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Mufi Hannemann
Island Matters // WWII Legacy Of Nisei Veterans Lives On
Nearly 70 years have passed since the end of World War II. For many among us, a crisis that enveloped the globe and threatened America...

Mufi Hannemann
Island Matters // Young Filipinos Take Center Stage
A growing movement across the country hitting our shores soon will spotlight young Filipino-American leaders who are making great strides in politics, culture, entrepreneurship, education...

Mufi Hannemann
Island Matters // Ken Niumatalolo’s Key To Coaching
Former Radford High School and University of Hawaii quarterback Kenneth Va’a Niumatalolo has reason to beam with pride this week, having been inducted into the...

Mufi Hannemann
Island Matters // Korean Drama Fever Continues To Rise
My participation recently at Pawaa In-Ha Park, commemorating the 111th anniversary of Korean immigration to the United States, made me reflect on the myriad contributions...

Mufi Hannemann
Island Matters // The Amazing Society Of Seven Story
It’s 1964. In Hong Kong a song called A Little Bit of Soap is No. 1 for 32 weeks on the charts and 35 weeks...

Mufi Hannemann
Island Matters // Yearlong Cheer Tops Resolutions
Holiday cheer and gift-giving come easily with great enthusiasm during November and December, but once January starts kicking in, so do the New Year’s blues....

Mufi Hannemann
Island Matters // Isle Landmarks Making A Comeback
‘Tis the season for two landmark buildings and one Waikiki hotel chain to celebrate rebuilding efforts and acquisitions. Coco Palms Resort on the Garden Isle,...

Mufi Hannemann
Island Matters // Caring For Homeless ‘Best Friends’
The loyalty of a friend is irreplaceable, especially if it has four legs, a wet nose and makes it a habit of sniffing its two-legged...

Mufi Hannemann
Island Matters // A Bright, Joyful Island-style Christmas
“Keiki in the park, the sun is setting. Mama’s in the kitchen, beef stew’s a cooking. Papa’s busy making room for all the presents ‘cuz...

Mufi Hannemann
Island Matters // Holiday Spirit Of Helping Hands
Growing up in the Hannemann household, Christmas was filled with laughter, music and magical moments. My sweet mother shopped for bargains year-round to make sure...

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