L.A. Monument By Hawai‘i’s Miles Endo Honors Civil Rights Activist Sei Fujii

Miles Endo’s commissioned work to create a public monument for the late civil rights activist Sei Fujii, was unveiled Aug. 1 in Los Angeles’ Little Tokyo District. Endo’s work was commissioned by the Little...

Of Baseball, War And Love

Karleen C. Chinen They are old baseballs, stained deep with the red dirt of Hawai‘i. But to Dr. Joyce Tsunoda and her sisters, they are treasures that bring their parents back to them. Last month,...

Omoiyari In Practice

Frances H. Kakugawa Hawai‘i Herald Columnist Omoiyari . . . Think of others first and good karma will return to you. — Frances H. Kakugawa Dear Readers, There were no questions in our mailbox this month, so it’s...

The New Hawai‘i Regional Cuisine

Ryan Tatsumoto Hawai‘i Herald Columnist What started in Hawai‘i in 1991 as a “who’s who” of local celebrity chefs, thereby elevating the status of dining in the 50th state, is now a movement that is over...

Big, Bad Bugs . . . Paddy To Rice Bowl

Louis Wai Hawai‘i Herald Columnist Ugly bugs. What’s the ugliest bug you’ve ever seen? It’s summertime here in Okinawa and I’m seeing some of the ugliest — and strangest-looking — bugs ever. They don’t seem to...

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...

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