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by Rev. Paul S. Osumi Reprinted with permission HE DIED CLIMBING In the Alps there is a monument erected to the memory of a man who lost his life seeking to ascend the mountain. The stone bears...
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Dialogue – Mahalo Maui!

DIALOGUE BY Karleen C. Chinen Welcome to The Hawai‘i Herald’s fifth Maui Issue! As the stories for this issue began to take shape, they seemed to take on a somewhat artsy focus that overlapped with Maui’s historical past as well as life today on the Valley Isle. In this issue you will meet Rick Shimomura,....

Oh, Goodie! Tasaka Guri Guri

This past year, Maui’s Tasaka Guri Guri marked a business milestone, celebrating 40 years at its location in the Maui Mall in Kahului. But even more impressive about the Valley Isle treat is that...
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In Our Community

JUNE 11: KAMEHAMEHA DAY Photos by Wayne Shinbara JUNE 26: MANTÖ-E TRADITION Decorating For Obon With 10,000 Lanterns Editor’s note: Last month, the Higashi Hongwanji Mission of Hawaii held a lantern-decorating workshop in the temple’s Otani Center multi-purpose...
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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....
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NGN Programs (Part II)

“Fuyu no Hana (Flower of Winter),” 1978 drama, 2 hours and 2 minutes. Directed by Yasuo Furuhata. Starring Ken Takakura, Kimiko Ikegami, Kunie Tanaka and Mitsuko Baisho. Kano, a yakuza convicted of murder, looks after the daughter of his victim from a distance. “Gorotsuki Mushuku (Patience Has an End),” 1971 drama, 1 hour and 50....
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Generation Gap

GENERATION GAP by Jon J. Murakami
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Maui Grinds – Sushi Shop OR Antique Store? Both!

Decades-old Maui Sushi Business Still Going Strong Melissa Tanji Special to The Hawai‘i Herald Running a food business was never in Stella and Douglas Kodama’s plan in 1980 when they sought to purchase the property next to their own on Lower Main Street in Wailuku. They were eyeing that parcel, occupied by Miyako Sushi, to....
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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Estate Planning – When to Claim Social Security Retirement Benefits

Ethan R. Okura Hawai‘i Herald Columnist If you are about to retire, I have some good news — and some not so good news — for you. The good news is that as a result of advances in science and health care treatments, today’s generation of retirees is living longer than ever before. At age....

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