December 2019

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17 Nisei Veterans Share Stories of the Lives They Built in Hawai‘i After World War II

They’re our everyday heroes in plain clothes—the revered second-generation Japanese American veterans of World War II. Fewer than 250 Hawai‘i nisei vets are known to be alive today in Hawai‘i. And the war is just part of their life stories.
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17 Nisei Veterans Share Stories of the Lives They Built in Hawai‘i After World War II

They’re our everyday heroes in plain clothes—the revered second-generation Japanese American veterans of World War II. Fewer than 250 Hawai‘i nisei vets are known to be alive today in Hawai‘i. And the war is just part of their life stories.

How Does Honolulu Become More Walkable? By Removing Crosswalks

Don’t cross me.

Video: How We Told the Life Stories of 17 Nisei Veterans in Hawai‘i

The HONOLULU team spent five months interviewing and photographing 17 nisei veterans for the December cover story, “Soldiering On.”

Remembering the Nisei Veteran in My Family

Sometimes you need a little (or big) push to remember what’s important.

UNIQLO Hawaii’s Brand-New Aloha Collection Is the Perfect Holiday Gift

(Sponsored) Still searching for the perfect holiday gift? Check out UNIQLO Hawaii’s brand-new Aloha Collection launching this Friday at its flagship store at Ala Moana Center.

Our Top 5 Things to Order at Lahaina Chicken Co.

(Sponsored) The fast-food chain is home to some of the Island’s best chicken, but there’s plenty of other good eats as well.

Winter’s Floral Prints Are Coming Up Moody With a Touch of Romance

Here comes the bloom.

Hawai‘i-Based Label Marina & Co. Has Us Planning Our Upcoming Vacation Outfits

It’s sunny styles ahead.

O‘ahu in 1958: The Man Who Wears Two Hats

For years, about 50,000 TV fans waited every week to hear Ken Alford say, “Howdy Buckaroos.”

Kailua’s Olive Boutique Expands to Lifestyle Décor That We Are Absolutely Living For

Home chic home.

Velocity Honolulu Offers More Than Just Luxury Cars

(Sponsored) Along with test driving your dream Lambo, you can also get your lashes done, pau hana over Italian bites and more.

Catch The Gay Men’s Chorus of Honolulu at Their Upcoming Jazzy Holiday Jam

The Hawai‘i chapter of the nationwide movement can be found caroling around town this month as well as in a holiday concert at Hawai‘i Theatre.

We Asked an O‘ahu Grower How to Treat a Poinsettia

Bloom bright.

Editor’s Page: There’s Something About a Team

The holidays are a time of indulgence. So please indulge me.

December 2019: Table of Contents

Get Festive with Holiday Events at International Market Place

(Sponsored) Shop into the holiday spirit at International Market Place.

Light Up the Holidays with Four Seasons’ 2019 December Event Lineup

(Sponsored) Get into the Christmas spirit with a tree-lighting ceremony, shop the last Moonlight Market of the year, plan a holiday staycation on the West Side and more.

The 23 Best Events on O‘ahu in December

Wrap up 2019 in an event-heavy bow with Broadway shows, sports classics and legendary musical acts to spare.

The Tropical Christmas Stockings You Never Knew You Needed

Jana Lam’s workshop was bustling this season as her team of elves was making stockings bright, in collaboration with HONOLULU Magazine. Trust us when we say, yule love it.

The Hawai‘i Convention Center is About to Freeze Over for a First-Ever Skating Event

Get ready for some figure 808s with Olympic gold medalist Kristi Yamaguchi.
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