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April 21, 2017 Columnists

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Dialogue – Mahalo Big Island!

Karleen C. Chinen Commentary The years fly by faster than we realize. Case in point: this year’s Big Island Issue. This edition marks the fifth since we committed to highlighting Hawai‘i island’s special people, businesses, organizations and projects. Unlike the good ’ol days when we actually had a staff that could go out and chase....
Photo of crafts for the 'Temari Bolts Fundraiser' featuring a market of textile and fabric items

Temari “Bolts” Fundraiser

WHO/WHAT: TEMARI, Center for Asian and Pacific Arts, presents its 12th annual “Bolts” fabric and fun fundraiser featuring a marketplace of textile and fabric items, as well as textile talk stories. “Bolts is where...
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Konko Mission Talk

WHO/WHAT: Konko Mission of Honolulu will present a free bilingual talk by Fusami Kudo from Kumamoto, Japan, titled, “The Power of Gratitude: How I Survived Terminal Cancer.” Kudo, who is today the owner of...
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Generation Gap

GENERATION GAP by Jon J. Murakami
Nomura-Ryü Ongaku Kyö Kai, Hawai‘i Shibu, president Seichi Yagi (far left) with “Uta nu Hana” concert co-chairs Muriel Donnan, Grace Carmichael and Norman Kaneshiro.

Spotlight – Nomura-ryu Ongaku Kyo Ka 50th Anniversary Sanshin Concert Set For June 3

The 50th anniversary of the establishment of the Nomura-Ryü Ongaku Kyö Kai, Hawaii Shibu, will be observed with the staging of an Okinawan sanshin concert, “Uta nu Hana,” on Saturday, June 3, at the...
Historical Fiction by Michael G. Malaghan

Historical Fiction – “Picture Bride”, A Family Saga

HISTORICAL FICTION By Michael G. Malaghan Chapter 94 “We have the owners on the run and your meddling priest goes to a haole church,” said Tsutsumi, throwing back a jigger of whiskey. The no alcohol rule had gone by the wayside as the strike dragged on. The Honolulu union headquarters had been cleaned up for....
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Estate Planning Issues – The Three Types of Nursing Homes

ESTATE PLANNING INSIGHTS By Ethan R. Okura Over the years, we have had hundreds of clients who have gone to nursing homes to provide for their care as they aged. Some lived full, rich, engaged lives in the nursing home until the very end. Others suffered from severe physical disabilities or dementia that prevented them....
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Koganji Temple Spring 2017 Bazaar

WHO/WHAT: Koganji Temple’s annual spring bazaar will feature collectible treasures, gently used clothing, housewares, selected furniture, toys and books. Also featured will be the popular Koganji Temple signature sauces, home-made baked goods and preserves...
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Shushin

Bishop Ryokan Ara Tendai Mission of Hawaii Jinsei wa Magari nagara Orenagara daga Massugu ni Hitasura ni Life is like a path; it has curves and bends, but walk the straight path.

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