Japanese Women’s Society Foundation Presents “Holiday Wine & Baubles”

WHO/WHAT: The Japanese Women’s Society Foundation launches its first JWSF Social Event, “Holiday Wine & Baubles.” Attendees will have the opportunity to sample special wines, enjoy ‘ono pupu and start their holiday shopping —...
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JCCH Summer Workshop Series: Taiko 101

WHO/WHAT: Attendees will learn about the history of taiko in Hawai’i and Japan, common words and phrases and basic hitting techniques in this workshop led by the Taiko Center of the Pacific. WHEN/WHERE: Saturday,...

Hanayagi Dancing Academy’s Annual “Maizome”

WHO/WHAT: Hanayagi Dancing Academy presents its annual “Maizome” or first recital of the year. At the event, a new master dance instructor, Shihan Hanayagi Mitsujyuro and a new Hanayagi natori (certified dancer who receives...
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“Serendipity and Sociology”

WHO/WHAT: The University of Hawai‘i at Manoa Center for Japanese Studies and the Department of Sociology will present “Serendipity and Sociology: Five Decades of Studying Japanese Society,” a retirement lecture by Dr. Patricia Steinhoff,...
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Kunia Orchid Show and Plant Sale

WHO/WHAT: Five local orchid clubs will showcase their best booms at the 64th annual Kunia Orchid Show and Plant Sale. Besides the blooming orchids, there will be educational displays on invasive species, cactus and...
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JCCH New Year’s Ohana Festival

WHO/WHAT: The Japanese Cultural Center of Hawai‘i celebrates the “Year of the Dog” with the 25th annual New Year’s ‘Ohana Festival. The event marks the first public event of the Gannenmono 150th anniversary immigration...
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“Proof of Loyalty”

WHO/WHAT: PBS Hawai‘i will rebroadcast “Proof of Loyalty: Kazuo Yamane and the Nisei Soldiers of Hawaii,” which premiered at the 2017 Hawaii International Film Festival. The film by documentarians Don Sellers and Lucy Ostrander...
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Na Pua Hanafuda Workshop

WHO/WHAT: Kapahulu Center will host a Hanafuda workshop for ages 8 through adult. Children must be accompanied by a parent. Learn the ancient Japanese game of Hanafuda with a redesigned set of cards by...
Poster for screening 'And Then They Came for Us' - a documentary film featuring actor George Takei and other internees and a panel on the present-day relevance of the World War II internment

“And Then They Came for Us” Screening

WHO/WHAT: The screening of “And Then They Came for Us,” a documentary film featuring actor George Takei and other internees and a panel on the present-day relevance of the World War II internment are...
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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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