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Hawaii Kotohira Jinsha

Hawaii Dazaifu Tenmangu (1239 Olomea St. in the Kalihi-Palama area), 841-4755 Dec. 31, 11 p.m.: Year-end purification ritual; Jan. 1, midnight-4 p.m.: New Year’s blessings Both O-toso and kagami biraki sake will be served. Omamori available...
Entrance of Izumo Taishakyo Mission of Hawaii for this year's New Year's blessings

Izumo Taishakyo Mission of Hawaii

215 N. Kukui St. in the ‘A‘ala area, 538-7778 Jan. 1, midnight-5 p.m.: New Year’s blessings. Both blessed sake and candies will be served. Omamori and ofuda (amulet) available for purchase. FREE parking available at HawaiiUSA...
Ron Mizutani, President and CEO of Hawaii Food Bank, along side a young girl, storing bags of food on a flat bed

Lead Story – ” … My Turn to Give Back”

Hawaii Foodbank President Ron Mizutani Comes Full Circle Jodie Chiemi Ching This past April’s devastating floods forced residents of Kaua‘i’s North Shore to once again muster their inner strength and power through the crisis. It was almost a repeat of September 1992, when Hurricane ‘Iniki, a category 4 storm, came ashore on the Garden Island,....
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Dialogue – Mahalo Kauai!

DIALOGUE BY Karleen Chinen Putting this issue together was quite a challenge because it combined Garden Island stories and general election ads. On Nov. 6, Kaua‘i and Ni‘ihau voters will elect a new mayor to succeed outgoing Mayor Bernard Carvalho Jr., who has reached his term limit. Kaua‘i is at a crossroads: Its residents are....
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CULTURE 4KIDS! By Carolyn Kubota Morinishi and Marian Kurasaki Kubota To learn how you can create this issue’s craft or featured activity, please click below to subscribe to our online subscription or complete and submit a form here to subscribe to our print edition.
Councilman Derek Kawakami (left), County Council Chairman Mel Rapozo are in the final weeks of campaigning to succeed termed-out Mayor Bernard Carvalho as chief executive of Kaua‘i County.

Kauai Mayor’s Race – Kauai Set For New Leadership

Richard Borreca Special to The Hawai‘i Herald Two Garden Island political heavyweights, County Council Chairman Mel Rapozo and Councilman Derek Kawakami, are in the final weeks of campaigning to succeed termed-out Mayor Bernard Carvalho as chief executive of Kaua‘i County, which also includes the privately owned island of Ni‘ihau. Voters will decide in the Nov.....
The Haraguchi Rice Mill in Hanalei of one of the many structures devastated by Hurricane ‘Iniki. (Photo courtesy Patsy and Alan Iwasaki)

Lead Story – Remembering the Wrath of Iniki

Twenty-five Years Later, Former Kaua‘i Mayor JoAnn Yukimura Remembers ‘Iniki’s Fury Richard Borreca Special to The Hawai‘i Herald On the evening of Sept. 10, 1992, the lives of JoAnn Yukimura and the 50,000 people living on Kaua‘i were about to change dramatically. Just after 6 p.m., Yukimura, the fresh-faced, new, liberal mayor of Kaua‘i, was....
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Dialogue – Mahalo Kauai!

DIALOGUE BY Karleen Chinen Putting together a focused issue like this fourth annual Kaua‘i edition usually leaves me with a valuable takeaway. Maybe it’s because I spend so much time with the stories. In that process, they “speak to me” and leave me realizing something I hadn’t prior to getting to know them on my....
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Spotlight – JCCH Hosts GFBNEC’s “Courage and Compassion” Traveling Exhibition

A traveling exhibit chronicling the story of the Japanese American experience in World War II opened on Veterans Day at the Japanese Cultural Center of Hawai‘i. “Courage and Compassion: Our Shared Story of the Japanese American WWII Experience” was produced by the Los Angeles-based Go For Broke National Education Center. It will be on display through....
Allison Yanagi-Sensei (right) plays sanshin while her student Yukiko Pierce practices kücho during a recent lesson. (Photos courtesy Allison Yanagi)

Culture – “Aloha Den-On” To Debut New Ryukyuan Music School

Nomura Ryü Dentö Ongaku Kyökai Okinawa to Join Hawai‘i Concert Jodie Chiemi Ching Special to the Hawai‘i Herald More than 20 years ago, Bokuzen Kaneshiro presented his precious sanshin to his yonsei granddaughter, Allison Ya- nagi. It marked the beginning of her lifelong commitment to Okinawan performing arts. Today, Allison Yanagi — now Allison Yanagi-Sensei....

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