Kimberly Takata Named Cherry Blossom Festival Queen

Gwen Battad Ishikawa The 63rd Cherry Blossom Festival came to a close on March 22 at the Sheraton Waikiki Hotel, when the new queen and court were announced at the Festival Ball. The festival, sponsored by...

Grant Murata Joins Hawaii Hochi

Grant Murata has joined The Hawai‘i Herald and the Hawaii Hochi as advertising and promotions manager. He replaces Karlton Tomomitsu, who left to pursue other business interests. Murata previously worked in advertising sales for JN...

Neal s. Blaisdell Center Rededicated As War Memorial

Gwen Battad Ishikawa A plaque dedicating the Neal S. Blaisdell Center as a war memorial — as it was originally intended back in the 1960s when it was built — was rededicated last November with...
Photo of City Councilmember Ernie Martin at the 2014 “Sakura Safari – Hana Mi.” (Photo courtesy Ernie Martin)

Cherry Blossom Cultural Events in Wahiawa

WHO/WHAT: The Wahiawa Nikkei Civic Association presents two events to celebrate the cherry blossom season. Friends and family can enjoy refreshments and local talent in Japanese entertainment on Jan. 28, and a 90-minute trolley...

World War II Nisei Soldiers Remembered At Joint Memorial Service

Karleen C. Chinen With each passing year, there are fewer and fewer of them. But for those surviving Nisei veterans of the 100th Infantry Battalion, 442nd Regimental Combat Team, Military Intelligence Service and 1399th Engineer...

Military Intelligence Service Exhibit Opens At Hawaii Army Museum

The U.S. Army Museum of Hawaii at Fort DeRussy in Waikïkï recently opened “America’s Secret Weapon,” a colorful new exhibit that tells the little-known story of the 6,000 Japanese Americans who served in the...

Fundraising Campaign Launched For Hiroshima Landslide Victims

The “Hawai‘i for Hiroshima Fundraising Committee” recently kicked off a campaign to raise funds to aid the people of Hiroshima City following the massive landslides of Aug. 19. Seventy-two residents were killed in the...

Aloha ‘Oe Tagata-San… Aloha Taro-San

Karleen C. Chinen Aloha is that special Hawaiian word that expresses many sentiments. We say “Aloha . . .,” or “Aloha ‘oe,” in bidding someone special a fond farewell. And, we also say “Aloha ....

CENTURY-OLD SHINTO SHRINE AT HPV REDEDICATED

Photo Courtesy: Wikimedia.org The ever so humble Wakamiya Inari Shrine at Hawaii’s Plantation Village in Waipahu celebrated the 100th anniversary of its founding in a big way on May 4. The Shinto shrine was feted...
Photo of outgoing UJSH president Cyrus Tamashiro (right) presents the president’s gavel to his successor, Dean Asahina.

Community Focus – Dean Asahina Installed as United Japanese Society President

The United Japanese Society of Hawaii installed its 2016-2017 officers on June 25 at the Japanese Cultural Center of Hawai‘i. Kenny Endo and Taiko Center of the Pacific presented the “call to celebration” with...

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