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Hawaii News Now’s Anchor Ashley Nagaoka Embodies Perseverance, Grace and Humility Jodie Chiemi Ching Sophisticated and cheerful, Yonsei Ashley Toshiko Nagaoka — Emmy award-winning anchor of Hawaii News Now’s “First at 4” newscast at 4 p.m....
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NGN3 January Movie Schedule (Part II)

WEDNESDAY, JAN. 15 1:10 a.m. – The Shadow War of the Yakuza 2:50 a.m. – 1,750 Days of Turbulence 4:50 a.m. – Tengu Priest 6:30 a.m. – The Swordsman in the Golden Valley 8 a.m. – A Legend of Turmoil 9:50 a.m. – Tetsu the White Tiger 11:20 a.m. – Giant Rumble 1 p.m. – Scarier Than....
With his wife Monica by his side, Mayor Derek Kawakami is sworn into office by Kaua‘i Circuit Judge Randal Valenciano. (Photos courtesy County of Kaua‘i)

Lead Story – Mayor Derek Kawakami

A New Generation of Kawakamis is Leading the Garden Island Richard Borreca Special to The Hawai‘i Herald The Kawakamis are Kaua‘i’s first family of politics. The political and retail power of the Garden Island courses through the Kawakami name. Three members of the clan — Richard, Bertha and Derek — have served in the state House....
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Today’s Thought

by Rev. Paul S. Osumi Reprinted with permission JOINING OUR HANDS Once a little child was lost in a wheatfield. His parents searched in vain to find the child. The neighbors and friends came to assist in...
Dr. Christine R. Yano (Photo by William Morrison)

Academics & Humanity – Asian Studies in a Time of Pandemic

Dr. Christine R. Yano Published with Permission Editor’s note: This president’s message by Dr. Yano was recently published on the Association for Asian Studies' #AsianNow blog page on April 4, 2020. You may read the post in its entirety at https://www.asianstudies.org/asian-studies-in-a-time-of-pandemic/. Greetings from lush Mänoa Valley in sunny Honolulu! It is a strange time to....
Dr. George Tanabe reflects at the Ehime Maru Memorial at Kaka‘ako Waterfront Park. The memorial was built and dedicated a year after the tragic collision at sea between the Ehime Maru and the USS Greeneville. (Photo by Mel Inamasu) Inset: George Tanabe Jr. with then-Consul General of Japan Toyoei Shigeeda after being presented his imperial decoration in 2014. (Courtesy UH-Mänoa)

Honoring the Legacy – George Tanabe Jr.

The Pivotal Role the UH Professor Played in the Recovery of the Ehime Maru Melvin Inamasu and Violet Harada Courtesy Japanese Cultural Center of Hawai‘i George Joji Tanabe Jr. likens himself to a salmon that traveled from a river to the open ocean and then returned home to spawn. Tanabe grew up in Waialua on....
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HUOA Winter Craft Fair

WHO/WHAT: The Hawaii United Okinawa Association presents its annual Winter Craft Fair featuring a wide selection of gift items for purchase. Take advantage of the great shopping opportunities and a silent auction. Enjoy food...
Drawing featuring Dennis Fujitake as a comic

8•0•8

8•0•8 By Dennis Fujitake
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Sekihan (No. 1)

From: “Favorite Island Cookery” (Book 1) 1 cup azuki beans 2 cups water 4 cups mochi rice 1 cup regular rice 4 cups azuki water — if not enough, add water to make 4 cups 2 tsp. salt ¼ tsp. red...

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