Cover Story – NOT JUST ANOTHER WAR STORY

Local filmmaker seeks support to complete AJA war film Eric Nemoto Special to The Hawai‘i Herald You can’t go to Bruyères, France, and not be affected by the reverence that the town people have for the 100th...

Cover Story – UPWARD BOUND

Alysa Tomasa Commentary After more than 20 years, WCC’s Upward Bound program will not be funded for the next five-year grant cycle, leaving potential first-generation college students without a place they call their second home. For...

Cover Story – 80 YEARS OF 100TH

Gregg K. Kakesako Special to The Hawai‘i Herald The 80th Anniversary Committee of the 100th Infantry Battalion Veterans organization compiled a list of known survivors here and on the mainland who served in the World War...

Cover Story – WE’RE BACK!

Obon Season Begins (In-Person) at Hawaii’s Plantation Village Kevin Y. Kawamoto Take out your yukata, happi coats and hand-held Japanese paper fans, the Obon season is about to begin! And the place to kick off this summer-long series...
Baby Winter Jay (12 months) with her parents 'Iwi Jay and Kristen Nemoto Jay.

Cover Story – BABY TALK

A Perfectly Imperfect Breastfeeding Journey Kristen Nemoto Jay TRIGGER WARNING: DESCRIPTIONS OF GIVING BIRTH AND BREASTFEEDING ARE INCLUDED IN THIS STORY I remember the day my daughter’s tongue and lip ties were “released,” a procedure that happens...

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....

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