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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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Back-to-School Education Blessing

WHO/WHAT: Hawaii Kotohira Jinsha – Hawaii Dazaifu Tenmangu will present a complimentary back-to-school education blessing that honors educators and students of all ages so that they can enjoy learning, take delight in new discoveries...
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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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How to Use Your New Health Insurance

If you are one of the millions of Americans who recently obtained health coverage through the new Health Insurance Marketplace, Medicaid or the Children’s Health Insurance — also known as CHIP — here are...
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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...

“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,...
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Shushin

Jinsei Issun saki wa yami da Sono issun saki wa hikari da In life, one step forward could be darkness Or one step forward could be brightness.  
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Spring In The Heart

Victor Hugo in his old age said, " Winter is on my head, but eternal spring is in my heart."  If you have the spirit of youth with its courage, adventure and enthusiasm, you...

Christie Kimura and Kristen Kagoshima

The Japanese Cultural Society of Maui presented $1,000 scholarships to recent Maui high school graduates Christie Kimura and Kristen Kagoshima. Christie Kimura, daughter of Glenn and Kyoko Kimura, graduated from Seabury Hall. She plans to...
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The American World Order

Geir Lundestad, a Norwegian scholar, once categorized the American world order after 1945 as an “empire by invitation.” Its proponents have argued that by fostering multilateral institutions and allowing access to power for other...

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