii’s 2015-16 officers and directors at the organization’s annual Installation and Recognition Banquet. The event was held June...

Hui Makaala Fashion Show

For the first time this year, the recipients of Hui Makaala scholarships got an up-close look at how their college education funds are raised. That’s because this year, Hui Makaala combined its annual fashion...

A Special Year For Köyasan

Roy M. Kodani Special to The Hawai‘i Herald If ever there was a time to visit Köyasan, this year is it, for 2015 marks the 1,200th anniversary of the founding of the Shingon sect of Buddhism...

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