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Generation Gap

GENERATION GAP by Jon J. Murakami
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Business – Seiwajyuku Hawai‘i, “A Philosophy Dojo For Business and Life”

Jodie Chiemi Ching Special to The Hawai‘i Herald Call it a business manager’s “dojo (practice hall) of life.” Seiwajyuku Hawai‘i integrates gratitude, karma and the development of a beautiful mind prioritized through marketing, policies and procedures and financial goals. Seiwajyuku, which, translated, means “school of prosperity and harmony,” was established in 1983 by Japanese philanthropist....
Photo of HUOA’s 2016 “Uchinanchu of the Year” are pictured with newly installed president Vince Watabu (far left) and immediate past president Tom Yamamoto (far right).

Herald Salutes – Huoa Honors 2016 “Uchinanchu of the year”

The Hawai‘i United Okinawa Association recognized 50 “Uchinanchu of the Year” at its annual installation/”Uchinanchu of the Year” banquet on Jan. 21 at the Hawaii Okinawa Center. The “Uchinanchu of the Year” are honored for their service to their respective club, the HUOA and the larger community. Honored were:
Rev. Paul Osumi

Today’s Thought

by Rev. Paul S. Osumi Reprinted with permission A Barrel of Gold A kindly happy man once was asked why he acted as though he didn’t have a care in the world. He replied, “Because I have...
Photo of Gov. John A. Burns, first lady Beatrice Burns and their “miracle” son, Jim Burns, at a formal event in 1962, the year Burns was elected Hawai‘i’s first Democratic governor. (Photo courtesy Emme Tomimbang)

Lead Story – Aloha ‘Oe, Judge James S. Burns

The Retired Judge is Remembered Fondly for His Intellect and Low-key Local Demeanor Richard Borreca Special to The Hawai‘i Herald Jim Burns had the untucked Aloha shirt casualness Hawai‘i appreciates, but his intellectual rigour and character were just as strong as his father’s straightaway posture. Former Hawai‘i Intermediate Court of Appeals Chief Judge James S.....
Photo of the UHM Theatre and Dance students act out a scene from “Two Great Lords.”

“Power and Folly: Japanese (Kyogen) Satire For The 21st Century”

WHO/WHAT: The University of Hawai‘i at Manoa’s Department of Theatre and Dance presents its Mainstage Season finale, “Power and Folly: Japanese Satire for the 21st Century,” performed in the 600-year-old comedic form of kyogen....
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Bishop Ryokan Ara Tendai Mission of Hawaii Hajimekara jigoku ni Umarete kitato omoeba Shiku mo hakkumo Raku no tane From the beginning if you know that you were born in hell, the four sufferings (of birth, of old age,...
Family photo of John and first lady, Beatrice Burns with "miracle son", Jim Burns

Sidebar – Judge Jim Burns Remembers A of Grit and Grace

Editor’s note: At an October 1997 March of Dimes fundraising dinner, Jim Burns, then chief judge of the Hawai‘i Intermediate Court of Appeals, shared the inspiring story of his mother, Beatrice “Bea” Burns, with the audience. The text of his speech was published in the Honolulu Star-Bulletin a few days later and was called to....
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“Okinawa: The Afterburn” Film Screening

WHO/WHAT: A free showing of documentary filmmaker John Junkerman’s 2015 film, “Okinawa: The Afterburn.” The film provides a comprehensive view of the World War II Battle of Okinawa, its aftermath and the ongoing struggles...

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