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Generation Gap

GENERATION GAP by Jon J. Murakami
Illustration of voter in voting booths for the upcoming 2020 political elections

Politics – New Year, New Elected Officials

Richard Borreca Special to The Hawai‘i Herald The 2020 political landscape may still be forming, but beneath the surface, the new election year is shaping up to be a difficult one for both incumbents and challengers. Colin Moore, University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa associate professor of political science and director of the school’s Public Policy....
Historical Fiction by Michael G. Malaghan

Historical Fiction – “A Question of Loyalty”

Michael G. Malaghan Special to The Hawai‘i Herald In the second novel, we follow Haru’s and Kenji’s children through the World War II years. “A Question of Loyalty” will be released shortly. Malaghan is a retired businessman who divides his time between Hawai‘i, Georgia and Japan. “Our basic training graduation is Wednesday,” said Tommy, greeting....
Comic Shushin, January 3, 2020 Issue


  Bishop Ryokan Ara Tendai Mission of Hawaii Ningen wa nakinagara umarete kitan da yo. Nagai jinsei da mono naku toki mo aru sa. Sono tabi ni umare-kawarun da na kitto. Your first cry at birth! In one's long journey of life, there...
Rev. Paul Osumi

Today’s Thought

by Rev. Paul S. Osumi Reprinted with permission FORGIVING OURSELVES It is hard to forgive others. It is harder still to forgive oneself. How can we forgive ourselves for something we have done or left undone? Futile...
Wendy Kim Messier’s lamps with shades and images of cats drawn on them hang above Suzanne Wolfe’s porcelain Maneki Neko featuring a variety of glazed paintings.

Art Review – The Maneki Neko Beckons . . . So Laugh!

A Whimsical Show Befitting This Season of Madness Wayne Muromoto Special to The Hawai‘i Herald There is a very fancy art philosophical theory that boils down to a simple concept (at least for me; academic art historians may consider my explanation too simple-headed): that art is not just an inanimate object. It is an experience.....
Book cover titled 'Danny the Champion of the World' by Roald Dahl

Book Review “Danny, the Champion of the World”

Children’s Book Author Connected More with Children Than Adults Alan Suemori Special to The Hawai‘i Herald At the height of his literary success, British author Roald Dahl decided to write a tribute to a father he had barely known and a boyhood he had never experienced. Dahl wrote most of his story in an antiquated....
Dan Nakasone reproduced his favorite field dinner, which his mom cooked for him and packed in his kaukau tin before sending her young son off to work. The meal included fried chicken, kinpira gobo and white rice topped with a big, red ume in the midde.

Coming of Age – Life Lessons Learned at $1.25 an Hour

Some of the Most Valuable Life Lessons Were Learned in the Pineapple Fields of Wahiawä Dan Nakasone Special to The Hawai‘i Herald “You have to learn the value of a dollar,” Dad would tell me. Other kids in Wahiawä and the surrounding area likely heard a similar “lecture.” It was the mid-’60s. I was 15....

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