Featured Story – FRANCE AWARDS LEGION OF HONOR CHEVALIER MEDAL

Joseph S. Oshiro and Albert K. Nakama Helped to Liberate French Towns in World War II  Gregg K. Kakesako Special to The Hawai'i Herald In what may be the last public ceremony, the French government honored six...
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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...

Go For Broke – THE MAEHARA AND GIMA CONNECTION

Maui Families Reunited after 75 Years Byrnes Yamashita Commentary Special to The Hawai‘i Herald On a recent afternoon in Honolulu, two families with roots on Maui came together to reminisce about their shared connection with a Nisei soldier...

Cover Story – A TALE OF TWO BEST FRIENDS

Memorial Day: Remembering Our Fallen Heroes Byrnes Yamashita Special to The Hawai‘i Herald What is Memorial Day and why do we commemorate it? Many people think of it as a long weekend that marks the start of...

USPS STAMP – JUNE 3: NATIONWIDE “GO FOR BROKE” STAMP RELEASE

Three California Nisei Women On a Mission to Honor Veterans With US Postal Stamp Gregg Kakesako Special to The Hawai‘i Herald Editor’s note: In the Dec. 18, 2020, issue of the Herald, cover article “USPS ‘Go For...

Virtual Event – GFBNEC: 2020 EVENING OF ALOHA VIRTUAL GALA

Now Accepting Submissions for Two New Veteran-Recognition Opportunities Janis Tanji Wong GFBNEC Vice President of Development and Strategic Initiatives Go For Broke National Education Center will present a livestream broadcast of its 19th Annual Evening of Aloha...

MAHALO VETERANS!

75th V-J Day Commemoration, Events, Stories and Resources Ida Yoshinaga To celebrate “Victory Over Japan” Day in the Pacific, World War II veteran of the 442nd Regimental Combat Team Terry T. Shima was featured in...
Leonard Oka, founder of the Nisei Veterans Memorial Center. (Photo courtesy of Leonard Oka)

Honoring Our Legacy – Leonard Oka

Creating the Maui Nisei Veterans Memorial Center Melvin Inamasu and Violet Harada Courtesy of the Japanese Cultural Center of Hawai‘i Persistence and grit are essential attributes of leadership. Leonard Oka possesses both in spades. It took Oka over three decades to realize his vision of a center on Maui to honor Nisei veterans. In the....
Shinye and Noboru at the Hawaii Okinawa Center in Waipio in 2015. (Photo courtesy of Ryukyu Shimpo)

Lead Story – The Story of the Gima Brothers

They Strengthened Their Bond as Brothers After Serving Opposing Sides in the Battle of Okinawa By Byrnes Yamashita Special to The Hawai‘i Herald Do you sometimes think about how a simple twist of fate changed your life and the lives of others? As the world commemorates the 75th anniversary of the end of World War....
Maui artist Kirk Kurokawa chats with visitors recently at the Nisei Veterans Memorial Center, where he is painting a mural highlighting the World War II AJA soldiers.

Art + History – Maui Mural Celebrates Nisei Soldier’s Story

Nisei Veterans Memorial Center Telling Their Story Inside and Out Melissa Tanji Special to The Hawai‘i Herald Crisp, colorless images of young American soldiers of Japanese ancestry are coming to life on a concrete canvas on the windswept oceanfront campus of the Nisei Veterans Memorial Center. At the center, situated where the towns of Kahului and Wailuku meet,....

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