China gives rare glimpse at naval ships

Jul 7, 2014

China gives rare glimpse at naval ships

China gave Western journalists a rare look aboard two People’s Liberation Army vessels Saturday during the Rim of the Pacific naval exercises in Hawaii, showcasing a hospital ship with complex medical facilities and a destroyer flying U.S. and Chinese flags. China is participating for ...

Jun 20, 2014

Volcanic beast begins to stir anew in Hawaii

Mauna Loa, the world’s largest active volcano, has rumbled back to life in Hawaii over the past 13 months with more seismic activity than at any time since its last eruption, scientists say, while calling it too soon to predict another blast. The volcano, ...

Dancing the praises of a Hawaiian lifestyle

Jun 19, 2014

Dancing the praises of a Hawaiian lifestyle

by Sei Dickinson

Whether it’s the beautiful flowers, the music or the gentle moves that promise women a flat stomach, hula, the traditional dance of Hawaii, has found international appeal. Hula Lehua, a clothes brand bringing Hawaiian fashion to Japan, cashes in on the popularity of hula, ...

Hula into the long weekend

May 1, 2014

Hula into the long weekend

by Daisuke Kikuchi

Hawaiian culture experienced a bit of a boost recently as the denizens of Tokyo’s trendy Harajuku neighborhood began snacking on the U.S. island’s foods. Not to be outdone, Osaka will be hosting a three-day festival this weekend, which should get Golden Week off to ...

Mar 9, 2014

JAL Dreamliner makes emergency landing in Honolulu

Japan Airlines said Sunday that a Dreamliner flight from Tokyo to San Francisco made an emergency landing in Honolulu, reportedly due to a possible problem in its hydraulic system. The pilot of flight JL002, carrying 171 passengers and crew, decided to divert to Hawaii ...

Anti-shark devices popular on Maui after attacks

Jan 26, 2014

Anti-shark devices popular on Maui after attacks

A surge in shark attacks on Maui over the past year, including two fatal ones, hasn’t stopped people from surfing and swimming in the warm ocean waters that surround the Hawaii island. But it has spurred sales of devices that claim to keep sharks ...

Dec 16, 2013

Complaints about overseas time shares rise

by Magdalena Osumi

Consumer affairs centers are seeing an upsurge in complaints from people who bought time shares at luxury resorts overseas, including in Hawaii. The National Consumer Affairs Center of Japan is warning consumers to be more cautious and better acquainted with the legal terms of ...