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Community Focus – Participants Sought for 2018 Okinawan Youth Festival in Peru

Organizers of the Sixth Worldwide Youth Uchinanchu Festival (“Wakamono Taikai”) are seeking participants for next year’s festival, set for Feb. 6-10, in Lima, Peru. Participants must be between the ages of 18 and 35. Hawai‘i yonsei Collin Hoo participated in the second and fourth festivals, which were held in the U.S. and the Philippines, respectively.....
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Generation Gap

GENERATION GAP by Jon J. Murakami
Onizuka siblings Claude Onizuka and Shirley Matsuoka and astronaut Col. Edward Michael Fincke of the NASA astronaut office at the bust of Ellison Onizuka on his 71st birthday, which was marked by the opening of the Ellison Onizuka Remembrance at JCCH.

Spotlight – Astronaut Ellison Onizuka Collection Finds New Home at JCCH

SPOTLIGHT BY Karleen C. Chinen Beloved Hawai‘i astronaut Ellison Onizuka’s 71st birthday was remembered and celebrated on June 24 with the opening of “The Ellison Onizuka Remembrance” at the Japanese Cultural Center of Hawai‘i. The collection is now part of the center’s “Okage Sama De: I am what I am because of you” permanent exhibit.....
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Culture 4Kids!

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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Bon Dance Season Comes to a Close

Labor Day weekend marks not only the end of summer, but also the close of Hawai‘i’s obon and bon dance season for the year. But, there are still three more festivals that you can...
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Kristi Yamaguchi’s “Golden Moment 2017” at Neal S. Blaisdell Center

Kristi Yamaguchi’s “Golden Moment” benefit concert-on-ice for early childhood literacy returns to Hawai‘i. “Golden Moment” is a project of Yamaguchi’s Always Dream Foundation to raise funds to support early childhood literacy in Hawai‘i. Proceeds will...
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Dear Frances – Trust in Our Keiki

DEAR FRANCES By Frances H. Kakugawa This column on parenting skills was written by someone who has never been a parent: me. But I learned a lot about children during my years as a teacher. On Oct. 20, Kent Karosen, president and CEO of the Fisher Center for Alzheimer’s Research Foundation, and I will give....
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Shushin

Bishop Ryokan Ara Tendai Mission of Hawaii Jibun to tame yori mo Hito no tame ni yatta koto ga Jibun no tame ni Narumono desu Do unto others and the reward will be greater.
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Historical Fiction – “Picture Bride”, A Family Saga

HISTORICAL FICTION By Michael G. Malaghan Chapter 106 Kapi‘olani Park A light spray tingled the faces of Haru and her young charges. The 3 o’clock sun had painted a double rainbow arching down from rainy Wa‘ahila Ridge, curving into sunny Kapi‘olani Park, a mile from the Takayamas’ home. “Check your backpacks,” reminded Haru. A dozen....

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