Centenarian Dr. Seiya Ohata enjoying a cup of coffee at the Wendy’s in Kahului recently. (Photo by Colleen Uechi)

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Dr. Seiya Ohata Has Been a Good Son, a Good Doctor, a Good Veteran Colleen Uechi Special to The Hawai‘i Herald As Seiichi Ohata and his family...
The Okinawa delegation gathered for a group photo after the Irei Sai service at Jikoen Hongwanji.

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Hawai‘i resident May (Kakazu) Oshiro and her cousin Susumu Kakazu from Okinawa hold the sanshin that Oshiro’s father, Kamesuke Kakazu, gave to Kakazu’s...
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...
Photo of Adm. Harry B. Harris praising the "Nisei Trailblazers"

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Adm. Harry B. Harris Jr. Commander, U.S. Pacific Command Editor’s note: One of the events of last month’s commemoration of the 75th anniversary of the bombing...
Photo of Gov. George Ariyoshi, speaking at the "Japanese American Veterans Tribute"

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Gov. George R. Ariyoshi Governor of Hawai‘i, 1974 to 1986 Aloha everyone . . . Before I say very much, I want to express my appreciation to...
Photo of Gov. David Ige, speaking at "The Japanese American Veterans Tribute"

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Gov. David Y. Ige Governor of Hawai‘i (2015 to present) The veterans who attended the “Fighting Two Wars: Japanese American Veterans Tribute” gathered for a...
Photo of the 100th Battalion and Governor David Ige, and First Lady, Dawn Amano-Ige

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Susan Muroshige Omura Special to The Hawai‘i Herald Editor’s note: During a recent conversation with Susan Muroshige Omura, a friend and fellow 100th Battalion “daughter,” she...
Photo of Adm. Harry B. Harris Jr., who commands the U.S. Pacific Command, salutes the World War II AJA soldiers after placing his wreath at the memorial.

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DIALOGUE By Karleen C. Chinen

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Retired MG Arthur Ishimoto Published with Permission Editor’s note: The following remarks were delivered by MIS veteran and retired MG Arthur Ishimoto at the luncheon banquet...

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Editor’s note: The resignation in late May of U.S. Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric K. Shinseki left many in Hawai‘i with uneasy feelings. Like...

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