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"24 Hours with Big Families, " Mondays and Tuesdays, at Noon-1 p.m. The lives and struggles of two large families are profiled in this special. The first family consists of two parents and nine children living in the Nara prefecture. The mom struggles each day to make ends meet and put food on the table....
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Spotlight – Kabuki Returning to Hawaii

Jodie Chiemi Ching For the first time in over 50 years, a presentation of Japanese kabuki will be staged in Hawai‘i. “Kabuki in Hawaii 2019” is being presented in conjunction with the 25th anniversary of the Honolulu Festival and the 150th anniversary of the 1868 arrival in Hawai‘i of the Gannenmono, the first Japanese immigrants....
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Historical Fiction – “Picture Bride, A Family Saga”

HISTORICAL FICTION BY Michael G. Malaghan Chapter 143 Haru sat in the tiny waiting room of the Queen’s Hospital, mindlessly twirling her wedding ring around her finger. Watermarks from exposed overhead pipes hugging the ceiling tear-dropped the faded mustard-colored walls. A lethargic overhead fan swished the antiseptic-infused air as ‘ukulele music from KGU’s “Hawaiian Hour”....
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Estate Planning Insights – Wrapping Up Your Estate Plan

ESTATE PLANNING INSIGHTS By Ethan R. Okura Happy Holidays! This is the time of the year when we make an extra effort to be thankful for all that we have. We focus on the spirit of giving and we wrap up presents for our family and loved ones. This thought made me chuckle a little....
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Today’s Thought

By Rev. Paul S. Osumi Reprinted with permission LOST ENTHUSIASM A school teacher wrote a minister, “I have been teaching for a number of years and long ago all the newness wore off my work. Some days...
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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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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.
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Community Focus – JCCH Selects Jacce Mikulanec as New President

Jacce Mikulanec has been selected as the new president and executive director of the Japanese Cultural Center of Hawai‘i, succeeding the retiring Carole Hayashi- no. Mikulanec’s first day on the job will be Jan. 1, 2019. In a press release, JCCH board chair Ken Hayashida said Mikulanec’s “enthusiasm for JCCH’s mission, leadership in the community,....
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Hatsumode 2019 – Blessings for the New Year | Izumo Taishakyo Mission of Hawaii...

Jan. 1: midnight-5 p.m.; Jan. 2 and 3: 7 a.m.-5 p.m. Blessed sake and candies will be served. Omamori and ofuda (amulet) available for purchase. Free parking available on Jan. 1 at HawaiiUSA Federal Credit Union...
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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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