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Wakaba Kai Sorority Celebrates 65th Anniversary

Members of the Wakaba Kai Sorority gathered at Natsunoya Tea House on Oct. 5 for the group’s 65th anniversary reunion. The original Wakaba Kai Club was organized in 1927 when the University of Hawai‘i dean...

Lenny Yajima

Lenny Yajima will become the president of the Japan-America Society of Hawaii, effective Oct. 1. She succeeds Ed Hawkins, who is retiring from the position after eight years. Yajima was president and executive director of...

HUOA Installs 2015 Officers, Honors “Uchinanchu Of The Year”

Over 900 people packed the Hawaii Okinawa Center on Jan. 17 for the installation of the organization’s 2015 officers and advisors and to recognize the year’s Uchinanchu of the Year. In his message, outgoing president...

Japanese Women’s Society Foundation Celebrates 60th Anniversary

“Sixty Years of Linking Generations” was the theme of the Japanese Women’s Society Foundation’s 60th anniversary celebration, which was held in conjunction with its annual general membership meeting on July 27 at the Hawaii...

“Name The Cherry Blossom Festival Queen” Contest Winners

Toshi Shimizu of Pearl City was the first prize winner of Hawaii Hochi Ltd.’s 32nd “Name the Cherry Blossom Festival Queen” contest. Shimizu, who also won first prize last year, was one of two...

Gov. Ige Commemorates Sister-State Ties In Okinawa, Guangdong Province

Gov. David Ige and first lady Dawn Amano-Ige traveled to Okinawa and China’s Guangdong Province earlier this month to commemorate the 30th anniversary of Hawai‘i’s sister-state ties with the two locales. Ige planned to...

Author Graham Salisbury Inducted as 100th Battalion Honorary Member

Veteran children’s book author Graham “Sandy” Salisbury was inducted into the 100th Infantry Battalion Veterans Club as an honorary member. Salisbury is best known for his historical novels for school-age youngsters, including a series on...

Hui Makaala Fashion Show

For the first time this year, the recipients of Hui Makaala scholarships got an up-close look at how their college education funds are raised. That’s because this year, Hui Makaala combined its annual fashion...

Japanese Community Association Of Hawaii Honors Two Multigenerational Companies

The Hilo-based Japanese Community Association of Hawaii honored two longstanding and multigenerational companies — HPM Building Supply and Isemoto Contracting Co. Ltd. — at its Nikkei Kigyo (enterprise of Japanese ancestry) Fundraising Dinner on...

United Japanese Society Celebrates Arrival Of 2015

About 200 United Japanese Society of Hawaii members and friends attended the organization’s annual shinnen enkai on Jan. 24 at the Japanese Cultural Center of Hawai‘i’s Manoa Grand Ballroom. The program began with the observance...

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