Carole Hayashino, president and executive director of the Japanese Cultural Center of Hawai‘i, was honored by the national Japanese American Citizens League as one of its four Japanese American of the Biennium awardees at the 47th annual JACL National Convention. It is the national organization’s highest public award and is presented to Japanese Americans who have “exhibited community leadership or in recognition of a distinguished achievement.” Also recognized were June Kuramoto and Dan Kuramoto of the jazz band “Hiroshima” and California author and writer Delphine Hirasuna.

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