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 – 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...
Incumbent Gov. David Ige with supporters former Gov. John Waihee (left) and Hawaii County Mayor Harry Kim. (Photo courtesy Ige for Governor campaign)video

Lead Story – The Race for Governor

DAVID IGE: WALKING THE TALK Karleen Chinen The “Year of the Dog” began happily for Gov. David Ige. With three years under his belt as Hawai‘i’s chief executive, he was looking forward to launching his campaign for a second term. But his glee quickly turned into a nightmare on the morning of Jan. 13, when....

Cover Story – AN HISTORICAL HOMESTAY

Stacy Lee Special to The Hawai‘i Herald When the Great-Great-Granddaughter of Yukichi Fukuzawa Explores Life in Hawai‘i "Honto ni? Really? Oh. My. Gosh.” I stared wide-eyed at the fourth-grade Japanese exchange student standing in my living room....
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...

Mental Wellness – HAWAI‘I’S MENTAL-HEALTH ADVOCATES, PART TWO

Retired Army National Guard Member Supports Veterans Towards Mental Wellness Ida Yoshinaga Continued from Part 1 in the Feb. 19, 2021, issue. Thinking of Those at Risk for Work-Related Trauma Dec. 4, 2019: I am hiding alongside my...

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....

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