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Veteran History – HAUNTED BY MEMORIES OF SAIGON

The Collapse of Kabul and Afghanistan Brings Back Haunting Memories for Retired Journalist Gregg K. Kakesako Special to The Hawai‘i Herald Editor’s Note: The content of this article includes Ken Kashiwahara’s personal traumatic accounts of the Vietnam...

Maui Community – JAPANESE TEAHOUSE IN KEPANIWAI PARK GETS TLC

“It’s Our Kuleana,” Say Deron Furukawa, President, Japanese Cultural Society of Maui Kathy Collins Special to The Hawai‘i Herald The site of one of the bloodiest battles in Hawaiian history seems an unlikely location for celebrating birthdays...

Nisei Soldiers – NISEI SOLDIERS: REKINDLING THE SOUL OF FIRE

Lynn Heirakuji Special to The Hawai‘i Herald We all have moments in our lives when we have a flash of insight that sets our lives on an unplanned path. A switch is turned on inside of...

Kaua‘i History – HUI ALU — KAUA‘I’S UCHINANCHU FAMILY

Carolyn Morinishi Special to The Hawai‘i Herald As June (Fernandes) Muñoz gently lifted her paranku from the table, the old instrument brought forth many memories from years past. “Here is my old paranku and the bag...

Queen Contestants – 69th Cherry Blossom Festival

SHELLY TERUKO IMAMURA High School: Castle High School College/Degree: University of Hawai‘i at Mänoa, Bachelor of Business Administration in Human Resource Management Occupation: Human resources specialist Hobbies: Traveling, hiking and eating food How do you incorporate kibou (hope) into...

Remembrance – THE ONE AND ONLY SONNY CHIBA

Lois Kajiwara Special to The Hawai‘i Herald Commentary Upon reading about Shinichi “Sonny” Chiba’s passing on Aug. 19, 2021, I felt a rush of emotions: disbelief, shock and a sense of deep loss. I first saw him...

Honoring the Legacy – RYAN KAWAMOTO

Telling the AJA Story through Video Melvin Inamasu and Violet Harada Courtesy: Japanese Cultural Center of Hawai‘i Editor’s note: This bimonthly series, “Honoring the Legacy,” represents a partnership between the Herald and the Japanese Cultural Center of...

Mind-Body Wellness – MENTAL AND EMOTIONAL TRICK-OR-TREATING

Dr. Chad Sato Hawai‘i Herald Columnist Halloween is celebrated each year on Oct. 31. Halloween originated from the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain, when people would light bonfires and wear costumes to ward off ghosts (history.com/topics/halloween)....

Estate Planning Insights – DURABLE POWER OF ATTORNEY

Ethan R. Okura Hawai‘i Herald Columnist In my last column, I wrote about the Advance Health-Care Directives that contain a “Power of Attorney for Health Care.” I explained that it is a different document than a...

Art In The Community – ART AS A TIME CAPSULE

Lange and Okiishi Capture the Japanese American Experiences Through Images and Artwork Kristen Nemoto Jay Out on display now at University of Hawai‘i at Mänoa are two noted artists whose mission of sharing Japanese American experiences...

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