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....

Maui Community – JAPANESE TEAHOUSE IN KEPANIWAI PARK GETS TLC

“It’s Our Kuleana,” Say Deron Furukawa, President, Japanese Cultural Society of Maui Kathy Collins Special to The Hawai‘i Herald The site of one of the bloodiest battles in Hawaiian history seems an unlikely location for celebrating birthdays...
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HUOA: Uchinanchu No HI 2019

WHO/WHAT: “World Uchinanchu Day,” or “Uchinanchu no Hi,” celebrates all Okinawans and Okinawans-at-heart. Sponsored by the Hawaii United Okinawa Association, this event will include a potluck dinner, games and musical “playshops.” Participants can learn...
Book cover for 'The Blending' an Autobiography by Evelyn Yoki Tan

Book Review – “The Blending”

The Story of a “Gutsy” Woman in a Changing Hawai‘i Karleen Chinen Commentary Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and her daughter Chelsea Clinton have been making the rounds of the news and talk shows, promoting their new book from big-time New York publisher Simon & Schuster, “The Book of Gutsy Women: Favorite Stories....
Drawing featuring Dennis Fujitake as a comic

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8•0•8 By Dennis Fujitake
Taiko drummer, Hisakatsu Yokoyama, and fellow evacuees of Futaba, Fukushima fight to keep their beloved “Futaba Bon-Uta” alive after their furusato, or hometown, is wiped out by the 2011 earthquake and tsunami that hit the Töhoku region in Japan. (Photos courtesy 2018 Telecom Staff, Inc.)

Film Review – “Bon-Uta, a Song from Home”

A Heartwarming Documentary About Hawai‘i and Fukushima Jodie Chiemi Ching Like most of us who grew up in Hawai‘i, my fondest memories are from “small-kid-time.” On Hayden Street in Kapahulu, I met my first best friend — Leimana, learned to swim and fish for ‘oama at Waikiki Beach and heard about Hawaiian Night Marchers that....
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NGN Programs (Part I)

“Wagamama Kimama Tabikibun,” premieres Thursday, Nov. 7 at 8:35 p.m. In “Wagamama Kimama Tabikibun,” locals show you places that are not on guidebooks. This program brings you the most exciting local travel experiences. Fully subtitled in English. “Itsuka Nemuri ni Tsuku Hi (When One Day I Will Sleep),” premiers Monday, Nov. 18 at 7:35 p.m.....
Five-year-old Cummins Chong-Kee tames the shishi (lion) while Amy Shinsato, Terry Higa-Sensei (obscured), Lori Shinsato, Norman Kaneshiro-Sensei and George Fujita performed music to assist him. Inside the shishi’s costume are brothers Aukai Joy and Kuakini Joy.

In Our Community – Maui Okinawan Festival

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Estate Planning Insights – DURABLE POWER OF ATTORNEY

Ethan R. Okura Hawai‘i Herald Columnist In my last column, I wrote about the Advance Health-Care Directives that contain a “Power of Attorney for Health Care.” I explained that it is a different document than a...

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