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Community Mochi-Tsuki & More

WHO/WHAT: The Higashi Hongwanji Mission of Hawaii presents its Community Mochi-tsuki (mochi-pounding) event. Cultural activities for the whole family include: mochi-making, origami, cooking demos, kokedama (decorative moss balls) making and sumi-e (brush art). WHEN/WHERE: Sunday,...
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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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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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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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Historical Fiction – “A Question of Loyalty”

Michael G. Malaghan Special to The Hawai‘i Herald “A Question of Loyalty” will be released in the next few months. Malaghan is a retired businessman who divides his time between Hawai‘i, Georgia and Japan. Kenta’s squad marched double-time into the campus’ adjacent rice fields. As they crossed trickling Mänoa Stream at the bottom of St.....
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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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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....
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Today’s Thought

by Rev. Paul S. Osumi Reprinted with permission COST OF A HAPPY MARRIAGE The mere fact that a couple gets happily married doesn’t mean they are going to be happy. In order to possess the joy and...

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