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Project Dana, Jolene Kim Gerell Receive Ho‘omenemene Award

The Samaritan Counseling Center Hawaii presented its 2016 Ho‘omenemene Award to Project Dana and the late Jolene Kim Gerell at its awards banquet on May 1 at the Japanese Cultural Center of Hawai‘i. The dinner...

Recording The Story Of Hawaii’s People

Lorraine Oda Vol. 4, No. 18, Sept. 16, 1983 Until the Ethnic Studies Oral History Project sought them out, Edith Yonenaka, Charlie Santos, Yuzuru Morita, Ernest Malterre and Raku Morimoto considered themselves ordinary working people. But...

Jean Sakihara

Aisha A.C. Wang Vol. 19, No. 3, Feb. 6, 1998 “Don’t force,” says Jean Sakihara when people try to drag their friends to attend her kimono culture class. As a teacher of Japanese language and culture...
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Hawaii Japanese Center To Host Tanabata Festival

The Hawaii Japanese Center in Hilo will celebrate Tanabata (Star Festival) on Saturday, July 9, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The traditional Japanese observation of Tanabata is inspired by the story of Orihime...

Bon Dance

S. Sanae Imada Vol. 1, No. 5, July 18, 1980 Colorful Japanese lanterns, chochin, swing in the intermittent breeze and light the warm night with their gentle glow. The rhythmic beats of a large drum punctuate...

The Kotohira Jinsha

Mark Santoki Vol. 13, No. 1, Jan. 1, 1992 Every day, thousands of people whiz past the Kotohira Jinsha without even knowing it. But at rush hour, drivers caught in bumper-to-bumper traffic near the Houghtailing or...

Hawai‘i And Hiroshima Prefecture Sign Education Cooperation Agreement

Hawai‘i state Department of Education superintendent Kathryn Matayoshi and Hiroshima Prefecture superintendent Kuniaki Shimozaki signed a Statement of Intent on Education Cooperation on May 27 at Washington Place. The ceremony was attended by First...

The Training Of Itamae

Lisa Fowler Vol. 5, No. 10, April 20, 1984 Raw quail eggs resting on flying fish roe and raw squid placed on a bed of rice probably wouldn’t appeal to the Western palate at first. However,...

“Eyes Of The Emperor”

EYES OF THE EMPEROR By Shara Yuki Enay Birbirsa

Garrett Kaoru Hongo

On my way to the Volcano district of the Big Island to interview poet Garrett Hongo, I thought about the poems in his two books of poetry, “Yellow Light,” and his more recent “The...

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