World May 31, 2015

Hawaiian man dies after swordfish stabs him in chest

A Hawaiian fisherman died when a swordfish he had speared in a harbor on the Big Island struck him in the chest with its sharp bill, officials said. The man, a captain in the charter fishing business, saw the swordfish in the Honokohau small boat ...

Mourners mark 14 years since Ehime Maru collision

National Feb 10, 2015

Mourners mark 14 years since Ehime Maru collision

A fisheries high school in Uwajima, Ehime Prefecture, on Tuesday marked the 14th anniversary of an accident in which an U.S. nuclear submarine surfaced beneath a school training boat off Hawaii, sinking it and killing nine occupants. About 300 people, including students and relatives of ...

Aloha spirit churned out by 'shochu' venture

National Dec 28, 2014

Aloha spirit churned out by 'shochu' venture

In a self-built single-room facility in the small North Shore beach town of Haleiwa, Hawaii, Ken Hirata is distilling a unique kind of liquor. The 46-year-old Hirata and his wife, Yumiko, moved to Hawaii from Japan three years ago to start Hawaiian Shochu Co., the ...

Hawaii inaugurates second Japanese-American governor

National Dec 2, 2014

Hawaii inaugurates second Japanese-American governor

With the inauguration of David Ige on Monday, the state of Hawaii welcomed its eighth governor, a third-generation Japanese-American and the second governor of Japanese ancestry for the state. "I stand here today in the shadow of my parents' and my grandparents' accomplishments because of ...

National Guard heads to Hawaii town threatened by river of lava

World Oct 31, 2014

National Guard heads to Hawaii town threatened by river of lava

A contingent of National Guard troops was dispatched to a Hawaii town on Thursday to provide security to the Big Island community threatened by a river of molten lava that is slowly creeping toward the town's main road, an emergency official said. The lava flow ...

Asia Pacific 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, which ...