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Hui Makaala 50th Annual Scholarship Fashion Show Set For July 21

Hui Makaala will hold its 50th annual Scholarship Luncheon and Fashion Show on Sunday, July 21, at the Hilton Hawaiian Village, Coral Ballroom. In celebration of its 50th anniversary, Hui Makaala will present Kanna Yamauchi’s YOKANG designs from Okinawa. YOKANG outfits are known for their traditional bingata hand-dyeing technique on modern casual and formal garments.
The Hakuoh University Handbell Choir performs “Sakura” while their director, Professor Hirotaka Arai, sings the song.

Community Focus – Hakuoh University Handbell Choir Visit Hawaii

Students from Hakuoh University’s Handbell Choir made their 27th goodwill visit to Hawai‘i to share their music. The choir was founded 30 years ago, in 1988, by Professor Hirotaka Arai, who continues to direct the choir. The choir has the capacity to ring seven octaves of handbells and has a wide-ranging repertoire of music. Hakuoh....
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Jash Holds New Year’s Reception At Washington Place

The Japan-America Society of Hawaii celebrated the arrival of the new year with a reception at Washington Place on Jan. 28. Guests received individual Shinto blessings as well as a good luck amulet by Bishop...

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...
Photo of JWSF president-elect Cathy Iwai presents a check for $10,000 to Kuakini Foundation president Gary Kajiwara for Kuakini Home

Community Focus – Japanese Women’s Society Foundation Celebrates New Year

The Japanese Women’s Society Foundation welcomed 2017 — “the Year of the Rooster” — with its annual shinnenkai (New Year’s party) at Natsunoya Tea House on Jan. 29. A bake sale, “Lucky Me” bidding and fukubukuro (surprise grab bag) sales preceded lunch and a short business meeting. Board member Deborah Huebler emceed the event, introducing....

United Japanese Society Welcomes “Year Of The Monkey”

About 200 United Japanese Society of Hawaii members and supporters came together at the Japanese Cultural Center of Hawai‘i’s Manoa Grand Ballroom on Jan. 23 to ring in the “Year of the Monkey.” The day...
Photo of Hawaii Herald's summer intern, Kacie Yamamoto, a recent graduate of Moanalua High School.

Spotlight – Meet Hawaii Herald Intern Kacie Yamamoto

Karleen Chinen For the past few weeks, the Herald’s somewhat drab surroundings have been brightened by the youthful energy and bright smile of our summer intern, Kacie Yamamoto, a recent graduate of Moanalua High School. We were introduced to Kacie by state Sen. Glenn Wakai, who represents the Moanalua area in the Legislature. Since interning....
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Hui O Laulima Accepting 2017 Cultural Grant Applications

Applications are being accepted for Hui O Laulima’s 2017 Cultural Grant program. The prospective grant projects/activities and expenditure of grant monies must take place during the 2017 January-December calendar year. Applications are due by...
Kuakini Auxiliary members, Kuakini Health System administration team and Tendai Mission representatives in front of the Kuakini Columbarium at Honolulu Memorial Park Cemetery following the May 30 memorial service. Bishop Ryokan Ara (in brown minister’s robe) of Tendai Mission of Hawaii and Gary Kajiwara (on Ara’s left), president/CEO of Kuakini, anchor the photo. (Photo courtesy Kuakini Health System)

Community Focus – Kuakini Honors Early Japanese Immigrant Residents of Kuakini Home

The Kuakini Auxiliary honored the memory of 141 former Issei residents of Kuakini Home on May 30 at the Kuakini Columbarium at Honolulu Memorial Park Cemetery in Nu‘uanu. The memorial service was conducted by Bishop Ryokan Ara of Tendai Mission of Hawaii, with assistance from the Rev. Ryodo Ishida. In attendance were members of Kuakini....
Early Deigo Club members (from left) Robert Nakamoto, Kenyu Tokuda (who died recently) and Masa Nakama.

Community Focus – Deigo Club Celebrates “Year of the Rooster”

Deigo Club members enjoyed each other’s company at their annual shinnen enkai on April 2 at the Natsunoya Tea House. The program featured Okinawan and Japanese karaoke singing and dancing by member, live Okinawan music by Ryukyu Koten Afusoryu Ongaku Kenkyu Choichi Kai USA, along with lots of door prizes. Tadashi Kinjo, who succeeded koto....

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