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UJSH: 61st Annual Shinnen Enkai

WHO/WHAT: The United Japanese Society of Hawaii will hold its 61st annual shinnen enkai (New Year’s banquet). UJSH will recognize the recipients of the 2019 imperial decorations by the government of Japan — Dr. Robert...
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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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HUOA Autumn Dance Matsuri

WHO/WHAT: Every year, the Hawaii United Okinawa Association holds its “Autumn Dance Matsuri” – the last bon dance of the season. This indoor bon dance features traditional Okinawan numbers with time-honored and contemporary Japanese...
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Travel Journal Workshop with Nikki Oka

WHO/WHAT: Start your own travel or pocket sketch journal with artist and solo traveler Nikki Oka. Her talk will cover assembling a mobile art/journaling kit, different types of journal page layouts and sketching based...
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Splendors of Ikebana Exhibit

WHO/WHAT: Ikebana International Honolulu Chapter 56 will host two ikebana (Japanese flower arrangement) exhibits in August. WHEN/WHERE: Aug. 1-3 and Aug. 8-10 in the lobby of the Hawai‘i State Library and in the 1st floor...
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Hiroshima Peace Service

WHO/WHAT: The 74th anniversary of the Aug. 6, 1945, atomic bombing of Hiroshima will be commemorated at this annual memorial service. It will include a blessing and purification ceremony, messages from community and religious...
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Deigo Club 70th Anniversary

WHO/WHAT: The Deigo Club will celebrate its 70th Anniversary with a luncheon and Okinawan entertainment. There will be performances by members and various groups from the local performing arts community. Hajime Nakasone, an accomplished...
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Learn to Play “Hanafuda: Na Pua Hawaii”

WHO/WHAT: Learn how to play “Hanafuda: Nä Pua Hawai’i,” a card game that depicts plants and animals either endemic to Hawai’i or were introduced via canoes in early Polynesian migrations. As participants play with...
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UJSH: Harvest Moon Viewing

WHO/WHAT: The United Japanese Society of Hawaii presents its annual “Tsukimi no Kai Moon Viewing.” Moon viewing parties are a tradition in Japan, where friends gather to admire the beauty of the full moon....
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Memorial Service for Veterans Mobilized to Vietnam and Iraq

WHO/WHAT: The Go For Broke Association will hold a Memorial Service in honor of the 50th anniversary of the 1968-1969 mobilization to Vietnam and the 15th anniversary of the 2004-2005 mobilization to Iraq. WHEN/WHERE:...

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