The 2017 Hui Makaala scholarship recipients were recognized at the scholarship fashion show luncheon. They are from left: Briana Campbell, Nikki Chinen, David-John Fernandez, Treyson Furuta, Emma Kojima, Cheyne Tanoue, Kiaria Zoi Nakamura and Dane Yamashiro. Pictured with them is Hui Makaala president Clayton Uza (far right). Not pictured: Sydney Tsukenjo.

Community Focus – Hui Makaala Holds Fundraising Fashion Show

Hui Makaala held its 48th annual Scholarship Fund Luncheon and Fashion Show on July 30 at the Hilton Hawaiian Village Coral Ballroom. The show featured fashions by three Hawai‘i designers — Allison Izu, Janice Tsujimura and Jeanie Chun. The audience was also treated to a program of cultural entertainment that included Okinawan dances by Hooge....

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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Community Focus – World War II AJA Soldiers to be Remembered in Oahu, Maui...

World War II AJA soldiers, their families and supporters will come together on Sunday, Sept. 25, in separate services on O‘ahu and Maui to remember fallen comrades of the Second World War. The O‘ahu Joint...

Japanese Women’s Society Foundation to Celebrate 60th Anniversary

The Japanese Women’s Society Foundation will celebrate its 60º anniversary at a luncheon set for Sunday, July 27, at the Hawaii Prince Hotel. The event is titled “Sixty Years of Linking Generations” and is...
Hatsudate shiki guests (from left) included Consul General of Japan Koichi Ito, Misako Ito, Reyna Kaneko, Sean O’Harrow and Dr. Robert Huey.

Spotlight – Chado Uransenke Tankokai Hawaii Welcomes 2019 with Hatsudate Shiki

Chadö Urasenke Tankökai Hawaii Association hosted a traditional Hatsudate Shiki, or first tea of the year, on Jan. 20 in the Seiköan Tearoom at the Japanese Cultural Center of Hawai‘i. Special guests included Consul General of Japan in Honolulu Koichi Ito and his wife Misako; former Hawai‘i Gov. George Ariyoshi and his wife Jean; Dr.....
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Community Focus – JCCH to Receive Federal Funds For Honouliuli National Monument Preservation

U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz (D-Hawai‘i), a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced that the Japanese Cultural Center of Hawai‘i would receive $155,812 in grants to fund preservation and education projects at the Honouliuli National Monument.
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Community Focus – “Cultural Day” at the NVMC

“Cultural Day,” a project inspired and spearheaded by a Maui teen to honor Nisei veterans like her grandfather and all veterans, will be held at the Nisei Veterans Memorial Center’s Stanley Izumigawa Pavilion on Saturday, Dec. 16, from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Visitors can enjoy a performance by Maui Taiko, participate in games and crafts,....
The 2018 MIS Veterans Club officers and directors, from left: immediate past president George Arine; president Lawrence Enomoto; vice president Glen Arakaki; secretary Karen Aoyama Kikukawa; treasurer Sherman Takao; and directors Dr. Yoshinobu Oshiro, Annie Inouye, Dr. Shinye Gima, Gregg Hirata and Mark Matsunaga.

Community Focus – MIS Veterans Club Installs 2018 Officers

The MIS Veterans Club installed its 2018 officers and directors at the club’s annual shinnen enkai on Feb. 25 at the Natsunoya Tea House. The club is made up veterans who served in the Military Intelligence Service in combat and intelligence roles in the Pacific and Asia theaters during World War II. However, because they....
The Ryukyu Sokyoku Koyokai Hawaii Shibu koto association and the Ryukyu Koten Ongaku Nomura Ryu Ongaku Kyokai Hawaii Shibu sanshin association perform together at their October Gödö Ensö Kai.

Community Focus – Ryukyu Koten Ongaku Holds Joint Koto, Sanshin Concert

The Ryukyu Sokyoku Koyo Kai Hawaii Shibu koto association and the Ryukyu Koten Ongaku Nomura Ryu Ongaku Kyokai Hawaii Shibu sanshin association held their annual Gödö Ensö Kai, or joint concert, in the Shinshu Kyokai Mission social hall on Oct. 21. The program featured classical Okinawan sanshin and koto music performed jointly and as solos.....
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Community Focus – Taishöji Sötö Zen Temple Celebrates Centennial

Taishöji Sötö Mission celebrated the 100th anniversary of its founding with a commemorative service and luncheon on Oct. 16. The theme of the celebration was “Ho-on,” or “Sweet Memories with Gratitude,” to express the...

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