Historical Fiction by Michael G. Malaghan

“Picture Bride” – The Serialized Novel

HISTORICAL FICTION By Michael G. Malaghan
Ryan’s Pseudo Champuru. (Photos courtesy Ryan Tatsumoto)

Ryan’s Table – Bitter is Better

Ryan Tatsumoto Hawai‘i Herald Columnist Human beings are able to detect five basic flavor sensations: sweet, salty, sour, bitter and umami. Sweet requires no description. Everyone starts life with an affinity for sweetness, whether it’s sweetened beverages, baked goods, candies or fruits. In the 50th, we tend to also have an affinity for the salty.....
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NGN3 September Movie Schedule (Part I)

FRIDAY, SEPT. 1 Midnight – Portrait of Castle Women 1:40 a.m. – Excursion to Treasure Isle 3:10 a.m. – Clan Revival, Part 3 4:10 a.m. – Cruel Tale of Bushido 6:20 a.m. – House on Fire 8:40 a.m. – Seven Knights, Part 1 9:40 a.m. – Goblin in Stirrups 11:10 a.m. – The Valiant Red Peony....
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AARP Hawaii Caregiver Conference

WHO/WHAT: AARP sponsors this conference to provide caregivers with knowledge and to relieve some of the stress that comes with providing the vital service of caring for others. This year’s conference will focus on how...
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Generation Gap

GENERATION GAP by Jon J. Murakami
Consul General of Japan Koichi Ito; Hibari’s daughter-in-law, Yuka Kato; Gannenmono commemoration co-chair Sal Miwa; and Sheree Tamura, immediate past president of the United Japanese Society of Hawaii.

Spotlight – “Misora Hibari Music Festival” Set for Nov. 24

Legendary Japanese singer Misora Hibari loved the people of Hawai‘i, and Hawai‘i’s people loved her. On Saturday, Nov. 24, memories of the beloved Hibari’s gift for tugging at the heartstrings of her audiences with her nostalgic ballads will be celebrated at the Misora Hibari Music Festival at the Neal Blaisdell Concert Hall. The 1 p.m.....
Photo of guests at the Hatsudate Shiki, during a tea ceremony

Community Focus – Chado Urasenke Tankokai Hawai‘i Holds First Tea of 2017

The Chado Urasenke Tankokai Hawaii celebrated the “Year of the Rooster” with a traditional Hatsudate Shiki, or first tea of the year, in the Seikokan Tea House at the Japanese Cultural Center of Hawai‘i on Jan. 15. Guests at the first ceremony included Tankokai president and former Hawai‘i governor George Ariyoshi and his wife Jean....
Evan Nagao at the 2018 World Championship in China. (Photos courtesy of Evan Nagao)

Evan Nagao on the Yo-Yo Comeback Trail

Music is His Next Stage Gregg K. Kakesako Special to The Hawai‘i Herald Evan Nagao held his first yo-yo at the age of 1, started throwing it at 2 and parlayed his hobby into a world championship title last year. Now the 23-year-old yonsei is moving in a new direction: making music. The Hawai‘i Kai....
Then-state Rep. Mark Takai, Rep. Aaron Ling Johanson and Rep. Scott Saiki on opening day of the 2013 legislative session. Takai and Saiki were both elected to the state House in 1994. In 2014, Takai ran for the U.S. House of Representatives and won, taking office in January 2015. He died of cancer in July 2016. (Courtesy: Office of Rep. Scott Saiki)

Lead Story – The New Mr. Speaker . . .

Richard Borreca Special to The Hawai‘i Herald For the past quarter of a century, only two men have controlled the House of Representatives in Hawai‘i. Maui Democratic Rep. Joe Souki was Speaker of the House from 1993 until 1999, when he was ousted by Pälolo Democratic Rep. Calvin Say. Then in 2013, Souki put together....

Hawai’i-Okinawa Student Exchange Program Marks 25th Anniversary

The 25 Okinawan student participants in the 25th Hawai‘i-Okinawa Sister-State Student Exchange marked the milestone anniversary with a visit to the office of Gov. David Ige on March 12. During their two-week visit, the...

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