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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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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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Culture4Kids!

CULTURE 4KIDS! By Carolyn Kubota Morinishi and Marian Kurasaki Kubota To learn how you can create this issue’s craft or featured activity, please click below to subscribe to our online subscription or complete and submit a form here to subscribe to our print edition.
“Anaba Traveler (The Pass Less Taken),” premieres Tuesday, Jan. 2, at 9:20 p.m.

NGN Programs

“Otoko wa Tsuraiyo Shibamata Bojo, Movie (Tora-san 9: Tora-san’s Dear Old Home),” airs Saturday, Dec. 30 at 7:35 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 31, at 8:40 a.m. “Tora-san’s Dear Old Home” is the ninth entry in the popular, long-running “Otoko wa Tsuraiyo” series. Tora-san meets three women on vacation in the historic, charming city of Kanazawa.....
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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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Community Focus – “Cultural Day” at the NVMC

“Cultural Day,” a project inspired and spearheaded by a Maui teen to honor Nisei veterans like her grandfather and all veterans, will be held at the Nisei Veterans Memorial Center’s Stanley Izumigawa Pavilion on Saturday, Dec. 16, from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Visitors can enjoy a performance by Maui Taiko, participate in games and crafts,....
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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...

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