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“Chokosoku! Sankin Kotai (Samurai Hustle),” 2014 jidaigeki, 1 hour and 59 minutes. Directed by Katsuhide Motoki. Starring Kuranosuke Sasaki and Kyoko Fukada. During the reign of the eighth shogun of the Tokugawa shogunate, the Yunagaya Domain in the Tohoku region is small but has a gold mine. Sankin-kotai is a custom that requires the daimyo....
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Book Review – “Fred Korematsu Speaks Up”

Newly Released Book Details Korematsu Case for Young Readers Alan Suemori Commentary Special to The Hawai‘i Herald I want to tell you about a small jewel of a book that a friend called to my attention last weekend. It tells the story of one of the darkest chapters in American history — a time when....
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8•0•8 By Dennis Fujitakea
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Community Focus – Chado Urasenke Tankokai Hawai‘i Holds First Tea of 2017

The Chado Urasenke Tankokai Hawaii celebrated the “Year of the Rooster” with a traditional Hatsudate Shiki, or first tea of the year, in the Seikokan Tea House at the Japanese Cultural Center of Hawai‘i on Jan. 15. Guests at the first ceremony included Tankokai president and former Hawai‘i governor George Ariyoshi and his wife Jean....
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Generation Gap

GENERATION GAP by Jon J. Murakami
Rev. Paul Osumi

Today’s Thought

by Rev. Paul S. Osumi Reprinted with permission The Way To Love “The way to love anything is to realize that it might be lost.” As we meditate over it we will come to see its truth....
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Education – Learn More About The Impact of Executive Order 9066

There was a time when information about Executive Order 9066 and how it affected the lives of tens of thousands of people hardly existed. That, fortunately, has changed. Today, there are many excellent resources — books, as well as DVDs — that help to tell the story. We have compiled a list of titles worth....
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Community Focus – Japanese Women’s Society Foundation Celebrates New Year

The Japanese Women’s Society Foundation welcomed 2017 — “the Year of the Rooster” — with its annual shinnenkai (New Year’s party) at Natsunoya Tea House on Jan. 29. A bake sale, “Lucky Me” bidding and fukubukuro (surprise grab bag) sales preceded lunch and a short business meeting. Board member Deborah Huebler emceed the event, introducing....
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NGN3 March Movie Schedule (Part II)

FRIDAY, MARCH 17 1:40 a.m. – Samurai Geisha 3:20 a.m. – The Valiant Red Peony Gambles Her Life 5 a.m. – Swordsman and the Actress 6:30 a.m. – On Patrol 8:10 a.m. – Karate Killer 9:50 a.m. – Turbulent Highways 11:30 a.m. – Judge! 1:20 p.m. – Magistrate Ooka Legends 2:50 p.m. – Gambler: Victory Without Death 4:20....
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As I See It – Internment Camps As Precedent

AS I SEE IT BY Frances Kakugawa A Caucasian woman approached me in Sacramento. “You’re a writer,” she said. “You need to respond to this article in today’s Sacramento Bee. Tell the Sansei and Yonsei to stand up and question this. They are the only remaining voices.” I promised her I would. She was referring to....

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