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Nisei Veterans To Hold Joint Memorial Services On O‘ahu And Maui

The annual observance is held on the Sunday closest to Sept. 29, the day in 1943 when Sgt. Shigeo “Joe” Takata of the 100th Infantry Battalion (Separate) became the first Japanese American to be killed...

10th Annual “Not Your Ordinary Garage Sale”

WHO/WHAT: The Hawaii Chapter of World Wings International Inc., the philantropic organization of former Pan Am flight attendants present this unique fundraising event.  Proceeds benefit St. Francis Hospice, Hawai‘i’s first and largest hospice program...
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Hatsumode 2017 – Blessings For The New Year

• IZUMO TAISHAKYO MISSION OF HAWAII 215 N. Kukui St. (‘A‘ala area), 538-7778 Jan. 1: Midnight-5 p.m.; Jan. 2 and 3: 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Blessed sake and candies will be served. Omamori and Ofuda (Amulet) available for...
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Spotlight – HUOA Honors Five With “Legacy Award”

SPOTLIGHT By Karleen C. Chinen Karleen C. Chinen The Hawaii United Okinawa Association presented five individuals with its “Legacy Award” on Dec. 4 at the Hilton Hawaiian Village Coral Ballroom. Over 400 people attended the event, which featured a silent auction as well as special entertainment honoring the five honorees. HUOA president Tom Yamamoto described....
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“Peace On Your Wings” Neighbor Island Tour

WHO/WHAT: “Peace on Your Wings,” an original musical inspired by the life of Sadako Sasaki and produced by Ohana Arts Festival & School, will begin its neighbor island tour beginning with Kaua‘i. The play...

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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Maui Workshop On How To Wear A Yukata

WHO/WHAT: The Japanese Cultural Society of Maui will present a workshop on how to wear a yukata — a summer, cotton kimono — that is worn at obon festivals. Sensei Ken Tasaka will be...

“The Legend of Ko‘olau”

WHO/WHAT: Gary Kubota, a local journalist, playwright and artistic director, will stage his touring one-man play, “The Legend of Ko‘olau,” as part of Maui’s “The Celebration of the Arts.” Kubota’s play is based on a...
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2015 Japanese Language Speech Achievement Ceremony

WHO/WHAT: The United Japanese Society of Hawaii will host a recognition ceremony for students of all levels, who excel in the Japanese language. This year, 17 participants representing Hawai‘i’s public schhool, private schools and...

Mochitsuki Workshop and Demonstration With Konko Mission Of Wahiawa

WHO/WHAT: Mochi (rice cake made from glutinous mochi rice) is one of the most important traditional foods for the Japanese New Year’s representing strength, longevity and purity. As we ring in the auspicious Year...

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