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Lead Story – Kahauiki Village: “We Built It!”

What Can Happen When the People Put Their Heads and Hearts Together Gregg K. Kakesako Special to The Hawai‘i Herald “We built it!” It took Hawai‘i businessman Duane Kurisu just six months and one day to develop Kahauiki Village — a public-private housing project that is fulfilling his dream “to build a community,” not just....
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8•0•8 By Dennis Fujitake
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Historical Fiction – “Picture Bride, A Family Saga”

HISTORICAL FICTION By Michael G. Malaghan Part VII - The Trials Chapter 115 December 6, 1931 Hawai‘i’s cool season blew in from the North Pacific, moving the Japan-Hawai‘i shipping lanes from the shorter northern route to the calmer southern waters. Blustery trade winds twisted palm tree leaves at Ala Moana Beach and snapped off coconuts....
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Community Focus – Five Honored with the HUOA “Legacy Award”

The Hawaii United Okinawa Association presented its “Legacy Award” to five individuals for their outstanding achievements and contributions to the Okinawan community. The luncheon program was held Nov. 12 in the Coral Ballroom of the Hilton Hawaiian Village. Honored were: Gov. David Ige, Hawai‘i’s first governor of Okinawan ancestry; Military Intelligence Service veterans Shinye Gima....
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KBFD – Korean Programming

“Rebel,” Sunday at 6:30 p.m.; re-airs Monday at 1 p.m. Gil Dong Hong is the son of servant Ah Mo Gae Hong, which gives Gil Dong no legal standing in Joseon society. With no opportunities to do any legitimate work despite his brilliance, Gil Dong becomes the leader of a band of smugglers who steals....
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Today’s Thought

By Rev. Paul S. Osumi Reprinted with permission Crumbs of Happiness Happiness eludes us because we look for it from afar. We need to learn that joy comes from appreciation of the simple things. “A quiet hour...
Members of Ryukyu Koten Ongaku Nomura Ryu Ongaku Kyo Kai - Hawaii Shibu sanshin association and Ryukyu Sokyoku Koyo Kai Hawaii Shibu koto association perform together at the Gödö Ensö Kai, or joint concert. (Photo by Noriyoshi Kanaizumi)

Community Focus – Ryukyu Koten Ongaku Holds Annual Concert

Ryukyu Koten Ongaku Nomura Ryu Ongaku Kyo Kai - Hawaii Shibu sanshin association and Ryukyu Sokyoku Koyo Kai Hawaii Shibu koto association held their 2017 Gödö Ensö Kai, or joint concert, at Masa’s Cafeteria on Oct. 1. The program featured classical Okinawan music performed jointly and as solos. The association also honored two koto members....
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NGN3 February Movie Schedule (part II)

THURSDAY, FEB. 15 1 a.m. – Sasaki Kojiro, Part 2 2:40 a.m. – Express Train 4:10 a.m. – Shingo’s Original Challenge, Part 4 5:40 a.m. – Bride of White Castle 7:10 a.m. – The Yagyu Military Art: One-Eyed Swordsman 8:40 a.m. – Pale Moon 10:50 a.m. – Eight Brave Brothers, Parts 1 & 2 12:50 p.m. – White....
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Festival of Japanese Dance

WHO/WHAT: The Hawaii Japanese Dance Association will celebrate its 35th anniversary with a weekend of events centered about the theme, “A Festival of Japanese Dance — With Much Appreciation.” The association is made up...

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