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Legacy of the Sansei – Our Stories, Our Strength

Tom Ikeda Special to The Hawai‘i Herald Editor’s note: The Herald recently decided to expand its “Legacy of the Sansei” series to include essays by Sansei living on the continental United States. Brian Niiya, who was...
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Legacy of The Sansei – The Sansei in Hawai‘i: A Blended Culture of Aloha

Glenn K. Miyataki, Ph.D. Special to The Hawai‘i Herald While the legacy of the Sansei is still being written in many countries, I accepted an invitation to write this essay because of the unique circumstances that...
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Legacy of the Sansei – The Sansei Legacy and Our Hawaiian Cultural Heritage

Alan T. Murakami Special to The Hawai‘i Herald The Sansei in Hawai‘i leave a mixed legacy in their diminishing historic wake. The authors in this series make me marvel at their contributions to the social fabric...
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Legacy of The Sansei – Being Sansei

Christine R. Yano Special to The Hawai‘i Herald Sansei live in a strange and unique position. We form the last of the generations of Japa- nese Americans with direct knowledge of Japan in the form of grandparents....
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Legacy of the Sansei – The Sansei in Hawai‘i: Wrapping Up One Year Later

Gail Honda Special to The Hawai‘i Herald One year ago, in The Hawai‘i Herald’s 2016 New Year’s edition, I posed the question, “What is the Legacy of the Sansei?” Herald Editor Karleen Chinen suggested that we...
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Legacy of the Sansei – Kaua‘i-Born Sansei Share Perspectives On Sansei Legacy

SANSEI LEGACY CAN BE BASED ON SUSTAINABLE ISSEI VALUES Chad Taniguchi Special to The Hawai‘i Herald My issei grandparents from Hiroshima and Ehime-ken were frugal. I remember Ojiichan saved pieces of string and wound them into a ball....
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Legacy of the Sansei – Perpetuating Enduring Values in Changing Times

JoAnn A. Yukimura Special to The Hawai‘i Herald I feel unending gratitude to the Issei and Nisei, whose hard work, enduring spirit, and commitment to their children and community against great odds have enabled Sansei like...
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Legacy of the Sansei – Forging Character Through Idealism and Nisei Value

Colbert Matsumoto Special to The Hawai‘i Herald Ask not what your country can do for you — ask what you can do for your country.” This call to action of newly elected President John Kennedy in...
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Legacy of the Sansei – Values We Learned From Preceding Generations

Dwight Yoshiharu Takamine Special to The Hawai‘i Herald My late father, Yoshito Takamine, a Nisei, was my role model as I was growing up in Honoka‘a, a rural community on the Big Island. He was the...
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Legacy of the Sansei – Re-establishing The Religiousness Of A Newer Generation

Rev. Clarence Shinkö Higa Special to The Hawai‘i Herald Obaban (my maternal grandmother) was a strong supporter of Shingon (Köyasan) Buddhism, as is my mother. Thus, the Higa family became Buddhist — more by blood association...

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