Uchinanchu Of The Year Honorees

The Hawaii United Okinawa Association recognized 45 individuals as “Uchinanchu of the Year” at its annual installation/”Uchinanchu of the Year” banquet on Jan. 16 at the Hawaii Okinawa Center. The “Uchinanchu of the Year”...

JCCH Resource Center Gets A Facelift And A New Name: Tokioka Heritage Resource Center

With teru-teru bozu hanging from the branches of trees in the courtyard, hoping to fend off a threatening downpour, the Japanese Cultural Center of Hawai‘i blessed and rededicated its resource center as the Tokioka...

JCCH Honors Five At Annual Gala

The Japanese Cultural Center of Hawai‘i honored five individuals at its annual “Sharing the Spirit of Aloha” annual gala dinner at the Hilton Hawaiian Village Coral Ballroom on July 25. Honored were Maui-born sumotori...

Gov. Ige Commemorates Sister-State Ties In Okinawa, Guangdong Province

Gov. David Ige and first lady Dawn Amano-Ige traveled to Okinawa and China’s Guangdong Province earlier this month to commemorate the 30th anniversary of Hawai‘i’s sister-state ties with the two locales. Ige planned to...

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...

Consul General Yasushi Misawa Welcomed By Kizuna Hawai‘i

Newly arrived Consul General of Japan Yasushi Misawa was the guest of honor at a welcome luncheon organized by the Kizuna Hawai‘i Group. Misawa arrived in Hawai‘i on July 17. Consul General Misawa, 53, is...

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...

Hawai‘i -Okinawa Sister-State 30th Anniversary Celebration Set For July

Hawai‘i’s Okinawan commu- nity will welcome approximately 100 guests from Okinawa for a weekend of honoring, celebration and reflection. “Sumiti Itsimadin — Imprints for Eternal Generations” is the theme of the Hawai‘i-Okinawa sister-state 30th...

“Köloa Plantation Days” Set For July 17 to 26

"The Legacy Lives On” is the theme of the 30th annual Köloa Plantation Days festival, which will be held July 17 through 26 in old Köloa town. More than 30 events are planned to...

University Of Hawai‘i Honors WWII’s Varsity Victory Volunteers

Four veterans of the World War II volunteer labor battalion known as the Varsity Victory Volunteers were honored by the University of Hawai‘i in a simple ceremony on Feb. 26. The event, which was...

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