Nomura-Ryü Ongaku Kyö Kai, Hawai‘i Shibu, president Seichi Yagi (far left) with “Uta nu Hana” concert co-chairs Muriel Donnan, Grace Carmichael and Norman Kaneshiro.

Spotlight – Nomura-ryu Ongaku Kyo Ka 50th Anniversary Sanshin Concert Set For June 3

The 50th anniversary of the establishment of the Nomura-Ryü Ongaku Kyö Kai, Hawaii Shibu, will be observed with the staging of an Okinawan sanshin concert, “Uta nu Hana,” on Saturday, June 3, at the...
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Dialogue – Mahalo Big Island!

Karleen C. Chinen Commentary The years fly by faster than we realize. Case in point: this year’s Big Island Issue. This edition marks the fifth since we committed to highlighting Hawai‘i island’s special people, businesses, organizations and projects. Unlike the good ’ol days when we actually had a staff that could go out and chase....
Takao and Misayo Nihei (wearing lei) are greeted at Honolulu Harbor in 1956 by Honolulu Sake Brewing Co., Ltd. president Daizo Sumida (far left), his wife Fusao Sumida; and Susumu Nomura, Honolulu Sake’s director of operations. (Photos courtesy Misayo Nihei)

Sake Monogatari – A 40-Hour Work Week

Takao Nihei’s Pioneering Sake Research Chris Pearce Hawai‘i Herald Columist In the summer of 1956, having overcome an outbreak of bacterial contamination that threatened to bankrupt the Honolulu Sake Brewery, Takao Nihei planned to return to Japan and take up his post at Kyowa Hakko, a leading pharmaceutical company active in amino acid research. He....
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Koganji Temple Spring 2017 Bazaar

WHO/WHAT: Koganji Temple’s annual spring bazaar will feature collectible treasures, gently used clothing, housewares, selected furniture, toys and books. Also featured will be the popular Koganji Temple signature sauces, home-made baked goods and preserves...
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“Dassou Yuugi (Jail Breakers),” 1976 action film, 1 hour and 33 minutes. Directed by Kosaku Yamashita. Starring Sonny Chiba. Kamiki is a professional fixer of jailbreak who lets prisoners escape for big money. He became a criminal at age 12 and has been in and out of prison, serving for a total of 48 years.
65th Cherry Blossom Festival queen Heather Omori holds up a winning ballot as Hawaii Hochi president Taro Yoshida looks on.

Community – “Guess The Cherry Blossom Festival Queen” Contest Winners

On March 31, Cherry Blossom Festival Queen Heather Omori drew the winners of the 34th “Guess the Cherry Blossom Festival Queen” contest, sponsored by The Hawai‘i Herald and Hawaii Hochi. With a perfect ballot, Betty H. Higa of Käne‘ohe was the first prize winner of a round-trip for two to wherever Island Air flies in....
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Wahiawa Pineapple Festival 2017

WHO/WHAT: The Wahiawa Pineapple Festival, sponsored by the Wahiawa Historical Society, features cultural and educational booths, food booths, the 2017 festival T-shirt, a country store, vendors, handcrafters, entertainment and keiki activities. WHEN/WHERE: Saturday, May 6,...
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Real Possibilities – Disrupt Aging

REAL POSSIBILITIES BY Barbara Kim Stanton
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Estate Planning Issues – The Three Types of Nursing Homes

ESTATE PLANNING INSIGHTS By Ethan R. Okura Over the years, we have had hundreds of clients who have gone to nursing homes to provide for their care as they aged. Some lived full, rich, engaged lives in the nursing home until the very end. Others suffered from severe physical disabilities or dementia that prevented them....

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