Happy Birthday to Sensei! After their memorable Carnegie Hall performance, Choichi Kai students, friends and family packed Bucca Di Beppo at Times Square to celebrate Choichi Terukina-Sensei’s 88th birthday.

Celebrating Culture – The Road to “Tobe! UTA Sanshin in NY”

A Birthday Celebration for Choichi Terukina-Sensei That We Will All Remember Kenton Odo Special to The Hawai‘i Herald The dream of performing at Carnegie Hall in New York City dates all the way back to 2003 when OTV (Okinawa Television) host Shinichi Maehara interviewed me for an episode of his series, “Sekai Uchinanchu Kiko (Worldwide....
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8•0•8 By Dennis Fujitake

KBFD – Korean Programming

“My Only One,” Wednesday and Thursday at 10 p.m.; re-airs on Thursday and Friday at 1 p.m. Do-Ran Kim has a bright and positive personality, even though she is in a financially difficult situation. She studies for an exam to become a public officer. One day, her biological father, Soo-Il Kang, appears in front of....
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Community – Hui Makaala Fashion Show Attracts Sell-Out Audience

Karleen Chinen Hui Makaala’s 50th anniversary Scholarship Luncheon and Fashion Show attracted a sold-out audience of 700 people who filled the Coral Ballroom of the Hilton Hawaiian Village on July 21. In celebration of the milestone anniversary event, which was co-chaired by Karen Shishido and Jane Tamanaha Lee, Hui Makaala arranged for YOKANG designer Kanna....
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Today’s Thought

by Rev. Paul S. Osumi Reprinted with permission ONLY ONCE The sudden death of a friend makes us realize that our life on earth is short. We do well to think of the words of Phillips Brooks,...
Hawai‘i Herald columnist Colin Sewake met the Rev. Irene Tanabe, a Kubasaki High School alumnus when she was taking friends to see Yachimun no Sato in Yomitan. Colin is a good friend of the owner, Kinjo-san. (Photo by Colin Sewake)

Home Away From Home – Proud to be a “Kubasaki Brat”

Kubasaki High School Alumni Remember Fondly Their Alma Mater Grant Kagimoto and Karleen Chinen Special to The Hawai‘i Herald We were all “Kubasaki Brats” — the children of Okinawa-based U.S. military personnel or civil service people working for the military in Okinawa and attending the Department of Defense school known as Kubasaki High School. More....
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Estate Planning – More on International Estate Planning

Ethan R. Okura Hawai‘i Herald Columnist In last month’s column, I introduced you to the basics of international estate planning. I explained the Internal Revenue Service’s definitions of a U.S. citizen, a non-resident alien and a resident alien. The definition of a resident alien is different for income tax purposes and for gift and estate....
The Nakasone ‘ohana’s 35th and final reunion was held July 6 at the Wahiawa Hongwanji social hall. It brought out 132 family members, plus friends and extended ‘ohana. The Nakasone family, which is still largely home-based in Central O‘ahu, is now five generations strong in Hawai‘i. (Photo by Steve Nohara)

Lead Story – From Yaaninju to Ohana

Why Family Reunions Matter Dan Nakasone Special to The Hawai‘i Herald When I meet people from Wahiawä for the first time, they usually ask me whether I’m related to so-and-so Nakasone. My answer is usually yes, because virtually all of the Nakasones in Wahiawä are related. Believe me, there’s a lot of us! Longtime Wahiawä....

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