Moloka‘i’s Renaissance Man

Alan Suemori Vol. 15, No. 18, Sept. 23, 1994 In Masashi Otsuka’s dream, he is 14 years old again, rocketing across the uplands of Moloka‘i, his ears filled with the pounding of his heart and the...

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...
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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...

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...

No Holiday For The Elderly And Poor

Allicyn Chiyeko Levi Vol. 6, No. 24, Dec. 20, 1985 “MAMA-SAN” Looking like a wet and frightened cat, the bent little lady, shabbily attired in a sack dress and oversized shoes, slowly pulls her cart of personal...

Tracing An Indelible Mark

Joe Udell Vol. 29, No. 19, Oct. 3, 2008 Decades before sweeping art galleries, trendy bars and hip restaurants revitalized O‘ahu’s Chinatown, the area was a gritty mid-century Mecca for tattoo enthusiasts, connecting the mystic art...

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