2016 Okinawan Festival – “Sharing Uchinanchu Aloha”, Okinawan Festival Returns to Kapi‘olani Park Labor...

The Hawaii United Okinawa Association will be “Sharing Uchinanchu Aloha” at the 34th Okinawan Festival, set for Labor Day weekend — Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 3 and 4 — at Kapi‘olani Park. The Festival...

Cover Story – Meeting Mitsuru Shimabukuro, Hawai‘i Senator’s Past Launches New Mission in Japan

Glenn Wakai Special to The Hawai‘i Herald I entered this world as Mitsuru Shimabukuro. My mom, originally from Okinawa, gave birth to me in Tökyö when she was 16 years old. As a child herself, she was...

Dialogue – Missing an “Okinawan Mother”

DIALOGUE By Karleen C. Chinen

Uchinaaloha – Lee Tonuchi’s Newest Play Touches on Cultural Understanding and Preservation

Gwen Battad Ishikawa Commentary “See, I wanna do someting for help da Okinawan people. Da Okinawan ladies. Especially da ones who live away from Okinawa. Okinawa. (sighs) Lotta these Okinawan womens is social outcasts in these...

Struggling Cities: From Japanese Urban Projects in The 1960s

WHO/WHAT: The Consulate General of Japan in Honolulu and Hawaii Pacific University will co-host the Japan Foundation traveling exhibition, “Struggling Cities: from Japanese Urban Projects in the 1960s.” Taking as its point of departure the...

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Yurusu haha Yurusanai chichi Sono naka de Ko wa Massugu Sodatsu __________________________________________________________________________________________________ A forgiving mother, a strict father, between them a child is nurtured. – Bishop Ryokan Ara Tendai Mission of Hawaii
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“Hokkai Yukyoden (North Sea Chivalry),” 1967 drama, 1 hour and 29 minutes. Directed by Ryuichi Takamori. Starring Saburo Kitajima, Shinichi Chiba and Hideo Murata. Inosuke, a former gangster, and his friends struggle to make a living...

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