Photo of Former Gov. George Ariyoshi installs the 2017 officers and directors.

Community Focus – Fukuoka Holds Shinnen Enkai

Hawaii Fukuoka Kenjin Kai members spent a part of their Super Bowl Sunday (Feb. 5) at the Japanese Cultural Center of Hawai‘i, enjoying the organization’s annual general membership meeting and shinnen enkai. Special guests included former Hawai‘i Gov. George Ariyoshi and Consul General of Japan Yasushi Misawa and his wife Yoko. Gov. Ariyoshi installed the....
Writer Patsy Iwasaki’s children, Jairus and Kellie, feeding rabbits on Okunoshima, also known as Rabbit Island.

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Okunoshima: From Chemical Weapons Plant to Rabbit Sanctuary Between Kellie’s and Jairus’ trips on the prefectural exchange program, we had a chance to visit with the Araragis in Hiroshima during a short family trip to Japan in 2015. Since I like rabbits, we decided to take a one-day excursion to Okunoshima, also known as “Usagi....
Photo of Kitagawa and Co. in 1923

Big Island Business – Never Give Up!

The I. Kitagawa and Co. Story is All About Perseverance in the Face of Adversity Arnold T. Hiura Special to The Hawai‘i Herald People unfamiliar with Big Island history might not know that I. Kitagawa and Co. is one of the island’s largest and most successful businesses with $90 million in sales and some 200....
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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.
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NGN3 May Movie Schedule (Part II)

WEDNESDAY, MAY 17 Midnight – The Bull’s Eye for Love 1:30 a.m. – Yakuza Ladies: Blood Ties 3:30 a.m. – Fireball Magistrate 5:10 a.m. – Three Yakuza 7:10 a.m. – Flower, Storm, and Gangster 8:40 a.m. – Jail Breakers 10:20 a.m. – Golden Peacock Castle, Parts 3 & 4 12:20 p.m. – The Valiant Red Peony 5 2:10....
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Today’s Thought

By Rev. Paul S. Osumi Reprinted with permission "Smothered” By Scenery A few years ago a Chinese play, “The White Snake Lady,” was staged in Honolulu. There was hardly any scenery but the lack of it was...
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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....
Photo from the show, “The Book Peddler.”

NGN3 May Movie Schedule (Part I)

MONDAY, MAY 1 Midnight – The Bull’s Eye for Love 1:30 a.m. – Jail Breakers 3:10 a.m. – The Seven Chefs 5:10 a.m. – Samurai of the Wind 6:50 a.m. – Three Yakuza 8:50 a.m. – Flower, Storm, and Gangster 10:20 a.m. – Dead Angle 1 p.m. – Revenge for His Lover 2:30 p.m. – Golden....
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15th Annual Sumi-e Exhibition

WHO/WHAT: Sumi-e Society of Hawaii students of Sachie Saigusa-Sensei will display their sumi-e ink paintings at their annual exhibition. The works are by students in Saigusa-Sensei’s Honolulu, Wahiawa and Hilo classes. WHEN/WHERE: The exhibition in...
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Historical Fiction – “Picture Bride”, A Family Saga

HISTORICAL FICTION By Michael G. Malaghan Chapter 94 “We have the owners on the run and your meddling priest goes to a haole church,” said Tsutsumi, throwing back a jigger of whiskey. The no alcohol rule had gone by the wayside as the strike dragged on. The Honolulu union headquarters had been cleaned up for....

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