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August 18, 2017 Columnists

Group photo of Governor Hidehiko Yuzaki and participants in the Hiroshima International Youth Exchange Program

Spotlight – Hiroshima Governor Joins East Hawaii Hiroshima Kenjinkai’s 50th Anniversary Celebration

The East Hawaii Hiroshima Kenjinkai celebrated its 50th anniversary on May 8 and 9 with members and special guests from Hiroshima Prefecture in attendance, including Gov. Hidehiko Yuzaki, Assembly Chairman Shin Uda, and delegation leader and Assembly member Masao Hayashi. The delegation’s visit included participation in an anniversary dinner; a tree planting ceremony at Lili‘uokalani....
Historical Fiction by Michael G. Malaghan

Historical Fiction – “Picture Bride”, A Family Saga

HISTORICAL FICTION By Michael G. Malaghan Chapter 105 Diamond Head, Easter Sunday, 1923 “What’s at stake is what type of Nisei citizens will be voting — those molded in the American tradition in public schools, or those indoctrinated by the Buddhist-run, so-called language schools?” Square-jawed Walter Dillingham was holding court with Hawai‘i’s power elite this....
The 65th Cherry Blossom Festival court modeled various obi tying techniques done by students of the University Laboratory School kimono program, under the direction of Jean Sakihara-Sensei.

Community Focus – Japanese Women’s Society Foundation Installs 2017-18 Officers

Members of the Japanese Women’s Society Foundation and their guests gathered at Waialae Country Club on July 23 for the organization’s annual general membership meeting and installation luncheon. Outgoing president Irene Nakamoto thanked the 2016-17 officers and chairpersons for their service during the past year. She also highlighted the organization’s events over the last 12....
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Generation Gap

GENERATION GAP by Jon J. Murakami
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Estate Planning Insights – Hawaii Real Property Tax Exemptions

ESTATE PLANNING BY Carroll D. Dortch Carroll (Cary) D. Dortch received his doctor of jurisprudence degree from the University of New Hampshire School of Law. Did you know that there are some exemptions that you can employ to save on your property taxes in Hawai‘i? One of the most commonly used exemptions is the real....
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Dialogue – Celebrating “Sharing Uchinanchu Aloha”

DIALOGUE BY Karleen Chinen This annual Okinawan Festival edition is one of our favorites to produce each year. It’s a lot of work, but always fulfilling, because the Okinawan Festival is one of the finest examples of a community’s efforts to keep their cultural heritage alive and thriving and sharing it with everyone. We thank....
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Community Focus – Yokohama Showing for “Hawaii Nikkei Legacy Exhibit”, Next Stop: Hiroshima

A photo exhibit chronicling the history of Japanese immigrants and their descendants in Hawai‘i recently opened at the Japanese Overseas Migration Museum in Yokohama, Japan. The exhibit, titled, “The Hawaii Nikkei Legacy,” is co-sponsored by the Nisei Veterans Legacy, the Japan-America Society of Hawaii and the Japanese Cultural Center of Hawai‘i. The term Nikkei refers....

Spotlight – Grant Murata Will Say “Thank You” with Concert

When Clarence and Judith Murata adopted their infant son in 1962, they never imagined that he would grow up to become a leader in the field of Okinawan music in Hawai‘i through uta-sanshin —...
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JCCH Summer Cultural Workshop: Eisa in Hawaii

WHO/WHAT: Are you planning to attend the Okinawan Festival this Labor Day weekend? If so, you will likely be mesmerized by the energy of the eisa performances. Grant “Sandaa” Murata, who holds a shihan...

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