Traditional Bon Odori Gets Modern Spin

TÖKYÖ — Choreographed dances have long been part of Japan’s obon festival, which, each summer, welcomes the spirits of the ancestors back to the world of the living. But organizers of some events this...

How I Think David Beat Goliath

By: Karleen C. Chinen | Commentary | The 2014 Rainbow Warriors football season opened last weekend with the University of Hawai‘i taking on the University of Washington. It felt good to hear our team’s name, the Rainbow Warriors . . .

“An Okinawan Kitchen”

By Gwen Battad Ishikawa Chef Grant Sato’s passion for Okinawan cuisine is evident in the way he talks about it, cooks it and presents it. His reverence and respect for Okinawan cuisine is reflected in...

“Thank You,” Eric Shinseki

Editor’s note: The resignation in late May of U.S. Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric K. Shinseki left many in Hawai‘i with uneasy feelings. Like Hawai‘i astronaut Ellison Onizuka, the first American astronaut of Japanese...

Retracing “Task Force Fukuda”

This past May, my wife Judy and I joined three other Hawai‘i couples — Ed and Jan Sakoda, Wayne and Carol Matsunaga, and Alvin and Ellie Shimogaki — on a journey to Italy to...

UJSH Installs Rika Hirata As President

The United Japanese Society of Hawaii held its annual Installation and Recognition Banquet on June 28 at the Japanese Cultural Center of Hawai‘i’s Manoa Grand Ballroom. The lunchtime program began with the observance of a...

The Great 2014 David Vs. Goliath Match-Up

By Michael Markrich and Karleen Chinen Tall and thin with a head of thick, white hair, 88-year-old former Gov. George Ariyoshi bounds to the stage at the opening of state Sen. David Ige’s gubernatorial campaign headquarters....

Who Gets Your Vote For Governor? – Q&A With The Candidates

1) WHAT WILL BE YOUR TOP THREE PRIORITIES UPON TAKING OFFICE? NEIL ABERCROMBIE (Democrat) Education: There is no greater investment we can make in our future than education. We look forward to providing preschool for all...

Political Advertorials

NEIL ABERCROMBIE A Brighter Future for Generations to Come Aloha, This coming election is important. The future of Hawai‘i is at stake. We’ve made great progress, but there is still more to do to provide a brighter...

The Nisei Soldiers – Through Their Grandchildren’s Eyes

Editor’s note: The following is an edited transcript of a “talk story” session among four yonsei whose grandfathers served in the 442nd Regimental Combat Team in World War II. Last October, they joined their...

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