Uchinanchu Of The Year Honorees

The Hawaii United Okinawa Association recognized 45 individuals as “Uchinanchu of the Year” at its annual installation/”Uchinanchu of the Year” banquet on Jan. 16 at the Hawaii Okinawa Center. The “Uchinanchu of the Year”...

Gen’s Home Sweet Home

Alan Suemori Special to The Hawai‘i Herald If you wander along the backroads of Wai‘anae Valley, there is an unpaved country lane that will take you to a quiet farm that is always filled with the...

Urasenke Tankokai And Grand Master Sen Celebrate Auspicious 65th

Karleen C. Chinen At age 92 — and soon to be 93 — Dr. Genshitsu Sen, the 15th generation Urasenke grand tea master, doesn’t waste a day in promoting what has been his life’s mission:...

A Year Of Firsts For Kimberly Takata

Sixty-third CBF Queen Kimberly Takata Recalls the Past Year

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...

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