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...

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...

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...
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KBFD – Korean Programming

“Here Comes Jang Bori,” Sunday at 6:30 p.m./ re-airs Monday at 1:45 p.m. As a child, Bo-Ri Jang was adopted by a family without much money. She then learns that she is the missing daughter from...
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Deadly Weapons

by Rev. Paul S. Osumi Reprinted with permission A food chemist once observed, “The deadly weapons used by man in committing suicide are the knife, fork and spoon.” We must keep our bodies fit by taking...

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...

“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...
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KIKU

SEPTEMBER SPECIALS AND PREMIERE DATES “Love or Duty: Samurai Rebellion,” airs on Wednesday, Sept. 2, at 8 p.m. In the Edo period of Japan, a samurai’s life belonged to his lord. On the battlefield or in...

Home Sweet Home: Hawaii Okinawa Center At 25

Karleen C. Chinen They stand unique in Hawai‘i’s landscape — the turtle-shaped Albert T. and Wallace T. Teruya Pavilion, and the Yeiko and Kameko Higa Building — the two buildings of the Hawaii Okinawa Center,...

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