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Gov. David Ige has appointed Merton Chinen (no relation to editor Karleen Chinen) to lead the Office of Youth Services. OYS is administratively attached to the Department of Human Services, where Chinen has worked for...

University Of Hawai‘i Honors WWII’s Varsity Victory Volunteers

Four veterans of the World War II volunteer labor battalion known as the Varsity Victory Volunteers were honored by the University of Hawai‘i in a simple ceremony on Feb. 26. The event, which was...
Front row, left to right: Yoshiko Higa Kaneshiro, Edith Toshiko Kawakami Tan, Janet Toyama, Shirley Miyahira, Nancy Yeda, Judith Tibayan, Yaeko Miyahira, Carol Koga, Kazuko Tarumi, Betty Honbo, Dorothy Nakamura and Dorine Ichikawa. Back row, left to right: Masako Ito, Consul General of Japan Koichi Ito, Michiko Hachida, Caroline Nakamura, Richard Mitsuharu Wakida, Rosalind Nakama, Sachiko Jane Nakamura, Robert Makiyama, Richard Fukuhara, Ed Honbo and UJSH president Faye Shigemura. (Not pictured: Grace Carmichael (Photo by Carolyn Kimura)

Community Focus – UJSH Honors 21 New Octogenarians

The United Japanese Society of Hawaii honored 21 new octogenarians with a party at the Japanese Cultural Center of Hawai‘i’s Manoa Grand Ballroom on Sept. 22. The new 80-year-olds were born in 1938. They were treated to a buffet lunch and a program of music and dance. Chinagu Eisa opened the program with the energy-packed....
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Honpa Hongwanji Mission of Hawaii Honors Five As “Living Treasures”

The Honpa Hongwanji Mission of Hawai‘i inducted five more Living Treasures of Hawai‘i™ at its 42nd annual program on Feb. 11 at the Hilton Hawaiian Village Coral Ballroom. Honored for their sustained contributions to enriching the community in Hawai‘i were: Bishop Ryokan Ara of the Tendai Mission of Hawaii, businesswoman and Hawaiian rights advocate Beatrice....

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The state Senate confirmed Gov. David Ige’s appointments of Shirley M. Kawamura to the First Circuit Court on O‘ahu and Melvin H. Fujino to the Third Circuit Court on Hawai‘i Island. Each will serve...

Urasenke Concludes 43rd Hawai‘i Tea Seminar

Urasenke Foundation of Hawaii president Dr. Genshitsu Sen hosted a dinner at the Sheraton Waikiki Hotel on July 21. Attending the event were Dr. Sen’s Hawai‘i guests, as well as participants in the 43rd...

Consul General Yasushi Misawa Welcomed By Kizuna Hawai‘i

Newly arrived Consul General of Japan Yasushi Misawa was the guest of honor at a welcome luncheon organized by the Kizuna Hawai‘i Group. Misawa arrived in Hawai‘i on July 17. Consul General Misawa, 53, is...
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Community Focus – Hui O Laulima Awards 2018 Cultural Grants

Hui O Laulima has awarded its 2018 cultural grants to 11 organizations, totaling $13,000. The nonprofit women’s organization, which is an active member of the Hawaii United Okinawa Association, awards grants annually to individuals and organizations that promote and perpetuate the unique culture of Okinawa throughout Hawai‘i. Each awardee must demonstrate the potential to promote....

Mid-Pacific Institute Students Document Honouliuli In Digital Form

The Honouliuli National Monument in Kunia on O‘ahu was recently documented by Mid-Pacific Institute students, thanks to a partnership with CyArk and support from the U.S. Department of the Interior, National Park Service and...

Chado Urasenke Tankokai Hawaii Celebrates “Year Of The Sheep” With First Tea Of 2015

Members and guests of the Chado Urasenke Tankokai Hawaii welcomed 2015, the “Year of the Sheep,” with its traditional Hatsudate Shiki, or first tea of the year. The ceremony was held Jan. 19 in...

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