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December 21, 2018

Artist Holly Young’s statue of the late Patsy Takemoto Mink is draped with lei. (Photos by Kevin Kawamoto)

Community – Patsy T. Mink Monument Evokes Timeless Ideals

Visitors to the Hawai‘i State Library in downtown Honolulu are now greeted by the newly installed monument honoring the late Patsy Takemoto Mink, the first woman of color — and the first Asian American woman — to serve in the United States Congress. The Maui-born lawmaker’s decades in public service won her accolades as a....
Attendees joined in a bon dance on the Great Lawn led by members of Iwakuni Odori Aiko Kai.

Community Focus – UJSH Tsukimi No Kai Celebrates Harvest Moon at Bishop Museum

The United Japanese Society of Hawaii held its an- nual “Tsukimi no Kai,” or moon-viewing celebration, on Oct. 25 on the Great Lawn of the Bishop Museum. This year’s event, co-chaired by UJSH members Frances Nakachi Kuba and Cyrus Tamashiro, was open to the general public and included food booths and food trucks with a....
Drawing featuring Dennis Fujitake as a comic

8•0•8

8•0•8 By Dennis Fujitake
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Dialogue – Make Your Holiday Parties Really Count

DIALOGUE BY Karleen Chinen Commentary Many years ago, I met a kind-hearted man named Brett Schlemmer who worked for the Hawai‘i Foodbank. I think he worked in donor relations, although I don’t remember his title. Something he said during an orientation session on the Hawaii Foodbank impacted me profoundly. Sad as it is, Brett said,....
"Choosing Spouse by Lottery."

NGN3 January Movie Schedule (Part I)

TUESDAY, JAN. 1 Midnight - The Purple Hooded Man 1:30 a.m. - Code Between Brothers 5 3 a.m. - The Sorcerer's Orb Part 3 & 4 4:50 a.m. - The Most Dangerous Game 6:20 a.m. - A Fishwife's Tale 7:50 a.m. - Ninja's Mark 9:20 a.m. - Samurai Geisha 11 a.m. - Case of a Young Lord....
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Generation Gap

GENERATION GAP by Jon J. Murakami
People waited for their New Year blessings at Hawaii Kotohira Kinsha - Hawaii Dazaifu Tenmangu. (Courtesy photo)

Hatsumode 2019 – Blessings for the New Year | Hawaii Kotohira Jinsha – Hawaii...

Dec. 31, 11 p.m.; Year-end purification ritual; Jan. 1: midnight-5 p.m. Both O-toso sake and kagami biraki sake will be served. Omamori available for purchase. Complimentary toshikoshi soba, symbolizing long life, will be served at...
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NGN3 January Movie Schedule (Part II)

WEDNESDAY, JAN. 16 Midnight - Fifth Street Duel 1:40 a.m. - Case of a Young Lord 5 2:40 a.m. - The Passage to Japan 4:50 a.m. - Edo Official and Apprentice 6:20 a.m. - A Fishwife's Tale 7:50 a.m. - The Most Dangerous Game 9:20 a.m. - The Purple Hooded Man 10:50 a.m. - Lost in Ramen....
Kahala Elementary School third-graders (front, from left) Alex Tomasa, Levi-Michael Bird and (standing) Hi‘ilei Dunn enjoying their Thanksgiving lunch.

Eating Local – Sweet Potato Pie Added to DOE Menu

“Ooh, what's that?” “Wow, sweet potato pie!” Those were among the comments heard in the lunch line last month at Kähala Elementary School’s Thanksgiving lunch. This year, 200 public schools celebrated the holiday with a roast turkey and gravy lunch and an Okinawan Sweet Potato Pie square dessert as part of the Hawai‘i Department of....
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