Group photo of the 2017 MIS Veterans Club Officers

MIS Veterans Club Installs 2017 Officers

The MIS Veterans Club installed its 2017 officers and directors at the club’s annual shinnen enkai at Natsunoya Tea House on Feb. 26. The Military Intelligence Service veterans, most of whom are now in their 90s, played valuable combat and intelligence roles in the Pacific theater during World War II. However, because they were sworn....

Hui Makaala Fashion Show

For the first time this year, the recipients of Hui Makaala scholarships got an up-close look at how their college education funds are raised. That’s because this year, Hui Makaala combined its annual fashion...
Seated: Consul General of Japan Yasushi Misawa; Maui Mayor Alan Arakawa and wife Ann; Dr. Genshitsu Sen, president of the Urasenke Foundation of Hawaii; and former Hawai‘i Gov. John Waihee and wife Lynne. Standing: Former Consul General of Japan in Honolulu and current Urasenke Tankokai Federation advisor Kishichiro Amae; Dr. Sakurai; Mrs. Yukiko Sakurai, niece of Dr. Sen; Mrs. Hidemi Amae; East-West Center president Richard Vuylsteke; Japan-America Society of Hawaii board chair Sal Miwa; Japanese Cultural Center of Hawai‘i board chair Christine Kubota; Misako Kurokawa; Mr. Ajito of Urasenke Japan; and Akemi Kurokawa, former president of Urasenke Tankokai Hawaii.

Community Focus – Urasenke Celebrates 45th Seminar in Hawaii

Urasenke Foundation of Hawaii president Dr. Genshitsu Sen hosted a dinner reception for friends and members of the Chado Urasenke Tanko Kai Hawaii Association and participants in the University of Hawai‘i’s 45th tea seminar on July 20 at the Sheraton Waikiki Hotel.

Totoki Family, Davis Higa Honored by HJCC

The Honolulu Japanese Chamber of Commerce held its membership meeting and 10th annual Generational Awards luncheon on July 22 at the Hilton Hawaiian Village. Gov. Neil Abercrombie installed the organization’s new officers and directors. The...
Ryukyukoku Matsuri Daiko Hawaii students perform to music by Hidekatsu (far right).

Community Focus – Hui Makaala Fashion Show Wows Audience

Chanterelle Couture, ‘Iolani and Ari South headlined Hui Makaala’s 49th annual Scholarship Fund Luncheon and Fashion Show on July 22 in the Coral Ballroom of the Hilton Hawaiian Village. The three are all top-tier Hawai‘i designers who have been very successful in their careers. They shared a variety of their designs with the audience, showing....
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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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Herald Salutes – Troy Hashimoto

Gov. David Ige appointed Troy Hashimoto to the Maui House seat previously occupied by former Rep. Joe Souki. Hashimoto’s appointment was effective immediately. Hashimoto has served as executive assistant to Maui County Council Chair Mike White since 2011. He was also chair of Maui County’s Democratic Party from 2013 to 2017. “Troy will bring energy....
Outgoing president Vince Watabu passes on the president’s gavel to 2018 president Courtney Takara.

Community Focus – HUOA Installs 2018 Officers

Approximately 800 people attended the Hawai‘i United Okinawa Association’s “Uchinanchu of the Year” and installation banquet earlier this year at the Hawaii Okinawa Center. The festivities saw the installation of the HUOA’s youngest president to date, 31-year-old Courtney Takara. She succeeds Vince Watabu as president of the organization made up of nearly 10,000 households. In....

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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Hawaii Shingon Buddhists to Convene in Hilo on April 21

Congregations from Hawai‘i’s 12 Koyasan Shingon Buddhist temples will convene on the Big Island of Hawai‘i on Saturday, April 21, for their first statewide layperson convention in five years. Temple members are invited to come together with their family members and friends for a stimulating daylong program aimed at deepening their faith and enjoying fellowship.....

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