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September 20, 2019 Columnists

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“Kansha” – Chinagu Eisa Hawaii Concert

WHO/WHAT: Chinagu Eisa Hawaii will celebrate its 10th anniversary with a concert titled “KANSHA,” featuring Okinawa’s Naha Daiko. Special guest performers also from Okinawa include music by Suguru Ikeda, and dance by Udui Haru.  WHEN/WHERE:...
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Community Focus – HUOA to Honor Eight on Nov. 2

The Hawaii United Okinawa Association will honor eight people for their contributions to the Okinawan and larger local and global community at its 2019 Legacy Awards luncheon on Saturday, Nov. 2, in the Coral Ballroom of the Hilton Hawaiian Village. The HUOA will honor four individuals from Hawai‘i and four from Okinawa. Honorees from Hawai‘i....
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Shushin

Bishop Ryokan Ara Tendai Mission of Hawaii Jibun o kaeru yöna shigoto o surun da na. Jibun ga kawatte iku yöna shigoto ni surun da na. Do a job that will change you. Do it so it will change...
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Book Talk: “Kipuka, Hawaii and Fukushima”

WHO/WHAT: “KIPUKA” is a new photographic book by Ai Iwane. Iwane will talk about her 12-year fascination with bon dance in Hawai’i and Fukushima. Her collection focuses on the song, “Fukushima Ondo,” with photos...
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Estate Planning Insights – Non-Resident Alien Gift and Estate Tax

Ethan R. Okura Hawai‘i Herald Columnist This is the third column in my series on international estate planning. I started with the basics of international estate planning in July. Then, last month, I discussed some of the gift and estate tax issues associated with transferring assets to a non-citizen spouse. In this column, I’ll cover....
“Bon-Uta: A Song from Home.” (Photo courtesy Ai Iwane)

Community Focus – “Bon-UTA” Screening Set for Hawaii

“Bon-Uta: A Song from Home” will be screened on Maui at the Lahaina Jodo Mission on Saturday, Sept. 28, and on O‘ahu at the Doris Duke Theatre in the Honolulu Museum of Art on Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 5 and 6.  This new documentary about several evacuees from the town of Futaba in Fukushima Prefecture....
UM-Flint Wyatt Exploration Program students gather for a group photo with the Hanaui Weaving Museum staff members, who helped them weave their keepsake Yuntanza hanaui coasters. Program leader Dr. Roy Hanashiro is pictured standing, far right, and museum director Setsuko Ikehara is pictured kneeling, third from left.

My Hawaii – University of Michigan-Flint Students Explore Okinawa

Colin Sewake Hawai‘i Herald Columnist In March of last year, I was pleasantly surprised to receive some correspondence from Dr. Roy Hanashiro, a professor of East Asia and Japan history at the University of Michigan-Flint. Dr. Hanashiro, who was born, raised and educated in Hawai‘i, said he subscribes to The Hawai‘i Herald and has been....
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Dialogue – “See Something … Say Something”

Karleen Chinen Commentary “See Something . . . Say Something.” That has been America’s mantra since the 9/11 terrorist attacks on our country 18 years ago. Those four words are being repeated once again due to the rash of gun violence. So, I am deeply disappointed by the silence of departing Trump administration officials —....

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