Hula into the long weekend

Events / Events Outside Tokyo 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 a ...

National 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 a ...

Voices | COMMUNITY CHEST Aug 19, 2013

‘Halfies’ and hapa the norm elsewhere

Hapa haole celebrated in Hawaii I'm writing about an article published in your newspaper and written by Ryan Surdick with the title "There is more to my son than the fact he's a 'half' "(The Foreign Element, July 29). A perspective from Hawaii where my two ...