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O‘ahu Exhibit On Battle of Okinawa & Children’s Peace Messages

WHO/WHAT: The three-month-long Battle of Okinawa has been called the largest sea, land and air battle in history. It was the last battle of the Pacific War and the only land invasion of Japan...
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“Not Your Ordinary Garage Sale”

WHO/WHAT: The Hawaii Chapter of World Wings International Inc., the philanthropic organization of former Pan Am flight attendants, presents its annual fundraiser. Proceeds benefit St. Francis Hospice. Hot ticket items include Pan Am and airline...
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Nisei Veterans Legacy Fundraiser

WHO/WHAT: Nisei Veterans Legacy will hold its inaugural fundraising event, themed “Preserving the Past, Inspiring the Future.” Former Hawaii Gov. George Ariyoshi will be the keynote speaker. A silent auction will also planned. WHEN/WHERE: Thursday,...
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Dialogue – Share Your Furusato . . . and Remembering EO 9066

DIALOGUE BY Karleen C. Chinen Are you familiar with this century-old Japanese children’s song, “Furusato?” I’d heard the melody before, but I didn’t know the lyrics or what they meant until I attended a Honolulu Fukushima Kenjin Kai event late last year at which there was group singing of this song. Fortunately for me, the....
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Community Focus – HJCC’s 72nd Shinnen Enkai Features Secret Star

The Honolulu Japanese Chamber of Commerce celebrated the arrival of the “Year of the Rooster” at its 72nd annual shinnen enkai (New Year’s banquet). The Jan. 6 event at the Japanese Cultural Center of Hawai‘i attracted a sold-out audience of 410 people, including HJCC members, their families and friends. The shinnen enkai is traditionally a....
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Community Focus – Prime Minister Abe’s Crane To Be Exhibited at Pearl Harbor

Three new paper cranes will soon be added to the Sadako Crane Exhibit in the Pearl Harbor Visitor Center at the World War II Valor in the Pacific National Monument. The exhibit recently welcomed the cranes, which were folded by Prime Minister of Japan Shinzo Abe, his wife Akie and a former navy man named....
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CULTURE 4KIDS! By Carolyn Kubota Morinishi and Marian Kurasaki Kubota To learn how you can create this issue’s craft or featured activity, please click below to subscribe to our online subscription or complete and submit a form here to subscribe to our print edition.
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Itadakimasu – Nose-To-Tail Dining

RYAN'S TABLE BY Ryan Tatsumoto We closed out 2016 with the good fortune of having secured a table at Fete restaurant in Chinatown to sample the cuisine of the butcher of Panzano, Riccardo Ricci. If you were under the impression that butchers simply reduce an animal carcass to manageable pieces . . . well, you....
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Dear Frances – Unexpected Gifts

DEAR FRANCES By Frances H. Kakugawa Dear Readers, Do you remember my friend Mabs? I told you about her in my March 4 column, “Mabs’ Journey.” Mabs continues to attend my Memoir Writing Group, even though her Alzheimer’s disease is beginning to take its toll. By our last session, I had become a stranger to....

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