In 2005, the Nagahama Kariyushi Kai had a party to recognize Toma-san and myself for our promotions — Toma-san to Lieutenant in the Okinawa Police Force, and myself to Major in the Air Force Reserves.

My Hawaii – Recalling Milestones

Colin Sewake Hawai‘i Herald Columnist HAPPY 18TH ANNIVERSARY AND SLAB PARTY Location: Nagahama, Yomitan, May 3, 2017 Happy 18th Anniversary to Keiko and me! No, it’s not our wedding anniversary — we were married Aug. 8, 1996, and...
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Today’s Thought

by Rev. Paul S. Osumi Reprinted with permission IDENTIFICATION In introducing a speaker at a banquet once, the toastmaster had this to say about him: “This man has been closely identified with all the good things in...
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Legacy of The Sansei – Perspective of a “Ni-Hansei”

Gil Asakawa Special to The Hawai‘i Herald When I was a kid, I used to tell people who asked me what generation I was that I was “Ni-hansei,” or second-and-a-half. That’s because although my father was...
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Plantation Plays

WHO/WHAT: By popular demand, Leeward Theatre and Hawaii’s Plantation Village present the return of “Plantation Plays.” The plays were written by Kiki, Courtney Takabayashi and Kirstyn Trombetta and directed by Ashley DeMoville. WHEN/WHERE: Saturday and...
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Generation Gap

GENERATION GAP by Jon J. Murakami
A group photo of the 2017 UJSH Nenchosha Ian Engei Taikai honorees. Pictured with the honorees are then-Consul General of Japan Yasushi Misawa and his wife Yoko (second row, seated in the middle), UJSH president Sheree Tamura (standing, far left in kimono) and 2017 Cherry Blossom queen Heather Omori (standing, far right). (Photo by Carolyn Kimura)

UJSH Honors 26 New Octogenarians

The United Japanese Society of Hawaii honored 26 Nikkei celebrating their 80th birthday this year with a festive party on Sept. 23 at the Japanese Cultural Center of Hawai‘i’s Manoa Grand Ballroom. The event,...
Chrysanthemum Festival Contestants: (starting from top left) Sokah Furumoto, Kristi Echiverri, Makaylen Tadeo, Jaelynn Nobriga, and Paige Maki Nagahama

Community Focus – Chrysanthemum Festival Set for Dec. 2 in Wailuku

The 65th Chrysanthemum Festival, a Maui Japanese tradition that raises funds for scholarships and the historical preservation programs of its sponsor, Maui’s Sons and Daughters of the Nisei Veterans, will be held Saturday, Dec....
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Shushin

Bishop Ryokan Ara Tendai Mission of Hawaii Chikara wo awaseru koto wa Kokoro wo awaseru koto desu To gather our strength, our hearts must also be together.
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Legacy of the Sansei – Living on Sansei Time

Steven Okazaki Special to The Hawai‘i Herald Growing up Sansei wasn’t easy. One summer in 1962, when I was 10, I accompanied my Uncle Yuke and cousin Gary to the neighborhood Japanese American barbershop. I watched...
Rev. Paul Osumi

Today’s Thought

By Rev. Paul S. Osumi Reprinted with permission A CURSE OF HUMANITY There was a woman who hated people of a certain race. Asked why she hated them, she could not give any good reason. Yet this...

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