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July 19, 2019 Columnists

From left: Jacce Mikulanec, president and executive director of JCCH; Ken Hayashida, JCCH board chair; Consul General of Japan Koichi Ito; attorney Christine Kubota; Alan Oshima, president and CEO of Hawaiian Electric Company; U.S. Rep. Ed Case; Chef Alan Wong; Lenn Sakata, former Major League Baseball player; Carole Hayashino, president emeritus of JCCH; and Coach Gerald Oda.

Community Focus – JCCH Annual Gala Honors Six

Jodie Chiemi Ching The Japanese Cultural Center of Hawai‘i held its annual “Sharing the Spirit of Aloha” gala on Saturday, June 23. Six honorees — Coach Gerald Oda and the 2018 Little League World Series Championship team, Lenn Sakata, Alan Oshima, Christine Kubota, Chef Alan Wong and Carole Hayashino — were recognized at the Hilton....
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Bishop Ryokan Ara Tendai Mission of Hawaii Nayami no tane wa, takara no tane desu. The seed of anguish is the seed of treasure.
The Kenjin Kai Outstanding Member Award honorees in a group photo with several of the invited guests, including Gov. David Ige and Consul General of Japan Koichi Ito, and UJSH leaders.

Community Focus – Rev. Akihiro Okada Installed as 2019-20 UJSH President

The United Japanese Society of Hawaii held its 61st annual installation and recognition program at the Japanese Cultural Center of Hawai‘i on June 22. The packed program included recognition of outstanding kenjinkai members and other awards presentations, installation of the 2019-2020 officers and a full program of lively entertainment. Over the years, the UJSH has....
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Bonsai Exhibition and Plant Fair

WHO/WHAT: Hawaii Bonsai Association members will share information on the art of bonsai. Attendees will have an opportunity to learn how to raise and care for their bonsai plants by talking with experts and...
And . . . taran! Look closely, the cooked taroimo (taro) leaves can be seen in the lower right hand corner

My Hawaii – Wow, Laulau!

Colin Sewake Hawai‘i Herald Columnist “Okinawa is such a beautiful place, not just the ocean and scenery and culture, but the people. I’ve been treated well and taken care of by many people here in what has become ‘My Hawai‘i.’” — Colin Sewake GINOZA-SON — I now live more than 4,800 miles away from my....
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Yuntaku: Social Mixer and Fundraiser

WHO/WHAT: The Hawaii United Okinawa Association and Shinka Hawaii, an HUOA member-club, are co-sponsoring this opportunity to learn about Okinawan culture while also connecting with local Okinawan organizations. The evening will include entertainment, games,...
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Local Motion! Kikunobu Dance Company Concert

WHO/WHAT: The Kikunobu Dance Company, led by Onoe Kikunobu-Sensei (Gertrude Tsutsumi), will present a concert featuring traditional, contemporary and folk dances of Japan as part of the University of Hawai‘i at Manoa’s 2019...
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