UJSH Installs Rika Hirata As President

The United Japanese Society of Hawaii held its annual Installation and Recognition Banquet on June 28 at the Japanese Cultural Center of Hawai‘i’s Manoa Grand Ballroom. The lunchtime program began with the observance of a...

“What Peace Means To Me”

“If we wish to create a lasting peace we must begin with the children.” – Mahatma Gandhi Sixth graders enrolled in the “Blue Track” at Mililani Middle School hosted a peace ceremony on June 20,...

Marcus Doi To Shine Once Again

To put it mildly, the University of Hawai‘i Baseball Rainbows had a very sad 2014 season. Stated more bluntly, it was one of the worst seasons in recent memory. The ’Bows ended the season...
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Homesick, But Heading For “Home”

The honeymoon is over. For the first six months after I moved here, I loved everything about Läna‘i — the fresh, crisp air; that there was no traffic lights; that drivers waved as they passed...
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“Picture Bride” – The Serialized Novel

Editor’s note: We continue Michael G. Malaghan’s serialized historical novel, “Picture Bride,” based on the Japanese immigrant experience. Malaghan’s trilogy will take readers from turn-of-the-20th-century-Japan to Hawai‘i in the picture bride era; the Islands...
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U.S. Travel Magazine Lists KYÖTO Tops In World’s Best City Ranking

KYÖTO — According to the website of the U.S. magazine, Travel + Leisure, readers ranked Kyöto first in a 2014 poll of the world’s best cities. An ancient Japanese capital, Kyöto is known for...
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Court Rejects Foreign Words Suit Against NHK

NAGOYA — The Nagoya District Court has turned down a suit for damages filed by a 72-year-old man who argued that public broadcaster NHK caused him emotional distress by using too many foreign words...
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Lafcadio Hearn Gallery Opens in Greece

LEFKADA, Greece — A gallery to commemorate works by writer Lafcadio Hearn, who devoted his life to introducing Japan to the West in the 19th century, opened recently in his birth town in western...

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