JoAnn and Ross Shigeoka in front of their 30-year-old saimin stand

Cover Story – WAHIAWÄ STRONG

Mom-and-Pop Shops Persevere Through the Pandemic Dan Nakasone Special to The Hawai‘i Herald Wahiawä Town is like an island within an island in central O‘ahu. It is bordered by the north and south forks of Kaukonahua Stream,...

Cover Story – CLUB GENJI, MAHALO FOR THE MEMORIES

Two Friends Talk About Good Times Spent at a Favorite Hangout for Honolulu Locals Karen Shishido and Grant Murata Commentary Special to The Hawai’i Herald Editor’s Note: On Sept. 16, Club Genji owners, Gaye Misemer and Keiko Yamashige,...

Cover Story – THE HAWAI’I HERALD IS 40!

Jodie Chiemi Ching Commentary Forty, 75, 100 and 120 are just a few milestone number of years being celebrated in the Hawai‘i AJA community this year. The Hawai‘i Herald is 40! And this year we also commemorated...

Cover Story – WHO WAS YUKIO OKUTSU?

COVID-19 Should Not Be the Only Memory of the World War II Veteran Karleen Chinen Commentary Special to The Hawai‘i Herald This past summer, we all watched with growing alarm and deep sadness as the number of war...

Cover Story – DEIDRE TEGARDEN: “JAPAN SHAPED MY ENTIRE LIFE”

The Executive Director of the Maui Nisei Veterans Memorial Center Treasures Her Japanese Values and Upbringing Kathy Collins Special to The Hawai‘i Herald On a quiet Tuesday afternoon at Maui’s Nisei Veterans Memorial Center, a tiny Japanese American woman...

A VETERAN’S MEMORIES OF OCCUPIED JAPAN

Edwin Nakasone Special to The Hawai‘i Herald Editor’s note: Edwin “Bud” Nakasone served in the U.S. Army as an interpreter during the occupation of Japan in 1947-1948. Born and raised in Wahiawä, Hawai‘i, he witnessed the...

JAPANESE TRUCK FARMERS OF WAIMEA, BIG ISLAND

Dan Nakasone Special to The Hawai‘i Herald Past, Present and Post-Pandemic Truck farmers work on small farms, growing vegetables and fruits for the market. Cultivating “Grade A” produce 365 days a year, they turn a fair profit...
Yukie Shiroma in her “Blind Visions” (1987), performed at the University of Hawai‘i while Shiroma worked towards her MFA in dance. (Photos provided by Yukie Shiroma)

THE ARTS AS “FIRST-RESPONSE” TO OUR LIFE NOW

Yukie Shiroma Blends Okinawan, Modern and Experimental Dance to Create “Your (Own) Ballet”

HANABATA DAYS WITH THE FLYIN’ HAWAIIAN

Catching Up With US Speedskating Coach Ryan Shimabukuro
Artist and activist Joy Enomoto addresses her work on climate change in Oceania, speaking next to her painting titled “Diasporic Waters.” (Photo courtesy of Joy Enomoto)

Not Politics As Usual

Tackling Our Social Issues From the Long View of Community Values (Part 1 of 2) Ida Yoshinaga A dear mentor who is a political scientist says Politics is conflict over meaning and value. So this two-part...

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