Honolulu Fukushima Kenjin Kai Commemorates Fifth Anniversary Of Tohoku Disaster

The fifth anniversary of the 9.0 magnitude earthquake that struck the Tohoku region of Japan on March 11, 2011, was remembered in Honolulu with a program and reception at the residence of the Consul...

Four Ethnic Chambers Sign Cooperative Mou

A Memorandum of Understanding, or MOU, was signed on March 9 by the presidents of the Japanese, Filipino, Korean and Chinese chambers of commerce. In accordance with the MOU, the four chambers will seek...

Fukushima’s 3/11 Earthquake Babies

Story by Yuta Hirai, Photos by Ai Iwane English Translation by Kyoko Hamamoto Published with Permission from Weekly Bunshun Magazine This past March 11 marked five years since a 9.0-magnitude earthquake rocked northeastern Japan, touching off a series...

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“Shin: The Heart And Mind Of Taiko” — The 10th Annual Pacific Buddhist Taiko...

WHO/WHAT: The 10th Annual Pacific Buddhist Taiko Festival began in 2007 as the “Taiko & Karaoke Festival.”  The student-led concert has since grown into one of the state’s most anticipated cultural performances. This year’s...

Pa‘auilo Girl’s Sansei Legacy

Jan Higashi Special to The Hawai‘i Herald I grew up in Pa‘auilo, a plantation town on the Hämäkua Coast of Hawai‘i Island, where I was one of nine children. My paternal grandparents, Jingoro and Tamo Kimura, and...
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Taste Of Hongwanji Bazaar

WHO/WHAT: Come and enjoy a fun filled day for the whole family with great entertainment, games, “ono-kine” food and drinks, a collection of handcrafted items and many other hidden treasures including those from Kailua...

Happy Birthday, Buddha!

Every year in spring, one of Buddhism’s most important observances is celebrated at Buddhist temples throughout world. People throng to temples and also participate in other celebrations honoring the birth of Prince Siddhartha Gautama,...
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