Several of the participants in the 2012 Zadankai (seated, from left) — former Gov. George Ariyoshi, Dr. Fujio Matsuda, Ted Tsukiyama and the Rev. Yoshiaki Fujitani, along with (standing, left) Bishop Ryokan Ara and Consul General of Japan Koichi Ito.

Community Focus – Release of Japanese Translation of “Japanese Eyes, American Heart” Volumes Celebrated

Consul General of Japan Koichi Ito hosted a reception at the Japanese Consulate on Feb. 20 to celebrate the release of the Japanese translation of the three volumes of “Japanese Eyes, American Heart.” The books were published by the Tendai Educational Foundation, headed by Bishop Ryokan Ara, in cooperation with the Hawaii Nikkei History Editorial....

L.A. Monument By Hawai‘i’s Miles Endo Honors Civil Rights Activist Sei Fujii

Miles Endo’s commissioned work to create a public monument for the late civil rights activist Sei Fujii, was unveiled Aug. 1 in Los Angeles’ Little Tokyo District. Endo’s work was commissioned by the Little...
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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...
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Herald Salutes

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...

Community Focus: What’s happening in the community

INFO ON AJA RISK FOR COLORECTAL CANCER AT CANCER RESEARCH INFORMATION DAY Japanese Americans’ increased risk for colorectal cancer will be among the subjects that Hawai‘i cancer specialists and researchers from the Cancer Research Center...

Arnold and Eloise Hiura Join Hawaii Japanese Center

The husband-and-wife team of Arnold Hiura and Eloise Hiura have been appointed executive director and executive assistant, respectively, of the Hilo-based Hawai‘i Japanese Center. Arnold, a former editor of The Hawai‘i Herald and the...
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Spotlight – Kabuki Returning to Hawaii

Jodie Chiemi Ching For the first time in over 50 years, a presentation of Japanese kabuki will be staged in Hawai‘i. “Kabuki in Hawaii 2019” is being presented in conjunction with the 25th anniversary of the Honolulu Festival and the 150th anniversary of the 1868 arrival in Hawai‘i of the Gannenmono, the first Japanese immigrants....
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Community Focus – Honpa Hongwanji Hilo Buddhist Women Association Set Shinnen Kai

Honpa Hongwanji Hilo Betsuin Buddhist Women’s Association will hold its shinnen enkai luncheon and general membership meeting on Sunday, Feb. 10, beginning at 10 a.m. in the Sangha Hall. The 2019-2020 officers will be installed during the program. They are: Carole Tsutsumi, president, succeeding Karen Maedo; Deborah Fried, vice president; Bessie Kubo, recording secretary; Sue....

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...

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...

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