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Hawaii Kotohira Jinsha – Hawaii Dazaifu Tenmang u

WHO/WHAT: Hawaii Kotohira Jinsha welcomes the “Year of the Dog” with traditional New Year’s blessings beginning at midnight, Jan. 1, 2018. As far of the festivities, you can get your head bitten by a...
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KIKU

“The 68th Annual Red and White Song Contest,” Monday, Jan. 1, from 5-10 p.m. Kohaku Uta Gassen, more commonly known simply as Kohaku, is an annual music show produced by Japanese broadcaster NHK. The “Red and White Song Contest” is a program that divides the most popular music artists of the year into competing teams....
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Daijingu Temple of Hawaii

WHO/WHAT: Daijingu Temple of Hawaii will hold its traditional Shinto New Year’s blessings for both humans and their pets. After the blessing, attendees can purchase good luck omamori (amulet) to help them through the...
“Keiji Yugami (Detective Yugami),” premieres Monday, Jan. 1, at 7:35 p.m.

NGN Programs continued

“Mogitate TV,” airs Tuesday, Jan. 2, at 8:30 p.m. and Wednesday, Jan. 3, at 9:35 a.m. “Mogitate TV,” is one of the longest-running local TV talk shows from Nankai Hoso, RNB. The show introduces a wide range of local fnds and experiences including hole-in-the-wall eateries, unique events and traditions. Experience the everyday life of people....
FM Yomitan announcer Miyuki Higa and guest Colin Sewake flash shakas during their broadcast.

My Hawaii – My Family Today

MY HAWAII BY Colin Sewake VISITING AUNTY FUKUE Location: 3-36-2 Iso, Urasoe-shi, Nov. 22, 2017 On my way to work, I stopped by Takayesu Soba, located behind Urasoe General Hospital in the Iso area of Urasoe City. A while back, I told you the story of how a few of us, myself included, helped Takayesu....
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Today’s Thought

By Rev. Paul S. Osumi Reprinted with permission AN OPTIMIST “An optimist is like a tea kettle that manages to whistle even though it is up to its neck in hot water.” An optimist in actual life:...
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The “After the War” Generation

Editor’s note: With the publication of the following essay by recently retired University of Washington professor Dr. Stephen Sumida, we conclude this “Legacy of the Sansei” series. The series, which ran for two years, was conceived of by Herald contributing writer Gail Honda, who also served as its coordinator. The 2016 essays spotlighted the views....
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‘Tis the Season of Giving

ESTATE PLANNING INSIGHTS By Ethan R. Okura and Carroll Dortch From the American tradition of a big Thanksgiving feast to the various religious celebrations at this time of year, gifts and sharing with others are what make this holiday season so special. Unfortunately, many people are not aware that there can be unintended negative consequences....
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Historical Fiction – “Picture Bride, A Family Saga”

HISTORICAL FICTION By Michael G. Malaghan Chapter 112 “I think I see it,” said Kenji, pointing to a dot on the northwest horizon. Haru shaded her eyes with her hand, straining to see what Kenji saw. Nothing. It wasn’t the first time she thought she might need eyeglasses. “Maybe . . . I am not....

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