Chado Urasenke Tankokai Hawaii Celebrates “Year Of The Sheep” With First Tea Of 2015

Members and guests of the Chado Urasenke Tankokai Hawaii welcomed 2015, the “Year of the Sheep,” with its traditional Hatsudate Shiki, or first tea of the year. The ceremony was held Jan. 19 in...

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...

Honolulu Hiroshima Greet New Year

Members of the Honolulu Hiroshima Kenjin Kai held their annual membership meeting and shinnen enkai on March 13 at the Japanese Cultural Center of Hawai‘i’s Manoa Grand Ballroom. Attendees were greeted with a sip-size...

Hawaii Fujioka Kenjin Kai Welcomes New Year

The Hawaii Fukuoka Kenjin Kai held its annual general meeting and shinnenkai at the Japanese Cultural Center of Hawai‘i’s Manoa Grand Ballroom on Feb. 8. Highlights included the installation of president Fusayo “Fussy” Nagao and...

Japanese Community Association Of Hawaii Honors Two Multigenerational Companies

The Hilo-based Japanese Community Association of Hawaii honored two longstanding and multigenerational companies — HPM Building Supply and Isemoto Contracting Co. Ltd. — at its Nikkei Kigyo (enterprise of Japanese ancestry) Fundraising Dinner on...

SENDAI HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS THANK LOCAL ORGANIZATIONS

Photo Credit: Wikimedia Commons Consul General of Japan Toyoei Shigeeda marked the third anniversary of the March 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake by hosting a reception at his residence for students from a high school...

Judo Junior National Championships Held In Hawaii

Over a thousand judo-ka (judo practitioners) from around the state, the U.S. mainland, Canada, Tahiti, Singapore and Japan were in Hawai‘i during the July 4th weekend to participate in the Fifth Annual Grassroots Judo...

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...

Bunka No Hi — Japanese Culture Day — To Be Celebrated Nov. 14 In...

The Hilo-based Japanese Community Association of Hawaii will hold its biennial Japanese Culture Day, or Bunka No Hi, on Saturday, Nov. 14, in the Sangha Hall from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., with the...

Murata To Judge In Okinawa

Grant “Sandaa” Murata, longtime Okinawan sanshin sensei (teacher) as well as advertising and promotions manager for The Hawai‘i Herald and Hawaii Hochi, has been selected as a judge for next month’s Geinou Konku-ru proficiency...

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