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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...

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...

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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Is a New Social Security Card In Your Cards?

To help combat the rising threat of fraud and identity theft, Social Security will no longer issue Social Security number printouts beginning this month. If you need written confirmation of your Social Security number...
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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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Conductor Seiiji Ozawa Conducts in Europe

ROLLE, Switzerland — For the first time in about three years, Japanese conductor Seiji Ozawa picked up his baton to lead a group of young string players from the Seiji Ozawa International Academy in...

Retracing “Task Force Fukuda”

This past May, my wife Judy and I joined three other Hawai‘i couples — Ed and Jan Sakoda, Wayne and Carol Matsunaga, and Alvin and Ellie Shimogaki — on a journey to Italy to...

George Okuda

eorge Okuda has been appointed to serve out the term of state Rep. Jessica Wooley, whom Gov. Neil Abercrombie appointed director of Environmental Quality Control during the last legislative session. Wooley represented House District...

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