Nara Love Story

Mike Matsuno Special to The Hawai‘i Herald Originally published: Feb. 11, 1994 No one could have imagined what kind of performance the player “fate” had in store for two young people — he, a sansei from Hawai‘i;...

Journeys To Wellness

Kevin Kawamoto Special to The Hawai‘i Herald On Oct. 31, The Hawai‘i Herald’s “Dear Frances” columnist, Frances Kakugawa, was presented a Puaka‘ana o ka lä (“Rise Up!”) award from the Sunrise Ministry Foundation, along with community...

Between Alzheimer’s And Life

Diane Ako Special to The Hawaii Herald She still knows my name. “Diane!” my mother exclaims joyfully when I arrive at the care home to visit. “Do you know my daughter?” she asks all the staff, and...

The Latest On Alzheimer’s Disease

It’s been more than 100 years since German psychiatrist Aloysius “Alois” Alzheimer described the brain of a patient who was suffering from what we today refer to as Alzheimer’s disease. And yet, this complex...

Love And Advocacy – Leaving A Legacy

Jody Mishan Special to The Hawai‘i Herald Editor’s note: This article is excerpted from a presentation that Jody Mishan delivered at the Hawaii Pacific Gerontological Society Conference in September 2008. Mishan revised it last month for...

Home Away From Home – Setting The Standard In Memory Care

Kevin Kawamoto Special to The Hawai‘i Herald The decision to place a loved one in a nursing home or some other residential care facility is rarely an easy one for family members, but there are times...

Japanese Films Light Up Hiff35

In a place like Hawai‘i, where the seasons flow almost seamlessly from one season into the next, the arrival of fall is still much anticipated — not because the leaves will be turning colors,...

Aloha ‘Oe, Ed Sakamoto…

Reading Lee Cataluna’s column in the Star-Advertiser on the passing of Hawai‘i-born playwright Edward Sakamoto in Los Angeles filled me with deep sadness. I knew that Ed’s health was failing, but I didn’t think...

Keiro Facilities To Be Sold For $41 Million

According to materials received from the California Department of Justice, the four Keiro facilities will be sold to Pacifica Companies LLC for $41 million. This week, Keiro and Pacifica formally accepted the conditions set...
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...

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