The Nonaka family in 1987. Front row, from left: Takao, Chiyoko, Takano, Fujiko, Hideo. Back row: Masatoshi, Yukie, Iwao, Norman, Tamiko, Frank, Pearl, Helen, Charles, Clara. (Photo courtesy of Nancy Kurokawa)

Lead Story – Lawai International Center’s History of Healing

Grandma Nonaka’s Legacy Still Lives Carolyn Morinishi Special to The Hawai‘i Herald “Kyö wa Odaisan yo. Pau kaukau, we go.” Takano Nonaka of Hanapëpë, Kaua’i, or Baban as her grandchildren affectionately called her, was as committed to spirituality as she was to her family. Every month during the 1960s, she would call to her grandchildren....
Gov. David Ige with the 100th Battalion veterans (from left): Akiyoshi Kuriyama, Masaharu Saito, Gov. Ige, Kazuto Shimizu, Jack Nakamura, Thomas Nikaido and Sonsei Nakamura. Gov. Ige’s father, Tokio Ige, served in the 100th Battalion.

Lead Story – 100th Battalion Helped to Transform America

Dr. Mitch Maki: “Because of You, Our Nation is What It is Today” Editor’s note: The following is the text of Dr. Mitchell Maki’s speech to the veterans of the 100th Infantry Battalion and their families and friends at the One Puka Puka’s 75th anniversary banquet. The gathering, which was attended by seven 100th Battalion....

Cover Story – PROUD!

Three Inspiring “Out” Stories and the Love They Now Feel for Themselves Kristen Nemoto Jay This month, in celebration with Honolulu Pride, The Hawai‘i Herald proudly presents its inaugural Pride issue, featuring stories about the lesbian,...
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...
Photo of John “Prime” Hina at work on a mural.

Lead Story – “Mele Murals”, Art is Life. Film Chronicles the Story of the...

Roy Kimura Special to The Hawai‘i Herald “Mele Murals” is a documentary directed, produced and edited by Tadashi “Tad” Nakamura (director also of “Jake Shimabukuro: Life on Four Strings”). The film was co-produced by ‘Öiwi TV...

Honouliuli Designated A National Historic Monument

Karleen C. Chinen Seventeen years ago, a phone call from a Honolulu television reporter was routed to Jane Kurahara, a retired librarian who was volunteering in the Japanese Cultural Center of Hawai‘i’s Resource Center. “Where is...

From Kaimuki Middle to Carnegie Hall

Wow, I can’t believe that we are here.”Those were Susan Ochi Onishi’s thoughts as she stepped onto the podium of America’s premier concert venue, Carnegie Hall, in New York City this past March. As the sounds...

Cover Story -MICKEY IS DYING

Renelaine Pfister Special to The Hawai‘i Herald Many people ponder death with fear and trepidation, but 64-year-old Mickey Weems faces death with remarkable positivity. Weems was diagnosed with prostate cancer in the spring of 2021 and...

A Pilgrimage Honoring the 100th Infantry Battalion

Janice Sakoda Special to The Hawai‘i Herald Mid-May of 1944 was a pivotal period in the history of the 100th Infantry Battalion, highlighted by the Allied effort to wrest the 1,700-foot high Benedictine monastery called Monte...
Photographer Francis Haar (left) and UH sociologist Andrew Lind at a 1963 exhibition of Haar’s photographs at the University of Hawai‘i. (Courtesy Francis Haar Collection, University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa Library)

Lead Story – “Francis Harr: Disappearing Honolulu”

The Photographer Captured Street Life in Honolulu’s Chinatown As It Began to Disappear Wayne Muromoto Commentary, Special to The Hawai‘i Herald Memory is a funny thing. It can be selective . . . as my wife often reminds me when I forgot to do a household chore. It can become dramatized into a fable —....

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