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Bon Dance and Obon Service Schedule 2015

BIG ISLAND June 13 (Sat.): Obon Festival at Keauhou Shopping Center (Kona Hongwanji), 6 p.m. (323-2993) June 13 (Sat.): Honomu Henjyoji Mission, 7 p.m.; Hatsubon and Obon service at 5 p.m. (963-6308) June 20 (Sat.): Papaikou Hongwanji,...

Retracing “Task Force Fukuda”

This past May, my wife Judy and I joined three other Hawai‘i couples — Ed and Jan Sakoda, Wayne and Carol Matsunaga, and Alvin and Ellie Shimogaki — on a journey to Italy to...
Picture of Bon Dance in action, Photos by Alan Kubota/Lenscapes

2018 Bon Dance Schedule

BIG ISLAND June 9 (Sat.): Obon Festival at Keauhou Shopping Center (Kona Hongwanji), 6 p.m.; food booths available. (78-6831 Ali‘i Dr., 323-2993) June 16 (Sat.): Honomu Henjyoji Mission, 7 p.m.; Hatsubon and Obon service at 5 p.m. (28-1668 Old Mamalahoa Hwy., 963-6308) June 23 (Sat.): Papaikou Hongwanji, 7 p.m., following 6 p.m. service (27-378 Old....
Photo of Pearl City Hongwanji Mission.

2017 Bon Dance Schedule

BIG ISLAND June 10 (Sat.): Honomu Henjyoji Mission, 7 p.m.; Hatsubon and Obon service at 5 p.m. (28-1668 Old Mamalahoa Hwy., 963-6308) June 10 (Sat.): Obon Festival at Keauhou Shopping Center (Kona Hongwanji), 6 p.m.; food booths available (78-6831 Ali‘i Dr., 323-2993) June 17 (Sat.): Papaikou Hongwanji, 7 p.m., following 6 p.m. service (27-378 Old....

UJSH Installs Rika Hirata As President

The United Japanese Society of Hawaii held its annual Installation and Recognition Banquet on June 28 at the Japanese Cultural Center of Hawai‘i’s Manoa Grand Ballroom. The lunchtime program began with the observance of a...
Cover photo of 12/16 issue, a little girl enjoying Kauai's Flying Saucers

Lead Story – Flying Saucers Invade Kaua‘i

Gerald Hirata Special to The Hawai‘i Herald In the last few years, there have been published reports of Flying Saucer sightings on Kaua‘i. But the community here doesn’t seem to be at all concerned. In fact,...

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Brandi Higa Scored Big In 2015!

Steve Lum Special to The Hawai‘i Herald After playing in front of small crowds of volleyball fans for most of her life, Brandi Akemi Higa is now growing accustomed to being watched by a much larger...

Ken Inouye Remembers

By: Averie’ Soto | Special to The Hawai‘i Herald | This past May, the University of Hawai‘i at Mänoa released the concept designs for the planned Daniel K. Inouye Center for Democratic Leadership. The center, to be housed on the university’s Mänoa campus, will honor a man known as a decorated World War II hero....
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Cover Story – “Mifune: The Last Samurai”

  Filmmaker Steven Okazaki's New Film Highlights the Life and Work of the Masterful Toshiro Mifune Alan Suemori Special to The Hawai‘i Herald In 1950, Toshiro Mifune exploded upon the world stage, delivering an epic performance in Japanese film...

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