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New issue on stands April 4


What’s In This Issue:

** Patricia Saiki, former congresswoman and state senator, is now the chair of the Hawaii Republican Party. Learn more about her, her vision and her unique partnership with her husband, the late Dr. Stanley Saiki.

** Our cover photo features Loren Keala Fujitani, an assistant language teacher with the Japan Exchange and Teaching Program (JET). Following in the footsteps of her brother Gen who wrote a column for the Herald about his JET experience in Gifu, Keala will share her observations working and living in Suo-Oshima, Japan, in her first installment of “Aloha From Oshima.”

** San Jose State University baseball head coach David Nakama talks about his love of the game with Dr. Michael Okihiro in “Doc’s Jocks.”

** Celebrate Earth Day on April 22 with a Culture4Kids! craft — learn how to make an inkan name stamp or seal using recycled cork.


Each year, Japanese American communities around the nation set aside a day to reflect upon the legacy and lessons of the incarcerations that happened during World War II.

This year’s Honolulu program will take place on Sunday, March 23, at the Pearl Harbor Theatre. The event is co-sponsored by the World War II Valor in the Pacific at Pearl Harbor and the Honolulu chapter of the Japanese American Citizens League.

The 3 p.m. event will be a screening of the Hawaii Five-O episode, “Hoʻonani Makuakane, Honor Thy Father.” The show originally aired on Dec. 13, 2013. It weaves together the experiences of World War II veterans, Pearl Harbor survivors, Japanese American internees and reminds us all of the lessons of war. Immediately following the screening will be a talk-story with actor James Saito who played the pivotal role of David, the former Honouliuli internee.

Seating is limited. Deadline to reserve a seat is today, March 17. Contact Audrey Muromoto at or call 945-7633.

The Hawaii Herald Goes All-Digital and All COLOR!


Thanks to our parent company Shizuoka Shimbun, Hawaii Hochi, Ltd., which publishes The Hawaii Herald and Hawaii Hochi, has acquired a new press, the TKS JETLEADER 1500. This new digital press allows us to print color on every page. The Herald’s March 7 edition, out in stores this week, is the first job printed on the new “Jet.”

Also in this issue is the story of Sue Isonaga, an unsung hero of World War II. She passed away earlier this year at the age of 92.

This issue also contains the biographies of the 62nd Cherry Blossom Festival queen contestants and a chance to “Name the Cherry Blossom Festival Queen.” Prizes include a trip for 2 to Vegas, and a gift certificate and gift baskets from Big Island Candies.

For those of you familiar with Rev. Paul Osumi’s “Today’s Thought,” and wished it would be published again, wish no more. The favorite column will appear in every issue of the Herald on the comics page. A new book about Rev. Osumi was published by his son Norman called, “Today’s Thoughts — Rev. Paul Osumi: the Man and His Message.”

Lastly, recovery efforts are still continuing for Tohoku residents and surrounding areas following the devastating tsunami and earthquake that took place three years ago. Read how some women in the Ishinomaki area have found hope and purpose with the Nozomi Project.



The Feb. 21 issue featured Maui’s own, Jesse “Takamiyama” Kuhaulua, who is celebrating 50 years of sumo. For those of you who haven’t picked up a copy, you can still find it at the Japanese Cultural Center of Hawaii, Marukai and at our Hawaii Hochi offices.


February 4 is the registration deadline for the inaugural Women’s Leadership Summit in Hawaii, presented by the Japanese Women’s Society Foundation. It takes place from Thursday, Feb. 13, to Saturday, Feb. 15, at the Sheraton Waikiki Hotel. The three-day event … Continue reading



Hawaii United Okinawa Association Holiday Craft Fairs

Both fairs will be at the Hawaii Okinawa Center, 94-587 Uke‘e St. For more information, call 676-5400.

Winter Craft Fair — Saturday, Nov. 30, from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 1, from 9 a.m.-2 p.m.

• “An Evening in Waipio” Craft Fair — Wednesday, Dec. 11, from 5:30-9 p.m. ($5 donation for early admission at 5 p.m.)

Also features door prizes, silent auction, a visit with Santa, food and entertainment.



Holiday Fair 2013 — Sunday, Dec. 8, from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at  the Maui High School gymnasium in Kahului.

The event will include Christmas ornaments, shell and glass jewelry, candles, soaps, baked goods, Jeff’s Jellies, plants and a farmers market.

The Holiday Fair is a fundraiser for Maui’s Sons and Daughters of the Nisei Veterans, whose projects include historical programs in partnership with the Nisei Veterans Memorial Center and the annual Chrysanthemum Festival, which funds projects including scholarships.

Finding Japan in Keukenhof


Former Herald writer Joe Udell visited Lisse, the Netherlands, earlier this year and describes the Keukenhof garden in this issue’s cover story. The garden, known for its 121-year-old windmill, is also host to more than 7 million tulips, crocuses, daffodils and hyacinths. With its interesting wooden and metal sculptures and giant pond, it is a must-see travel stop for 2014 travelers.

Also in this issue, read about a unique mythology and storytelling event called Kataributai, which takes place on Dec. 8 and learn more about UH Wahine basketball player Diane Moore.

In addition, you’ll find the December television program guide and tips on Medicare, Social Security and estate planning.

Celebrating the Big Island of Hawai’i


The Hawaii Herald is excited to spotlight Hawaii Island in this recent issue. Read all about the Hakalau Camp reunion, Kohala Aikikai Aikido, Kamuela’s Village Burger and more.

The television program guide for NGN, KIKU and KBFD is also in this issue.

A special mahalo to the advertisers who helped make this issue possible.