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The “Japanese Turn” in U.S. Fine Dining

WHO/WHAT: Pomona College history professor and Kailua native Dr. Samuel Yamashita talks about the marriage of French and Japanese cuisine. The movement began in the 1970s when Japanese chefs began training with nouvelle cuisine...
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Tenrikyo’s 49th Annual Bazaar

WHO/WHAT: This fundraising bazaar attracts thousands of visitors who turn out to enjoy the food offerings, entertainment and more — all to support disaster relief and church activities. WHEN/WHERE: Sunday, Aug. 25, 8:30 a.m.–2 p.m....
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HUOA Senior Health & Fitness Fair

WHO/WHAT: The Hawaii United Okinawa Association will have their annual Senior Health & Fitness Fair. There will be workshops, new products and services for seniors; health, safety, financial and cultural booth; and information for...

Natto Time: Talk Story and Demo

WHO/WHAT: Musician, educator and “natto demonstrator” Eien Hunter-Ishikawa will talk about natto (fermented beans), which is regarded as a “superfood” in Japan. Natto is known for its many health benefits including cardiovascular health, brain...

Karii! An Awamori Experience

WHO/WHAT: Enjoy an evening of food, fellowship and awamori, Okinawa’s popular and time-honored alcoholic beverage, at this event being held in conjunction with the Okinawan Festival. Attendees can customize their own awamori cocktails and...
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“14the Bolts of Fabric & Fun”

WHO/WHAT: A celebration of textiles and a fundraiser for TEMARI Hawaii. Artists and crafters clear out their workrooms and sell those precious items at “Bolts,” where the Japanese immigrant principle of mottainai, don’t waste,...
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“Voices Behind Barbed Wire: Stories of Hawaii” Screening

WHO/WHAT: AARP Hawai‘i will host a free screening of “Voices Behind Barbed Wire: Stories of Hawai‘i,” produced by the Japanese Cultural Center of Hawai‘i. While the mass incarceration of Japanese Americans on the U.S....
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14th Annual Aloha International Piano Festival

WHO/WHAT: World-renowned pianists Jon Nakamatsu, 1997 Gold Medalist in the Tenth Van Cliburn Piano Competition and the only American to have achieved the distinction since 1981; Eugene and Elisabeth Pridonoff, and Alfredo Minetti will...
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UH Center for Japanese Studies Seminar Series

WHO/WHAT: The University of Hawai‘i Center for Japanese Studies presents “Two Centuries of Language and Cultural Contact on the Ogasawara (Bonin) Islands,” featuring a talk by Dr. Daniel Long, professor of Japanese linguistics at...
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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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