This 1948 photo shows Seiko Komesu with his Chester White. Komesu, now a healthy 94, was among the 15 Ginowan farmers who entered a lottery to receive a pig. Inset: Seiko Komesu recently at age 94. (Photo courtesy Dan Nakasone)

History – Aloha from Hawaii to Okinawa

Dan Nakasone Special to The Hawai‘i Herald It was noon on Sept. 27, 1948, when the USS John Owen made landfall at White Beach, the U.S. naval facility on the eastern coast of Okinawa island, near the tip of Katsuren peninsula. Onboard the ship was a precious cargo of 536 pigs that had survived the....
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NGN3 September Movie Schedule (Part 1)

SATURDAY, SEPT. 1 Midnight - The Deep Blue Sea 1:30 a.m. - Official with a Tattoo 3:10 a.m. - Dragon Showdown 4:40 a.m. - The Second Bullet is Marked 6:10 a.m. - The Mysterious Cape 7:40 a.m. - Noble Tasuke 9:10 a.m. - The Seven Vows Part 3 10:30 a.m. - Fighting Disposition Noon -....

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....

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 —...
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Generation Gap

GENERATION GAP by Jon J. Murakami
Photo of Misako Ito

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....
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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NGN Programs (continued)

“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.
Photo of lady praying in apron from 'Sakura no Oyakodon'

NGN3 September Movie Schedule (Part 2)

SATURDAY, SEPT. 15 1:10 a.m. - The Seven Vows Part 3 2:30 a.m. - Handsome Disguise 4 a.m. - Oda Nobunaga 5:40 a.m. - Fighting Disposition 7:10 a.m. - Travels of Hibari and Chiemi 2 8:40 a.m. - Case of a Young Lord 2 9:40 a.m. - Devil’s Flute Noon - Noble Tasuke 1:30 p.m.....

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