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Keeping Old Nisei Values Relevant Jodie Chiemi Ching For the past 60 years, Seki Machine Works has serviced every industry in Maui County. “Name any industry,” challenged 55-year-old yonsei Tom Seki, and they’ve done it — including automotive, marine, medical, hotel, astronomy, heavy equipment, water, sewage and the highway. The metal fabrication and automotive shop....
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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....
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