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Dr. Dennis Masaaki Ogawa, Ph.D., was recently conferred The Order of the Rising Sun, Gold Rays with Neck Ribbon by Consul General of Japan Yasushi Misawa, for his “contributions to the development of Japanese...

Jimpu Kai Hosts “An Evening Of Asia-Pacific Cuisine”

The members of Jimpu Kai Kin Ryosho Ryukyu Geino Kenkyusho, Hawaii Shibu, hosted “An Evening of Asia-Pacific Cuisine” at Kapi‘olani Community College’s Ka‘ikena Fine Dining Restaurant on April 21. Jimpu Kai artistic director Cheryl...
Group photo of Honolulu Hiroshima Kenjin Kai members and Hiroshima Goodwill Ambassadors - (seated, from left) Kathleen Kiyuna, Roy Shimamoto, Stanley Gono and Ken Kimura. Standing behind them (from left) are: recognition chair Ken Saiki, Hiroshima Goodwill Ambassadors Kano Ishibashi and Momoko Fukuyama and HHKK president Wayne Miyao.

Honolulu Hiroshima Members Greet 2017

The Honolulu Hiroshima Kenjin Kai held its annual membership meeting and shinnen enkai on March 12 at Natsunoya Tea House. Also in attendance was a delegation from Hiroshima, including Hiroshima’s Goodwill Ambassadors. Kenjinkai president Wayne Miyao convened a general membership meeting prior to the lunch and entertainment portion of the program, calling on the various....
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Community Focus – “Hawaii for Hiroshima” Committee Raises Over $43,000 for Hiroshima Relief

“Hawai‘i for Hiroshima,” a group of organizations with ties to Hiroshima Prefecture, has raised more than $43,521 in relief funds to aid the prefecture following the heavy rains that hit Hiroshima in early July, causing widespread flooding and landslides. The rains damaged homes and businesses and claimed the lives of 108 residents and injured 17....
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Community Focus – Herald Salutes

Central Pacific Bank recently announced personnel changes. Dayna Matsumoto has been promoted to senior vice president and controller. She is responsible for overseeing all aspects of accounting, financial management, and reporting processes, including overseeing the...
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Community Focus – United Japanese Society Honors New Octogenarians With An 80th Birthday Party

The United Japanese Society of Hawaii honored 27 O‘ahu Nikkei who are celebrating their 80th birthday this year by throwing them a grand celebration. The UJSH’s 42nd annual Nenchosha Ian Engei Taikai (Senior Citizens...
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Community Focus – HJCC Accepting Applications for Leadership Program Abroad

The Honolulu Japanese Chamber of Commerce is accepting applications for the third annual Hawaii-Hiroshima Emerging Young Business Leaders Program. This program starts in Honolulu, running from Nov. 12 to 15. It also includes a program in Hiroshima in March 2020. The program is aimed at developing the next generation of leaders who are interested in....

MIS National Reunion To Highlight 2015 For MIS Veterans Club

MIS Veterans Club president Lawrence “Larry” Enomoto welcomed members and guests to the club’s Jan. 25 shinnenkai at the Pömaika‘i Ballroom at Dole Cannery. Enomoto is serving his second term as the club’s president....
Consul General of Japan, Koichi Ito, and his wife, Misako Ito, give thanks and receive blessings as they pray at the altar with Rev. Akihiro Okada of the Daijingu Temple of Hawaii.

Community Focus – UJSH Celebrates its 20th Tsukimi No Kai

The United Japanese Society of Hawaii held its 20th annual “Tsukimi no Kai,” or moon-viewing celebration, on Oct. 15, on the rooftop of Bakery & Table. This year’s event was co-chaired by UJSH president-elect Frances Nakachi Kuba and past president Dean Asahina. Highlights of the event included a blessing, tea ceremony, haiku contest and bon....
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Community Focus – Yamagata Governor Introduces Prefecture’s Products

Yamagata Prefecture governor Mieko Yoshimura visited Honolulu last month to introduce products from her prefecture. Among the products Yoshimura and Japanese actor Eiichiro Funakoshi introduced were Yamagata’s artisan woodworks and crafts, its sake, Yonezawa...

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