Confessions Of A Sanshin Sensei

Grant “Sandaa” Murata Special to The Hawai‘i Herald When I first began learning Ryükyü uta/sanshin with Henry Masatada Higa-Sensei, I studied with many Uchinanchu Issei. Today, I realize how blessed I was to have had that...

Hawai’i, Okinawa Commit To Clean Energy Future

Meredith Kuba, Ph.D. Special to The Hawai‘i Herald The state of Hawai‘i and Okinawa Prefecture marked the 30th anniversary of their sister-state relationship by setting aside an afternoon to discuss a subject of mutual and paramount...

Home Sweet Home: Hawaii Okinawa Center At 25

Karleen C. Chinen They stand unique in Hawai‘i’s landscape — the turtle-shaped Albert T. and Wallace T. Teruya Pavilion, and the Yeiko and Kameko Higa Building — the two buildings of the Hawaii Okinawa Center,...

“I cannot forget…” – Japanese National Journeys to Hawai‘i

"I cannot forget..." - Japanese National Journeys to Hawai‘i to Fulfill a Postwar Promise Chance Gusukuma Special to The Hawai‘i Herald (Reprinted from June 17, 2005) Editor’s note: As we approach Aug. 15, the 70th anniversary of the...

Peace Boat Docked In Honolulu

Gwen Battad Ishikawa On July 12, a luxury cruise ship docked at Honolulu Harbor. Unlike other cruise ships that bring tourists to our Islands, Peace Boat carried not only tourists, but also eight hibakusha (atomic...

“TO HELL AND BACK” – On the 70th Anniversary of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, a...

Frances H. Kakugawa Special to The Hawai‘i Herald Before my mother died, she said something that left me with a nagging thought. “Don’t let me be forgotten,” she told the minister.” What if all my ancestors in...

Larry Lindsey Kimura – Best of Both Worlds

M. Dolly Strazar, Ph.D. Special to The Hawai‘i Herald For Hawaiian language revival pioneer Larry Lindsey Kimura, enrolling in the all-Hawaiian Kamehameha Schools was both an utter disappointment and the spark that ignited his interest in...

Four Generations Of Dodo Mortuary

Arnold T. Hiura Special to The Hawai‘i Herald What residents of Hawai‘i Island take for granted is often a rarity when viewed on a broader scale. At least such is the case when it comes to...

The Sweet Sounds Of Mark Yamanaka

Margaret Shiba Special to The Hawai‘i Herald It’s a thought that makes diehard Hawaiian music fans of Mark Yamanaka count their blessings when they learn that the multiple Nä Hökü Hanohano-award winner once questioned whether, as...

Intergenerational Living

Kevin Kawamoto Special to The Hawai‘i Herald Hawai‘i is known for its large number of multigenerational households and for the importance that its diverse cultures place on family relationships and activities. There are two very different,...

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