Yoko Waki (left) and Marian Okada will discuss the meaning of Japanese names at the workshop.

Japanese Name Interpretation Workshop

WHO/WHAT: Come and learn about “What’s in a Japanese name!” JCCH Tokioka Heritage Resource Center volunteer Marian Okada and Yoko Waki will provide an extensive general overview of Japanese personal names, including a discussion...
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“Buddhism in the Age of the Refugee”

WHO/WHAT: The BDK-Rev. (Yoshiaki) Fujitani Interfaith Program presents a talk by Dr. Jeff Wilson, professor of religious studies and East Asian Studies at Renison University College in Waterloo, Ontario, and this year’s Numata Professor...
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“Hawaii Nikkei Legacy Exhibit”

WHO/WHAT: A photographic exhibit highlighting the history and culture of Japanese Americans in Hawai‘i presented by the Nisei Veterans Legacy and the Consulate General of Japan in Honolulu as part of the Gannenmono 150th...
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“Through My Grandfather’s Eyes” Talk on Maui

WHO/WHAT: The Nisei Veterans Memorial Center on Maui kicks off its 2018 Speaker Series with a talk by Dr. Gail Okawa, emeritus professor of English at Youngstown State University in Ohio, and a visiting...
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Tea Ceremony Workshop

WHO/WHAT: Urasenke Foundation of Hawaii/Tankokai Hawaii Association will present a workshop on chado, or the “way of tea.” Participants will learn the history and the basics of a tea ceremony. WHEN/WHERE: Saturday, July 15, from...
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“Pacific Crossing” Gannenmono 150th Concert Series

WHO/WHAT: In celebration of the 150th anniversary of Japanese immigration to Hawai‘i, the Doris Duke Theatre and the Honolulu Museum of Art brings together artists from Hawai‘i and Japan for original works that pay...
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Gov. John Waihee to Speak at NVMC

WHO/WHAT: The Nisei Veterans Memorial Center’s Leadership Series will feature a talk by former Hawai‘i Gov. John Waihee, who will speak on leadership and the values of aloha that continue to be relevant in...
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Honouliuli National Monument Tours

WHO/WHAT: The Japanese Cultural Center of Hawai‘i and the National Park Service are hosting public tours to the Honouliuli National Monument, Hawai‘i’s largest and longest operating World War II detention camp. Visitors will visit landmarks...
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The Pacific War as Seen by Nisei Soldiers of the MIS

WHO/WHAT: The UH Manoa Library and the UHM Center for Okinawan Studies will present a public talk focusing on the Pacific War from the perspective of the Nisei soldiers who served there with the...
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Storyteller, Yasu Ishida, Featured Artist for Library Summer Reading Program

WHO/WHAT: Magical storyteller Yasu Ishida will be the featured artist for the Hawaii State Library System’s 2017 Summer Reading Program at selected libraries statewide. Ishida’s storytelling programs, “Story Circus” and “Origami in Motion,” incorporate magic...

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