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8•0•8

8•0•8 By Dennis Fujitake
Princess Kiko greeting Gannenmono descendants at the Bishop Museum in June 2018. (Hawaii Hochi photo)

Dialogue – The Genesis of This Issue

DIALOGUE BY Karleen Chinen Commentary The seed for a story on Emperor Akihito’s abdication from the Chrysanthemum Throne was planted in my head a few years ago by contributing writer Kevin Kawamoto following the emperor’s address to the people of Japan regarding the status of his health. As the prospect of his abdication became more....
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Generation Gap

GENERATION GAP by Jon J. Murakami
“Retake - Toki o Kakeru Omoi.”

NGN3 May Movie Schedule (part I)

WEDNESDAY, MAY 1 Midnight – The Glorious Tokaido 1:40 a.m. – Shakotan Boogie-woogie 3:10 a.m. – Flower, Storm, and Gangsters 4:40 a.m. – Hibari is Fashion Crazy 6:10 a.m. – Dead Angle 8:50 a.m. – Paper Crane Palanquin 10:20 a.m. – The Yagyu Military Art: One-Eyed Swordsman 11:50 a.m. – Cross the Rubicon! 1:30 p.m.....
“The Specialist.”

KIKU

“Ossan‘s Love,” Sunday,  May 5 at 8 p.m. Soichi Haruta is a single 33-year-old employed at a real estate office. He desires to get married, but isn't popular with women. He lives comfortably with his mother until one day she leaves their house and tells him to become independent. Living alone becomes a struggle. He....
“RANMARU Kami no Shita o Motsu Otoko.”

NGN3 May Movie Schedule (part II)

FRIDAY, MAY 17 1:40 a.m. – Ruffiances without Tomorrow 3:20 a.m. – The Abandoned Swords 5 a.m. – Deep River Melody 6:30 a.m. – Case of a Young Lord 6 8 a.m. – Top Secret: Murder in Mind 10:30 a.m. – Hibari is Fashion Crazy 12 p.m. – Three Yakuza 2 p.m. – Golden Peacock....
The current and future emperors of Japan — Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko (seated) with Crown Prince Naruhito and Crown Princess Masako. (Courtesy Hawaii Hochi)

Japan’s Imperial Couple – Akihito and Michiko Forged a New Era

Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko Have Redefined the Imperial Family Kevin Y. Kawamoto Special to The Hawai‘i Herald After the last of their three visits in the 1960s, Akihito and Michiko did not visit Hawai‘i again for 27 years. When they did return again, much had changed in their lives. By 1994, they had raised....
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Culture4Kids!

CULTURE 4KIDS! By Carolyn Kubota Morinishi and Marian Kurasaki Kubota To learn how you can create this issue’s craft or featured activity, please click below to subscribe to our online subscription or complete and submit a form here to subscribe to our print edition.
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KBFD – Korean Programming

“The Fiery Priest,” Sunday, at 6:45 p.m.; re-airs on Monday at 1 p.m. Hae-Il Kim is a Catholic priest. He makes spiteful remarks and he can be rude to others. Dae-Young Koo is a detective. He talks a lot and he is also timid. Kyung-Sun Park is a prosecutor. She is smart and beautiful. She....
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Hiroshima Survivor Koko Kondo Talk

WHO/WHAT: Hiroshima atomic bomb survivor and peace activist Koko Kondo will share her story with the Hawai‘i community. Kondo was 7 months old on Aug. 6, 1945, when America dropped the world’s first atomic bomb...

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