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36th Okinawan Festival

Leinani Group from Okinawa will be part of the formal opening ceremonies on Saturday.

2018 Okinawan Festival – Music, Dance, Taiko, Karate, Hula and Lots, Lots More!

SATURDAY, SEPT. 1, 2018  (SUBJECT TO CHANGE) 9:30 a.m. RYUKYU SOKYOKU KOYO KAI HAWAII SHIBU Derek Fujio, President, and Sara Nakatsu, Vice President Jane Kaneshiro Sozan Kai Bonnie Miyashiro Soho Kai Yamashiro Yoneko Sokyoku Kenkyu Kai Yasuko Arakawa Aki no Kai Sunny Tominaga Sokyoku Sanyuukai Kazuko Ito Sokyoku Kyoshitsu
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NGN3 September Movie Schedule (Part 1)

SATURDAY, SEPT. 1 Midnight - The Deep Blue Sea 1:30 a.m. - Official with a Tattoo 3:10 a.m. - Dragon Showdown 4:40 a.m. - The Second Bullet is Marked 6:10 a.m. - The Mysterious Cape 7:40 a.m. - Noble Tasuke 9:10 a.m. - The Seven Vows Part 3 10:30 a.m. - Fighting Disposition Noon -....
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NGN3 September Movie Schedule (Part 2)

SATURDAY, SEPT. 15 1:10 a.m. - The Seven Vows Part 3 2:30 a.m. - Handsome Disguise 4 a.m. - Oda Nobunaga 5:40 a.m. - Fighting Disposition 7:10 a.m. - Travels of Hibari and Chiemi 2 8:40 a.m. - Case of a Young Lord 2 9:40 a.m. - Devil’s Flute Noon - Noble Tasuke 1:30 p.m.....
The Yuibuyou Yomitan Group Ashibi members practice their shaka after dance practice. Okinawa-Hawaii Kyoukai member Masaji Matsuda is kneeling in the first row, far right. (Photos by Colin Sewake)

My Hawaii – Yomitan Dancers Gear Up for Okinawan Festival

MY HAWAII By Colin Sewake “Okinawa is such a beautiful place, not just the ocean and scenery and culture, but the people. I’ve been treated well and taken care of by many people here in what has become ‘My Hawai‘i.’” — Colin Sewake LET’S DANCE! Last month, my good friend and fellow Okinawa-Hawaii Kyoukai member....
Radio Okinawa’s 2017 Miuta Taisho Winner: Airi Ishimine performs on Sunday.

Okinawan Festival – “The Festival” and “The Mura”

Karleen Chinen This year’s Okinawan Festival is truly a gutsy endeavor — as was the move to Kapi‘olani Park back in 1990. No one knew for certain whether it would take. Or flop. But as most of us know, if we don’t try, we’ll never know. And that is why the leadership and member-clubs of....
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Real Possibilities – Discover a Lei of Parks

REAL POSSIBILITIES BY Barbara Kim Stanton
Allison Arakawa Sears performing “Bashofu” at the Japanese American National Museum in Los Angeles.

Musical Classic – “Bashofu” – Taking Us Home

The “Bashofu” Story Has Roots in Hawai‘i and Okinawa Jodie Chiemi Ching Umi no ao sa ni, sora no ao . . . (Deep emerald hues of the sea, the radiant blue hues in the sky . . .) For many Uchinanchu around the world, just hearing the first line of the song “Bashofu” triggers....
Drawing featuring Dennis Fujitake as a comic

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8•0•8 By Dennis Fujitake
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KBFD – Korean Programming

“Let Me Introduce Her,” premieres on Sunday, Aug. 5, at 6:30 p.m. A woman undergoes plastic surgery. Due to the after-effects of the surgery, she loses her memory. Kang-Woo Han, her plastic surgeon, helps her regain her memory. Meanwhile, Chan-Ki Kang is a news anchorman. He appears to be a warm-hearted person, but he has....

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