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Theatre poster with text 'August at Akiko's', which was first published in International Film Festival 2018

“August at Akiko’s” at Consolidated Kahala

WHO/WHAT: The made-in-Hawai‘i indie film, which debuted at the 2018 Hawaii International Film Festival, tells the story of musician/actor Alex Zhang Hungtai’s search for his grandparent’s home on the Big Island and the unlikely...
Akisamiyo! Stuck in the gutter. (Photos by Colin Sewake)

My Hawaii – Slices of Life in Okinawa

MY HAWAII By Colin Sewake IN THE GUTTER Location: Nagahama, Yomitan; January 2019 No, I’m not referring to my bowling ball, but rather to my Nissan Serena minivan.I left home to pick up my son Yoshiaki (“Aki”) from Yomitan High School and then take him to his juku (cram school) in Okinawa-shi (Okinawa City). For....
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Estate Planning Insights – Tenants by the Entirety for Personal Property

ESTATE PLANNING INSIGHTS By Ethan R. Okura Back in December of 2009, my father, Sanford K. Okura, wrote an excellent article titled “Tenants by the Entirety.” It explained the pros and cons of holding property as “tenants by the entirety” as opposed to holding them in revocable trust(s). At the time, tenants by the entirety....
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“Taste of Hongwanji” and Spring Bazaar

WHO/WHAT: Honpa Hongwanji Hawaii Betsuin presents its annual “Taste of Hongwanji” and Spring Bazaar featuring foods such as beef stew, fried noodles, sushi rolls, KC Waffle Dogs, shave ice and baked goods. Other highlights:...
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Generation Gap

GENERATION GAP by Jon J. Murakami
Comic Shushin, March 15, 2019 Issue

Shushin

Bishop Ryokan Ara Tendai Mission of Hawaii Kokoro to kaereba, Kaotsuki ga kawaru. Kaotsuki ga kawareba, Jinsei mo kawaru. Your state of mind is reflected in your facial expression, which in turn will be reflected in your approach to...
Historical Fiction by Michael G. Malaghan

Historical Fiction – “Picture Bride, A Family Saga”

HISTORICAL FICTION BY Michael G. Malaghan Chapter 149 “You don’t have to do this for us,” repeated Robert Shivers.Robert, Corrine and Sachiko — now called “Sue” at her request — stood in the Shivers’ living room, revisiting a discussion from three days earlier. She had surprised them, with her declaration: “I want to expatriate.”“So you....

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