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...
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Hui O Laulima Awards 2016 Cultural Grants

Hui O Laulima, a nonprofit women’s organization and a member-club of the Hawaii United Okinawa Association, has awarded $5,000 in cultural grants to seven individuals and organizations that promote and perpetuate Okinawan culture in...

Jwsf Celebrates New Year At Natsunoya Tea House

The Japanese Women’s Society Foundation welcomed the “Year of the Monkey” at its annual shinnenkai at Natsunoya Tea House on Jan. 24. The luncheon and brief business meeting was preceded by a bake sale,...

Chado Urasenke Tankokai Hawaii Celebrates Holds First Tea Of 2016

Members and guests of Chado Urasenke Tankokai Hawaii welcomed 2016, the “Year of the Monkey,” with its traditional Hatsudate Shiki, or first tea of the year. The ceremony was held Jan. 17 in the...
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Gov. David Ige has appointed Merton Chinen (no relation to editor Karleen Chinen) to lead the Office of Youth Services. OYS is administratively attached to the Department of Human Services, where Chinen has worked for...
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East Hawaii Hiroshima Kenjin Kai Annual Meeting And New Year’s Luncheon

The East Hawaii Hiroshima Kenjin Kai will celebrate the Year of the Monkey with its annual luncheon meeting, to be held on Sunday, Feb. 28, at the Honpa Hongwanji Hilo Betsuin Sangha Hall. A short...

JCCH Resource Center Gets A Facelift And A New Name: Tokioka Heritage Resource Center

With teru-teru bozu hanging from the branches of trees in the courtyard, hoping to fend off a threatening downpour, the Japanese Cultural Center of Hawai‘i blessed and rededicated its resource center as the Tokioka...
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HJCC’s 71st Annual Shinnen Enkai

The Honolulu Japanese Chamber of Commerce celebrated the arrival of the ”Year of the Monkey” at its 71st annual shinnen enkai (New Year’s banquet). The Jan. 8 event at the Japanese Cultural Center of...

Cherry Blossom Festival Queen Contestants Introduced

The Japanese Cultural Center of Hawai‘i’s ‘Ohana Festival on Jan. 10 marked the kick-off of the 64th Cherry Blossom Festival. The festival is a project of the Honolulu Japanese Junior Chamber of Commerce. This year’s...

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Dr. Doris (Yamauchi) Ching has been appointed interim chancellor of the University of Hawai‘i – West O‘ahu. Her appointment by UH President David Lassner was confirmed unanimously by the UH Board of Regents at...

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