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Community Focus: HAWAI’I BIDS ALOHA TO JAPAN CONSUL GENERAL KOICHI ITO AND MRS. MISAKO...

“Ban…Zoom!” The world’s (possibly) first all-Zoom “banzai!” rung out from well over a hundred mobile devices and computer screens across the Hawaiian islands, shortly after 4 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 13. The digital chorus...
A wide range of colors and patterns is displayed among the stylish Japanese-fashion items of the Gift Shop sale, including kimono, yukata, happi and obi. (Photo courtesy of JCCH)

FOR FASHIONISTAS AND FUTURE DESIGNERS: DISCOUNT KIMONO AT JCCH SHOP SALE

The last days of summer are upon us; what better way to celebrate the hot sultry nights than wearing a light, colorful piece of Japanese fashion for your Facebook, Instagram or TikTok followers? Or...
While introducing the “macadamia shortbread cookie” of her mother’s Kauai Kookie Company to Japanese viewers, Ann Hashisaka also briefly talks about the history of Japanese immigrant labor in Hawai‘i in this promotional clip for Natural Lawson convenience store’s Hawaii Fair. (Photo courtesy of Natural Lawson’s YouTube channel)

TIMELY AND INNOVATIVE MARKETING OF HAWAI‘I PRODUCTS IN JAPAN

Thanks to the combined efforts of small-business accelerator Mana Up, the Hawaii Food Manufacturers Association and Central Pacific Bank, local small businesses can distribute their products in Japan through the global visitor industry’s prestigious...
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68TH CHRYSANTHEMUM FESTIVAL CANCELED, NOW PLANNED FOR 2021

The popular Chrysanthemum Festival has been canceled for the winter. The Maui Sons and Daughters of the Nisei Veterans, which has run the Valley Isle festival annually since 2008, made this announcement on Aug....
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Community Focus: Three New Advisors Join Nisei Veterans Legacy

Nisei Veterans Legacy (nvlchawaii.org/), which, since its start in 2012, has aimed to “preserve, perpetuate, and share the legacy of Americans of Japanese Ancestry (AJA) who served in the U.S. armed forces in World...
On Aug. 2, 2019, 88-year-old Hiroshima bombing survivor Lawrence Miwa, assisted by Izumo Taishakyo minister, the Rev. Jun Miyasaka, rings a replica of the Hiroshima Peace Bell. Behind him are the students from Hiroshima Minami High School.

Community Focus: CANCELLED Hiroshima Commemoration And Peace Service

This year marks the 75th anniversary of the tragic bombing of Hiroshima. However, due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, the annual Hiroshima Commemoration and Peace service scheduled for Aug. 6 at Izumo Taishakyo Mission...
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Community Focus – JCCH Gift Shop Re-Opening Sale In July

The Japanese Cultural Center of Hawai‘i is holding its first live event since the coronavirus pandemic forced Center leadership to close the doors of the once-busy Mo‘ili‘ili institution to the public on March 15. For all of July, JCCH will hold a comprehensive, “re-opening” Gift Shop sale of its entire stock, from 9 a.m. to....
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Community Focus – Go Back to School in the COVID-19 Economy

Older teens or young adults sitting around your house, twiddling their thumbs or video-gaming non-stop, under the stay-at-home order? Or have you long hoped to pursue higher education but had to put it off because of work? Now is the time to prepare for the future, to follow that educational dream. Except for the University....
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Community Focus – Bamboo Ridge at Home

Around since 1978, the premiere journal of the literatures of Hawaiʻi, Bamboo Ridge, has upgraded itself for the audiovisual-media-friendly era with “Bamboo Ridge at Home” (youtube.com/playlist?list=PLM9u0tLyADkCCmC92KnUZVz475_yvQe9X). The series of online videos show Hawaiʻi creative writers filmed in their living rooms while they explain the context for, then read excerpts from, their fictional stories, creative non-fiction,....
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Community Focus – Buy Local Via Food-A-Go-Go Farms

“Support local farmers!” is the current digital war cry of Hawai‘i Agricultural Foundation executive director Denise Yamaguchi, the longtime non-profit leader, spouse of notable restauranteur Roy and one-time Daniel K. Inouye mentee. Yamaguchi’s HAF-sponsored Food-A-Go-Go website now sports a database of farms and fishing firms; beef, pork, dairy and egg producers; and healthy-food growers or....

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