Deigo Club Welcomes Yasuko Arakawa As President

Deigo Club members knew that celebrating the new year in April was a bit late. Then again, club members didn’t know whether the club would still be in existence to celebrate the arrival of...

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....

Joshua Hernandez Morse

Joshua Hernandez Morse has been named head of school of Pacific Buddhist Academy by the academy’s board of trustees. PBA is an independent, fully accredited, four-year high school, that offers teens of all faiths...
Photo of Sarina Udd-Sensei, surrounded by her students and supporters

Community Focus – Ryukyu Sokyoku Hozon Kai Hawai‘i Shibu Debut Recital Set for Nov....

Ryukyu Sokyoku Hozon Kai Hawaii Shibu, led by Sarina Udd-Sensei, will present its debut recital on Sunday, Nov. 13, at the Kaimukï High School Auditorium. The recital, themed “Habatake Sekai Ni,” which means to...
Student Suzanne Oda (left) with Sachie Saigusa-Sensei after being presented her Intermediate-level certificate.

Community Focus – Sumie Society Celebrates Conclusion of 16th Annual Exhibition

Sachie Saigusa-Sensei and her Sumie Society of Hawaii students marked the conclusion of their 16th annual exhibition of Japanese brush paintings at Honolulu Hale with an awards luncheon on April 27 at the Ala Moana Hotel. During the program, which was organized by the Makua Alii chapter, Saigusa-Sensei presented an Intermediate certificate of achievement to....

Izumo Taishakyo Mission Of Hawaii Celebrates 109th Anniversary

The Izumo Taishakyo Mission of Hawaii celebrated the Shintö shrine’s 109th anniversary with its annual Autumn Omatsuri (Autumn Festival) service and program on Oct. 4. In keeping with the Izumo Shrine’s 2,000-year tradition, church and...

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...

Japanese Consulate Honors Japanese Media

Hawaii Hochi and The Hawai‘i Herald, represented by Hawaii Hochi, Ltd. president Keiichi Tagata, were among three media organizations recognized by Consul General of Japan Toyoei Shigeeda on Dec. 17. Also honored were Hawaii...
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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,...
Dr. Sen enjoys time with friends at the banquet on July 20. From left: Urasenke supporters Kishichiro and Hidemi Amae, Masako Ito, Lynne Waihee, Donna Tanoue, Mayor Kirk Caldwell, Consul General Koichi Ito, Dr. Sen, Jean Ariyoshi, former Gov. John Waihee, Hawai‘i Supreme Court Chief Justice Mark Recktenwald and his wife Gailynn and Deputy Consul General of Japan Takayuki Shinozawa.

Community Focus – Dr. Genshitsu Sen. Honors Gannenmono with Memorial Tea Ceremony

Urasenke grand tea master Dr. Genshitsu Sen honored the memory and contributions of the Gannenmono by performing a special kenchashiki tea ceremony at the Honpa Hongwanji Hawaii Betsuin on July 19. The hour-long ceremony opened with sutra chanting by Bishop Eric Matsumoto of the Honpa Hongwanji Mission of Hawaii and the Rev. Toyokazu Hagio, rimban....

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