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....
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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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Historical Fiction – “Picture Bride, A Family Saga”

HISTORICAL FICTION By Michael G. Malaghan Chapter 117 While Judd mused on the local reaction to the trial, his island was about to be assaulted from another direction. A manic Adm. Stirling was firing off an incendiary report to Washington. “Hawai‘i is not safe for white women. Hundreds of rapes remain unsolved by an inept....
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Generation Gap

GENERATION GAP by Jon J. Murakami
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Hawaii’s Plantation Village Rededicates Shiroma Saimin Stand at “Noodles and Bread” Event

WHO/WHAT: Hawaii’s Plantation Village will hold a rededication ceremony of the renovated Shiroma Saimin Stand building, located inside the village. In 1997, the Shiroma family, who operated a saimin stand in Oahu Sugar Plantation’s Higashi...
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Hakuoh Handbell Choir to Perform in Hawaii

WHO/WHAT: The Hakuoh Handbell Choir celebrates its 30th Anniversary this year and will again be in Hawai‘i for public and private concerts. Hakuoh University’s music director, Professor Hirotaka Arai, established the handbell choir in 1988....
“Manten Aozora Restaurant (Dining Al Fresco),” premieres on Friday, March 2, at 9:05 p.m.

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“PONPONJUMP!” premieres on Thursday, March 1, at 2:45 p.m. New Edutainment Series with Sanrio Characters! HELLO KITTY and friends mix education with fun as they inspire young viewers to dance, sing and learn. Viewer participation is encouraged! Can you solve mysteries, go on adventures and make your own musical instruments? Let the Sanrio friends show....
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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....
“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....

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