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KIKU-TV 2020 New Year's Specials “The 70th Annual Red and White Song Contest,“ Wednesday, Jan. 1 at 5-10 p.m.; repeats on Thrusday, Jan. 2 at Noon-5 p.m. This year marks the 70th year since Kohaku Uta Gassen began! The program, more commonly known as Kohaku, is an annual music show produced by ­Japanese broadcaster NHK.....
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Health Information – Coffee .. It’s Actually Good for You?! (Part 3)

“Coffee also inhibits active oxygen, a cause of aging and cancer,” says Prof. Nguyen van Chuyen of the Department of Food and Nutrition at Japan Women’s University. Prof.   Nguyen claims that coffee possesses...
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KBFD – Korean Programming

“My Only One,” Wednesday and Thursday at 10 p.m.; re-airs on Thursday and Friday at 1 p.m. Do-Ran Kim has a bright and positive personality, even though she is in a financially difficult situation. She studies for an exam to become a public officer. One day, her biological father, Soo-Il Kang, appears in front of....
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Historical Novel – ‘Terrorism in Paradise’

Excerpts from Bill Fernandez’s Latest Book Introduction: In the 1920s, when Hawai‘i’s imported plantation workers began striking for living wages and decent living conditions in their camps, the plantation managers responded with violence, including the use of guns. “Terrorism in Paradise” by Kaua‘i native Bill Fernandez is a historical novel set in the Islands during....
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Book Review – “The Roads to Sata”

A Conflicted Journey in the Author’s Adoptive Home Alan Suemori Special to The Hawai‘i Herald In 1977, British writer Alan Booth decided to walk the length of Japan stretching from Cape Soya on the northern tip of Hokkaidö to Cape Sata on the southern rim of Kyüshü. Thirty-one years old at the time, Booth had....
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Estate Planning Insights – Tom Petty’s Heartbreaking Estate Story

Ethan R. Okura Hawai‘i Herald Columnist ’Tis the season to be jolly and it truly is the most wonderful time of the year . . . except for when it’s not. Most of you, like me, are probably busy preparing for the holidays. Estate planning is probably the last thing on your mind. What’s on....
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Bamboo Ridge – The Forgotten Flea Powder

Philip K. Ige From Bamboo Ridge Press, Issue One Two blocks past Johnson’s Five and Ten in the town of Kaimuki, Satoshi Ikehara, standing in the rear of a jam-packed Honolulu bus, woke up from his stupor with a start, looked outside, and nudged his little brother who stood beside him. “Hey, Yuki, we pass....
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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...
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