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....
Photo from the show, “The Book Peddler.”

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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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Konko Mission Talk

WHO/WHAT: Konko Mission of Honolulu will present a free bilingual talk by Fusami Kudo from Kumamoto, Japan, titled, “The Power of Gratitude: How I Survived Terminal Cancer.” Kudo, who is today the owner of...
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Ties That Bind – Why Kenjinkai?

Because Homeland Matters, Contends Hawaii Japanese Center Head Arnold T. Hiura Published with Permission Editor’s note: The following is the text of a talk Hawaii Japanese Center executive director Arnold Hiura delivered at the East Hawaii Hiroshima Kenjinkai’s shinnen enkai on Feb. 25 at Hilo’s Sangha Hall. We thank Arnold for sharing this text with....
Comic image of Shushin, April 21, 2017 Issue

Shushin

Bishop Ryokan Ara Tendai Mission of Hawaii Jinsei wa Magari nagara Orenagara daga Massugu ni Hitasura ni Life is like a path; it has curves and bends, but walk the straight path.
Rev. Paul Osumi

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....

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