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....
“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 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....
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.
“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....
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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...
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Sumie Society Annual Exhibition

WHO/WHAT: The Sumie Society of Hawaii will present its 17th annual exhibition featuring paintings by the students of Sachie Saegusa-Sensei. The exhibit will include over 80 sumie (black ink) shikishi and nihonga ink paintings. WHEN/WHERE:...
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....
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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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