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Generation Gap

GENERATION GAP by Jon J. Murakami
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Community Focus – Yokohama Showing for “Hawaii Nikkei Legacy Exhibit”, Next Stop: Hiroshima

A photo exhibit chronicling the history of Japanese immigrants and their descendants in Hawai‘i recently opened at the Japanese Overseas Migration Museum in Yokohama, Japan. The exhibit, titled, “The Hawaii Nikkei Legacy,” is co-sponsored by the Nisei Veterans Legacy, the Japan-America Society of Hawaii and the Japanese Cultural Center of Hawai‘i. The term Nikkei refers....
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Dialogue – Celebrating “Sharing Uchinanchu Aloha”

DIALOGUE BY Karleen Chinen This annual Okinawan Festival edition is one of our favorites to produce each year. It’s a lot of work, but always fulfilling, because the Okinawan Festival is one of the finest examples of a community’s efforts to keep their cultural heritage alive and thriving and sharing it with everyone. We thank....
Rafute . . . ready to devour!

Okinawan Food and Heritage – “Kwatch Sabira”, “Thank You for this Food”

Okinawan Culture Reflected in Its Food Lynette Lo Tom Special to The Hawai‘i Herald “If you aren’t going to enjoy the fat, then don’t eat rafute,” Grant Murata declares passionately. Rafute is the unctuous braised pork belly that is a signature dish of Okinawa. Not to be confused with the more common and usually leaner....
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NGN3 September Movie Schedule (Part I)

FRIDAY, SEPT. 1 Midnight – Portrait of Castle Women 1:40 a.m. – Excursion to Treasure Isle 3:10 a.m. – Clan Revival, Part 3 4:10 a.m. – Cruel Tale of Bushido 6:20 a.m. – House on Fire 8:40 a.m. – Seven Knights, Part 1 9:40 a.m. – Goblin in Stirrups 11:10 a.m. – The Valiant Red Peony....
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My Furusato – Okinawa: The Journey Home

Karleen C. Chinen (This story was first published in the Nov. 21, 1986, edition of The Hawai‘i Herald following my first trip to Japan. Parts of it have been re-edited.) I should have been bursting with excitement: I was on my way to Okinawa — my first trip to my ancestral homeland. Everyone who had....
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Community Focus – Herald Salutes

Eric Oto has been appointed chef de cuisine of Hoku’s at The Kahala Hotel & Resort. Oto is now responsible for overseeing the culinary direction of the award-winning restaurant under the guidance of The Kahala’s executive chef, Wayne Hirabayashi. Oto has more than a decade of culinary experience. He most recently served as sous chef....
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Culture4Kids!

CULTURE 4KIDS! By Carolyn Kubota Morinishi and Marian Kurasaki Kubota To learn how you can create this issue’s craft or featured activity, please click below to subscribe to our online subscription or complete and submit a form here to subscribe to our print edition
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2017 Okinawan Festival – Even More Culture in this Year’s Cultural Tent!

The Okinawan Festival’s Cultural Tent is a great place to spend several hours of your time at the festival expanding your knowledge of Okinawan culture. The Cultural Tent, which is organized annually by the Hui O Laulima women’s group, will feature an even wider selection of displays and activities this year — and more tent....
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Today’s Thought

By Rev. Paul S. Osumi Reprinted with permission Our Turn Almost every day we read of the death of someone we know. We are prompted to reflect, “Will my life be similarly cut short?” We all tend...

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