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....

Lead Story – AMERICAN WOMAN

Radio DJ Becky “Mits” — A Walking Contradiction Equipped With a Mic, Quick Mouth and Comfy Crocs Kristen Nemoto Jay It’s the impression that Becky “Mits” Martin makes of her parents’ face that many — whose...
The Japanese garden at the East-West Center

Cover Story- APPRECIATING OUR WAI

Our Sacred Relationship with Water Kevin Y. Kawamoto Commentary, Special to The Hawai‘i Herald Fresh potable (drinkable) water direct to our homes is a precious resource that many people take for granted until it is gone. Ask...

Cover Story – THE ETERNAL BEAUTY OF DECO CLAY ART

DECO Clay Craft Academy Celebrates Its 40th Anniversary Lois Kajiwara Special to The Hawai‘i Herald In life, finding your way on a path is not always as direct as a straight line. Rather, it can often feel...

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....

Featured Story – ERNIE LAU: THE VOICE OF HAWAI‘I’S AQUIFER

BWS Chief Engineer and Manager Talks About Life Leading to the Red Hill Catastrophe  Kristen Nemoto Jay There’s a local viral video that turned Ernest “Ernie” Lau, chief engineer and manager of the Honolulu Board of...

Featured Story – DIGITIZING DELICIOUSNESS

Hasegawa Honors Community “Aunties” by Reviving Old Hawai‘i Cookbooks Ida Yoshinaga Republished with permission Zentoku Foundation (zentokufoundation.org) Itadakimasu! (We heartily receive this meal!) The nishime demonstration is done, as Hasegawa is poised to start “grinding.” Jennifer Hasegawa seems an...

2022 THE YEAR OF THE TIGER

The Hawai‘i Herald’s Time to Rise Jodie Chiemi Ching The Herald has been ready for a bit of change for a little while now. Not only because friends and family of my Yonsei generation were saying...

Featured Story – A JAPANESE TOY STORY

Stacy Lee Special to The Hawai‘i Herald Overall, our sources of entertainment have adapted to the COVID-19 pandemic situation. Food being a great source of comfort coupled with binge-watching movies and TV shows on Netflix, Disney+,...

Featured Story – FRANCE AWARDS LEGION OF HONOR CHEVALIER MEDAL

Joseph S. Oshiro and Albert K. Nakama Helped to Liberate French Towns in World War II  Gregg K. Kakesako Special to The Hawai'i Herald In what may be the last public ceremony, the French government honored six...

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