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January 19, 2018 Columnists

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Estate Planning Update for 2018

ESTATE PLANNING INSIGHTS By Ethan R. Okura Happy New Year! The following is the 2018 update of important numbers used in estate planning and Medicaid planning in Hawai‘i. How much money and property can a person have at the time of death without paying estate taxes? At the end of 2017, Congress passed a new....
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Community Focus – Five Honored with the HUOA “Legacy Award”

The Hawaii United Okinawa Association presented its “Legacy Award” to five individuals for their outstanding achievements and contributions to the Okinawan community. The luncheon program was held Nov. 12 in the Coral Ballroom of the Hilton Hawaiian Village. Honored were: Gov. David Ige, Hawai‘i’s first governor of Okinawan ancestry; Military Intelligence Service veterans Shinye Gima....
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Takie Sugiyama Lebra: Reflections on a Legacy

WHO/WHAT: The University of Hawai‘i at Manoa Center for Japanese Studies and the Department of Anthropology will present a discussion by three anthropology professors reflecting on the multifaceted legacy of the late UH anthropology...
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8•0•8

8•0•8 By Dennis Fujitake
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Community Focus – Hawaii Buddhist Council Launches “Open Night at the Temples”

The Hawaii Buddhist Council has launched an “Open Night at Temples” series aimed at introducing those interested in learning about the different denominations of Buddhism represented in the council to an open-house tour of those temples.  The escorted tour will open with a short sample of the denomination’s Buddhist service, followed by a Dharma sharing....
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Festival of Japanese Dance

WHO/WHAT: The Hawaii Japanese Dance Association will celebrate its 35th anniversary with a weekend of events centered about the theme, “A Festival of Japanese Dance — With Much Appreciation.” The association is made up...
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Dialogue – What a Start to 2018!

DIALOGUE By Karleen Chinen Shinnen akemashite omedetou gozaimasu! Happy New Year! Every inch of our New Year’s edition (Jan. 5) was filled with either editorial content or advertising support, so Gwen Battad Ishikawa, Grant “Sandaa” Murata and I weren’t able to wish you good wishes for the new year as we would have wanted. We....

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