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Cover Story – “Picture Bride Stories” Historian Barbara Kawakami’s Long-Awaited Book is a Treasure

Karleen C. Chinen Thirty. “Thirty” is a number that comes up often in conversations about Barbara F. Kawakami’s long-awaited book, “Picture Bride Stories.” That is how long the methodical Kawakami has been working on this...
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“Aki No Karaoke” Festival on Maui

WHO/WHAT: Maui Karaoke Club presents its fall karaoke festival, “Aki No Karaoke. WHEN/WHERE: Sunday, Sept. 25, from noon-4 p.m. at Kaunoa Senior Center in Spreckelsville. COST: Tickets are $5 each and includes a bento lunch. Tickets...
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Community Focus – Hui Makaala Holds Fundraising Fashion Show

Hui Makaala held its 47th scholarship fundraising fashion show luncheon at the Hilton Hawaiian Village Coral Ballroom on July 24. The show featured fashions by three design groups — Dolkii, by sisters Shaiyanne Dar...
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Masaatsu Naito of Yunagaya Domain receives an order to perform Sankin-kotai within five days; however, the time needed to visit Edo for Masaatsu is eight days. He also learns he received the order because...
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“Picture Bride” – A Family Saga

HISTORICAL FICTION By Michael G. Malaghan
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Legacy of the Sansei – We Are Sansei

Lynne Kobashigawa Waihee Special to The Hawai‘i Herald Although a grandchild of Issei grandparents, I do not consider myself a “true” Sansei, since both my parents, Toshio Kobashigawa and Matsue (Ikehara) Kobashigawa, were Kibei-Nisei (American-born Japanese/Okinawans...

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