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Cover Story- ALOHA AND MAHALO, PAPAALOA HONGWANJI

The 118-Year-Old Temple Holds Its Last Service Gregg K. Kakesako Special to The Hawai'i Herald It was a very special, but perhaps bittersweet occasion for 20 solemn members of the Hāmākua Coast’s Papaaloa Hongwanji Mission when Rev....

Featured Story – PROMISED LAND

A Family’s Story About Land Lost (But Saved) During Executive Order 9066     Kristen Nemoto Jay On Feb. 19, 2022, Thomas Yoshioka will be 101 years young. There’s not much to his secret, he says....
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Rememberance – FUSAKO UYEMURA TAKAHASHI

The “Heart and Soul” of the “Go For Broke” Stamp Campaign Passes Away at 94 Gregg K. Kakesako Special to The Hawai‘i Herald Fusako Uyemura Takahashi, who initiated the 16-year-long campaign to recognize the accomplishments of the...

Rememberance – REMEMBERING AKIRA OTANI

Karleen Chinen Commentary Special to The Hawai‘i Herald In those sweet pre-pandemic days that we can barely remember now, one of my favorite stops every so often was the United Fishing Agency office, located a few yards...

Sports Culture – STEEL IS REAL

Japanese Fixed-Gear Bikes – Art, Sport and Tradition Nick Kurosawa Special to the Hawai‘i Herald Commentary Fixed-gear bicycles. A movement that has taken hold of the recent generations, providing two-wheeled travel that boasts a different view of the...

Sports – LENN SAKATA RETURNS TO HIS FIRST LOVE

After a Six-Year Retirement Asian American Baseball Pioneer Returns to Manage in the Minor League Scott Baba Special to The Hawai‘i Herald After six years in retirement, baseball veteran Lenn Sakata has returned to the sport to...

USPS STAMP – JUNE 3: NATIONWIDE “GO FOR BROKE” STAMP RELEASE

Three California Nisei Women On a Mission to Honor Veterans With US Postal Stamp Gregg Kakesako Special to The Hawai‘i Herald Editor’s note: In the Dec. 18, 2020, issue of the Herald, cover article “USPS ‘Go For...

Community – FEB. 19: EVENTS FOR THE “DAY OF REMEMBRANCE”

Ida Yoshinaga Feb. 19 marks a day that lives in notoriety for Japanese Americans, for Asian American and other immigrants of color in the United States, and for anyone concerned with unjust government treatment of...

USPS STAMP – RUTH ASAWA: HARDWIRED FOR BEAUTY AND ELEGANCE

Scott Baba Special to The Hawai‘i Herald The United States Postal Service released a new stamp in 2020, which celebrates the work of renowned Japanese American artist Ruth Asawa. Though Asawa’s work stretches across a number of...

Sumō In The Flesh And Other Adventures

Loren Ke‘alaaumoe Fujitani Special to The Hawai‘i Herald It is winter in Japan — the season marked by kotatsu (table with a built-in foot warmer); hokkairo (hand/body warmers); nabemono (Japanese hot pot); ofuro (hot bath); Uniqlo...

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