Hanamatsuri 2015

Rev. Shuji Komagata Special to The Hawai‘i Herald Every year in April, Buddhists observe one of the most significant events in the history of our religion — the birth of Siddhartha Gautama. There is much credible “historical”...

Tökyö Ward OK’s Same-Sex “Partnerships”

TÖKYÖ — One of Tökyö’s major wards has become Japan’s first municipality to adopt a draft ordinance enabling it to issue certificates recognizing same-sex relationships as being almost equivalent to marriage. The ordinance approved by...
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More Married Women In Japan Working Away From Families

TÖKYÖ — For 20 to 30 minutes every morning, Tokiko Nakayama speaks with her two sons, ages 6 and 3, via computer from her company apartment in Kyöto before leaving for work. The 36-year-old...

Himeji Castle Reopens Following Five-Year Restoration

KÖBE — After five and a half years under wraps, restoration of the 17th-century Himeji Castle has finally been completed. A government celebration ceremony was held at the UNESCO — United Nations Educational, Scientific...
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“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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Batting A Thousand During Tax Season

Jane Yamamoto-Burigsay Courtesy: Social Security Administration Spring training for major league baseball teams began in March. As you prepare to meet the April 15 deadline to file your taxes, here are some Social Security tax tips...

Protect Yourself Against Medicare “Gaps”

David Sayen Courtesy: Medicare Medicare helps to pay for a wide variety of health services, from flu shots to hospital stays to hospice care. But it doesn’t cover everything, including all of your out-of-pocket costs. Many services...
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Keeping Up With The Jonses

Many people lie awake at night worrying abougt how to make both ends meet. Rising prices and soaring taxes harass and annoy them. They try to stretch an income to obtain innumerable things they...

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