Rev. Paul Osumi

Today’s Thought

by Rev. Paul S. Osumi Reprinted with permission MINOR PARTS Among items in a metropolitan newspaper was this brief comment on the death of an actor, “He played minor parts like a master.” Our lives are made...
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Generation Gap

GENERATION GAP by Jon J. Murakami
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....
The Crown Prince Akihito Scholarship Foundation co-founder and president Ralph Honda (left) with his successor Howard Hamamoto. (Hawaii Hochi photo)

Sidebar – The Crown Prince Akihito Scholarship Foundation

It is the wedding gift that keeps on giving. To commemorate the marriage of Crown Prince Akihito and Michiko Shoda, the future crown princess, a group of business and community leaders in Hawai‘i formed a scholarship foundation in 1959 to promote educational exchanges between graduate students from Hawai‘i and Japan. A sizeable amount of money....
Comic Shushin, April 19, 2019 Issue

Shushin

Bishop Ryokan Ara Tendai Mission of Hawaii Yurusu haha, yurusanai chichi, Sono naka de ko ha massugu sodatsu. A forgiving mother, a strict father, between them a child is nurtured.
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Health Information – A Sticky Slimy Way to Turn Back the Clock on the...

OKRA SLIME BUILDS STAMINA (Part 3) Okra first appeared in Japan in the early Meiji Era, circa the late 18th century. Only recently, however, has it found its way into the mainstream Japanese diet. The slimy...
Soon-to-be emperor and empress, Naruhito and his wife Masako, greet an elderly woman. (Courtesy of Hawaii Hochi)

The Chrysanthemum Throne – From Hirohito to Akihito to Naruhito

Each Generation Brings Change to the Chrysanthemum Throne Kevin Y. Kawamoto Special to The Hawai‘i Herald When Emperor Akihito was born on Dec. 23, 1933, in Tökyö, his father, Emperor Hirohito, announced that his first son would be called Prince Tsugu-no-Miya — Prince Tsugu, for short. The naming was in keeping with the Japanese imperial....
“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....
“Tadaima Osu Shotengai.”

NGN Programs

“Colorful 4K Hokkaido Kuchu Sanpo,” Thursday, May 2 at 7:35 p.m. A drone equipped with 4K camera shows you beautiful Hokkaido over four seasons. You will be enchanted with sceneries of Hokkaido! Fully subtitled in English. “Matsuko no Shiranai Sekai* (World Unknown to Matsuko),” premiers Sunday, May 5 at 7:20 p.m. A talk show in....

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