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Kashikoi hito wa jubun o oroka da to omotte iru. Orokana hito wa jubun o kashikoi to omotte iru. A smart person thinks he is dumb. A dumb person thinks he is smart. – Bishop Ryokan Ara Tendai Mission of Hawaii
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Poetry – “WHY I HATE TEACHERS WHO NEVAH SEEN STAR WARS”

Lee A. Tonouchi Republished with permission From “Significant Moments in da Life of Oriental Faddah and Son: One Hawai‘i Okinawan Journal” Bess Press (2011) I wear long pants, long sleeve shirt, but too late everybody in school already seen da shame I trying for...

Business – BUSINESS IS PERSONAL

Yamada Furniture Store Turns 92 This Year and has the Hilo Community to Thank Kristen Nemoto Jay It’s been 92 years since Yamada Furniture Store first opened its doors to its Big Island community yet the...

Honoring the Legacy – ROY KANESHIRO

A Key Leader in the Expansion of the Okinawan Festival in Hawai‘i Melvin Inamasu and Violet Harada Courtesy: Japanese Cultural Center of Hawai‘i Editor’s note: This bimonthly series, “Honoring the Legacy,” is a partnership between The Hawai‘i...

Bulletin Board – A REMEMBRANCE FOR PEACE

WHO/WHAT: To commemorate the 76th anniversary of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki during World War II, the Nichi Bei Foundation and Friends of Hibakusha will rebroadcast “A Remembrance for Peace: Commemorating Hiroshima...

Bulletin Board – “BUILDING HOUSES, BUILDING STORIES”

WHO/WHAT: To celebrate the bicentennial of The 1821 Mission House — the oldest still-standing house in the state — there will be a special presentation featuring portrayals of Clarissa Lyman Richards and Charles Montague...
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COMMUNITY FOCUS

JULY 17: UJSH 36th ANNUAL OBON SERVICE On a breezy morning on Saturday, July 17, the United Japanese Society of Hawaii held a special obon service to honor the early immigrants who died and have...

GENERATION GAP

GENERATION GAP by Jon J. Murakami

2021 Virtual Okinawan Festival – MUSIC, DANCE, FEAST AND MORE!

For the second year in a row, the Okinawan Festival will be brought to you from the comfort of your own home on Saturday, Sept. 4 and Sunday, Sept. 5 from 2-5 p.m. Free...

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