Dec 1, 2016

Honolulu car crash claims three Japanese students: report

Three Japanese students died in a single-car accident Monday on a highway in Honolulu, according to a local report. Authorities said two of the students have been identified as Takumi Yamamoto, 19, and Norihito Shigeta, 20, the report said, adding that speed may have ...

Welcome home, Okinawa

Oct 22, 2016

Welcome home, Okinawa

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Under the slogan “Let the whole world move to the Uchina beat,” Okinawa will host the prefecture’s largest international event, the sixth Worldwide Uchinanchu Festival from Thursday, Oct. 27, to Sunday, Oct. 30. (Uchina means Okinawa in the island’s language, while Uchinanchu means an ...

Scientists collect deep-sea life off Hawaii

Oct 8, 2016

Scientists collect deep-sea life off Hawaii

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Federal researchers have just returned from an expedition to study the biodiversity and mechanisms of an unusually rich deep-sea ecosystem off the coast of Hawaii’s Big Island. Scientists with the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said in a telephone interview that the abundance ...

Endangered Hawaiian crow shows a knack for tool use

Sep 15, 2016

Endangered Hawaiian crow shows a knack for tool use

An endangered crow species from Hawaii that already is extinct in the wild displays remarkable proficiency in using small sticks and other objects to wrangle a meal, joining a small but elite group of animals that use tools. Scientists said on Wednesday that in ...

U.S. government seeks ban on swimming with Hawaii dolphins

Aug 26, 2016

U.S. government seeks ban on swimming with Hawaii dolphins

U.S. federal officials are seeking a ban on swimming with Hawaii’s spinner dolphins, saying the encounters popular with tourists are harming the sleeping habits of the nocturnal creatures. The proposal by the National Marine Fisheries Service of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) ...