Dr. Sinoto on an excavation field trip in Huahine, French Polynesia. (Photos courtesy Bishop Museum)

Remembrance – Aloha Oe to a Pacific Soul, Dr. Yoshiko Sinoto

Betty Lou Kam Special to The Hawai‘i Herald When a distinguished scholar or mentor passes, we are reminded that expanding knowledge is grounded in the work and dedication of earlier generations of thinkers who asked critical questions, considered rare possibilities, proposed new theories and established proven fundamental truths based on their keen observation and careful....
Photo of Lorraine Mito (holding camera) visits her Yamane family ohaka in Hiroshima. (Photos courtesy Lorraine Mito)

My Furusato – Spirits of My Ancestors Live On

Dr. Lorraine S. Mito, Ed.D Special to The Hawai‘i Herald My father, Gisaburo Yamane, was born in Hiroshima, Japan, in 1909. At the age of 13, his parents sent him to Kona, Hawai‘i, to become the adopted child of his uncle and aunt, who were childless. Dad was the second son of his birth parents....

Remembering A People’s Minister

Karleen C. Chinen Commentary If the number of people who turned out to bid farewell to Honpa Hongwanji Mission of Hawaii’s 14th bishop was any indication, the Rev. Chikai Yosemori was a much-loved man. Yosemori, the...

Aloha ‘Oe, Ed Sakamoto…

Reading Lee Cataluna’s column in the Star-Advertiser on the passing of Hawai‘i-born playwright Edward Sakamoto in Los Angeles filled me with deep sadness. I knew that Ed’s health was failing, but I didn’t think...

Masumi Watanabe Is Remembered

Kevin Kawamoto Special to The Hawai‘i Herald On the seventh anniversary year of their daughter’s death, the parents of Masumi Watanabe from Sado Island, Japan, attended an intimate memorial service at Kawaiaha‘o Church in Honolulu that...

Ken Inouye Remembers

By: Averie’ Soto | Special to The Hawai‘i Herald | This past May, the University of Hawai‘i at Mänoa released the concept designs for the planned Daniel K. Inouye Center for Democratic Leadership. The center, to be housed on the university’s Mänoa campus, will honor a man known as a decorated World War II hero....

Aloha ‘Oe, Mary Kochiyama

Editor’s note: America lost one of its most passionate civil and human rights advocates on June 1 with the passing of Mary Yuri Kochiyama at the age of 93 in Berkeley, Calif. While most...

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