Tag - hawaii



Located in Yokohama's chic Minato Mirai neighborhood, the Kahala Hotel & Resort opened in 2020 but still has the feeling of a newly launched accommodation.
LIFE / Travel
Jul 13, 2024
The paradox of a five-star Hawaiian-themed hotel in Yokohama
What manner of overseas tourist would come all the way to Japan just to stay at a Hawaiian-themed hotel?
Hilo, Hawaii
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jul 10, 2024
Hawaii airport evacuated over Japanese man's grenades: police
The suspicious items, which were picked up on an X-ray machine, caused the airport to be held up for over an hour as a bomb squad came to investigate.
Toshiko Takaezu made vases and bowls in all shapes and sizes, some that could fit in your palm and some towering over your head.
Jun 23, 2024
The Japanese-American ceramicist who made pots as big as her
The exhibit “Toshiko Takaezu: Worlds Within,” on view at the Isamu Noguchi Museum, is part of a resurgence of interest in the Hawaiian artist of Okinawan descent.
A Southwest Airlines Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft in Houston in 2019
Jun 15, 2024
Southwest Airlines plane plunged within 120 meters of ocean near Hawaii
The Boeing 737 Max 8 jet briefly dropped at an abnormally high rate of more than 4,000 feet per minute before the flight crew pulled up to avoid disaster.
A scene from "The Maiden Benten and the Bandits of the White Waves" ("Benten Kozo") at the University of Hawaii at Manoa
May 5, 2024
Students from Hawaii to perform English-language kabuki in Japan
The group will perform "Benten Kozo," a play depicting the twists and turns of five thieves following their own code of honor.
Defense Minister Minoru Kihara is considering visiting Hawaii for talks with his U.S. counterpart, Lloyd Austin.
Apr 18, 2024
Japan and U.S. mull holding defense ministers meeting in Hawaii
Kihara and Austin are expected to agree to accelerate efforts to realize more effective command and control systems for the Japan-U.S. alliance.
Akebono waves an American flag as he watches U.S. skaters in Nagano on Feb. 5, 1998, ahead of the Winter Olympics.
Apr 11, 2024
Sumo legend Akebono, first foreign-born yokozuna, dies at 54
Akebono, born Chadwick Haheo Rowan in Waimanalo, Hawaii, became the 64th yokozuna in 1993 and gained immense popularity.
Pearl Harbor survivor Lou Conter gestures to a fellow survivor during the wreath laying presentation for the 70th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor at the World War II in Honolulu, Hawaii, on Dec. 7, 2011.
Apr 2, 2024
Last survivor of Pearl Harbor battleship sinking dies at 102
Lou Conter was a 20-year-old quartermaster at the time of the 1941 attack.
High school students visit seawalls in Ishinomaki, Miyagi Prefecture, on Thursday during a weeklong tour of areas hit by the March 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake and tsunami in the prefecture.
JAPAN / Society
Mar 26, 2024
Students from wildfire-struck Hawaii learn about disaster recovery in Miyagi
The students visited four municipalities in Miyagi Prefecture to study their efforts to rebuild following the 2011 Great East Japan earthquake and tsunami.
I was skeptical of Lillian Cumic's avocado tempura, but I wound up loving it.
LIFE / Food & Drink
Mar 3, 2024
Vegan or no, ‘Hawaii Washoku’ is a cookbook for all eaters
Chef Lilian Cumic offers creative versions of many of Japan’s most iconic dishes crafted from scratch with pantry staples found in most kitchens.
The United States has cautioned Pacific Islands nations against assistance from China after reports surfaced that Chinese police are working in Kiribati.
Feb 28, 2024
U.S. cautions after Hawaii neighbor Kiribati gets Chinese police
The news comes as Beijing renews a push to expand security ties in the Pacific Islands in an intensifying rivalry with the United States.
A group of 79 soldiers at the U.S. Army’s jungle training school prepare to enter a river on the Hawaiian island of Oahu on Nov. 29. Far from the deserts of the Middle East, the Army is instructing troops in Hawaii on the skills needed for a potential clash with China.
WORLD / Politics
Dec 16, 2023
U.S. military returns to the jungle, training for future threats
Far from the deserts of the Middle East, the Army is instructing troops in Hawaii on the skills needed for a potential clash with China.
Alaska Airlines has announced that it will buy Hawaiian Airlines for $1.9 billion, consolidating its position as the nation's fifth-largest carrier if it can attain regulatory approval.
BUSINESS / Companies
Dec 5, 2023
How Alaska Airlines’ CEO landed deal to buy Hawaiian Airlines
Ben Minicucci spent six months negotiating the purchase of Hawaiian Airlines in a bid to grow his company.
Honolulu's Waikiki Beach last week
JAPAN / Society
Nov 21, 2023
Hawaii may let Japanese tourists pass border checks from Japan
The state is looking to create a system that allows Japanese tourists to complete immigration and customs procedures before departing Japan.
People from Hawaii pray for the victims of the Great East Japan Earthquake, on a beach in Iwaki, Fukushima Prefecture, in 2014.
JAPAN / History / Regional Voices: Fukushima
Nov 13, 2023
Fukushima celebrates a century of special ties with Hawaii
Residents emigrated to Hawaii and other places to cultivate undeveloped land, and made a living by working in the sugar industry.
Laura Enever during a competition in Rio de Janeiro in 2012.
Nov 9, 2023
Australian Laura Enever sets world surfing record in Hawaii
Enever, 31, caught a huge blue wall measured at 43.6 feet (13.3 meters), breaking the world record for the biggest wave ever paddled into by a woman.
Scarred by the wildfire but still sprouting new leaves, the 150-year-old banyan tree, which for some has become a symbol hope and resilience, in the center of Lahaina, island of Maui in Hawaii, on Aug. 11.
Oct 22, 2023
For Maui future, native Hawaiians push for honoring its past
The history of Lahaina is complicated, intertwined with the painful loss of land and sovereignty for Native Hawaiians.
The rubble of a home in Lahaina, on the Hawaiian island of Maui, on Aug. 16
Sep 14, 2023
China sows disinformation about Hawaii fires using new techniques
False posts carrying images apparently made using artificial intelligence put China among the first to have used these tools in such a campaign.
The remains of the community of Lahaina, on the Hawaiian island of Maui, is seen after wildfires driven by high winds burned across most of the town last month.
Sep 9, 2023
A month after deadly Maui fire, 66 people still missing
The official death toll of the Aug. 8 fire that left the historic town of Lahaina in charred ruins stands at 115 people.
A view of burned debris after wildfires devastated the historic town of Lahaina, Hawaii, on Aug. 10.
Aug 26, 2023
List of hundreds missing since deadly Maui wildfire released
In the hours after the list was published, the FBI had received reports that about 100 people on the list were accounted for.


Akiko Trush says her experience with the neurological disorder dystonia left her feeling like she wanted to chop her own hand off.
The neurological disorder that 'kills culture'