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JCS Maui Accepting Scholarship Applications

The Japanese Cultural Society of Maui is accepting applications for its annual scholarship to be awarded to a graduating high school senior who promotes and perpetuates Japanese culture through education and/or the arts. Interested...
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Mckinley Alumni Association Honors Three At Alumni Brunch

Neal S. Takamori (’64) and Glenn K. Muranaka (’67) will be inducted into the McKinley Alumni Association’s 2015 Hall of Honor at its annual almni luncheon on Saturday, Jan. 31. Also at the event,...

Jared S. Higashi

Jared S. Higashi recently joined the Hawai‘i Lodging & Tourism Association as director of government and community affairs. Higashi will represent HLTA members and serve as a liaison with government and elected officials. He will...

Chrysanthemum Festival Queen Crowned

Devynn-Leigh Kochi, 16, of Ha‘ikü was crowned queen of the 62nd Chrysanthemum Festival, which was held Dec. 6 at the Velma McWayne Santos Community Center in Wailuku, Maui. Kochi is a junior at King...

Congresswoman Patsy Mink Awarded President Medal Of Freedom

The late Congresswoman Patsy Takemoto Mink, who coauthored and championed the landmark Title IX legislation, was posthumously awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Barack Obama. Wendy Mink accepted the medal on her...

Hui Makaala Fashion Show Features Three Designers

About 450 Hui Makaala supporters braved the rains brought on by Tropical Storm Ana to attend the organization’s 45th annual scholarship fashion show luncheon on Oct. 19 at the Pomaika‘i Ballrooms at Dole Cannery....

Wakaba Kai Sorority Celebrates 65th Anniversary

Members of the Wakaba Kai Sorority gathered at Natsunoya Tea House on Oct. 5 for the group’s 65th anniversary reunion. The original Wakaba Kai Club was organized in 1927 when the University of Hawai‘i dean...

Izumo Taisha Celebrates 108th Autumn Festival

Members of Izumo Taishakyo Mission of Hawaii, their supporters and invited guests gathered at the Chinatown shrine on Oct. 5 to celebrate the 108th Autumn Festival. A traditional mikoshi (portable shrine) procession preceded the omatsuri...

‘Aiea Public Library receives Leed Certification

The newly opened ‘Aiea Public Library has earned the coveted Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold Certification from the U.S. Green Building Council. The $10.4 million, 17,200-sq. ft. community library was designed by...

Higashi Honganji Shinshu Center Of America Presents Lecture

“People Are Persons: Buddhism, LGBTQ and You” is the topic of a lecture being given by The Rev. Patti Nakai of the Buddhist Temple of Chicago. The public lecture will be held at Higashi...

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