An Evening of Japanese Koto and Shakuhachi Music

WHO/WHAT/WHERE: The Atherton Studio, Hawai‘i Public Radio’s acoustic jewel box, provides the ideal sound environment to hear “An Evening of Japanese Koto and Shakuhachi Music.” Featured is Darin Miyashiro, koto instructor at the University of...

Hawai’i-Okinawa Student Exchange Program

Karleen C. Chinen It’s hard to believe that many of the pioneers of the 25-year-old Hawai‘i-Okinawa Student Exchange Program are now parents themselves whose own children are, quite possibly, today’s youth ambassadors of goodwill, experiencing...

Discovering The Uchinanchu Spirit

Nikki Chinen Special to The Hawai‘i Herald During the summer of 2014, I participated in the HUOA’s Hawai‘i-Okinawa Student Exchange Program. Despite my shy and quiet demeanor, I’ve always been the adventurous type, wanting to gain...

Sister-States: Looking Back, Looking Forward

Karleen C. Chinen It has been 30 years since Hawai‘i and Okinawa were joined together as sister-states. That milestone anniversary was celebrated with a weekend of events, held July 10 through 12 at the State...

Asian-Pacific Children’s Convention Junior Ambassadors

Six youngsters recently represented Hawai‘i and the United States at the 2015 Asian-Pacific Children’s Convention in Fukuoka, Japan. The students were selected from 40 applicants from schools on O‘ahu. A total of 232 children...
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Generation Gap

GENERATION GAP By Jon J. Murakami

“Even If We Have Different Cultures And Nationalities…”

Shiho Hateruma Courtesy: Hawaii United Okinawa Association “Hawai‘i is like Okinawa.” That was my first impression of Hawai‘i. The warm temperature, a lot of palm trees and the warm reception from people in Hawai‘i were just like...

2015 Okinawan Festival Program Sunday, Sept. 6 – Subject To Change

9 a.m. KILAUEA OKINAWA DANCE CLUB Toshiko Neumann, Leader 9:20 a.m. NUUANU SHORIN-RYU / SHINDEN-RYU KARATE ASSOCIATION — Mitchell Shimamura Sensei 9:50 a.m. HAWAII OKINAWA CREATIVE ARTS Jon Itomura, President and Eric Nitta, Vice-President 10:20 a.m. HUI OKINAWA KOBUDO TAIKO — Troy Sakihara, Leader 10:50...

2015 Okinawan Festival Program Sunday, Sept. 5 – Subject To Change

9 a.m. RYUKYU SOKYOKU KOYO KAI HAWAII SHIBU Jane Kaneshiro & Bonnie Miyashiro, Co-chairs; Jane Kane-shiro Sozan Kai; Bonnie Miyashiro Soho Kai; Toma Toyoko Sokyoku Kai; Kaya Hatsuko Sokyoku Kai; Yamashiro Yoneko Sokyoku Kenkyu Kai; Yasuko...

NGN3 September Movie Schedule

TUESDAY, SEPT. 1 Midnight – The West Tako Cheerleaders 1:30 a.m. – Thirst for Love 4 a.m. – House on Fire 6:20 a.m. – Devotion to Railway 7:50 a.m. – Wind, Woman, and Rod 9:30 a.m. – Prison Boss 11 a.m. –...

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