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Then-state Rep. Mark Takai, Rep. Aaron Ling Johanson and Rep. Scott Saiki on opening day of the 2013 legislative session. Takai and Saiki were both elected to the state House in 1994. In 2014, Takai ran for the U.S. House of Representatives and won, taking office in January 2015. He died of cancer in July 2016. (Courtesy: Office of Rep. Scott Saiki)

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Former Speaker Calvin Say advises Saiki to not get bogged down in details and to “keep his eyes open to the big picture.”...
Hooge Ryu Hana Nuuzi no Kai Nakasone Dance Academy keiki gave guests a preview of what they can expect at the Oct. 21 dance concert.

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Lynne Yoshiko Nakasone-Sensei, director and grand master of Hooge Ryu Hana Nuuzi no Kai, seated with her husband Clarence Tomokazu Nakasone. They are...
From left: JCCH board chair Christine Kubota; Consul General of Japan Yasushi Misawa; Hawai‘i Gov. David Ige; Kaua‘i Mayor Bernard Carvalho; honorees Kenny and Chizuko Endo of Taiko Center of the Pacific; honorees Barry Masuo, Ethel Yamane and Ethel Hasegawa, representing the JCCH Gift Shop Visionaries; honoree Tsukasa Harufuku of JTB Hawaii Inc.; honorees Mabel and Norman Hashisaka of Kauai Kookies; honoree Dean Okimoto of Nalo Farms and JCCH president/executive director Carole Hayashino.

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The Japanese Cultural Center of Hawai‘i recognized six individuals, organizations and volunteers at its annual “Sharing the Spirit of Aloha” gala on June 17...
Two books based on oral history interviews collected by the Center for Oral History —“Hanahana: An Oral History Anthology of Hawaii’s Working People” (1984) and the 2009 book, “Talking Hawai‘i’s Story: Oral Histories of an Island People.”

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Two UH Researchers Bid Farewell to Historic Center Kevin Y. Kawamoto Special to The Hawai‘i Herald Kevin Kawamoto is a longtime contributor to The Hawai‘i Herald. Their names...
Photo of Kalä Baybayan Tanaka, leading her crew

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Colleen Uechi Special to The Hawai‘i Herald Tanaka and a fellow crewmember study a map of their island destination. (Photos courtesy Polynesian Voyaging Society)   The wind...
Photo outside of storefront with sign, Miyako Sushi in Maui

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Decades-old Maui Sushi Business Still Going Strong Melissa Tanji Special to The Hawai‘i Herald Miyako Sushi owner Michael Kodama looks at a magazine in which he...
Photo of a scene from “The Emperor in August” - military personnel gathered and sitting in a dark room

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3:30 p.m. – Tokyo Bordello 5:50 p.m. – Hanjiro of Kusama: Bird of Passage 7:20 p.m. – Pulling an Oar 9:40 p.m. – Sanguine Battle 11:20 p.m. –...
Photo of a floral wedding arch by Asa Ige. (Courtesy hawaiiweddinglove.com)

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Melissa Tanji Special to The Hawai‘i Herald Floral designer Asa Ige. (Photo from asaflowers.com) Maui boy Asa Ige has taken his love for art and a...
From left: Michael Miura, the Rev. Taiken Akiyama and Dwight Ishiguro were among the volunteers. Miura and Ishiguro also spend several days a week cleaning the cemeteries.

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Volunteers from the Haleiwa Shingon Mission, Wahiawa Soto Mission, Haleiwa Jodo Mission and Wahiawa Hongwanji Mission set aside the last Saturday in May...
Photo of Gov. David Ige presents a framed feather lei to Hiroshima Gov. Hidehiko Yuzaki.

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‘Ukulele virtuoso Jake Shimabukuro plays “Wipe Out” with Consul General Yasushi Misawa and Gov. David Ige. Karleen C. Chinen About 120 people gathered at the...

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