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November 15, 2019 Columnists

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Cultural Fusion 2019

WHO/WHAT: Tamagusuku Ryu Senju Kai Hawaii Frances Nakachi Ryubu Dojo presents this holiday fundraising event, featuring Okinawan music and dance, food and drinks, a kachashi dance contest and silent auction. A variety of prizes...
Deigo Club president Tadashi Kinjo (far right) with three original Deigo Club members (from left): Masaru Nakama, Robert Nakamoto and Yasu Uyema.

Community Focus – Diego Club Celebrates 70th Anniversary

The Deigo Club marked the 70th anniversary of its founding with a special gathering at the Hawaii Okinawa Center on Oct. 27, putting on a show that featured performers from Hawai‘i’s various Okinawan music and dance studios. The celebratory “Karii!” and “Kampai!” toasts were offered by Hawaii United Okinawa Association president Jocelyn “Jo” Ige and....
After the service, everyone was invited to enjoy the homemade refreshments that were provided in the Okinawa Memorial Hall adjacent to the temple. It was also an opportunity to enjoy the fellowship and to learn about the Okinawan Restaurant Project.

In Our Community – Jikoen Celebrates Longstanding Ties

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Photos of Kadomatsus for this year's Kadomatsu Workshop by the Honolulu Museum of Arts

Kadomatsu Workshop

WHO/WHAT: The display of Japanese New Year’s kadomatsu is a popular tradition in Hawai‘i. At this workshop, participants will learn about the history, design and symbolic elements that are a part of the classic...
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Estate Planning Insights – The Basics of Medicare

Ethan R. Okura Hawai‘i Herald Columnist In last month’s column, I discussed the financial impacts of delaying your application for Social Security, applying early and applying right on schedule at your full retirement age. I also noted that even if you decide to delay applying to receive Social Security retirement income benefits, most people should....
Holiday plant and craft sale at the Lyon Arboretum

Lyon Arboretum Holiday Plant and Craft Sale

WHO/WHAT: Local nurseries will sell a variety of plants including native, edible, carnivorous plants, succulents and orchids. Crafters will be selling holiday wreaths, jewelry, local honey, all-natural cosmetics, hand-made apparel, wearable art and more....
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Wine & Words Annual Fundraiser

WHO/WHAT: Bamboo Ridge: Journal of Hawai‘i Literature and Arts, presents its annual Wine & Words fundraising event. It will be an evening packed with writers from Bamboo Ridge Issue #115, Elmer Omar Bascos Pizo...
This house and car were damaged by gusty winds in Ichihara, near Tökyö, on Oct. 12, just before Typhoon Hagibis made landfall. (Kyodo News Photo)

Spotlight | S-O-S Drives to Aid Japan

Karleen C. Chinen Commentary Japan was hit hard last month with two major disasters — killer Typhoon Hagibis, which hit northern Honshu, taking lives, and a devastating fire in Okinawa that burned historic Shuri Castle to the ground. The people of Hawai‘i are responding with aloha to both tragedies. On Oct. 12, Typhoon Hagibis made....
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Shushin

Bishop Ryokan Ara Tendai Mission of Hawaii Ima ga shiawase to omowanai to, Issyou shiawase ni narenai yo. Count your blessings each day, Or you will never realize your happiness.

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