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Photo of the Cherry Blossom Festival Queen Contestants

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Jennifer Keiko Ezaki Jennifer Exaki Parents: Bruce and Laura Ezaki High School: Our Redeemer Lutheran, 2009 College/Degree/Year: Biola University, bachelor’s degree in communication, 2013; University of Hawai‘i...
Photo of the Cherry Blossom Festival Queen Contestants

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Lori Satoki Kim Lori Kim Parents: Eric and Karen Kim High School: Pacific Buddhist Academy, 2007 College/Degree/Year: University of Hawai‘i at Mänoa, bachelor’s degree in business administration...
Photo of the Cherry Blossom Festival Queen Contestants

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Kaelyn Sachiko Okuhata Kaelyn Okuhata Parents: Kevin and Lori Okuhata High School: King Kekaulike High School (Hawai‘i Island), 2012 College/Degree/Year: Chapman University, bachelor’s degree in business administration...
Photo of the Cherry Blossom Festival Queen Contestants

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Ruth Mariko Taketa Ruth Taketa Family: Carol Sato (mother) and Jonathan Taketa (brother) High School: Roosevelt High School, 2011 College/Degree/Year: University of Hawai‘i at Mänoa, bachelor’s degree...
Photo of the three sister courts gathering for a group photo while attending the 76th Nisei Week coronation in Los Angeles.

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64th Cherry Blossom Festival Court members are dressed in beautiful furisode kimono in Kyoto, Japan, while visiting Diamond Sponsor Watabe Wedding. Alexis Sayuri Okihara 64th...
Photo of Hawai‘i Sansei attorneys Leigh-Ann Miyasato and Eric Yamamoto worked tirelessly to get Fred Korematsu’s conviction overturned. (Hawai‘i Herald file photo)

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An Opportunity to Learn About the Continuing Importance of the Korematsu Case Karleen C. Chinen During a visit to the University of Hawai‘i’s William S. Richardson...
Photo of World War II Nisei veterans of the 100th Infantry Battalion, 442nd

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Byrnes Yamashita Special to The Hawai‘i Herald I recently attended fundraising events for two national organizations that have been documenting and memorializing the Japanese American experience, with...
Photo of vendor, Shop Toast

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Oct. 23-Nov. 20: “Shichigosan” at Hawaii Kotohira Jinsha – Hawaii Dazaifu Tenmangu. Shichigosan is said to have originated in Japan’s Heian Period (794-1185) among court nobles...

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The Honouliuli National Monument in Kunia on O‘ahu was recently documented by Mid-Pacific Institute students, thanks to a partnership with CyArk and support from...

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Close to 500 World War II Nisei veterans, their families and friends turned out for the 442nd Veterans Club’s 73rd anniversary banquet at the...

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