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36th Okinawan Festival

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....
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....
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JASH “Talk Story” with Misako Ito

WHO/WHAT: The Japan-America Society of Hawaii presents a lunchtime “talk story” with Misako Ito, wife of Consul General of Japan Koichi Ito. Mrs. Ito will speak about her cross-cultural experiences while living in China....
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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.
Photo of lady praying in apron from 'Sakura no Oyakodon'

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.....

Lead Story – Okinawan Festival, Still Thinking Big

Hawai‘i’s Largest Ethnic Festival is Moving to the Hawai‘i Convention Center Gregg Kakesako Special to The Hawai‘i Herald The birth of the state’s largest ethnic festival — the Okinawan Festival — on Labor Day weekend can be traced to 1980 and a concerted effort by a group of Sansei Uchinanchu leaders to perpetuate and share....
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“Makeover Mom,” premieres in parts Sunday, Sept. 2 at 8 p.m.; Monday, Sept. 3 at Noon. Moms lead busy lives caring for their homes and families, often putting their own needs last. In this special the attention is focused on mom and support is provided to help her lose weight, get fit and feel beautiful....
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HUOA Autumn Dance Matsuri

WHO/WHAT: Every year, the Hawaii United Okinawa Association holds its “Autumn Dance Matsuri.” The indoor bon dance is the last dance of the obon season. Traditional Okinawan numbers are combined with time-honored and contemporary...
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Natsumero Charity Concert

WHO/WHAT: The Hawaii United Okinawa Association will hold a charity concert to celebrate the completion of the Hawaii Okinawa Plaza. There will be performances by local karaoke singers and their teachers, as well as...

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