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ANAHOLA JAPANESE COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION REOPENS The Anahola Japanese Community Association is happy to announce that they will start holding events again in 2022. This organization has had a long history, bringing together Japanese members who grew up...
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PEER EDUCATION PROGRAM AT ‘AIEA HIGH SCHOOL Written by Malia Nagatani Gibson Hawai‘i Herald Intern During this upcoming school year, a group of students at ‘Aiea High School will be implementing their own peer education program aimed...
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HANAYAGI DANCING ACADEMY HAWAI‘I FOUNDATION CELEBRATES 75TH ANNIVERSARY The Hanayagi Dancing Academy Hawai‘i Foundation celebrated their 75th Anniversary with an impressive stage performance of Nihon Buyō (classical Japanese dance) at the Mamiya Theater on June...

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UTA-SANSHIN MASTER KENTON ODO PRESENTS “Wachimugukuru Utati Katayabira: Sharing My Heart Through Song” “I want to share with people why I fell in love with Okinawan music and dance, show the depth and emotion behind these...
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PUBLIC SCHOOLS OFFERS SUMMER MEALS FOR STUDENTS In early June, the Seamless Summer Option program began serving free meals at 83 select Hawai‘i schools to children ages 18 and younger, regardless of public or charter school...
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REGISTER TO COMPETE IN THE KUPUNA SPELLING BEE Hawai‘i residents ages 60 and older are invited to use their language skills to compete in the inaugural Kupuna Spelling Bee held statewide throughout June and July....
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UKIYO-E WOODBLOCK PRINT SALE In the spirit of Obon season, original prints of old Japan’s floating world are being offered for sale for the first time at Hawaii’s Plantation Village. The prints were purchased in...
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2022 JAPAN WIZARDS COMPETITION WINNING TEAMS ANNOUNCED Congratulations to the 72 students who participated in the 19th Annual Japan-America Society of Hawaii Japan Wizards Statewide Academic Team Competition (JWC), held virtually this past February. The...
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ACCEPTING HUI O LAULIMA GRANT APPLICATIONS Applications are currently being accepted for the Hawaii United Okinawa Association’s Hui O Laulima 2023 Cultural Grant. Hui O Laulima is a women’s organization that promotes Okinawan culture and...
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“GIRLS BE AMBITIOUS” INITIATIVE On Tuesday, March 8, in conjunction with International Women’s Day, the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology (OIST) and the US based OIST Foundation, launched an initiative called “Girls Be Ambitious”...

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