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Don Chapman
Column // Visiting Yasukuni With Adm. Yamamoto’s ‘Ichiban’
As he stands before Sanshuden Hall at Yasukuni Shrine in Tokyo, where Japan’s war dead are honored, you’d never guess the man in the crisp...

Don Chapman
Column // ‘You Could Always Depend On Lee’
Friends and family bid a fond and final aloha last Wednesday to Li’amanaia “Lee” Afuvai, and I was struck by the confluence of friends and...

Don Chapman
Column // Mariota: ‘I’ve Come A Long Way’
He is so down to earth, so not full of himself, the temptation is to say Marcus Mariota is just a normal college kid. Except...

Don Chapman
Column // A Personal ‘MidWeek’ Love Story
With MidWeek celebrating 30 years of publishing, we’ve asked contributors to share their personal MidWeek “experience” in this issue. I am impressed with, and greatly...

Don Chapman
Column // Delivering The Gift Of Sheer Joy
My life changed in a wonderful way Sunday, June 29, at 2:16 p.m., when Kylie Rose Kekai’olaliuli Luat entered the world — and I became...

Don Chapman
Column // The Only Way Iraq War Could Turn
I can’t see any way that America can get out of Iraq without the serious involvement and cooperation of the Arabic Sunni Saudis, the Persian...

Don Chapman
Column // Pritchett, Lanai Among New Contributors
This is an exciting time at MidWeek as we tweak our content. Some might wonder why we would bother to tinker with the most popular...

Don Chapman
Column // Two Totally New Things
With this issue, I’m pleased to say, MidWeek introduces two new features. Each offers something totally different in these pages. The first is on religion...

Don Chapman
Column // Scarred But Hopeful In Myanmar
This is the third in a three-part series. The long-suffering people of Myanmar see their military rather differently from the way we Americans tend to...

Don Chapman
Column // Pleasant Surprises In A Myanmar Visit
This is the second in a three-part series. Flying into Myanmar, the last thing I expected was to fall in love … with a river....

Don Chapman
Column // Myanmar Boat Ride Turns Into More
It is a country with two names, one historically familiar, the other not so much. It’s home to 135 different ethnic groups, some currently in...

Don Chapman
Column // Five Decades Of Memories At The Stick
It’s rather like the passing of an old friend when a stadium goes away, as anyone who ever attended a game at the old Honolulu...

Don Chapman
Column // A Shark Fishery In Hawaii?
After seeing my column “Reasons For All The Shark Attacks” last week, an anonymous MidWeek reader sent me this email: “Just got back from Maui...

Don Chapman
Column // Reasons For All The Shark Attacks
State officials say they’re puzzled by the dramatic uptick in shark attacks on humans in Hawaii waters. After averaging about four such attacks per year...

Don Chapman
Column // Dis And Dots
As we used to say in another column incarnation, this week it’s a bit of Dis, Dots an’ Da Oddah T’ing: My fellow Americans made...

Don Chapman
Column // Staycation With A Few Old Friends
I spent several days on Kaua’i during a recent “staycation,” and in many ways it was like connecting with old friends after many years apart....

Don Chapman
Column // MidWeek Readers’ Ghost Stories
Following a recent MidWeek Poll that asked people if they had ever seen a ghost, letter writer Elizabeth Tam responded in shock that each of...

Don Chapman
Column // Idiot Drivers, Idiot Walkers: Bad Mix
A middle-age guy exits a store into the parking lot, studying his sales receipt, and walks directly into my path. I have to slam on...

Don Chapman
Column // Remembering A Boyhood Hero
I was saddened to hear belatedly of the passing of Joe Francis while I was in Japan last month. He was my first boyhood sports...

Don Chapman
Column // Of Bows, Brews, Baseball, Balloons
KYOTO – The Land of the Rising Sun is also The Land of Many Bows. So I was reminded on a recent trip to Japan,...


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