"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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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.
New President of JCCH, Jacce Mikulanec

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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Health Information – Inhibit Aging with Ground Black Sesame Seeds (Part 7)

Like natto, sesame seeds are comprised mainly of protein, and are an outstanding health food. They also contain the brain-boosting vitamins B1, B2 and E. “Sesame seeds come in three varieties: black, white and...
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Annual Mochi Pounding in Wailea Village

WHO/WHAT: Akiko’s Buddhist Bed & Breakfast will celebrate its 21st annual mochi pounding with special gratitude for having survived Hurricane Lane earlier this year. Thanks to the TLC of many generous hands, repairs to...
“Mystery Hour: Koichi Usui.”

NGN Programs (continued)

“Mottomo Kiken na Yugi (The Most Dangerous Game),” 1978 action film,      1 hour and 30 minutes. Directed by Toru Murakawa. Starring Yusaku Matsuda and Renji Ishibashi. Shohei Narumi is an assassin. He is hired to recover a kidnap victim who is an influential figure of the financial world. After a gun battle he....
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Generation Gap

GENERATION GAP by Jon J. Murakami
Rick Hoo creates a kadomatsu using mosotake, or green bamboo. (Photos courtesy of Kuhio Lions Club of Honolulu)

Lead Story – Kadomatsu and Cultural Identity

S. Sanae (Imada) Tokumura Special to The Hawai‘i Herald Got kadomatsu, or kadomatsu plans? If not, there’s still time to gather the essential pine boughs and other symbolic elements to create Hawai‘i’s essential New Year’s decoration. Kadomatsu, literally “gate pine,” is originally a Shintö practice, but placing kadomatsu outside homes and/or businesses is largely no....
“Lost in Ramen.”

NGN Programs

“Kekkon Aite wa Shusen de (Choosing Spouse by Lottery),” premiers Wednesday, Jan. 2 at 7:35 p.m. Due to the nation's low birth rate and aging population, the Japanese government has decided to enact the "Marriage by Lottery Act." Under this law, single people aged 25 to 39 have to go on government planned blind dates.....
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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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