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“Hou On Sha Toku” – Grant Murata-Sensei’s Solo Recital

WHO/WHAT: Ryukyu Koten Afuso Ryu Ongaku Kenkyu Choichi Kai USA presents “Hou On Sha Toku,” Hawai‘i’s first uta-sanshin solo recital. Enjoy Ryukyu koten (classical) and minyo (folk) music by Murata-Sensei and friends. Special guest performers...
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“The Musubi Book” Book Signing

WHO/WHAT: Mana Musubi shop co-owner Manabu Asaoka will introduce his new book, “The Musubi Book,” celebrating the popular triangular rice snack. Asaoka will also do a mini musubi demonstration, share some of his recipes...
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Generation Gap

GENERATION GAP by Jon J. Murakami
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“Ginoza Son, Geinou Kouryu Kouen (YUI), Vol. 2”

WHO/WHAT: The Hawaii Ginoza Sonjin Kai and Okinawa’s Ginoza Village will celebrate the 70th anniversary of the establishment of the Hawaii Ginoza Sonjin Kai by presenting “Ginoza Son, Geinou Kouryu Kouen (Yui), Vol. 2.”...
Izumo Taishakyo Mission of Hawaii members take a group photo in front of the shrine.

Community Focus – Izumo Taishakyo Holds 112th Anniversary Omatsuri

Izumo Taishakyo Mission of Hawai‘i members, supporters and invited guests gathered at the Shintö shrine in Chinatown on Oct. 7 for the 112th annual Omatsuri Festival. The omatsuri service began with a procession of the priests. Representatives of the various community organizations and guests were invited to offer tamagushi (sacred branches) to the gods to....
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Estate Planning Insights – Retirement Savings and New Contribution Limits

ESTATE PLANNING INSIGHTS By Ethan R. Okura There’s no question about it: Saving for retirement is not easy. There are quite a few types of retirement accounts. Each has its own rules and tax benefits, although, for the most part, they tend to be similar. The amounts you can contribute, however, vary from plan to....
Historical Fiction by Michael G. Malaghan

Historical Fiction – “Picture Bride, A Family Saga”

HISTORICAL FICTION By Michael G. Malaghan Chapter 141 Nearly six thousand miles away, Kenji rose from bed and padded into the bathroom where he emptied his full bladder. A chill ran through him upon seeing a pink stream flow. As he washed his hands, Kenji tried to recall what he had eaten at dinner the....
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Dialogue – Aloha Oe, Gail Honda

DIALOGUE BY Karleen Chinen After several weeks of updates about his wife Gail Honda’s condition, each gloomier than the one before, the Nov. 1st email from Kipp Martin did not come as a total surprise. Like Kipp, and Gail’s family and friends, I had hoped and prayed for a miracle that never came. Gail Ann....

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