In this 1978 Photo by Honolulu Star-Bulletin photographer Terry Luke, Honolulu Sake Brewery president and general manager Shinzaburo Sumida celebrated the company’s 70th anniversary. (From: Nov. 17, 1978, Honolulu Star-Bulletin)

In Their Own Words – “… Justice Was Out Of Your Reach”

The Voice of Shinzaburo Sumida Gail Honda Special to The Hawai‘i Herald The following interview write-up is the fifth of seven that will be published in The Hawai‘i Herald this year. It is part of a series titled, “In Their Own Words.” In the spring of 1980, I had the opportunity to interview seven former....
Consul General of Japan Koichi Ito; Hibari’s daughter-in-law, Yuka Kato; Gannenmono commemoration co-chair Sal Miwa; and Sheree Tamura, immediate past president of the United Japanese Society of Hawaii.

Spotlight – “Misora Hibari Music Festival” Set for Nov. 24

Legendary Japanese singer Misora Hibari loved the people of Hawai‘i, and Hawai‘i’s people loved her. On Saturday, Nov. 24, memories of the beloved Hibari’s gift for tugging at the heartstrings of her audiences with her nostalgic ballads will be celebrated at the Misora Hibari Music Festival at the Neal Blaisdell Concert Hall. The 1 p.m.....
Photo of Ethan R. Okura

Estate Planning Insights – Aretha Franklin Follows in Prince’s Footsteps

ESTATE PLANNING INSIGHTS By Ethan R. Okura Just over two years ago, I wrote a column about Prince, the musical legend, and how he passed away without a will. I detailed some of the problems that his estate would face — and continues to face to this day — because he did not adequately prepare....
Drawing featuring Dennis Fujitake as a comic

8•0•8

8•0•8 By Dennis Fujitake
Photo from Slight Fever.

NGN3 October Movie Schedule (Part 2)

MONDAY, OCT. 15 12:40 a.m. - The Daimonji Conspiracy 2:20 a.m. - Thugs of Shinjuku 3:50 a.m. - Case of a Young Lord 3 5:20 a.m. - Song of Kagoshima 6:50 a.m. - Actress vs. Greedy Sharks 8:20 a.m. - The Daimonji Conspiracy 10 a.m. - The Christian Lord 11:50 a.m. - Revengeful Raid 1:20 p.m.....
Rev. Paul Osumi

Today’s Thought

By Rev. Paul S. Osumi Reprinted with permission EACH TODAY Kazuo Kage of Wailuku, Maui, said, “Live each today so that when each tomorrow comes, each today will be a pleasant yesterday.” This is a good philosophy....
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Generation Gap

GENERATION GAP by Jon J. Murakami
Comic Shushin, September 21, 2018 Issue

Shushin

Bishop Ryokan Ara Tendai Mission of Hawaii Nande mo iijyanai desu ka, Sono michi de ichiban ni nareba If you are number one, it really doesn’t matter!
Gov. David Ige joined the organizers of Sacred Heart Village at the June 30 opening. From left: Terry Cabalar of Terry’s Custom Flooring; Brandee Menino, CEO of Hope Services Hawaii; Gov. Ige; Gilbert Aguinaldo of Big Island Electrical and Pacific Rim Construction; Bronson Haunga from Haunga Construction; Darryl Oliveira, safety and internal control manager for HPM; and Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard.

Lead Story – “My Boy, He Will Be a Good Man”

An Immigrant’s Dream is Realized Frances Kakugawa and Karleen Chinen Editor’s note: As most of you know, Frances Kakugawa, The Hawai‘i Herald’s “Dear Frances” columnist, was born in Kapoho on Hawai‘i Island, where she spent her early childhood. The eruption of Kïlauea Volcano in 1955 forced her family to relocate to nearby Pähoa, where they....
Ryukyukoku Matsuri Daiko Hawaii students perform to music by Hidekatsu (far right).

Community Focus – Hui Makaala Fashion Show Wows Audience

Chanterelle Couture, ‘Iolani and Ari South headlined Hui Makaala’s 49th annual Scholarship Fund Luncheon and Fashion Show on July 22 in the Coral Ballroom of the Hilton Hawaiian Village. The three are all top-tier Hawai‘i designers who have been very successful in their careers. They shared a variety of their designs with the audience, showing....

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