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Estate Planning Insights – Estate Planning Update for 2020

Ethan R. Okura Hawai‘i Herald Columnist Happy New Year! The start of a new year often brings changes in state and federal laws that could affect your estate and Medicaid planning. The following is the 2020 update of important numbers to be aware of as you go about your planning. • How much money and property....
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Bamboo Ridge – “Let Me Fight Chicken”

Moriso Teraoka Republished with Permission from “Bamboo Ridge: Celebrating 30 Years of Local Literature” (Spring 2007) “Aisose! Putagenamo,” Benny De Coscos cussed his son while Junior was holding a fighting rooster. Benny was doing a bit of...
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Generation Gap

GENERATION GAP by Jon J. Murakami
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8•0•8

8•0•8 By Dennis Fujitake
Comic Shushin, January 17, 2020 Issue

Shushin

Bishop Ryokan Ara Tendai Mission of Hawaii Hito to hito tono kankei wa haguruma da. Kochira mo awasenai to mawaranai yo. A person to person relationship is like a gear, you will have to come together for it to work.
Storyteller Alton Takiyama-Chung

Bulletin Board – 100th Infantry Battalion Shinnen Enkai

WHO/WHAT: The 100th Infantry Battalion Veterans’ New Years celebration will feature storyteller Alton Takiyama-Chung.  He will perform selections from his pieces “Heroes” and “Spark Matsunaga: Warrior Poet.” WHEN/WHERE: Saturday, Jan. 18, 1-3 p.m. at...
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Bulletin Board – NVMC: “Internment: Stories from Maui”

WHO/WHAT: The Nisei Veterans Memorial Center presents its exhibit, “Internment: Stories from Maui” featuring stories, photos and history about Maui residents who were detained in camps on Maui and the U.S. mainland. On February 19,...
Flyer for Shinnenkai 2020 at Natsunoya Tea House on Sunday, January 26, 2020

Bulletin Board – MIS Veterans Education Society of Hawaii Shinnen Enkai

WHO/WHAT: The MIS Veterans Education Society of Hawaii will hold its annual shinnen enkai (New Year’s luncheon). The program will include the installation of the organization’s 2020 officers and board members, entertainment and a...
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Bulletin Board – Geijutsu Performance

WHO/WHAT: The Hawaii United Okinawa Association and the Okinawa Prefectural Government’s Department of Education Folk ArtS Department presents “Geijutsu Performance.” Sixteen students from various parts of Okinawa will perform traditional Okinawan music and dance....
The 2019 Chrysanthemum Festival Court and their escorts (from left): Princess Alexis Camara and Shayden Aoyagi, Princess Kokoro Yamazaki and Cael Yasutake, Queen Emma Mika Endo and Matthew Kaimiola, Princess Cassidy Hanano and Isaiah Gomes, and Princess Lauren Mitra and Kenneth Fiori. (Photo by Nagamine Photo Studio)

Community Focus – Chyrsanthemum Festival Queen Crowned

Henry Perrine Baldwin High School junior Emma Mika Endo, 16, was crowned the 67th Chrysanthemum Festival queen at the Kïhei Community Center on Dec. 7. Endo is the daughter of Randall and Patti Endo of Wailuku, Maui. Rounding out the Chrysanthemum Festival court were princesses:

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