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Bernard Akamine with his wife Jeanette (left), daughter Drusilla Tanaka and son-in-law Stanley Tanaka in September 2011 at the last memorial service he attended honoring AJA veterans. He died the following April. (Photo by Wayne Iha)

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Members of Anuenue Canoe Club paddle off of Magic Island with the cremains of donors to the Willed Body Program this past April...
Group photo of Lt. Gen. Paul Nakasone with his parents in 2016.

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Three-star Army General with Hawai‘i Roots is Leading the Charge “I became interested in the military when I was in high school and started...
Group photo of (from left) Bishop Eric Matsumoto (Honpa Hongwanji Mission of Hawaii), Bishop Gensho Hara (Jodo Mission of Hawaii), newly installed Bishop Clark Watanabe and Bishop Kenjun Kawawata (Higashi Hongwanji Mission of Hawaii)

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Ministers of the Köyasan Shingon Mission of Hawaii gather for a group photo with their new bishop. (Photos by Danny Escalona) Unlocking the Secrets...
Photo of Gov. John A. Burns, first lady Beatrice Burns and their “miracle” son, Jim Burns, at a formal event in 1962, the year Burns was elected Hawai‘i’s first Democratic governor. (Photo courtesy Emme Tomimbang)

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“I always admired Jim Burns for having grown up in the fishbowl of Hawai‘i politics with a larger than life father, John A....
Photo of Consul General Misawa offers a prayer in memory of the World War II Nisei soldiers at last September’s Joint Memorial Service at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific at Punchbowl. (Photos courtesy Ann Kabasawa)

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Consul General of Japan Yasushi Misawa and his wife Yoko enjoying time with former Hawai‘i Gov. — and MIS veteran — George Ariyoshi...
Group photo of the first Nisei stewardess graduating class: (from left) May Hayashi, Louise Otani, Katherine Shiroma, Jane Toda, Ruby Mizuno, Masako Tagawa and Cynthia Tsujiuchi.

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Marian (Tagawa) Murakami opening the airplane door upon arrival at their destination. Former Flight Attendant Remembers Pan Am’s First AJA “Stewardesses” Betty S. Santoki Special to...
Photo of scene from "Allegiance"

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A scene from “Allegiance.” The Musical’s Producer Shares the Fascinating Back Story Alan Suemori Special to The Hawai‘i Herald Editor’s note:  Dr. Mark Mugiishi’s entire professional life...
Cover Photo for Feb. 3rd's Issue - of Ken Saiki (Saeki) visiting his dad's Furusato

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A Missed Opportunity Inspires A Commitment to Help Others Touch Their  Ancestral Homeland Ken Saiki Special to The Hawai‘i Herald I called my daughter at work and told...
Group photo at the summit of Mt. Whitney, "Mission Accomplished" (www.nathankelleyphoto.com/John -Muir-Trail-2016)

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Alan Suemori Special to The Hawai‘i Herald Appropriately named Thousand Island Lake.   Stretching out along the spine of the Sierra Nevadas, the John Muir Trail unwinds...
Photo of Küpuna Sadao Honda and interviewer Dana Okuma.

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Gail Honda Special to The Hawai‘i Herald ProjectFocusHawaii co-founders Laurie Callies (third from left) and Lisa Uesugi (far right) with Fujifilm Hawaii supporters (from left)...

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