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June 19, 2020 Columnists

Logo for Bamboo Ridge @ Home 'A series of readings from our house to yours'

Community Focus – Bamboo Ridge at Home

Around since 1978, the premiere journal of the literatures of Hawaiʻi, Bamboo Ridge, has upgraded itself for the audiovisual-media-friendly era with “Bamboo Ridge at Home” (youtube.com/playlist?list=PLM9u0tLyADkCCmC92KnUZVz475_yvQe9X). The series of online videos show Hawaiʻi creative writers filmed in their living rooms while they explain the context for, then read excerpts from, their fictional stories, creative non-fiction,....
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Estate Planning Insights – What is a Life Well-Lived?

Ethan R. Okura Hawai‘i Herald Columnist During the past two and a half months of lockdown, I’ve had some time to walk around the neighborhood or take breaks from working at home to ponder life, and I’ve come to some interesting realizations. Here in Hawai‘i we’ve been fortunate because COVID-19 has not killed many people....
Shushin graphic, from 6/19/2020 issue


Bishop Ryokan Ara Tendai Mission of Hawaii Umare wo erabu kotowa dekinai ga, ikikata wa jibun de erabu mono desu. We cannot choose the circumstances of our birth; however, how we live our lives is the responsibility of each individual.
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Generation Gap

GENERATION GAP by Jon J. Murakami
The Japanese American National Museum presents a Q&A session for the film 'Madame Fujima Kansuma.'

Bulletin Board – JANM Digital Film Festival: “Madame Fujima Kansuma” Film Q&A

WHO/WHAT: The Japanese American National Museum presents a Q&A session for the film “Madame Fujima Kansuma,” featuring the life of a Japanese American kabuki dancer and teacher who began a decades-long career in the...

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