Higashi Honganji Shinshu Center Of America Presents Lecture

“People Are Persons: Buddhism, LGBTQ and You” is the topic of a lecture being given by The Rev. Patti Nakai of the Buddhist Temple of Chicago. The public lecture will be held at Higashi...
Members of the Kuakini Auxiliary, Kuakini Health System administration and Tendai Mission in front of the Kuakini columbarium following the May 29 memorial ceremony. Front row, from left: Memorial Project Committee chair Jinny Okubo; Kuakini Auxiliary president Karen Kuraoka; Rev. Ryodo Ishida of Tendai Mission; Alex Murata, president of the Tendai Mission support organization Ichigu Kai; Rev. Bishop Ryokan Ara of Tendai Mission; Gary Kajiwara, Kuakini president and CEO; Nancy Shimamoto with the Kuakini Auxiliary; and Suzette Lau-Hee from Kuakini Home. (Photo courtesy Kuakini Health System)

Kuakini Honors Memory of Japanese Immigrants

Members of the Kuakini Medical Center Auxiliary and the Kuakini Health System administration gathered at Honolulu Memorial Park in Nu‘uanu on May 29 to honor the memory of the Gannenmono, who arrived in Hawai‘i in 1868, and the 141 Issei who once resided at what was originally the Japanese Home of Hawaii. They offered prayers....

Ujsh Presents Tsukimi No Kai (moon Viewing) Event At Kcc

Weather conditions may not have been ideal for moon viewing at the United Japanese Society of Hawaii’s annual Tsukimi no Kai (moon viewing) party, but those who attended the event were still inspired to...
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Community Focus – Hui O Laulima Awards 2018 Cultural Grants

Hui O Laulima has awarded its 2018 cultural grants to 11 organizations, totaling $13,000. The nonprofit women’s organization, which is an active member of the Hawaii United Okinawa Association, awards grants annually to individuals and organizations that promote and perpetuate the unique culture of Okinawa throughout Hawai‘i. Each awardee must demonstrate the potential to promote....

MIS Veterans Club Installs New Officers

The MIS (Military Intelligence Service) Veterans Club installed its 2016 officers and 2016 and 2017 directors at its shinnenkai on Jan. 24 at the Dole Cannery Ballroom. Lt. Col. James B. Cogbill installed the...

Second Daniel K. Inoyue Lecture Weighs Civil Liberties And National Security

Karleen C. Chinen On April 19, two former members of the United States Congress who met more than 70 years ago on opposites sides of a relocation camp barbed wire fence in Wyoming shared the...

Former Residents of Onomea and Kainaule Camps Gather for Reunion

FORMER RESIDENTS OF ONOMEA AND KAINAULE CAMPS GATHER FOR REUNION Several dozen former residents of Onomea and Kainaule camps on the Big Island gathered for a reunion on July 5 at the Papaikou Community Center. Attendees...
Okinawan community members joined the “Pigs from the Sea” families for the governor’s proclamation presentation at his State Capitol office on Sept. 27.

Community Focus – Governor Proclaims Sept. 27 as “Pigs From the Sea Day”

This year marks 70 years since seven Okinawan men from Hawai‘i accompanied a shipload of pigs to Okinawa to help provide relief for their war-torn island home following the 1945 Battle of Okinawa. The men transported the 536 Chester Whites that had been purchased in Nebraska to Okinawa in August 1948. In a ceremony in....

“Name The Cherry Blossom Festival Queen” Contest Winners

On March 31, Cherry Blossom Festival Queen Alexis Okihara drew the winners of the 33rd “Name the Cherry Blossom Festival Queen” contest, sponsored by The Hawai‘i Herald and Hawaii Hochi. Elaine Higaki of Mänoa was...
Photo of Former Gov. George Ariyoshi installs the 2017 officers and directors.

Community Focus – Fukuoka Holds Shinnen Enkai

Hawaii Fukuoka Kenjin Kai members spent a part of their Super Bowl Sunday (Feb. 5) at the Japanese Cultural Center of Hawai‘i, enjoying the organization’s annual general membership meeting and shinnen enkai. Special guests included former Hawai‘i Gov. George Ariyoshi and Consul General of Japan Yasushi Misawa and his wife Yoko. Gov. Ariyoshi installed the....

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