of the Ahupua`a describes the plant species
introduced by the first Polynesian settlers. It explains how
they used their plants to maintain their lifestyles and how
they used their skills to manage their "`aina" (land).
Most of the plants introduced were those species that provided
for their basic survival necessities: food plants, fiber plants,
medicinal and other plants of economic values.
Weather Patterns examines wind and weather
related to the movement and strength of air pressure systems.
As climate rolls north and south with the seasons, Hawai'i
experiences a range of tropical, subtropical, and midlatitude
weather patterns, the most common of which are described in
this web site.
Hawaii Nisei Story tells the stories of Hawaii
born Nisei veterans of World War II. These are the stories
of the Varsity Victory Volunteers, the 100th Infantry Battalion,
the 442nd Regimental Combat Team, the Military Intelligence
Service and the 1399th Englineering Construction Battalion.
For a different view, the stories of the wives of the Nisei
vets will also be included. 30 stories will be published by
Roads of Oku:
Travels in Japan
describes a series of road trips in Japan begun in spring 2004.
The journeys went as far north as Wakkanai, on Hokkaido, and as
far south as Kagoshima, in Kyushu, through every prefecture in
between, through the four seasons, into Oku, the rural heartlands,
logging over 15,000 miles. Each of the narratives are illustrated with
photos from the trips.
Taiwan Cross-Strait Directory examines Taiwan-PRC
relations in light of five themes -- political history, historical
precedents, military affairs, trade and investment, and international
organizations. Brief summaries and annotated links in the
Cross-Strait Directory connect the user to online indicators
of domestic and international sources of conflict and conflict
resolution in Taipei-Beijing relations.
of O'ahu presents stories of this island before
high-rises, freeways and hotels, before sugar plantations
and pineapple fields, before churches and the Bible. The stories
tell an ancient history of the island and of ancestors who
created a society that valued and nurtured all forms of life
and that bonded closely with the 'aina, or life-giving land.