Several of the participants in the 2012 Zadankai (seated, from left) — former Gov. George Ariyoshi, Dr. Fujio Matsuda, Ted Tsukiyama and the Rev. Yoshiaki Fujitani, along with (standing, left) Bishop Ryokan Ara and Consul General of Japan Koichi Ito.

Community Focus – Release of Japanese Translation of “Japanese Eyes, American Heart” Volumes Celebrated

Consul General of Japan Koichi Ito hosted a reception at the Japanese Consulate on Feb. 20 to celebrate the release of the Japanese translation of the three volumes of “Japanese Eyes, American Heart.” The books were published by the Tendai Educational Foundation, headed by Bishop Ryokan Ara, in cooperation with the Hawaii Nikkei History Editorial....
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NGN3 May Movie Schedule (part II)

WEDNESDAY, MAY 16 1:10 a.m. – Red Cherry 2:40 a.m. – Grand Contest 4:20 a.m. – Works of Fish Man 5:50 a.m. – Woman Under the Umbrella 7:20 a.m. – Pale Moon 9:30 a.m. – House of Gamblers 11:30 a.m. – Unperishable Sword 1 p.m. – Red Cherry 2:30 p.m. – Scramble for Fortune 4 p.m.....
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“Ensen Isan (Railside Treasures),” premieres on Wednesday, May 9, at 9 p.m. ”Railside Treasures” is a journey by streetcars. Great food and great people are waiting to be discovered along the rail lines. It’s time for a trip to find the establishments we’d like to save for future generations! What kind of treasure will we....
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Community Focus – “Voices Behind Barbed Wire: Stories of Hawaii Island”

The Hawai‘i Japanese Center, in partnership with the Japanese Cultural Center of Hawai‘i, will present two showings of the documentary film, “Voices Behind Barbed Wire: Stories of Hawai‘i Island,” on Saturday, April 28, at the HJC in Hilo. The showings are scheduled for 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. The film is part of the JCCH’s four-part....
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NGN3 May Movie Schedule (part I)

TUESDAY, MAY 1 Midnight – The Shogun’s Guard: Shinsengumi 1:40 a.m. – Girl with the Fire Banner 3 a.m. – Hibari the Traveling Performer 4:30 a.m. – Woman Under the Umbrella 6 a.m. – Shingo’s Original Challenge, Part 3 7:40 a.m. – The Rickshaw Man’s Son 9:10 a.m. – Red Cherry 10:40 a.m. – Scramble for Fortune 12:10 p.m.....
Inset: Richard Blue crafted a special mallet to ring the bell. Blue and his wife Amy often accompanied her father, Tetsuji “Kelly” Tagawa, on visits to the grave of his older brother, Yoriyoshi, who was among the five who died on Haleakalä in 1923.

History – Maui Temple Bell Rekindles Memories of 1923 Tragedy

Melissa Tanji Special to The Hawai‘i Herald After more than 30 years of silence, a temple bell cast in Japan in the 1920s sounded once again last month in Upcountry Maui. It was rung in memory of five young men who died tragically nearly a century ago while on a Good Friday weekend hike to....
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KBFD – Korean Programming

“The Good Witch,” Sunday at 6:30 p.m.; re-airs Monday at 1 p.m. Sun-Hee Cha is a housewife and she is married to Cheon-Dae Bong. Her husband is currently unemployed. She has a twin sister, Do-Hee Cha, who works as a flight attendant. Although they are identical twins, they have completely opposite personalities. Do-Hee becomes involved....
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8•0•8 By Dennis Fujitake
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Herald Salutes – Troy Hashimoto

Gov. David Ige appointed Troy Hashimoto to the Maui House seat previously occupied by former Rep. Joe Souki. Hashimoto’s appointment was effective immediately. Hashimoto has served as executive assistant to Maui County Council Chair Mike White since 2011. He was also chair of Maui County’s Democratic Party from 2013 to 2017. “Troy will bring energy....
“Kuragehime (Princess Jellyfish),” premieres on Wednesday, May 23, at 7:35 p.m.

NGN Programs (continued)

“Hana to Ryu (The Flower and the Dragon),” 1965, 1 hour and 37 minutes. Directed by Kosaku Yamashita. Starring Kinnosuke Nakamura and Yoshiko Sakuma. A story of manly life and the beauty of conjugal love. “Hatamoto Taikutsu Otoko (The Idle Vassal Tribute),” 1958 samurai film, 1 hour and 48 minutes. Directed by Sadatsugu Matsuda. Starring....

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