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Drawing featuring Dennis Fujitake as a comic

8•0•8

8•0•8 By Dennis Fujitake
Former Wakaba Kai sorority members gathered for a group photo at their recent 68th reunion at the JCCH. Inset: Wakaba Kai founder Lillian Yajima tells the former sorority members about Wakaba Kai’s early days. (Photos by Clinton Inouye)

Community Focus – Wakaba Kai Sorority Celebrates 68th Anniversary

Former members of the University of Hawai‘i’s Wakaba Kai gathered at the Japanese Cultural Center of Hawai‘i on Oct. 22 to celebrate the sorority’s 68th anniversary. Wakaba Kai, which means “young leaves” in Japanese, was founded in 1949 by Lillian Yajima. Young female UH students who pledged to the sorority could be seen carrying a....
Priests in training play their shakuhachi while walking in a golden field of flowers. The priests’ heads are covered with a basket because they are still training to become priests and haven’t yet been shaved. (Photo courtesy East-West Center)

Community Focus – Master’s Concert to Highlight Shakuhachi Festival of the Pacific

Shakuhachi lovers from around the world will gather at the University of Hawai‘i’s Mänoa campus and the East-West Center from Dec. 15 to 18 for a festival celebrating the traditional Japanese bamboo flute. The highlight of the festival will be a Master’s Concert on Friday, Dec. 15, at 7:30 p.m. in Orvis Auditorium. The concert....
Comic Shushin, Dec. 15 2017 Issue

Shushin

Bishop Ryokan Ara Tendai Mission of Hawaii Warui hito niwa Damasarenaide Yoi to omou hito ni Damasareru A bad person might not cheat you, but you might be cheated by a person who you think is good.
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Community Focus – “Cultural Day” at the NVMC

“Cultural Day,” a project inspired and spearheaded by a Maui teen to honor Nisei veterans like her grandfather and all veterans, will be held at the Nisei Veterans Memorial Center’s Stanley Izumigawa Pavilion on Saturday, Dec. 16, from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Visitors can enjoy a performance by Maui Taiko, participate in games and crafts,....
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Daijingu Temple of Hawaii

WHO/WHAT: Daijingu Temple of Hawaii will hold its traditional Shinto New Year’s blessings for both humans and their pets. After the blessing, attendees can purchase good luck omamori (amulet) to help them through the...
Historical Fiction by Michael G. Malaghan

Historical Fiction – “Picture Bride, A Family Saga”

HISTORICAL FICTION By Michael G. Malaghan Chapter 112 “I think I see it,” said Kenji, pointing to a dot on the northwest horizon. Haru shaded her eyes with her hand, straining to see what Kenji saw. Nothing. It wasn’t the first time she thought she might need eyeglasses. “Maybe . . . I am not....
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Generation Gap

GENERATION GAP by Jon J. Murakami
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Izumo Taishakyo Mission of Hawaii

WHO/WHAT: Traditional Japanese New Year’s blessings will be given at Izumo Taishakyo Mission of Hawaii beginning at midnight, New Year’s Eve. Everyone is welcomed to visit the shrine to express gratitude for the blessings...

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