Cherry Blossom Festival Queen Contestants Introduced

The Japanese Cultural Center of Hawai‘i’s New Year’s ‘Ohana Festival on Jan. 11 was the setting for the kick-off of the 63rd Cherry Blossom Festival, an annual project of the Honolulu Japanese Junior Chamber...

Kimberly Takata Named Cherry Blossom Festival Queen

Gwen Battad Ishikawa The 63rd Cherry Blossom Festival came to a close on March 22 at the Sheraton Waikiki Hotel, when the new queen and court were announced at the Festival Ball. The festival, sponsored by...

Grant Murata Joins Hawaii Hochi

Grant Murata has joined The Hawai‘i Herald and the Hawaii Hochi as advertising and promotions manager. He replaces Karlton Tomomitsu, who left to pursue other business interests. Murata previously worked in advertising sales for JN...
Onizuka siblings Claude Onizuka and Shirley Matsuoka and astronaut Col. Edward Michael Fincke of the NASA astronaut office at the bust of Ellison Onizuka on his 71st birthday, which was marked by the opening of the Ellison Onizuka Remembrance at JCCH.

Spotlight – Astronaut Ellison Onizuka Collection Finds New Home at JCCH

SPOTLIGHT BY Karleen C. Chinen Beloved Hawai‘i astronaut Ellison Onizuka’s 71st birthday was remembered and celebrated on June 24 with the opening of “The Ellison Onizuka Remembrance” at the Japanese Cultural Center of Hawai‘i. The collection is now part of the center’s “Okage Sama De: I am what I am because of you” permanent exhibit.....

Neal s. Blaisdell Center Rededicated As War Memorial

Gwen Battad Ishikawa A plaque dedicating the Neal S. Blaisdell Center as a war memorial — as it was originally intended back in the 1960s when it was built — was rededicated last November with...

Aloha ‘Oe Tagata-San… Aloha Taro-San

Karleen C. Chinen Aloha is that special Hawaiian word that expresses many sentiments. We say “Aloha . . .,” or “Aloha ‘oe,” in bidding someone special a fond farewell. And, we also say “Aloha ....

World War II Nisei Soldiers Remembered At Joint Memorial Service

Karleen C. Chinen With each passing year, there are fewer and fewer of them. But for those surviving Nisei veterans of the 100th Infantry Battalion, 442nd Regimental Combat Team, Military Intelligence Service and 1399th Engineer...

Military Intelligence Service Exhibit Opens At Hawaii Army Museum

The U.S. Army Museum of Hawaii at Fort DeRussy in Waikïkï recently opened “America’s Secret Weapon,” a colorful new exhibit that tells the little-known story of the 6,000 Japanese Americans who served in the...

Fundraising Campaign Launched For Hiroshima Landslide Victims

The “Hawai‘i for Hiroshima Fundraising Committee” recently kicked off a campaign to raise funds to aid the people of Hiroshima City following the massive landslides of Aug. 19. Seventy-two residents were killed in the...

CENTURY-OLD SHINTO SHRINE AT HPV REDEDICATED

Photo Courtesy: Wikimedia.org The ever so humble Wakamiya Inari Shrine at Hawaii’s Plantation Village in Waipahu celebrated the 100th anniversary of its founding in a big way on May 4. The Shinto shrine was feted...

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