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Kona Club Of Honolulu 50th Anniversary Celebration Set For Aug. 2

The Kona Club of Honolulu will hold its 50th annual get-together — a lü‘au — on Sunday, Aug. 2, in the Pömaika‘i Ballroom at Dole Cannery, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. “It will be...

Japanese Community Association Of Hawaii Honors Two Multigenerational Companies

The Hilo-based Japanese Community Association of Hawaii honored two longstanding and multigenerational companies — HPM Building Supply and Isemoto Contracting Co. Ltd. — at its Nikkei Kigyo (enterprise of Japanese ancestry) Fundraising Dinner on...

Murata To Judge In Okinawa

Grant “Sandaa” Murata, longtime Okinawan sanshin sensei (teacher) as well as advertising and promotions manager for The Hawai‘i Herald and Hawaii Hochi, has been selected as a judge for next month’s Geinou Konku-ru proficiency...

Smithsonian Begins Planning For EO 9066 Anniversary

The Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of American History has begun planning for its com- memoration of the 75th anniversary of the signing of Executive Order 9066. Feb. 19, 2017, will mark 75 years since...

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...

“Köloa Plantation Days” Set For July 17 to 26

"The Legacy Lives On” is the theme of the 30th annual Köloa Plantation Days festival, which will be held July 17 through 26 in old Köloa town. More than 30 events are planned to...

Hanayagi Dancing Academy Introduces New Shihan

The Hanayagi Dancing Academy Hawaii Foundation recently announced the promotion of Hanayagi Mitsujyuro (Bryson Teruo Goda) to shihan (master dance instructor). Goda, 26, is a graduate of McKinley High School and Hawaii Pacific University, where...

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...

Japanese Women’s Society Foundation Holds 20th “Adopt-A-Mom” Program

Members of the Japanese Women’s Society Foundation, their guests and residents of Kuakini Home gathered at Hale Pulama Mau auditorium on May 17 for JWSF’s 20th “Adopt-A-Mom” program. The event is held on the...

Hawaii Buddhist Council Ministers Hold Annual Memorial Service

Sixteen ministers representing all sects of Buddhism and a number of Buddhist temples on O‘ahu held their annual memorial service in the chapel of the National Cemetery of the Pacific at Punchbowl on May...

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