The 2018 Chrysanthemum Festival Court and their escorts: (from left) Princess Jolee Tanaka and Dylan Tajima, Princess Lannie Hisashima and Rielyn Domingo, Queen Erin Tanaka and Bryson Uchima, Princess Kayleen Lau and Kayden Lanakila Choda-Kowalski, and Princess Kara Nakahashi and Xaden Nishimitsu. (Photo by Nagamine Photo Studio)

2018 Chrysanthemum Festival Queen Crowned

Erin Tanaka, a 15-year-old sophomore at Seabury Hall, was crowned queen of the 66th Chrysanthemum Festival last Dec. 8 at the Velma McWayne Santos Community Center in Wailuku. Tanaka is the daughter of Lori and Kirk Tanaka of Wailuku. Selected as princesses were: • Lannie Hisashima, 16, of Ha‘ikü, a junior at King Kekaulike High....
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8•0•8

8•0•8 By Dennis Fujitake
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“Reframing Fukushima After 3.11: Two Stories”

WHO/WHAT: Two films about life after the 2011 Daiichi nuclear power plant accident. The first film, “Haru Yo Koi: Bears, Honey Bees and Akio-san,” tells the struggles of Akio Inomata, a bear hunter, who...
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Historical Fiction – “Picture Bride, A Family Saga”

HISTORICAL FICTION By Michael G. Malaghan Chapter 117 While Judd mused on the local reaction to the trial, his island was about to be assaulted from another direction. A manic Adm. Stirling was firing off an incendiary report to Washington. “Hawai‘i is not safe for white women. Hundreds of rapes remain unsolved by an inept....
The United Japanese Society of Hawaii honored the 2018 Imperial Decoration recipients (from left) Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell, Gov. David Ige, recipient Gary K. Kajiwara, recipient Kenneth H. DeHoff Jr., recipient Stewart W. Holbrook, Consul General of Japan in Honolulu Koichi Ito and UJSH president Faye Shigemura. Bishop Ryokan Ara was unable to attend the program due to illness.

Community Focus – United Japanese Society Rings in “Year of the Boar”

Members and supporters of the United Japanese Society of Hawaii welcomed the “Year of the Boar” at the organization’s 60th annual shinnen enkai on Jan. 12 at the Japanese Cultural Center of Hawai‘i. After observing a moment of silence in memory of deceased UJSH members, Onoe Kikunobukazu (Howard Asao) and Onoe Kikunobutomi (Brandon Goda) performed....
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“Courage and Compassion” Exhibition

WHO/WHAT: The Go For Broke National Education Center and the Japanese Cultural Center of Hawai‘i co-host the traveling exhibition, “Courage and Compassion: Our Shared Story of the Japanese American WWII Experience.” Developed by Los...
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Generation Gap

GENERATION GAP by Jon J. Murakami
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UH “Kids First! Film Festival”

WHO/WHAT: The highly anticipated UH Manoa “KIDS FIRST! Film Festival” enters its 11th summer, with 40 live-action and animated films from 13 countries for children and youth from 4 to 15+ years of age. WHEN/WHERE: Sundays,...
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My Hawaii – Happy “Barkday”, Hana!

MY HAWAII BY Colin Sewake This past February, our family bid our dog Hana a “Happy Fourth Barkday!” With this year being the “Year of the Dog” according to the Chinese calendar, I thought I’d tell you about our family’s experiences with man’s best friend in Okinawa. Since moving to Yomitan, we’ve taken care of....
Comic Shushin, Dec. 15 2017 Issue

Shushin

Bishop Ryokan Ara Tendai Mission of Hawaii Warui hito niwa Damasarenaide Yoi to omou hito ni Damasareru A bad person might not cheat you, but you might be cheated by a person who you think is good.

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