MAHALO KIKU-TV

A MESSAGE FROM KIKU-TV Phyllis Kihara KIKU TV General Manager As you’ve probably already heard, on June 28, KIKU will stop airing Japanese and Filipino programming and become ShopHQ. It has been our privilege to bring Japanese and...

FEELING THE LOSS

Jodie Chiemi Ching "I heard KIKU is closing. Is it true?” my mom said in a panic. Shortly after, her fear was confirmed when Hawai‘i’s KIKU station made an historic announcement on Facebook. The Facebook message...

Bon Dance Schedule – OBON EVENTS AND CANCELLATIONS

Note: To include an announcement of your temple or organization’s obon-related events this summer, email thehawaiiherald@gmail.com and cc ida.hawaiiherald@gmail.com. We reserve the right to edit your information for brevity before printing or posting it....

OBON EVENTS 411 – HOW TO OBON IN A PANDEMIC

We came, we saw, we (mostly) avoided the coronavirus. Or at least that’s what Hawai‘i’s innovative Buddhist temples, and other island organizations, did for obon season last summer. A little over a year after...

Film Review – MY HIFF IS BETTER THAN YOURS

But You Have Until Nov. 29 to Prove Me Wrong Ida Yoshinaga Your Kung-Fu Might Be Stronger Than Mine, But My HIFF Is Way, Way Better Growing up an introverted film-culture fangirl on Maui, I was...
The Japanese American National Museum presents a Q&A session for the film 'Madame Fujima Kansuma.'

Bulletin Board – JANM Digital Film Festival: “Madame Fujima Kansuma” Film Q&A

WHO/WHAT: The Japanese American National Museum presents a Q&A session for the film “Madame Fujima Kansuma,” featuring the life of a Japanese American kabuki dancer and teacher who began a decades-long career in the...
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Television Series – Review: NHK’s “At Home with Venetia in Kyoto”

Alan Suemori Special to The Hawai‘i Herald One of the singular delights of sheltering in place is the stumbling across hidden gardens on the internet that in the fast-paced rush of ordinary times would have remained unexplored. One such jewel is NHK’s long-running television journal, “At Home with Venetia in Kyöto.” Based on the daily....
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Community Focus – Hawaii State Library Streaming “Proof of Loyalty” for Free

The Hawai‘i State Public Library recently began offering the streaming service Kanopy at https://www.librarieshawaii.org/ and will continue to offer it for free through April 30. The offerings include 10 films by Lucy Ostrander and Don Sellers of Stourwater Pictures, producers of the hour-long documentary, “Proof of Loyalty: Kazuo Yamane and the Nisei Soldiers of Hawai‘i,”....
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Community Focus – “HIFF@Home” to Launch April 3

On April 3, the Hawai‘i International Film Festival will launch a new initiative, “HIFF@HOME,” a specially curated program of short films, which will be available to view at www.hiff.org for free. It is HIFF’s response to the impact of COVID-19. These short films have been screened in previous HIFF events, many of them award winners,....
Flyer for 'BEGIN' one night only on March 28, 2020 in Torrance, CA on behalf of the Okinawa Association of America, Inc.

Community Focus – Okinawa’s Begin Set for March 28 Concert in Torrance

The popular Okinawan pop/folk group BEGIN will make its U.S. mainland debut in a concert set for Saturday, March 28, in Torrance, Calif. The 7:30 p.m. concert, sponsored by the Okinawa Association of America, Inc., will be held in the Marsee Auditorium on the campus of El Camino Community College (16007 Crenshaw Blvd.) in Torrance.

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