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70th Cherry Blossom Festival: QUEEN CONTESTANTS

Photos by Expressions and Glenn Yoza Photography TAELER KEALOHILANI AKANA High School: La Pietra Hawai‘i School for Girls, Honolulu, Hawai‘i College/Degree: Saint Mary’s College of California, Bachelor of Science in Psychology Occupation: Community Based Case Manager Hobbies: Gardening and...

Issei Pioneers – CHIYEKO TAKUSHI: HAWAI‘I’S FIRST WOMAN INSURANCE AGENT

How an Issei Okinawan Woman Broke the Glass Ceiling in the 1930s Lynette Teruya Special to The Hawai‘i Herald When 7-year-old Ushi Tamagusuku left Okinawa in 1910, who could have known that she would someday become the...

69th Cherry Blossom Festival: RECORD-BREAKING CBF QUEEN BRIANNE YAMADA

Okinawan Musical Performer Sweeps Top CB Festival Awards for Historic “Triple Win” Ida Yoshinaga In the early evening of Saturday, Apr. 3, the virtual audience of the 69th Annual Cherry Blossom Festival — ensconced in their...

OKAGE SAMA DE – AWARD-WINNING JOURNALIST LINDA TAIRA

Hui Makaala Special to The Hawai‘i Herald How Hui Makaala’s Scholarship Fueled Her Success Linda Taira’s attraction to journalism began early. “As a child, I would read newspapers spread out in front of me on the floor,...

Japanese Women’s Society Foundation Holds Summit And Fashion Show

The Japanese Women’s Society Foundation presented its Second Women’s Leadership Summit and 36th Fashion Show on March 27 and 28 at the Sheraton Waikiki Hotel. “Health, Beauty & Well-Being” was the theme of the...

“FILIPINAS!”

  Gwen Battad Ishikawa Women have come a long way over the decades. In the early 1900s, women’s rights activists and feminists Susan Brownell Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton fought for women’s right to vote and...
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Women and Social Security

YOUR SOCIAL SECURITY by Jane Yamamoto-Burigsay

Disney “Frozen” Warms Hearts of Japanese Women

Michiko Miyata was never a fan of Disney movies, thinking they were only for young people. So imagine her surprise when she saw Disney’s latest animated film about a princess with ice powers and...

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