Cover Story – WHO WAS YUKIO OKUTSU?

COVID-19 Should Not Be the Only Memory of the World War II Veteran Karleen Chinen Commentary Special to The Hawai‘i Herald This past summer, we all watched with growing alarm and deep sadness as the number of war...

Cover Story – DEIDRE TEGARDEN: “JAPAN SHAPED MY ENTIRE LIFE”

The Executive Director of the Maui Nisei Veterans Memorial Center Treasures Her Japanese Values and Upbringing Kathy Collins Special to The Hawai‘i Herald On a quiet Tuesday afternoon at Maui’s Nisei Veterans Memorial Center, a tiny Japanese American woman...

A VETERAN’S MEMORIES OF OCCUPIED JAPAN

Edwin Nakasone Special to The Hawai‘i Herald Editor’s note: Edwin “Bud” Nakasone served in the U.S. Army as an interpreter during the occupation of Japan in 1947-1948. Born and raised in Wahiawä, Hawai‘i, he witnessed the...

JAPANESE TRUCK FARMERS OF WAIMEA, BIG ISLAND

Dan Nakasone Special to The Hawai‘i Herald Past, Present and Post-Pandemic Truck farmers work on small farms, growing vegetables and fruits for the market. Cultivating “Grade A” produce 365 days a year, they turn a fair profit...
Yukie Shiroma in her “Blind Visions” (1987), performed at the University of Hawai‘i while Shiroma worked towards her MFA in dance. (Photos provided by Yukie Shiroma)

THE ARTS AS “FIRST-RESPONSE” TO OUR LIFE NOW

Yukie Shiroma Blends Okinawan, Modern and Experimental Dance to Create “Your (Own) Ballet”

HANABATA DAYS WITH THE FLYIN’ HAWAIIAN

Catching Up With US Speedskating Coach Ryan Shimabukuro
Artist and activist Joy Enomoto addresses her work on climate change in Oceania, speaking next to her painting titled “Diasporic Waters.” (Photo courtesy of Joy Enomoto)

Not Politics As Usual

Tackling Our Social Issues From the Long View of Community Values (Part 1 of 2) Ida Yoshinaga A dear mentor who is a political scientist says Politics is conflict over meaning and value. So this two-part...
First year in college during COVID-19

Lead Story – College Life: Not Your Typical Freshman Year

How COVID-19 Brought New Challenges to Local Girl Yamamoto in Her First Year at USC
Shinye and Noboru at the Hawaii Okinawa Center in Waipio in 2015. (Photo courtesy of Ryukyu Shimpo)

Lead Story – The Story of the Gima Brothers

They Strengthened Their Bond as Brothers After Serving Opposing Sides in the Battle of Okinawa By Byrnes Yamashita Special to The Hawai‘i Herald Do you sometimes think about how a simple twist of fate changed your life and the lives of others? As the world commemorates the 75th anniversary of the end of World War....
Sen. Mazie Hirono standing and speaking in front of young students

Lead Story – Sen. Mazie the Fierce

Hawai‘i’s Senior Member of Congress Models Compassionate Governance for Up-and-Coming National Leaders Ida Yoshinaga Mazie Hirono laughs in surprise when I offer congratulations on her latest honor, the Bruce F. Vento Public Service Award, which the National Park Trust will on June 25 present to Hawai‘i’s senior member of Congress, the first woman of color....

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