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REGISTER TO COMPETE IN THE KUPUNA SPELLING BEE Hawai‘i residents ages 60 and older are invited to use their language skills to compete in the inaugural Kupuna Spelling Bee held statewide throughout June and July....
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UKIYO-E WOODBLOCK PRINT SALE In the spirit of Obon season, original prints of old Japan’s floating world are being offered for sale for the first time at Hawaii’s Plantation Village. The prints were purchased in...
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2022 JAPAN WIZARDS COMPETITION WINNING TEAMS ANNOUNCED Congratulations to the 72 students who participated in the 19th Annual Japan-America Society of Hawaii Japan Wizards Statewide Academic Team Competition (JWC), held virtually this past February. The...
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ACCEPTING HUI O LAULIMA GRANT APPLICATIONS Applications are currently being accepted for the Hawaii United Okinawa Association’s Hui O Laulima 2023 Cultural Grant. Hui O Laulima is a women’s organization that promotes Okinawan culture and...
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“GIRLS BE AMBITIOUS” INITIATIVE On Tuesday, March 8, in conjunction with International Women’s Day, the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology (OIST) and the US based OIST Foundation, launched an initiative called “Girls Be Ambitious”...
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JAPAN, KOREA AND U.S. MET TO DISCUSS CONTINUED TRILATERAL PARTNERSHIPS On Friday, Feb. 18 the National Park Service, Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History and the Heart Mountain Wyoming Foundation proudly presented the first-ever virtual...
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JAPAN, KOREA AND U.S. MET TO DISCUSS CONTINUED TRILATERAL PARTNERSHIPS On Saturday, Feb. 12, U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken met with Japanese Foreign Minister Yoshimasa Hayashi and South Korean Foreign Minister Eui-Yong Chung to...
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HIROSHIMA TORII GATE CELEBRATES 20TH YEAR On Saturday, Jan. 22, the Honolulu Hiroshima Kenjin Kai held a private ceremony to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the Hiroshima Torii Gate located in the triangle park near...
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JTB GOODWILL DONATES TO KCC The JTB Goodwill Foundation presented a $40,000 check to the University of Hawai‘i Foundation to fund its endowed scholarship that supports aspiring hospitality students enrolled in Kapi‘olani Community College’s Culinary...
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JCCH FIRST MULTI-DAY VIRTUAL ‘OHANA FESTIVAL This year, The Japanese Cultural Center of Hawai‘i presented its first multi-day virtual New Year’s Ohana Festival which was hosted by Nolan Hong. It was held from Friday, Jan....

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