Spotlight: FAREWELL (FOR NOW, HERALD)

Ida Yoshinaga Editor’s note: As of this writing, my staff writer (friend and cheerleader) for the last year and a half, Ida Yoshinaga is already off to Atlanta, Georgia on a new adventure as an...

Spotlight: UJSH CULTURE AND ARTS VIDEO

“Kai Ka: Blossoming Culture” Ida Yoshinaga On Thursday, May 6, the United Japanese Society of Hawaii streamed its original video “Kai Ka – Blossoming Culture” on its various social media (for example, youtube.com/watch?v=jWcHgLO8NtM). The relaxing 39-min.,...

Spotlight: OMEDETÖ GOZAIMASU JAMIE!

Herald Intern Graduates From Windward Academy’s CTE Program Ida Yoshinaga On the night of Tuesday, April 28, our Hawai‘i Herald intern, high-school junior Jamie Hirano, graduated from the 2021 “Learn Through Internship and Interests” program of...

Spotlight: WELCOME JAMIE HIRANO

Jodie Chiemi Ching Sixteen-year-old Jamie Hirano is on board as The Hawai‘i Herald’s newest intern. The junior at James B. Castle High School has her target goal clear in sight – attend New York University...

Spotlight: NATE GYOTOKU, NEW HEAD OF JCCH

After a little over a half-year without its top leader, the Japanese Cultural Center of Hawai‘i will have a new president and executive director, Nate Gyotoku, from Jan. 11, announced the JCCH Board of...

Spotlight: GFBNEC VIRTUAL GALA TO FEATURE LOCAL NISEI VETERANS

“Evening of Aloha” Presents Photo Tribute of Over 30 Living Veterans From Hawai‘i. Janis Tanji Wong GFBNEC Vice President of Development and Strategic Initiatives On Saturday, Nov. 14, 2020, from 4 to 5 p.m. PST (or 2...

GOOD LUCK KATHERINE ITOH!

Jodie Chiemi Ching The Herald ‘ohana sends its best wishes and a heartfelt mahalo to Katherine Itoh. Shin-nisei Itoh has been the Herald’s intern for the past few months, polishing her reporting skills by compiling...
Rimi Natsukawa performing at the 2017 HUOA Okinwan Festival at Kapi‘olani Park.

RIMI NATSUKAWA TO LIVESTREAM CONCERT

Late-Night Entertainment for Hawai‘i on Aug. 25 Jodie Chiemi Ching Rimi Natsukawa, whose recording of “Nada Sousou” became the signature tune for the touching Japanese romantic drama of the same name in 2006, will livestream a...
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Spotlight: 46th Annual Historic Preservation Honor Awards

Katherine Itoh The Historic Preservation Honor Awards are the state’s highest recognition for projects, organizations and publications that help in the preservation and restoration of Hawai’i’s historical and cultural sites. The annual award is presented...
Co-hosts of “Yuntaku Live!” David Jones (left) and Lynn Miyahira (right) of the HUOA, applaud inaugural guest Kenton Odo’s sanshin-playing. Earlier, Odo (center) shared an amusing anecdote on the “yareba dekiru” (“if you try, you can do it”) calligraphic artwork in the background. (Photo courtesy of HUOA)

Community Focus – “Yuntaku Live!” Lights Up Okinawan Musical Arts And Community History

Every Tuesday at 7 p.m. HST for an hour and sometimes longer, Okinawans and Okinawans at heart can now tune in to the lively, heartfelt and highly informative “Yuntaku Live!” video-streaming broadcast co-hosted by David “DJ” Jones and Hawaii United Okinawa Association President Lynn Miyahira, a combination of weekly variety show, community news wire and....

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