Photo of former Hawaii Governor, George Ariyoshi

Lead Story – Former Gov. George Ariyoshi Sounds Off

Hawai‘i’s Senior Statesman Opines on the State of the State Richard Borreca Special to The Hawai‘i Herald George R. Ariyoshi, who will turn 92 next month, has served as one of the state’s Democratic leaders for so long that he is one of the signposts for politics and government in Hawai‘i. Unless the state Constitution....

U.S. Senate

1) UNDER WHAT CIRCUMSTANCES SHOULD THE UNITED STATES SEND GROUND TROOPS INTO IRAQ AND SYRIA AS COMBATANTS IN THE CURRENT CONFLICT WITH ISIL (ISIS, OR THE ISLAMIC STATE)? CAM CAVASSO (Republican) When an enemy declares war...
“We can do better,” says former state Rep. Marcus Oshiro of the need to house the homeless. Oshiro recently joined the Hawai‘i Labor Relations Board.

Politics – Rep. Marcus Oshiro Reflects on Legislative Career

Veteran Wahiawa Lawmaker Joins Hawai‘i Labor Relations Board Richard Borreca Special to The Hawai‘i Herald Born in 1959, the year Hawai‘i became a state seems just the sort of perfect Hawai‘i political note for Marcus Oshiro, who recently ended his 23-year tenure as a member of the state House of Representatives. In late August, Gov.....

Friday bullets

Haruki Murakami, former jazz club-owner turned award-winning writer, sits down with the San Francisco Chronicle for a little Q&A. More election talk once again. As the Big Day approaches, Asian Americans across the country are...

Kirk Caldwell Is Grateful To Be Your Mayor

Kirk Caldwell was born in Waipahu and raised in Hilo, the oldest son of a plantation and country doctor. He studied Urban Planning and Economics at Tufts University, earned an M.A. from the Fletcher...

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...

Marriages, Japantown, and a charter school

Livonia, Mich. is ready to open a Japanese American charter school in September. Asian Americans are enlisting in the U.S. army at a "remarkable rate." The Japanese government awards businessman Junki Yoshida with its Foreign Minister’s...

Sad news for baseball fans . . .

Harry Kalas, longtime voice of the Philadelphia Phillies and former broadcaster of Hawaii Islander baseball games, passed away yesterday. Iraq-bound soldiers sit down with 442nd veterans. Gerald F. Seib of the Wall Street Journal examines the...
Photo of Adm. Harry B. Harris praising the "Nisei Trailblazers"

Fighting Two Wars – Adm. Harry B. Harris JR. : Nisei Warriors “All Heroes...

Adm. Harry B. Harris Jr. Commander, U.S. Pacific Command Editor’s note: One of the events of last month’s commemoration of the 75th anniversary of the bombing of Pearl Harbor by Japan was a grand tribute to the Nisei soldiers who stepped forward to serve their country in the dark days following the Dec. 7, 1941,....

Gregg Takayama

It was a smooth transition from covering politics to becoming a politician for freshman State Representative Gregg Takayama. “Listening and communicating to people is what journalism is all about, and it’s essential for elected officials,”...

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