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Real Possibilities – Unplanned Travel Benefits

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Estate Planning Insights – Tax Filings, Payments and Other Considerations

ESTATE PLANNING INSIGHTS By Ethan R. Okura Happy New Year! The following is a 2019 update on important numbers used in estate planning and Medicaid planning in Hawai‘i. How much money and property can a person have at death without paying estate taxes? At the end of 2017, Congress passed a new tax bill which....
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Historical Fiction – “Picture Bride, A Family Saga”

HISTORICAL FICTION BY Michael G. Malaghan Chapter 145 Sachiko’s knees quivered as she stepped out of the Packard and looked up the path to the house on the hill. She took a few steps . . . slowly, hesitantly. The scent of plumeria blossoms should have reminded the girl of her childhood in Waimea. Instead,....
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Generation Gap

GENERATION GAP by Jon J. Murakami
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8•0•8 By Dennis Fujitake
Comic Shushin, January 18, 2019 Issue


Bishop Ryokan Ara Tendai Mission of Hawaii Kore made dekinakatta koto mo, Kore kara wa dekiru kamoshirenai, Kako ni torawazu, yatte miru koto da. Do not dwell on past failures. Focus on doing your best from now on.
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Talk Story: Buddhism and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

WHO/WHAT: A pre-Martin Luther King Jr. Day “talk story” on themes common to the teachings of Buddhism and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. by Bishop Eric Matsumoto of the Honpa Hongwanji Mission of Hawaii...
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“Tadaima! I am Home” Book Signing

WHO/WHAT: Signing of “Tadaima! I Am Home: A Transnational Family History” by award-winning historian/documentarian/author Tom Coffman. This newly published book from University of Hawai‘i Press unearths the five-generation history of a family that migrated...
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HoMA Book Club: “The Three-year Swim Club”

WHO/WHAT: The Honolulu Museum of Art’s Book Club presents a discussion on Julie Checkoway’s “The Three-Year Swim Club,” the 1930s story about a group of Maui sugar plantation kids and Coach Soichi Sakamoto, the...
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Dialogue – The Gannenmono Continue to Inspire

DIALOGUE BY Karleen Chinen Happy New Year! There’s only room for 220 words in this issue’s Dialogue. So, here goes. Due to the size of the venue, only a limited number of people were able to attend the June 7, 2018, Gannenmono Symposium at the Sheraton Waikiki Hotel to listen to the various presentations. The....

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