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January 16, 1991
RACISM FLAP: A college student who dropped out after a professor suggested Hawaii would be better off without him has returned to the University of Hawaii and filed a grievance. "Once I got over to the mainland, I realized that it's just not right that a professor should do that," said Joey Carter, a senior who will resume his studies this semester. The Louisiana native had written a column in the school newspaper in September lamenting "Caucasian-bashing" in Hawaii.
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September 25, 1995 | EVELYN IRITANI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The last time Makoto Fukumoto tried to do some shopping here, the Home Outlet discount store was closed. So Fukumoto and his new bride, Natsuko, came back. From Osaka, Japan. The 32-year-old Japanese banker said the low prices at Waikele Center, Hawaii's first discount mall, and the chance to spend a few hours at the beach were reason enough to travel 4,000 miles just four short months after he and his wife came here to get married.
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BUSINESS
September 25, 1995 | EVELYN IRITANI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The last time Makoto Fukumoto tried to do some shopping here, the Home Outlet discount store was closed. So Fukumoto and his new bride, Natsuko, came back. From Osaka, Japan. The 32-year-old Japanese banker said the low prices at Waikele Center, Hawaii's first discount mall, and the chance to spend a few hours at the beach were reason enough to travel 4,000 miles just four short months after he and his wife came here to get married.
NEWS
January 16, 1991
RACISM FLAP: A college student who dropped out after a professor suggested Hawaii would be better off without him has returned to the University of Hawaii and filed a grievance. "Once I got over to the mainland, I realized that it's just not right that a professor should do that," said Joey Carter, a senior who will resume his studies this semester. The Louisiana native had written a column in the school newspaper in September lamenting "Caucasian-bashing" in Hawaii.
BOOKS
July 3, 1988 | Donna Frazier, Frazier is a news editor for the Los Angeles Times Magazine
Jessica Saiki recalls life in 1930s and '40s Hawaii as though from a great distance. The 20 short stories in her collection, "Once, a Lotus Garden," chronicle a decade or so in the Japanese-American community of Lunalilo, often through the eyes of a young girl experiencing the intersections of "the old ways" with the opportunities and prejudices of Hawaii.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 27, 2001 | MARK SWED
Each of these recordings was made in what's known as a vineyard concert hall--the acoustical model for Walt Disney Concert Hall. The Berlin Philharmonic was captured in its home theater, the Philharmonie, the first hall that placed the audience around the orchestra in terraced pavilions. The Chandos disc is the first commercial recording from the Sapporo Concert Hall, designed by the Disney acoustician, Yasuhisa Toyota.
NEWS
December 5, 1990 | SUSAN ESSOYAN
STAR WARS: The state of Hawaii and the Sierra Club have filed suit in federal court to block "Star Wars" rocket launchings from the island of Kauai for fear that they could harm the environment. "We are dealing here with a situation involving extremely dangerous chemicals and old propellants," said state Atty. Gen. Warren Price, who warned of potentially "catastrophic results."
NEWS
May 4, 1998 | LARRY GORDON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Although their experiences as minorities in the United States differ drastically, ethnic communities of Southern California are preserving and celebrating their distinct cultures in a similar way: by building multimillion-dollar museums. With more than half a dozen projects being planned, expanded or recently opened, the Los Angeles area is leading a national boom in museums dedicated to the arts and histories of ethnic groups.
NEWS
June 22, 2001 | VALERIE REITMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Disney has taken pains to soften its Pearl Harbor movie so as not to offend Japanese audiences: It altered scenes slightly, changed epithets such as "Japs" to "enemies" in the Japanese subtitles and opted to advertise the film as an epic love story rather than a tale of war. Perhaps the movie makers needn't have bothered.
BUSINESS
October 29, 1990 | TOM PETRUNO
The tale of HAL Inc., the beleaguered holding company for Hawaiian Airlines, is a good lesson for anyone who wants to play thinly traded, rumor-buffeted stocks: You're probably better off with the horses at Santa Anita, but if you really love excitement and have money to blow, trading a stock like HAL is a perfect diversion. If you would have regularly bought and sold HAL stock during the past decade at just the right times, you could have made 50% to 100% almost yearly.
BOOKS
July 3, 1988 | Donna Frazier, Frazier is a news editor for the Los Angeles Times Magazine
Jessica Saiki recalls life in 1930s and '40s Hawaii as though from a great distance. The 20 short stories in her collection, "Once, a Lotus Garden," chronicle a decade or so in the Japanese-American community of Lunalilo, often through the eyes of a young girl experiencing the intersections of "the old ways" with the opportunities and prejudices of Hawaii.
BUSINESS
October 10, 1988 | DOUGLAS FRANTZ, Times Staff Writer
Japanese investors bought $8.96 billion worth of U.S. real estate projects in the first eight months of 1988 and appear headed toward record purchases by year's end, according to a new study by a Los Angeles-based real estate consulting firm. California led the nation in sales to the Japanese, accounting for $2.48 billion worth of projects, or 28% of the total, said the study by Kenneth Leventhal & Co.
TRAVEL
November 6, 1994 | EILEEN OGINTZ
The December holidays have traditionally been a popular time for California families to visit Hawaii. Many island resorts celebrate Mele Kalikimaka (Merry Christmas) and Hauoli Makahiki Hou (Happy New Year) with special holiday-themed activities and children's programs, while lobby trees are festooned with ornaments made from shells and hand-carved wood. But families dreaming of watching a lei-draped Santa arrive by surfboard or outrigger canoe had better hurry.
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