Featured Story – KAUA‘I-GROWN GAMBARU GIRL

Hawaii News Now’s Anchor Ashley Nagaoka Embodies Perseverance, Grace and Humility Jodie Chiemi Ching Sophisticated and cheerful, Yonsei Ashley Toshiko Nagaoka — Emmy award-winning anchor of Hawaii News Now’s “First at 4” newscast at 4 p.m....

Featured Story – A YEAR AND A HALF IN THE LIFE OF HAWAI‘I’S FRONTLINE...

Kristen Nemoto Jay Some of O‘ahu’s health professionals sat down (via Zoom) with The Hawai‘i Herald and shared what this pandemic has been like for them this past year and a half and what they...

Featured Story – KĪLAUEA: THE POWER OF NATURE

Bruce Omori's Passion for Photographing “This Incredible Living and Breathing Planet” Patsy Y. Iwasaki, Ph.D. Special to The Hawai‘i Herald To find his calling and passion, Bruce Omori — acclaimed professional Hawai‘i nature-and-landscape photographer — reawakened the...

Featured Story – OLYMPIC DESTINY

Reflections of Fate, Luck and Hard Work From Waimanalo-native-turned-Olympian Hugh Hogland Kristen Nemoto Jay From the moment he put on his jacket to get ready for the Tokyo Olympic’s 2021 opening ceremony, Hugh Hogland felt as...

Featured Story – BIG-GAME HUNTING AND CONSERVATION

Wayne Ogasawara Sheds Light on the Tradition of Hunting Karen Shishido Special to The Hawai‘i Herald Big-game hunting often has a reputation of being cruel to animals. However, sitting with my friend, Wayne Ogasawara, and visiting his...

Featured Story – RYŪKYŪ SHINPŌ’S CLASSICAL RYUKYUAN KONKŪRU

Continuing a Tradition To Preserve the Arts Even in COVID Times Grant “Masandü” Sadami Murata Special to The Hawai‘i Herald Classical Ryukyuan music or Ryükyü Koten Ongaku was brought to Hawai‘i by Okinawan Issei over 100 years...

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...

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