Deigo Club Welcomes Yasuko Arakawa As President

Deigo Club members knew that celebrating the new year in April was a bit late. Then again, club members didn’t know whether the club would still be in existence to celebrate the arrival of...

Tomodachi Inouye Scholars Visit Hawai‘i

Twenty-three students from Matsuyama University in Japan’s Ehime Prefecture recently visited Honolulu, where they met with students from the University of Hawai‘i at Mänoa as part of the TOMODACHI Inouye Scholars exchange program. The program...
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Kona Historical Society Holding Online Auction

The Kona Historical Society is holding an online auction to raise money for its upcoming community projects and programs. The auction will continue through Sunday, July 26, at 7 p.m. (HST). On the auction...

Jared S. Higashi

Jared S. Higashi recently joined the Hawai‘i Lodging & Tourism Association as director of government and community affairs. Higashi will represent HLTA members and serve as a liaison with government and elected officials. He will...

Author Graham Salisbury Inducted as 100th Battalion Honorary Member

Veteran children’s book author Graham “Sandy” Salisbury was inducted into the 100th Infantry Battalion Veterans Club as an honorary member. Salisbury is best known for his historical novels for school-age youngsters, including a series on...

Honpa Hongwanji Mission Of Hawaii Inducts New Living Treasures

The Honpa Hongwanji Mission of Hawaii recognized six individuals as “Living Treasures of Hawai‘i” at a sold-out luncheon banquet at the Hilton Hawaiian Village Coral Ballroom on Valentine’s Day, Feb. 14. The lunchtime program opened...

Kuakini Memorial Service Honors Early Japanese Immigrants

With the Buddhist obon season soon to begin, members of the Kuakini Auxiliary and the medical center’s health care team gathered at the Kuakini Columbarium at the Honolulu Park Cemetery in Nu‘uanu on May...
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Hui O Laulima Accepting 2015 Cultural Grant Applications

Hui O Laulima, a women’s organization dedicated to promoting, perpetuating and preserving Okinawan culture, is currently accepting applications for its 2015 cultural grant program. The grants are open to groups and individuals who are...
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Herald Salutes

Kristi Hirota-Schmidt, CMCA(R), AMS(R), has recently been named president of the West Oahu Economic Development Association (WOEDA). Hirota-Schmidt is senior vice president of business development of Associa Hawaii, an association management company. WOEDA is a...

Hawai‘i -Okinawa Sister-State 30th Anniversary Celebration Set For July

Hawai‘i’s Okinawan commu- nity will welcome approximately 100 guests from Okinawa for a weekend of honoring, celebration and reflection. “Sumiti Itsimadin — Imprints for Eternal Generations” is the theme of the Hawai‘i-Okinawa sister-state 30th...

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