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HUOA Autumn Dance Matsuri

WHO/WHAT: Every year, the Hawaii United Okinawa Association holds its “Autumn Dance Matsuri.” The indoor bon dance is the last dance of the obon season. Traditional Okinawan numbers are combined with time-honored and contemporary...
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Natsumero Charity Concert

WHO/WHAT: The Hawaii United Okinawa Association will hold a charity concert to celebrate the completion of the Hawaii Okinawa Plaza. There will be performances by local karaoke singers and their teachers, as well as...
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“Edo no Asakaze (Morning Breeze in Edo),” 1960 jidaigeki, 1 hour and 32 minutes. Directed by Hideaki Onishi. Starring Chiezo Kataoka and Totsuben Sawamura. The sole survivor of a shipwreck pursues the whereabouts of his friends’ missing family members in Edo.

Spotlight – Grant Murata Will Say “Thank You” with Concert

When Clarence and Judith Murata adopted their infant son in 1962, they never imagined that he would grow up to become a leader in the field of Okinawan music in Hawai‘i through uta-sanshin —...

Lead Story – Okinawan Festival, Still Thinking Big

Hawai‘i’s Largest Ethnic Festival is Moving to the Hawai‘i Convention Center Gregg Kakesako Special to The Hawai‘i Herald The birth of the state’s largest ethnic festival — the Okinawan Festival — on Labor Day weekend can be traced to 1980 and a concerted effort by a group of Sansei Uchinanchu leaders to perpetuate and share....
Japanese Women’s Society Foundation’s 2018-2019 officers (on stage) and directors.

Community Focus – Japanese Women’s Society Foundation Celebrates Gannenmono at Annual Meeting

The Japanese Women’s Society Foundation held its annual general membership meeting and luncheon on July 29 at the Waialae Country Club. President Cathy Iwai said she enjoyed representing JWSF at so many events during the past year. The various events afforded Iwai and all of the members who participated in them an opportunity to learn....
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Dialogue – For You Jane

For You, Jane ... DIALOGUE By Karleen Chinen There is a scene in the Okinawan movie, “Nada Sou Sou.” It’s near the end . . . after the hardworking Yoota dies suddenly after collapsing while checking on his hänai (adopted) sister Kaoru during a typhoon. He is burning up with fever, so Kaoru calls for....
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JASH “Talk Story” with Misako Ito

WHO/WHAT: The Japan-America Society of Hawaii presents a lunchtime “talk story” with Misako Ito, wife of Consul General of Japan Koichi Ito. Mrs. Ito will speak about her cross-cultural experiences while living in China....
Radio Okinawa’s 2017 Miuta Taisho Winner: Airi Ishimine performs on Sunday.

Okinawan Festival – “The Festival” and “The Mura”

Karleen Chinen This year’s Okinawan Festival is truly a gutsy endeavor — as was the move to Kapi‘olani Park back in 1990. No one knew for certain whether it would take. Or flop. But as most of us know, if we don’t try, we’ll never know. And that is why the leadership and member-clubs of....

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