Photo of Küpuna Sadao Honda and interviewer Dana Okuma.

Lead Story – “Crossing Bridges”, A Celebration of Wahiawa’s People and History

Hundreds of Wahiawä residents gathered under the stars at the Wahiawä Hongwanji Mission on a cool, crisp Dec. 10 evening for a reception celebrating the debut of a photography exhibit highlighting the former pineapple plantation town’s rich history and its beloved küpuna (elders) and students. The exhibit, titled “Crossing Bridges,” featured stories and photographs of....

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Between Alzheimer’s And Life

Diane Ako Special to The Hawaii Herald She still knows my name. “Diane!” my mother exclaims joyfully when I arrive at the care home to visit. “Do you know my daughter?” she asks all the staff, and...
From left: Michael Miura, the Rev. Taiken Akiyama and Dwight Ishiguro were among the volunteers. Miura and Ishiguro also spend several days a week cleaning the cemeteries.

Lead Story – Cleaning with Heart

Roy Kodani Special to The Hawai‘i Herald Summertime in Japan is synonymous with Obon, the time of the year when the spirits of deceased family members, ancestors and other loved ones return to the world of the living. In Japan, millions of Japanese are on the move during the summer months, returning to their ancestral....

The Nisei Soldiers – Through Their Grandchildren’s Eyes

Editor’s note: The following is an edited transcript of a “talk story” session among four yonsei whose grandfathers served in the 442nd Regimental Combat Team in World War II. Last October, they joined their...
Photo of scene from "Allegiance"

Lead Story – “Allegiance:” The Road To Broadway

The Musical’s Producer Shares the Fascinating Back Story Alan Suemori Special to The Hawai‘i Herald Editor’s note:  Dr. Mark Mugiishi’s entire professional life has been dedicated to healing through medicine. A general surgeon whose specialty is cancer procedures, Mugiishi also serves as associate chair of the Department of Surgery at the University of Hawai‘i’s John....

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...

2014 HIFF To Feature 23 Japanese Films

By: Karleen C. Chinen | If you love films that stir your senses, then this is the time of the year that you look forward to with special glee, because it means the curtain will be going up on the Hawaii International Film Festival. This year’s HIFF, the 34th annual, will delight audiences from Oct.....

The Hawai‘i Herald @ 35

Karleen C. Chinen Commentary Welcome to Part 1 of The Hawai‘i Herald’s 35th anniversary edition! When managing editor Gwen Battad Ishikawa and I began tossing around ideas about how we would celebrate this milestone anniversary in print, I...

Willie Goo’s (Guardian Angel) Fog

Editor’s note: On this day, June 5, exactly 73 years ago, the all-Japanese American Hawaiian Provisional Infantry Battalion sailed out of Honolulu Harbor aboard the SS Maui. This was just six months after Japan’s...

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