Peace Events Commemorate 70th Anniversary Of The End Of World War II

This year marked the 70th anniversary of the atomic bombings on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, which ultimately led to the end of World War II. Several events aimed at commemorating the anniversary and at promoting...

Tyler Tokioka Installed As Chair Of The Honolulu Japanese Chamber Of Commerce

Members of the Honolulu Japanese Chamber of Commerce began its new fiscal year by installing its new board of directors for 2015-2016 on July 14 at the Sheraton Waikiki Hotel. Leading the 115-year-old organization...

Asian-Pacific Children’s Convention Junior Ambassadors

Six youngsters recently represented Hawai‘i and the United States at the 2015 Asian-Pacific Children’s Convention in Fukuoka, Japan. The students were selected from 40 applicants from schools on O‘ahu. A total of 232 children...

Urasenke Concludes 43rd Hawai‘i Tea Seminar

Urasenke Foundation of Hawaii president Dr. Genshitsu Sen hosted a dinner at the Sheraton Waikiki Hotel on July 21. Attending the event were Dr. Sen’s Hawai‘i guests, as well as participants in the 43rd...

Shigeedas Honored At Farewell Luncheon

More than 250 people packed the Manoa Grand Ballroom of the Japanese Cultural Center of Hawai‘i on July 1 for a luncheon to bid aloha to outgoing Consul General of Japan Toyoei Shigeeda and...

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...
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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...
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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...

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