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Deigo Club Members Celebrate The Monkey Year

Deigo Club members gathered at Masa’s Cafeteria on March 13 for the club’s 67th annual shinnen enkai. The late afternoon program began with the observance of a moment of silence in memory of deceased...

MIS Veterans Club Installs New Officers

The MIS (Military Intelligence Service) Veterans Club installed its 2016 officers and 2016 and 2017 directors at its shinnenkai on Jan. 24 at the Dole Cannery Ballroom. Lt. Col. James B. Cogbill installed the...

Panels Explore Buddhist Diversity In Hawai‘i

Of the 112,000 people in Hawai‘i who identify themselves as Buddhists, approximately 20,000 are members of Japanese temples. The remaining 92,000 people belong to other Buddhist organizations, or simply think of themselves as being...

Fukuoka Welcomes “Year Of The Monkey”

Members of the Hawaii Fukuoka Kenjin Kai came together at the Japanese Cultural Center of Hawai‘i on Valentine’s Day, Feb. 14, for their annual general membership meeting and shinnen enkai. Special guests included former...

East Hawaii Hiroshima Kenjin Kai Recognizes Beiju Honorees, Offers Scholarships

The East Hawaii Hiroshima Kenjin Kai held its 49th annual meeting and shinnenkai on Feb. 28 at the Honpa Hongwanji Hilo Betsuin’s Sangha Hall. Highlighting the event were the introduction of the 2016 Beiju...

Shufu Society Of Hawaii Celebrates Golden Anniversary, Installs Officers

The Shufu Society of Hawaii’s golden (50th) anniversary installation luncheon was held March 20 in the Grand Ballroom of the Halekulani hotel. A general membership meeting was held prior to the luncheon. A korosho...

“Name The Cherry Blossom Festival Queen” Contest Winners

On March 31, Cherry Blossom Festival Queen Alexis Okihara drew the winners of the 33rd “Name the Cherry Blossom Festival Queen” contest, sponsored by The Hawai‘i Herald and Hawaii Hochi. Elaine Higaki of Mänoa was...

Honolulu Fukushima Kenjin Kai Commemorates Fifth Anniversary Of Tohoku Disaster

The fifth anniversary of the 9.0 magnitude earthquake that struck the Tohoku region of Japan on March 11, 2011, was remembered in Honolulu with a program and reception at the residence of the Consul...

Five Honored As Living Treasures By Honpa Hongwanji Mission Of Hawaii

The 41st annual Living Treasures of Hawai‘i™ program, initiated by the Honpa Hongwanji Mission of Hawaii, was held on Feb. 13 at the Hilton Hawaiian Village, Coral Ballroom. The program, modeled after the National...

Four Ethnic Chambers Sign Cooperative Mou

A Memorandum of Understanding, or MOU, was signed on March 9 by the presidents of the Japanese, Filipino, Korean and Chinese chambers of commerce. In accordance with the MOU, the four chambers will seek...

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