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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.”
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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....

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...

Tiger, Ryu and Nonno

Japanese American groups Vs. Charles E. Grassley. Insight into the world of the Japanese American detective Tiger Woods gives some advice to Japan's golf phenom, Ryu Ishikawa. Nonno: Mixing Japanese and American fashion in Houston. Taking a closer...
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Education – Learn More About The Impact of Executive Order 9066

There was a time when information about Executive Order 9066 and how it affected the lives of tens of thousands of people hardly existed. That, fortunately, has changed. Today, there are many excellent resources — books, as well as DVDs — that help to tell the story. We have compiled a list of titles worth....

Lieutenant Governor – Q&A With The Candidates

1) HOW WOULD YOU COUNTER THE VIEW OF SOME THAT THE LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR IS A NON-ESSENTIAL POSITION IN STATE GOVERNMENT? LESTER CHANG (Independent) That may have been true in the past, but the lieutenant governor will...
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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....

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...

Introducing… Governor David Ige

Governor David Y. Ige Published with Permission Editor’s note: Less than a month after they swept to victory in Hawai‘i’s general election, former state Senate colleagues David Ige and Shan Tsutsui each raised their right hand...

Dale Kobayashi For State House, District 23

I wish to express my sincere gratitude to Hawaii Hochi for providing this opportunity for our community to freely express our views with one another. For over 100 years, the Hochi has served as...

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