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...
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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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Generation Gap

GENERATION GAP by Jon J. Murakami
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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...
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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...
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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....
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

The Post World War II Relief Effort that Cemented a Relationship 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....

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 —...
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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...
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Kaneohe Music Festival

WHO/WHAT: Kaneohe Higashi Hongwanji Mission will hold a music festival featuring live performances by the Kaneohe Higashi Hongwanji Band, City Boys, Ten Feet and more. The festival will also feature songs by the temple’s...

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