THE KAERU KID: Long Way to Kau Kau

My favorite Nichi Bei columnist is Ryan Tatsumoto, the Gochiso Gourmet, because I am an unrepentant foodie. He writes in an interesting way and always presents some new nugget of information. A golden opportunity to meet him presented itself when I was given a very cheap airfare to Hawai‘i. For first time visitors to O‘ahu, […]

Hawai‘i Five-O: Five Days on Oahu

This November, I attended the destination wedding of a college friend in Hawai‘i. The couple — who reside in L.A. — had guests from across the United States and Japan, so one couldn’t exactly blame them for choosing Honolulu — a well-connected midway point — for their important day. That said, traveling for a wedding […]

THE KAERU KID: Two Countries, One Island

I met Kenji G. Taguma, Nichi Bei editor, when he came to Las Vegas for an anime convention. I took him and his brother-in-law to dinner and wished him luck on the new nonprofit Nichi Bei Weekly. He asked if I would continue contributing to the newspaper, and I am pleased to do so with […]

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