Political Advertorials

NEIL ABERCROMBIE A Brighter Future for Generations to Come Aloha, This coming election is important. The future of Hawai‘i is at stake. We’ve made great progress, but there is still more to do to provide a brighter...

Carol Fukunaga

This year’s election is a time to reflect on and to honor the sacrifices that our parents and families made during World War II to defend democracy — and to ensure that the lessons...
Illustration by Arthur Kodani - of voter booths with callout bubble reading "AJA?"

Politics – “The Japanese Vote”

How Significant is “The Japanese Vote?” Richard Borreca Special to The Hawai‘i Herald Asking about ethnic voting in Hawai‘i is like posing the question: “Is it raining in Hawai‘i?” Yes, somewhere in Hawai‘i almost every day, rain is falling and, yes, Hawai‘i voters take ethnicity into consideration when they go to the polls. But it....
Collage photo of Col. Shirlene Dela Cruz Ostrov, Patricia Saiki, Bob McDermott, and Donald Trump

Politics – Hope Springs Eternal for Hawaii’s GOP

Richard Borreca Special to The Hawai‘i Herald Retired Air Force Col. Shirlene Dela Cruz Ostrov is defining either optimism or insanity as she takes over as head of the Hawaii Republican Party. Hawai‘i is routinely described as a one-party state, as elected Republicans have dropped to just five in the 51-member state Legislature. The list....
Black Swan by Marko Knuutila

Hawai‘i’s Black Swan Event

By: Tom Coffman | Commentary | Special to The Hawai‘i Herald | In 2007, a writer named N.N. Taleb published a book called “The Black Swan Event.”
Photo of Gov. George Ariyoshi, speaking at the "Japanese American Veterans Tribute"

Fighting Two Wars – Gov. George Ariyoshi: Child’s Selflessness Forecast Japan’s Recovery

Gov. George R. Ariyoshi Governor of Hawai‘i, 1974 to 1986 Aloha everyone . . . Before I say very much, I want to express my appreciation to all of the veterans who served and made it possible for a younger person like me to be able to move after you, and I thank you very....

Douglas Crum For Office Of Hawaiian Affairs Trustee

Fresh ideas are always important for any organization. I will bring a much-needed new viewpoint to an organization that has had almost the same representatives for decades. With that new viewpoint, I can offer...
Sen. Hirono at the U.S. Capitol on Feb. 14 with Karen Kore- matsu (far right), daughter of World War II internment resister Fred Korematsu and executive director of the Fred T. Korema- tsu Institute, and civil rights attorney Don Tamaki, who served on Fred Korematsu’s coram nobis legal team. Earlier this year, Hirono and Illinois Sen. Tammy Duckworth introduced a resolution commemorating Jan. 30 as “Fred Korematsu Day of Civil Liberties and the Constitution.” It denounces any effort to discriminate against an individual based on national origin or religion. (Photo courtesy Office of U.S. Sen. Mazie Hirono)

Politics – America’s Child Goes to Bat For the “Dreamers”

U.S. Sen. Mazie Hirono Wages War with Trump Even As She Battles Cancer Richard Borreca Special to The Hawai‘i Herald It is 3:30 on a Tuesday afternoon in Honolulu and U.S. Sen. Mazie Hirono is dashing into her third-floor office in the Prince Kühiö Federal Building as a sound bite of President Donald Trump plays....
Democratic Candidate, Dale Kobayashi, alongside a busy road waving with a red lei and Aloha Shirt

Political Advertorial – Dale Kobayashi

Democratic Candidate for State House of Representatives District 23 – Mänoa, Punahou, University, Mö‘ili‘ili First of all, I’d like to express my gratitude for this opportunity to state our views and provide your readership information to make an informed choice in the upcoming election. I spent my career in the global bond markets. My work....

Monday bullets

Break out your calendars, the Japanese new wave band, Polysics has announced the dates of its upcoming North American tour. Bad news for drinkers of sake and sho chu. Japanese and Native Hawaiians are two of...

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