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Spotlight – Grant Murata Will Say “Thank You” with Concert

When Clarence and Judith Murata adopted their infant son in 1962, they never imagined that he would grow up to become a leader in the field of Okinawan music in Hawai‘i through uta-sanshin —...
This 1948 photo shows Seiko Komesu with his Chester White. Komesu, now a healthy 94, was among the 15 Ginowan farmers who entered a lottery to receive a pig. Inset: Seiko Komesu recently at age 94. (Photo courtesy Dan Nakasone)

History – Aloha from Hawaii to Okinawa

Dan Nakasone Special to The Hawai‘i Herald It was noon on Sept. 27, 1948, when the USS John Owen made landfall at White Beach, the U.S. naval facility on the eastern coast of Okinawa island, near the tip of Katsuren peninsula. Onboard the ship was a precious cargo of 536 pigs that had survived the....
Rev. Paul Osumi

Today’s Thought

by Rev. Paul S. Osumi Reprinted with permission BROTHERHOOD We often talk glibly about “building bridges of understanding” around the world. However, brotherhood ought to begin at home on a person-to-person basis. We must cultivate friendships with...
Comic Shushin, August 17, 2018 Issue

Shushin

Bishop Ryokan Ara Tendai Mission of Hawaii Jigoku mo, Gokuraku mo, Sono shita ga tsukuru Heaven and earth is determined by what you say.  
Photo from 'Hanbun, Aoi'

NGN Programs

PROGRAMS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE “Saigo no Dosokai (The Last Reunion),” premieres Friday, September 7 at 7:35 p.m. After Isao has reached retirement, he receives a phone call from an ex- elementary school classmate Norio inviting him to a reunion. During the reunion, none of them can claim to have had a wonderful....
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NGN Programs (continued)

“Edo no Asakaze (Morning Breeze in Edo),” 1960 jidaigeki, 1 hour and 32 minutes. Directed by Hideaki Onishi. Starring Chiezo Kataoka and Totsuben Sawamura. The sole survivor of a shipwreck pursues the whereabouts of his friends’ missing family members in Edo.
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Health Information

LIVING A BRAIN-BOOSTED LIFE (Part 3) Other than via nutrients, what are some of the ways of giving your brain a boost? taste, smell and texture from inside the mouth are also transmitted to the brain....
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8•0•8

8•0•8 By Dennis Fujitake
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Culture4Kids!

CULTURE 4KIDS! By Carolyn Kubota Morinishi and Marian Kurasaki Kubota To learn how you can create this issue’s craft or featured activity, please click below to subscribe to our online subscription or complete and submit a form here to subscribe to our print edition.
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Estate Planning – “Undue Influence” and Other Will Problems

ESTATE PLANNING INSIGHTS By Ethan R. Okura In previous columns, I have addressed the subject of financial abuse of the elderly. This usually involves outright stealing or fraud. However, there is another form of financial abuse that is subtler, harder to identify and often doesn’t show up until after the beloved family member has passed....

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