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 – Herald Salutes

Eric Oto has been appointed chef de cuisine of Hoku’s at The Kahala Hotel & Resort. Oto is now responsible for overseeing the culinary direction of the award-winning restaurant under the guidance of The...
Japanese Women’s Society Foundation’s 2018-2019 officers (on stage) and directors.

Community Focus – Japanese Women’s Society Foundation Celebrates Gannenmono at Annual Meeting

The Japanese Women’s Society Foundation held its annual general membership meeting and luncheon on July 29 at the Waialae Country Club. President Cathy Iwai said she enjoyed representing JWSF at so many events during the...

Congresswoman Patsy Mink Awarded President Medal Of Freedom

The late Congresswoman Patsy Takemoto Mink, who coauthored and championed the landmark Title IX legislation, was posthumously awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Barack Obama. Wendy Mink accepted the medal on her...

Asahi Baseball Team Celebrates 110th Anniversary

Former players, managers, franchise owners and supporters of the Asahi baseball team gathered at Waialae Country Club on Nov. 16 for a 110th anniversary reunion and celebration. The event was organized by Lillian Yajima,...
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Hui O Laulima Awards 2016 Cultural Grants

Hui O Laulima, a nonprofit women’s organization and a member-club of the Hawaii United Okinawa Association, has awarded $5,000 in cultural grants to seven individuals and organizations that promote and perpetuate Okinawan culture in...
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Seven World War II AJA Veterans Sought for Rose Parade Float

The City of Alhambra (California), in conjunction with the Go For Broke National Education Center, is seeking seven World War II Japanese American veterans who served in the 100th Infantry Battalion (Separate), 442nd Regimental Combat Team or Military Intelligence Service to ride on its 2015 Rose Parade float on New Year’s Day in response to the parade’s theme of “Inspiring Stories.”
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Hawaii Shingon Buddhists to Convene in Hilo on April 21

Congregations from Hawai‘i’s 12 Koyasan Shingon Buddhist temples will convene on the Big Island of Hawai‘i on Saturday, April 21, for their first statewide layperson convention in five years. Temple members are invited to...
JCAH “Bunka no Hi” “Cultural Treasures” (from left) Akiko Masuda, Takayoshi Kanda and Ronald Takeya are pictured with former Gov. George Ariyoshi (behind) and Japanese Community Association of Hawaii president Ivan Nakano (far right). (Photos by Laurie Higashi)

Community Focus – Three Cultural Treasures Honored at JCAH “Bunka No HI”

The Japanese Community Association of Hawaii, based in Hilo, honored three “cultural treasures” at its biennial “Bunka no Hi,” or Japanese Culture Day program, on Nov. 18 at the Sangha Hall. The event was...

Hawaii Fujioka Kenjin Kai Welcomes New Year

The Hawaii Fukuoka Kenjin Kai held its annual general meeting and shinnenkai at the Japanese Cultural Center of Hawai‘i’s Manoa Grand Ballroom on Feb. 8. Highlights included the installation of president Fusayo “Fussy” Nagao and...

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