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Photo of Toshiro Mifune on a movie set

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  Director Steven Okazaki: “. . . is (Mifune’s) appeal was never limited by ethnic boundaries: I have Latino friends who were just as...
Photo of John “Prime” Hina at work on a mural.

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Roy Kimura Special to The Hawai‘i Herald Director Tadashi Nakamura: “. . . the opportunity to work with the Hawaiian community . . . was...
Photo of owners and husband and wife, Betty and Calvin Shibuya

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Melissa Tanji Special to The Hawai‘i Herald  Calvin Shibuya with a tray of freshly made stick donuts. The stick donut is the bakery’s top seller...
Photo of Ishikawa grandsons attended July book launch of their grandmother's, Barbara Kawakami, story.

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Karleen C. Chinen Thirty. “Thirty” is a number that comes up often in conversations about Barbara F. Kawakami’s long-awaited book, “Picture Bride Stories.” That is...
Cover of Issue featuring Hoku restaurant and title "Serving Up Aloha in Finland"

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Lorraine Oda Special to The Hawai‘i Herald A sansei from Pearl City is sharing some of Hawai‘i’s favorite dishes in the faraway land where he now makes...

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Glenn Wakai Special to The Hawai‘i Herald I entered this world as Mitsuru Shimabukuro. My mom, originally from Okinawa, gave birth to me in Tökyö when she...

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Karleen C. Chinen Commentary I don’t spend too much time worrying about how many more years of publishing life lie ahead for the Herald. Frankly speaking,...

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Karleen C. Chinen Commentary Welcome to Part 1 of The Hawai‘i Herald’s 35th anniversary edition! Former Hawaii Hochi president Paul Yempuku displays a framed version of...

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  Growing up in the ancient capital city of Kamakura, Takamasa Yamamura was expected to follow tradition and take over his family business, which stretched...

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Meredith Kuba Special to The Hawai‘i Herald Last month, I finally realized my long-held dream of running the Boston Marathon. It was a quest I had...

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