Omotesenke Domonkai Hawaii Celebrates 60th Anniversary With Kencha Shiki

A kencha shiki (formal offertory of tea) was the highlight of the Omotesenke Domonkai Hawaii’s 60th anniversary celebration, which was held Feb. 20 and 21 in Honolulu. The kencha was offered by Yuyusai Soin...

Blake Oshiro

Blake Oshiro has been named Director Of Counsel for the Alston Hunt Floyd & Ing law firm, practicing in the area of government relations. Oshiro, a former state representative from the ‘Aiea area, is...
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Uchinanchu Of The Year Honorees

The HUOA recognized 45 individuals as “Uchinanchu of the Year” at its installation/”Uchinanchu of the Year” banquet on Jan. 17 at the Hawaii Okinawa Center. Honored were: • Aza Gushikawa Doshi Kai: Ruth and Wayne...
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Hui O Laulima Awards $10,000 in Cultural Grants

In keeping with its mission of perpetuating Okinawan culture, the Hui O Laulima women’s group has awarded cultural grants to 10 individuals and organizations totaling $10,000. The recipients will use their grants to promote...

Ehime Maru Crew Members Remembered

A tragic accident that happened in February 2001 in Hawaiian waters was remembered for the 14th year with a memorial service at the Ehime Maru Memorial at the Kaka‘ako Waterfront Park. The short, but...

Hakuoh University Handbell Choir Celebrates 24th Hawaii Visit

The Hakuoh University Handbell Choir from Oyama City in Japan’s Tochigi Prefecture presented its 24th concert series in Honolulu last month. The 12 students, plus a violinist and a pianist, shared their talent with...

Honpa Hongwanji Mission Of Hawaii Inducts New Living Treasures

The Honpa Hongwanji Mission of Hawaii recognized six individuals as “Living Treasures of Hawai‘i” at a sold-out luncheon banquet at the Hilton Hawaiian Village Coral Ballroom on Valentine’s Day, Feb. 14. The lunchtime program opened...

Shingon Shu Hawaii To Host Saito Goma Fire Service

Shingon Shu Hawaii will host a Saito Goma service, also known as the “Great Outdoor Fire Ceremony,” on Sunday, April 5, in conjunction with the 100th anniversary of the construction of the Sheridan Street...

MIS National Reunion To Highlight 2015 For MIS Veterans Club

MIS Veterans Club president Lawrence “Larry” Enomoto welcomed members and guests to the club’s Jan. 25 shinnenkai at the Pömaika‘i Ballroom at Dole Cannery. Enomoto is serving his second term as the club’s president....

Hawaii Fujioka Kenjin Kai Welcomes New Year

The Hawaii Fukuoka Kenjin Kai held its annual general meeting and shinnenkai at the Japanese Cultural Center of Hawai‘i’s Manoa Grand Ballroom on Feb. 8. Highlights included the installation of president Fusayo “Fussy” Nagao and...

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