Lenny Yajima

Lenny Yajima will become the president of the Japan-America Society of Hawaii, effective Oct. 1. She succeeds Ed Hawkins, who is retiring from the position after eight years. Yajima was president and executive director of...

Japanese Women’s Society Foundation Celebrates 60th Anniversary

“Sixty Years of Linking Generations” was the theme of the Japanese Women’s Society Foundation’s 60th anniversary celebration, which was held in conjunction with its annual general membership meeting on July 27 at the Hawaii...

Fundraising Campaign Launched For Hiroshima Landslide Victims

The “Hawai‘i for Hiroshima Fundraising Committee” recently kicked off a campaign to raise funds to aid the people of Hiroshima City following the massive landslides of Aug. 19. Seventy-two residents were killed in the...

Hiroshima Bombing Commemorated With Peace Ceremony

The 69th anniversary of the dropping of the atomic bomb on Hiroshima, ending World War II, was commemorated on Aug. 6 at the Izumo Taishakyo Mission in downtown Honolulu. The tragic act of war...

Totoki Family, Davis Higa Honored by HJCC

The Honolulu Japanese Chamber of Commerce held its membership meeting and 10th annual Generational Awards luncheon on July 22 at the Hilton Hawaiian Village. Gov. Neil Abercrombie installed the organization’s new officers and directors. The...

Urasenke Celebrates Conclusion of 42nd Hawaii Tea Seminar

Dr. Genshitsu Sen, president of the Urasenke Foundation of Hawaii and Urasenke’s 15th grand tea master, hosted a dinner banquet celebrating the conclusion of the 42nd annual tea seminar at the East-West Center on...

Former Residents of Onomea and Kainaule Camps Gather for Reunion

FORMER RESIDENTS OF ONOMEA AND KAINAULE CAMPS GATHER FOR REUNION Several dozen former residents of Onomea and Kainaule camps on the Big Island gathered for a reunion on July 5 at the Papaikou Community Center. Attendees...

Yoshiko Nakasone Receives Imperial Decoration in Tokyo

Lynne Yoshiko Nakasone-Sensei, director and grand master of Hooge Ryu Hana Nuuzi no Kai Nakasone Dance Academy, was bestowed The Order of the Rising Sun, Gold and Silver Rays, for her contributions to the...

Judo Junior National Championships Held In Hawaii

Over a thousand judo-ka (judo practitioners) from around the state, the U.S. mainland, Canada, Tahiti, Singapore and Japan were in Hawai‘i during the July 4th weekend to participate in the Fifth Annual Grassroots Judo...

Japanese Women’s Society Foundation Holds Annual “Adopt-A-Mom” Program

Members of the Japanese Women’s Society Foundation, their guests and residents of Kuakini Home gathered at Hale Pulama Mau on May 19 for JWSF’s 18th annual “Adopt-A-Mom” program. The event is normally held on...

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