Photo of a house being damaged by typhoon Nanmadol devastated homes and businesses in Fukuoka.

Community Focus – Donations Sought For Fukuoka Typhoon Relief

The Hawai‘i Fukuoka Kenjin Kai has launched a monetary relief drive to aid residents of Fukuoka, Japan, after the prefecture was devastated by flooding, landslides and even loss of lives resulting from Typhoon Nanmadol...
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Japanese Women’s Society Foundation Presents “Kagirinaki Yume – Boundless Dreams”

WHO/WHAT: The Japanese Women’s Society Foundation presents a fashion show, “Kagirinaki Yume — Boundless Dreams,” featuring local designers Amos Kotomori (men’s shirts), Kensei Takeda (jewelry) and Kini Zamora (women’s fashions). WHEN/WHERE: Saturday, May 6, 9...
The Hakuoh University Handbell Choir performs “Sakura” while their director, Professor Hirotaka Arai, sings the song.

Community Focus – Hakuoh University Handbell Choir Visit Hawaii

Students from Hakuoh University’s Handbell Choir made their 27th goodwill visit to Hawai‘i to share their music. The choir was founded 30 years ago, in 1988, by Professor Hirotaka Arai, who continues to direct...

Spotlight – Grant Murata Will Say “Thank You” with Concert

When Clarence and Judith Murata adopted their infant son in 1962, they never imagined that he would grow up to become a leader in the field of Okinawan music in Hawai‘i through uta-sanshin —...
Libations made with regular spirits (left) and barrel-aged spirits (right). (Photos courtesy Ryan Tatsumoto)

Ryan’s Table – Sometimes Aging is a Good Thing

RYAN'S TABLE BY Ryan Tatsumoto

Omoiyari In Practice

Frances H. Kakugawa Hawai‘i Herald Columnist Omoiyari . . . Think of others first and good karma will return to you. — Frances H. Kakugawa Dear Readers, There were no questions in our mailbox this month, so it’s...

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