Pähoa Pioneer Remembered

By Hiroo Sato Special to The Hawai‘i Herald From the year 1900, many Japanese immigrants began arriving in Pähoa to work for the sugar plantation. These immigrants encountered many hardships, but they persevered, worked hard and built Pähoa into a thriving community.

“…All Gave Some, And Some Gave All”

Retired Judge Thomas Kaulukukui Jr. Published with Permission Editor’s note: The following is the speech that retired Circuit Judge Thomas Kaulukukui Jr. prepared for delivery to World War II Nisei veterans of the 100th Infantry Battalion,...

“Peace On Your Wings”

Gwen Battad Ishikawa “I will write peace on your wings and you will fly all over the world.” — Sadako Sasaki The story of Sadako Sasaki, a young girl who developed and died of leukemia as...

2014 HIFF To Feature 23 Japanese Films

By: Karleen C. Chinen | If you love films that stir your senses, then this is the time of the year that you look forward to with special glee, because it means the curtain will be going up on the Hawaii International Film Festival. This year’s HIFF, the 34th annual, will delight audiences from Oct. 30 through Nov. 9.

Governor

1) AS GOVERNOR, WHAT WILL BE YOUR TOP FIVE PRIORITIES UPON TAKING OFFICE? JAMES “DUKE” AIONA (Republican) Hawai‘i will be facing some significant challenges in the next four years and, as such, the governor of this...

Congressional District 1

1) DO YOU AGREE WITH PRESIDENT OBAMA’S STRATEGY FOR COMBATTING ISIL (OR ISIS, OR ISLAMIC STATE) MILITANTS? PLEASE EXPLAIN YOUR POSITION. CHARLES DJOU (Republican) Yes. The radical Islamic State is a threat to the American people....
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Hawai‘i’s Black Swan Event

By: Tom Coffman | Commentary | Special to The Hawai‘i Herald | In 2007, a writer named N.N. Taleb published a book called “The Black Swan Event.”

Hilo Lunch Shop Is Comfort Food Central

Corey Masao Johnson Special to The Hawai‘i Herald The first scratch of dawn has yet to mark the sky. Wiping away tired eyes, I cut the car engine a few steps away from the entrance to...

Japanese Identity and Language Thrive at Näwahï

William H. “Pila” Wilson, Ph.D. Special to The Hawai‘i Herald Which elementary school on the island of Hawai‘i has the most intensive program in Japanese language? Would you believe it is a Hawaiian language medium school,...
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