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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...

Slaying The Hapa Stereotye

Shayna Ann Akiko Coleon Vol. 24, No. 6, March 21, 2003 My friend, who looks like my sister but had always referred to herself as Japanese, giggled. “I’m kinda hapa,” she said. “I’m half-Okinawan, half-Japanese. And...
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Omega Plus One

About 17 years ago, the University of Hawaii issued a public statement to the effect that the number one problem on the Manoa campus was the apparent fear, reluctance or inability on the part...
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Obon. Most young men who have an idea of what this season means usually think, “Bon dances! Meet girls, walk around and look good, eat barbecue sticks and corn-on-the-cob.” And most girls with any...

Bento Lunches And Race Relations

Wayne Muromoto Commentary Vol. 13, No. 13, July 3, 1992 The recent outburst of violence across our nation generated by the Rodney King verdict disturbed me greatly. What I saw on television, especially the looting and crime...

Toshi: The Search For Perfection

If you go to the former exhibit area on the second floor of George Hall on the University of Hawaii campus, you will see them — the large wedge and circles, all made of...

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