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February 21, 2020 Columnists

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Pacific Buddhist Academy: 14 Annual Taiko Festival

PBA: 14th Annual Taiko Festival

WHO/WHAT: The Pacific Buddhist Academy presents its 14th annual taiko festival, entitled “Aspirations,” featuring Hyaku Sen Ki Kai Taiko. Taiko drumming is an integral part of the course offerings at PBA, the only high...
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Traditional Sino – Japanese Art, A Source of Modern American Architecture

WHO/WHAT: The University of Hawai‘i at Manoa School of Architecture presents “Traditional Sino-Japanese Art as a Source of Modern American Architecture.” It is part of the UHM Center for Japanese Studies Seminar Series. Dr. Kevin...
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Dear Frances – Practice Kindness and Compassion

Frances H. Kakugawa Hawai‘i Herald Columnist Omoiyari . . . Think of others first and good karma will return to you. — Frances H. Kakugawa February is another month for expressing love with gifts. My literary mouse poet, Wordsworth, is standing over my shoulders, begging me to send his message of love to your children.....
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Generation Gap

GENERATION GAP by Jon J. Murakami
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Estate Planning Insights – Secure Act: Big Changes to IRA, 401(K) Rules

Ethan R. Okura Hawai‘i Herald Columnist On Dec. 20, 2019, the Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement — or SECURE — Act was signed into law by President Trump. The SECURE Act made some major changes to the way that retirement accounts must be distributed, especially after the original account holder passes away. Most....
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Maizome 2020

WHO/WHAT: The Hanayagi Dancing Academy Hawaii Foundation celebrates the new year with its annual “Maizome,” or first recital of the year. The Hanayagi–ryu School of Classical Japanese Dance was established in 1845 by headmaster...
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Aloha from Bamboo Ridge – “Reciprocity”

Jean Yamasaki Toyama Republished with Permission from “Bamboo Ridge: Celebrating 30 Years of Local Literature” (Spring 2007) Mamoko slid the slender ink stick forward then backward making sure that her even strokes made no ripples in the jet black liquid in the shallow well of her ink stone, just like he had taught her. Energy....
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Bishop Ryokan Ara Tendai Mission of Hawaii Damasarete, ningen ga wakaru. Shippai shite, seken ga wakaru. Kanashinde, shiawase ga wakaru. When you are cheated, you learn about man. When you fail, you learn about the world. When you are sad, you learn about...

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