64th Cherry Blossom Festival Court Selected

Alexis Sayuri Okihara was selected the 64th Cherry Blossom Festival queen at the Festival Ball on March 26. Joining her on the court are First Princess Brittney Yasuko Kawahara, Princesses Ritsuko Sarah Tomari, Kristi...

Five Honored As Living Treasures By Honpa Hongwanji Mission Of Hawaii

The 41st annual Living Treasures of Hawai‘i™ program, initiated by the Honpa Hongwanji Mission of Hawaii, was held on Feb. 13 at the Hilton Hawaiian Village, Coral Ballroom. The program, modeled after the National...

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...
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Compassionate Care — The Priceless Rx

DEAR FRANCES By Frances H. Kakugawa
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“A Harvest Of Hawai‘i Plantation Pidgin: The Japanese Way”

WHO/WHAT: Author Myra Sachiko Ikeda, author of “A Harvest of Hawai‘i Plantation Pidgin: The Japanese Way,” will talk about her book and sign copies at this event. The book examines, from the perspective of...

Let Sleeping Dogs Lie

RYAN'S TABLE BY Ryan Tatsumoto

“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...

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