Honolulu Fukushima Kenjin Kai Commemorates Fifth Anniversary Of Tohoku Disaster

The fifth anniversary of the 9.0 magnitude earthquake that struck the Tohoku region of Japan on March 11, 2011, was remembered in Honolulu with a program and reception at the residence of the Consul...

United Japanese Society Wishes New Octogenarians A Special 80th Birthday

The United Japanese Society of Hawaii held a grand birthday party for 31 O‘ahu Nikkei who are turning 80 years old this year. The birthday party — UJSH’s 41st annual Nenchosha Ian Engei Taikai...
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Community Focus – Herald Salutes

Rod S. Tanonaka has been named Sergeant-at-Arms for the state House of Representatives. Tanonaka previously served as chief of staff for the late U.S. Rep. K. Mark Takai and prior to that, held the...
The Ryukyu Sokyoku Koyo Kai Hawaii Shibu executive board take their oath of office: Front row, from left: Sharon Shimabukuro, Roberta Umeno, Bonnie Miyashiro, Sara Nakatsu, Derek Fujio, Jane Kaneshiro and Yoneko Yamashiro Edmonson. Back row, from left: Kazumi Iho, Grace Carmichael, Diane Kawamoto, Kathy Shigemura, Sadayo Tamaki and Sato Shankles.

Community Focus – Ryukyu Sokyoku Koyo Kai Hawaii Shibu Installs New Officers

Ryukyu Sokyoku Koyo Kai Hawaii Shibu installed its new officers at a dinner banquet on Jan. 28 at the Pagoda Restaurant. The Koyo Kai is made up of six Okinawan koto schools on O‘ahu. The...

Hawaii Japanese Center Exhibition Celebrates Japanese Craftsmanship

The Hawaii Japanese Center in Hilo will host the exhibition, “Handcrafted Form: Traditions and Techniques,” featuring handcrafted objects from Japan. The exhibition, which runs from May 23 to June 27, is open to the...

Thursday mini-bullets

A festival brings lessons Japanese culture to Missouri Botanical Gardens. An interview with the Harajuku Girls. Proof that protest works. Paramount apologies for a racist slur in The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard. The Wall Street Journal:...
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Sumie Society Of Hawaii Celebrates End Of Show

Members of the Sumie Society of Hawaii gathered at Alan Wong’s Pineapple Room on Lei Day (May 1) for their 13th annual post-exhibition luncheon and awards program. The exhibition, which was held April 20...
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Community Focus – World War II AJA Soldiers to be Remembered in Oahu, Maui...

World War II AJA soldiers, their families and supporters will come together on Sunday, Sept. 25, in separate services on O‘ahu and Maui to remember fallen comrades of the Second World War. The O‘ahu Joint...

Panels Explore Buddhist Diversity In Hawai‘i

Of the 112,000 people in Hawai‘i who identify themselves as Buddhists, approximately 20,000 are members of Japanese temples. The remaining 92,000 people belong to other Buddhist organizations, or simply think of themselves as being...

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...

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