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Estate Planning Insights – Inside the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act

ESTATE PLANNING INSIGHTS By Ethan R. Okura In last November’s column, I wrote about the then-proposed federal Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. There were quite a few changes in the proposed legislation, which left many people in a state of confusion as the bill went through several revisions before finally being passed into law. Many....
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Movie Review – “Marshall”

During Black History Month, We Remember U.S. Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall's Gifts Alan Suemori Special to The Hawai‘i Herald From the very beginning everyone knew he was different. Tall, charismatic and articulate even at a young age, he disdained the glory of the Baltimore playing fields and instead entertained his family with wry anecdotes....
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Rhythm Summit in Concert

WHO/WHAT: RHYTHM SUMMIT, a unique collaboration made possible by the Honolulu Mayor’s Office of Culture and the Arts in 2008, brings together the artistry and musicality of world-class artists — Kenny Endo (taiko, bamboo...
“Tonari no Kazoku wa Aoku Mieru (Residential Complex),” premieres on Wednesday, March 14, at 7:35 p.m.

NGN3 March Movie Schedule (Part 1)

THURSDAY, MARCH 1 Midnight – Eight Brave Brothers, Part 3 1 a.m. – Story of Pure Love 3:10 a.m. – The Tragedy in the Devil-Mask Village 4:40 a.m. – Three Outlaws 6:10 a.m. – Swordsman in the Golden Valley 7:40 a.m. – First Love of Okon 9:10 a.m. – The Boss’ Wife 11 a.m. – Isshin Tasuke: A....
Comic Shushin, Feb. 16 2018 Issue

Shushin

Bishop Ryokan Ara Tendai Mission of Hawai Shakkin wa shinai hou ga ii Shikashi, Seikou shita hito wa Shakkin wo kaesu koto kara Hajimatta It is better not to have any debts, But people that have succeeded, started by...
Mike Tokunaga (far left), representing S. Tokunaga Store, is pictured with JCAH president Ivan Nakano (center) and Nikkei Kigyo Award Banquet co-chair Roland Higashi. (Photos courtesy JCAH)

Spotlight – JCAH “Nikkei Kigyo Banquet” Honors Kuwaye Trucking Inc. and S. Tokunaga’s Store

The Hilo-based Japanese Community Association of Hawaii presented its 2018 Nikkei Kigyo Award to Kuwaye Trucking, Inc. (established in 1912) and S. Tokunaga Store (established in 1920) at its Fifth Annual Nikkei Kigyo Banquet on Feb. 2. “We are indeed honored to recognize both companies: Kuwaye Trucking is now led by third-generation family member Wayne....
Photo of a scene from “My Korean Teacher.”

NGN3 March Movie Schedule (part II)

SUNDAY, MARCH 18 1:10 a.m. – Story of Pure Love 3:20 a.m. – Cantankerous Edo 4:50 a.m. – Bloody Passion 6:40 a.m. – The Shogun’s Guard 8:40 a.m. – Secret of the Gold Coin 10:10 a.m. – Shingo’s Challenge, Part 1 11:50 a.m. – Yoko the Cherry Blossom 1:50 p.m. – 365 Nights 3:30 p.m. – Eight Brave Brothers, Part 3 4:30 p.m.....
The 2017 UJSH Young Achievers with their respective kenjinkai president (from left): UJSH president Sheree Tamura, Honolulu Fukuoka Kenjin Kai “Achiever” Janelle Settsu with president Fusayo “Fussy” Nagai; Hawaii United Okinawa Association Achiever Brandon Ing with president Vince Watabu; and Honolulu Fukushima Kenjin Kai Achiever Karly Kanehiro with president Wallace Watanabe.

Community Focus – United Japanese Society Welcomes “Year of the Dog”

Members and supporters of the United Japanese Society of Hawaii welcomed the “Year of the Dog” with a festive New Year’s celebration on Jan. 6 at the Japanese Cultural Center of Hawai‘i. Students from the Pacific Buddhist Academy’s taiko group opened the program with a “Call to Celebration.” After observing a moment of silence for....

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