Feature Story – KUNI ISLAND FABRICS 

How a Small Business Helped the Community Sew Their Way Through a Pandemic Wayne Muromoto Special to The Hawai‘i Herald Old timers will remember the name of Kuni Dry Goods, or just “Kuni’s,” but if they haven’t...

Lead Story – JAPANESE-LANGUAGE MEDIA IN HAWAI‘I

A Labor of Love and Devotion Kevin Y. Kawamoto Commentary Like many other fans of KIKU-TV, I binge-watched Japanese-language television shows last month knowing that the station’s multi-cultural programming was coming to an end on June 28....
The building on the left is the Visitors' Quarters where visitors could spend the night. The Long House (right) was a pavilion where Hansen’s disease patients could visit with family. A chain-linked fence ran down the middle of the Long House to keep visitors and patients separated. (Photos by Gary Kagehiro)

Cover Story – KALAUPAPA

A Place of Contradiction and Contemplation Dan Nakasone Special to The Hawai‘i Herald Kalaupapa. A place of contradiction: stunning beauty and serenity, haunted by stories of deep sorrow. The worst and the best of humanity are portrayed...

Cover Story – BRENNAN’S BILL

Twelve-Year-Old Brennan Yamaguchi Co-Creates Bill to Bring in Awareness of Epilepsy Renelaine Pfister Special to The Hawai‘i Herald When I was 12 years old growing up in the Philippines, I was reading “Sweet Valley Twins” and playing...

Lead Story – THE FUTURE OF DYING

Growing Interest in Alternatives to Cemetery Burial Kevin Y. Kawamoto Commentary Special to The Hawai‘i Herald Since the earliest human civilization, burying the bodies of our loved ones has been a sacred death-practice that continues today. When a...

Cover Story – A TALE OF TWO BEST FRIENDS

Memorial Day: Remembering Our Fallen Heroes Byrnes Yamashita Special to The Hawai‘i Herald What is Memorial Day and why do we commemorate it? Many people think of it as a long weekend that marks the start of...

Cover Story – NISSHODO CELEBRATES ITS 1OOTH ANNIVERSARY

Colin Sewake Special to The Hawai‘i Herald Tucked away on the corner of Dillingham Boulevard and Kokea Street, Nisshodo Candy Store is a hidden treasure. Despite our familiarity with the area, Editor Jodie Ching and I...

Cover Story – HULA, MUSIC AND THE ALOHA SPIRIT FROM UCHINÄ

AloHaisai Launches a Scenic Music Video of Kitanakagusuku, Okinawa Colin Sewake Special to The Hawai‘i Herald This past January a mash-up version of the famous Okinawan children’s song “Tinsagu Nu Hana – Balsam Flowers” in Uchinäguchi (Okinawan...

Cover Story – FINANCE THROUGH “ALOHA, MAHALO, IMUA, PONO AND ‘OHANA”

Like His Ancestors, Stephen Kagawa Aims to Renovate a Broken Industry Ida Yoshinaga The Next Generation As he strives to leave his mark on the unpredictable, coronavirus-era business world, nikkei financial maven Stephen Kagawa treads firmly in...

Lead Story – KEEPING FAMILY TIES

Merton Chinen Special to The Hawai‘i Herald For some of us, an unexpected side effect of COVID-19 has been the increased importance of relationships. As the epidemic progressed, keeping in touch with loved ones has proven...

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