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Waiakea High School senior Maya Atwal earned a $1,000 scholarship from the East Hawaii Hiroshima Kenjin Kai, the organization announced on Monday, June 14. Atwal, the daughter of EHHKK members Jill and Money Atwal,...
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COMMUNITY FOCUS

"GO FOR BROKE" COMMEMORATIVE STAMP UNVEILED On Friday, June 4, the U.S. Postal Service, Gov. David Ige and First Lady Dawn Ige showcased the commemorative “Go for Broke” Soldiers stamp, the very first issue to...
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Dialogue – MAHALO MAUI COUNTY!

Jodie Chiemi Ching Commentary The eighth Maui County issue is about those islands’ history and relevance to new generations. In this issue, the Herald takes you to Moloka‘i, or the Friendly Island, with a cover story...
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Mind-Body Wellness – DECLARATION OF WELLNESS

Dr. Chad Sato Hawai‘i Herald Columnist We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty...

MAYOR VICTORINO: LEADERSHIP ROOTED IN LOCAL VALUES

Richard Borecca Special to The Hawai‘i Herald If you were to come up with a politically perfect life history, based on humble beginnings, hard work and just the smallest amount of celebrity sizzle, the life story...
One . . . two . . . three . . . shaka! Mayors Victorino of Maui County and Naoki Edahiro of Fukuyama City flash a shaka, along with Joycelyn Victorino and Fukuyama City Assembly Chair Yoshiyuki Hayakawa (far right).

Lead Story – The Maui County, Japan Friendship

The Friendship Continues to Bloom Under Maui County Mayor Michael Victorino Kevin Y. Kawamoto Special to The Hawai‘i Herald Every year in mid-May, the Japanese city of Fukuyama in Hiroshima Prefecture explodes in vibrant colors with rose blooms for as far as the eye can see — and just in time for the celebrated Fukuyama....
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Dialogue – Mahalo Maui!

Karleen C. Chinen Commentary It’s hard to believe that this is The Hawai‘i Herald’s sixth Maui Issue. Time has flown by so quickly since last year’s issue. If you are a regular reader of the Herald, two stories in this issue may seem slightly familiar. But take the time to read them and you’ll see....
67th Chrysanthemum festival contestants: Alexis Camara, Emma Mika Endo, Cassidy Hanano, Lauren Mitra, Kokoro Yamazaki

Maui Community Focus – Chrysanthemum Festival set for Dec. 7 in Kihei

Five Valley Isle high school juniors will vie for the title of 67th Chrysanthemum Festival queen. The festival is a Japanese cultural event that raises funds for scholarships and for the historical preservation programs of its sponsor, Maui’s Sons and Daughters of the Nisei Veterans. The Chrysanthemum Festival will be held Saturday, Dec. 7, at....
Consul General of Japan, Koichi Ito, and his wife, Misako Ito, give thanks and receive blessings as they pray at the altar with Rev. Akihiro Okada of the Daijingu Temple of Hawaii.

Community Focus – UJSH Celebrates its 20th Tsukimi No Kai

The United Japanese Society of Hawaii held its 20th annual “Tsukimi no Kai,” or moon-viewing celebration, on Oct. 15, on the rooftop of Bakery & Table. This year’s event was co-chaired by UJSH president-elect Frances Nakachi Kuba and past president Dean Asahina. Highlights of the event included a blessing, tea ceremony, haiku contest and bon....

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