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...
Baby Winter Jay (12 months) with her parents 'Iwi Jay and Kristen Nemoto Jay.

Cover Story – BABY TALK

A Perfectly Imperfect Breastfeeding Journey Kristen Nemoto Jay TRIGGER WARNING: DESCRIPTIONS OF GIVING BIRTH AND BREASTFEEDING ARE INCLUDED IN THIS STORY I remember the day my daughter’s tongue and lip ties were “released,” a procedure that happens...

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,...

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...

70th Cherry Blossom Queen – NISHIJIMA: A QUEEN WITH A VISION

Bringing Chōwa to Our Community Jodie Chiemi Ching Before she was crowned the Honolulu Japanese Junior Chamer of Commerce's 70th Cherry Blossom Festival Queen on Saturday, March 19 at the Sheraton Waikiki, Shari Michiko Nishijima —...

Sansei Reflections – LYNNE KOBASHIGAWA WAIHE‘E

From Humble Beginnings to Washington Place Karen Shishido Special to The Hawai‘i Herald Oftentimes I find myself wondering, Whatever happened to so-and-so? And What is that person doing now? For example, my longtime friend and mentor Lynne...

Honoring the Legacy – JOYCE TSUNODA

Trailblazer for Hawai‘i’s Community Colleges Melvin Inamasu and Violet Harada Courtesy: Japanese Cultural Center of Hawai‘i Editor’s note: “Honoring the Legacy” is a partnership between The Hawai‘i Herald and the Japanese Cultural Center of Hawai‘i. It celebrates...

Sports Culture – PRACTICE MAKES PROGRESS

George Furukawa Special to The Hawai‘i Herald For Cyd Okino, the first female head golf professional at Pearl Country Club in ‘Aiea, navigating the proverbial yellow brick road to fame and fortune has been an exhilarating...
Peterson (left) and Hirano-Omizo (right) at the Sadako Peace Crane Project at Pearl Harbor. (Photo courtesy of Hiromi Peterson)

Honoring the Legacy – HIROMI PETERSON AND NAOMI HIRANO-OMIZO

A Champion for Equal Rights Melvin Inamasu and Violet Harada Courtesy: Japanese Cultural Center of Hawai‘i Editor’s note: This series, “Honoring the Legacy,” is a partnership between The Hawai‘i Herald and the Japanese Cultural Center of...
State Senator Saiki, 1982.

Honoring the Legacy – PATRICIA SAIKI

A Champion for Equal Rights Melvin Inamasu and Violet Harada Courtesy: Japanese Cultural Center of Hawai‘i Editor’s note: This series, “Honoring the Legacy,” is a partnership between The Hawai‘i Herald and the Japanese Cultural Center of...

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