August 18, 2017

August 18, 2017

Akemi Martin-Sensei presents the senbazuru (1,000 origami cranes) to Takashi Ejiri, director of the Tourism Exchange Division for the Iwaki City Government, as the Ryukyukoku Matsuri Daiko Hawaii members (from left) Jonathan Loomis, Melissa Ching, Christine Kim, Katie Tokunaga, Nikka Kahalekulu-Nakama and Alex Au look on.

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Ryukyukoku Matsuri Daiko Hawaii members performing in the shadow of the Shioyazaki lighthouse (top, far right). (Photos courtesy Melissa Ching) Melissa Ching Special to The...
In 2005, the Nagahama Kariyushi Kai had a party to recognize Toma-san and myself for our promotions — Toma-san to Lieutenant in the Okinawa Police Force, and myself to Major in the Air Force Reserves.

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Dropping in on Nagahama roujinkai (elder neighborhood group) friends playing gateball recently, including friend Shimori Toma (on the sidelines wearing long-sleeved blue jacket) Colin...
Photo of the Arata aunties and uncles gathered to welcome me to Okinawa in 1986.

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Mom (front row, second from left) made her first trip to Okinawa to visit her mother and her family in 1960 — three...
Photo of Chiyoko, Kathleen and Ian walk up the street to their old home, an American-style home that Hiroto Kagimoto built for his family.

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The Kagimoto siblings’ first meeting in 46 years with Chiyoko, their childhood maid and her husband Kazuo in their hotel lobby in Naha....
Photo of Barbara Kim Stanton

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REAL POSSIBILITIES BY Barbara Kim Stanton
The Hawaii Herald Logo

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ESTATE PLANNING BY Carroll D. Dortch
Historical Fiction by Michael G. Malaghan

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HISTORICAL FICTION By Michael G. Malaghan
Photo of Jon J. Murakami

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GENERATION GAP by Jon J. Murakami
Drawing featuring Dennis Fujitake as a comic

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8•0•8 By Dennis Fujitake
Rev. Paul Osumi

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By Rev. Paul S. Osumi Reprinted with permission Our Turn Almost every day we read of the death of someone we know. We are prompted to reflect,...

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