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December 2, 2016

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Community Focus – Higashi Honganji Celebrates Centennial Anniversary

Higashi Hongwanji members from Japan and throughout Hawai‘i gathered in Honolulu on Nov. 5 and 6 to celebrate Higashi Hongwanji Mission of Hawaii’s 100th anniversary in Hawai‘i. The milestone observance was centered around the...
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Pearl Harbor 75th Anniversary – The Infamous Black Badges of World War II

AJA I.D. Likened to Those Worn by Jews and Dissidents During World War II Ellen Kim Reprinted from Dec. 6, 1991 It could have been a scene out of World War II Nazi Germany, where concentration camp...
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Ayanuji Okinawa’s Traditional Culture: Past & Present

WHO/WHAT: The East-West Center Arts Program, in cooperation with the Okinawa Prefectural University of Arts and the Hawaii United Okinawa Association, presents “AYANUJI — Okinawa’s Traditional Culture: Past and Present.” WHEN/WHERE: Through Jan. 8 at...
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Legacy of the Sansei – Forging Character Through Idealism and Nisei Value

Colbert Matsumoto Special to The Hawai‘i Herald Ask not what your country can do for you — ask what you can do for your country.” This call to action of newly elected President John Kennedy in...
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Shushin

SHUSHIN by Bishop Ryokan Ara, Tendai Mission of Hawaii
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Culture 4Kids!

CULTURE 4KIDS! By Carolyn Kubota Morinishi and Marian Kurasaki Kubota
Rev. Paul Osumi

Today’s Thought

by Rev. Paul S. Osumi Reprinted with permission HOW TO WIN FRIENDS A young woman asked her marital adviser how she could induce a certain young man to propose to her. The adviser replied, “The best way...
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Generation Gap

GENERATION GAP by Jon J. Murakami
Photo of Filmmaker Steven Okazaki (center) with actor Yosuke Natsuki (left) and Toshiro Mifune’s grandson Rikiya Mifune. (Photo courtesy Steven Okazaki)

Community Focus – “Mifune: The Last Samurai” Opens Dec. 9 at Kahala Theaters

“Mifune: The Last Samurai,” a documentary on legendary actor Toshiro Mifune by Academy Award-winning filmmaker Steven Okazaki, will begin its Hawai‘i theatrical run on Friday, Dec. 9, at Consolidated’s Kahala Theaters. Mifune’s grandson, Rikiya...

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