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Rikka, Uchinaa-Nkai! – Creating An Uchinaaguchi Textbook And Diversity in Uchinaaguchi

WHO/WHAT: “Rikka, Uchinaa-nkai!” is the first Uchinaaguchi (Okinawan language) textbook written in English. Lead author Masashi Sakihara will talk about his experience writing it and the difficulties his team faced editing it. The textbook...
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AARP Hawaii Caregiver Conference

WHO/WHAT: AARP sponsors this conference to provide caregivers with knowledge and to relieve some of the stress that comes with providing the vital service of caring for others. This year’s conference will focus on how...
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Dialogue – Is “An American Promise” Being Broken?

Karleen C. Chinen Commentary If nothing else, Donald Trump’s presidency is prompting many of us to pay closer attention to the business of governing in America. So many of the procedures that I never gave a second thought to now have me visiting google.com numerous times a day and asking, “Can he do that?” And,....
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Community Focus – Beiju Honorees To Be Recognized At East Hawaii Hiroshima Kenjin Kai...

The East Hawaii Hiroshima Kenjin Kai will celebrate the new year at its annual luncheon meeting to be held Saturday, Feb. 25, at the Honpa Hongwanji Hilo Betsuin Sangha Hall. People with ancestral roots in Hiroshima or who have an interest in Japan are encouraged to attend the luncheon and join the organization. President Tommy....
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Community Focus – Japanese Women’s Society Foundation Celebrates New Year

The Japanese Women’s Society Foundation welcomed 2017 — “the Year of the Rooster” — with its annual shinnenkai (New Year’s party) at Natsunoya Tea House on Jan. 29. A bake sale, “Lucky Me” bidding and fukubukuro (surprise grab bag) sales preceded lunch and a short business meeting. Board member Deborah Huebler emceed the event, introducing....
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Community Focus – Chado Urasenke Tankokai Hawai‘i Holds First Tea of 2017

The Chado Urasenke Tankokai Hawaii celebrated the “Year of the Rooster” with a traditional Hatsudate Shiki, or first tea of the year, in the Seikokan Tea House at the Japanese Cultural Center of Hawai‘i on Jan. 15. Guests at the first ceremony included Tankokai president and former Hawai‘i governor George Ariyoshi and his wife Jean....
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As I See It – Internment Camps As Precedent

AS I SEE IT BY Frances Kakugawa A Caucasian woman approached me in Sacramento. “You’re a writer,” she said. “You need to respond to this article in today’s Sacramento Bee. Tell the Sansei and Yonsei to stand up and question this. They are the only remaining voices.” I promised her I would. She was referring to....
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Estate Planning – Asset Protection And Fraudulent Transfers

ESTATE PLANNING INSIGHTS By Ethan R. Okura As you probably know, the United States is one of the most litigious countries in the world, with more people suing each other than almost anywhere else in the world. There is one lawyer for every 252 citizens in the U.S., as compared to only one lawyer for....
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Real Possibilities – AARP Conference To Address Caregiving Finances

REAL POSSIBILITIES BY Barbara Kim Stanton
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Historical Fiction – “Picture Bride”, A Family Saga

HISTORICAL FICTION By Michael G. Malaghan Chapter 86 While Haru and Rev. Adams were inspecting her camp, Sam stood in Wellington Carter’s mahogany-paneled office. Photographs of his paniolo winning rodeo contests lined the walls. The giant photograph behind Carter’s desk showed Ikua Purdy, Eben “Rawhide Ben” Low and Archie Kaaua sitting on their steeds in....

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