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Bulletin Board – JAPANESE ONLINE PROGRAM: KAULA PIKO: THE SOURCE OF STRINGS

WHO/WHAT: Bishop Museum presents the fifth installment of its “Japanese Online Experiences” series with “Kaula Piko: The Source of Strings.” Guided by Bishop Museum historian and curator, DeSoto Brown, this Japanese-language pre-recorded experience provides...

Bulletin Board – 14th ANNUAL RUN FOR HOPS

WHO/WHAT: PATH stays a step ahead of the pandemic by hosting its first Virtual Run for Hops, held in conjunction with the Kona Brewers Festival, a community celebration and fundraiser. Offering participants the choice...

Bulletin Board – BLOOD BANK OF HAWAII – HJJCC WEEK

  WHO/WHAT: The Honolulu Japanese Junior Chamber of Commerce is partnering with the Blood Bank of Hawaii for its next community service project. As the sponsoring organization, HJJCC is in charge of helping to fill...
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Cherry Blossom Festival: “GUESS THE CHERRY BLOSSOM FESTIVAL QUEEN” CONTEST WINNERS

On Friday, July 24, Cherry Blossom Festival Queen Jewel Kahiwalani Miyuki Mahoe drew the names of winners of the 37th annual “Guess the Cherry Blossom Festival Queen” contest, sponsored by The Hawai‘i Herald and...
68th Annual Cherry Blossom Festival Court (left to right): Princess Kelsey Toshie Uyeda, First Princess and Miss Popularity Sophia Aiko Teruya, Queen and Miss Congeniality Jewel Kahiwalani Miyuki Mahoe, Princess Lauren Elizabeth Holt and Princess Alyssa Mika Nakamoto. (Photo courtesy of HJJCC)

JEWEL MAHOE IS the 2020 CHERRY BLOSSOM FESTIVAL QUEEN

And Miss Congeniality and Recipient of the Violet Niimi Oishi Scholarship Ida Yoshinaga While growing up, Jewel Mahoe, the bright, focused daughter of yonsei Jennifer Lam of Kapahulu and sansei Arthur Mahoe of Hawai‘i Kai, was...
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Bulletin Board – Cherry Blossom Festival Virtual Silent Auction

WHO/WHAT: The 68th Annual Cherry Blossom Festival will hold a Silent Auction online. In June, the CBF’s sponsor, the Honolulu Japanese Junior Chamber of Commerce, will select the CBF court in a closed event...
Queen Lauren Sugai at the Jan. 12 opening ceremonies of the 2020-2021 Cherry Blossom Festival, which was held at the Japanese Cultural Center of Hawai‘i. (Photos courtesy Honolulu Japanese Junior Chamber of Commerce).

Queen Interview – Queen Lauren Sugai: Zenshin for Life

Departing Cherry Blossom Queen Lauren Sugai Inspired to “Pay It Forward” Jodie Chiemi Ching In two weeks, the 67th Cherry Blossom Queen Lauren Sugai will pass her crown and scepter to one of 15 contestants who have fulfilled various phases of the Honolulu Japanese Junior Chamber of Commerce 68th Cherry Blossom Festival. In an “exit....

Queen Contestants – 68th Cherry Blossom Festival (page 1 of 3)

[caption id="attachment_20392" align="alignnone" width="240"] Taylor Date[/caption] TAYLOR LILIA DATE High School: Punahou School College/Degree: Seattle University, Bachelor of Arts in Strategic Communications, minor in Journalism Occupation: Marketing assistant Hobbies: Searching for cute cafes, playing soccer and watching k-dramas. How do you live “kaizen,” continuous growth/improvement, in your daily life? “Just over a year ago, I....

Queen Contestants – 68th Cherry Blossom Festival (page 2 of 3)

[caption id="attachment_20387" align="alignnone" width="240"] Jewel Mahoe[/caption] JEWEL KAHIWALANI MIYUKI MAHOE High School: Kamehameha Schools Kapalama College/Degree: University of Northern Colorado, Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education, minor in Reading; Vanderbilt University, Master of Education in Special Education; and University of Hawai‘i at Mänoa Occupation: Preschool special education teacher Hobbies: Running, reading, learning to sew from....

Queen Contestants – 68th Cherry Blossom Festival (page 3 of 3)

[caption id="attachment_20382" align="alignnone" width="240"] Jaylin Petersen[/caption] JAYLIN KAIKO TERRY PETERSEN High School: Roosevelt High School College/Degree: University of Hawai‘i at Mänoa, Bachelor of Arts in Human Development and Family Studies, Bachelor of Arts in Political Science; John Hopkins University Occupation: Special education teacher Hobbies: Dancing (ballet, contemporary and hip hop), reading, outdoor activities and spending....

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