October 17, 2014

October 17, 2014

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By: Karleen C. Chinen | If you love films that stir your senses, then this is the time of the year that you look forward to with special glee, because it means the curtain will be going up on the Hawaii International Film Festival. This year’s HIFF, the 34th annual, will delight audiences from Oct. 30 through Nov. 9.

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By: Karleen C. Chinen | Commentary | The all-important general election is just 20 days away as we send this issue of the Herald to press. It is a very important election.
Alhambra Rendering

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The City of Alhambra (California), in conjunction with the Go For Broke National Education Center, is seeking seven World War II Japanese American veterans who served in the 100th Infantry Battalion (Separate), 442nd Regimental Combat Team or Military Intelligence Service to ride on its 2015 Rose Parade float on New Year’s Day in response to the parade’s theme of “Inspiring Stories.”

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The Buddhist Women’s Association in Hawaii recently hosted Fukumi Tajima from the Miyazaki-kyoku Miyakonojo-so Zenchoji in Miyazaki, Japan, as part of an annual exchange program conducted by the World Federation of Buddhist Women’s Association.

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DRAMA QUEEN JOURNALS By Shara Yuki Enay Birbirsa
Photo of Frances Kakugawa

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DEAR FRANCES By Frances H. Kakugawa

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1) AS GOVERNOR, WHAT WILL BE YOUR TOP FIVE PRIORITIES UPON TAKING OFFICE? JAMES “DUKE” AIONA (Republican) Hawai‘i will be facing some significant challenges in the...

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1) DO YOU AGREE WITH PRESIDENT OBAMA’S STRATEGY FOR COMBATTING ISIL (OR ISIS, OR ISLAMIC STATE) MILITANTS? PLEASE EXPLAIN YOUR POSITION. CHARLES DJOU (Republican) Yes. The...
Black Swan by Marko Knuutila

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By: Tom Coffman | Commentary | Special to The Hawai‘i Herald | In 2007, a writer named N.N. Taleb published a book called “The Black Swan Event.”

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1) UNDER WHAT CIRCUMSTANCES SHOULD THE UNITED STATES SEND GROUND TROOPS INTO IRAQ AND SYRIA AS COMBATANTS IN THE CURRENT CONFLICT WITH ISIL (ISIS,...

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