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Shimaya Shoten was located on River Street from 1917 until 1962.Shimaya Shoten was located on River Street from 1917 until 1962.

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Exemplary Service Keeps Loyal Customers Coming Back Gwen Battad Ishikawa Long before the arrival in Hawai‘i of Costco and Sam’s Club, Shimaya Shoten was the place...
Gov. David Ige with the 100th Battalion veterans (from left): Akiyoshi Kuriyama, Masaharu Saito, Gov. Ige, Kazuto Shimizu, Jack Nakamura, Thomas Nikaido and Sonsei Nakamura. Gov. Ige’s father, Tokio Ige, served in the 100th Battalion.

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“We in this room all understand that if the 100th had failed in what it had to do, the history of our community,...
Rimi Natsukawa of her concert last year in Hawai‘i: “At that time, the feeling of Hawai‘i was so welcoming, I strongly felt that I would like to come back again. Then came an opportunity to sing at the Okinawan Festival!” (Photo by Jon Itomura)

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Rimi Natsukawa (bottom right) at an after-concert party with 2016 HUOA officers Tom Yamamoto (top left) and Lynn Miyahira Krupa (top right), Kazufumi...
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.”...
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...
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...
Collage photo of Winnie (Kapiolani Hospital's facility dog) and 2-yr-old, Katy, and Dr. Wade Kyono and 15-yr-old Luke, and 8-yr-old Tavin playing with Winnie

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Dr. Randal Wada Veered Off His Career Course and Found His Life’s Calling Alan Suemori Special to The Hawai‘i Herald It was not supposed to be this...
“. . . [W]ith the encouragement of the local Okinawans who came to the camps, it was their saving grace,” said HUOA executive director Jane Serikaku. (Photo by Gregg Kakesako)

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These Nisei remembered their parents’ encounters with the Okinawan POWs: (from left) Sadamitsu Higa, Larry Yogi, Fumie Oshiro, Seikichi “Chick” Takara and Clara...
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...

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