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The 2019 Chrysanthemum Festival Court and their escorts (from left): Princess Alexis Camara and Shayden Aoyagi, Princess Kokoro Yamazaki and Cael Yasutake, Queen Emma Mika Endo and Matthew Kaimiola, Princess Cassidy Hanano and Isaiah Gomes, and Princess Lauren Mitra and Kenneth Fiori. (Photo by Nagamine Photo Studio)

Community Focus – Chyrsanthemum Festival Queen Crowned

Henry Perrine Baldwin High School junior Emma Mika Endo, 16, was crowned the 67th Chrysanthemum Festival queen at the Kïhei Community Center on Dec. 7. Endo is the daughter of Randall and Patti Endo of Wailuku, Maui. Rounding out the Chrysanthemum Festival court were princesses:
Skyy Smith –– ‘Äina Haina Elementary School, second place, Hawai‘i, elementary school.

2020 Nengajo (1 of 3)

The artwork on the next three pages are the winning entries in the annual nengajö, or New Year’s card, design contest, sponsored by the Hawai‘i Association of Teachers of Japanese. It is a statewide competition for students learning Japanese language and is open to elementary, middle and high school students whose teachers are HATJ members.....
The Yoshiharas’ second son, David, followed his father to Annapolis and, like his father, rose to the rank of captain. Father and son are pictured here on David’s graduation day in 1978.

Honoring the Legacy – Takeshi Yoshihara

First Japanese American Appointed to the U.S. Naval Academy Melvin Inamasu and Violet Harada Courtesy: Japanese Cultural Center of Hawai‘i Humility. Honesty. A passion for service to country. These qualities define Takeshi Yoshihara, who, in 1949, became the first Japanese American to receive an appointment to the U.S. Naval Academy. When Yoshihara reminisces about how....
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Mind-Body Wellness – Mind-Body Wellness 101

Dr. Chad Sato Hawai‘i Herald Columnist
Drawing featuring Dennis Fujitake as a comic

8•0•8

8•0•8 By Dennis Fujitake
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UJSH: 61st Annual Shinnen Enkai

WHO/WHAT: The United Japanese Society of Hawaii will hold its 61st annual shinnen enkai (New Year’s banquet). UJSH will recognize the recipients of the 2019 imperial decorations by the government of Japan — Dr. Robert...
Children playing taiko drums at a New Year's Ohana Festival

New Year’s Ohana Festival

WHO/WHAT: The Japanese Cultural Center of Hawai‘i celebrates the “Year of the Rat” with its annual New Year’s ‘Ohana Festival, the state’s largest festival celebrating Japanese New Year’s traditions. Enjoy delicious food and a...
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Medicare 411 – Your Medicare Costs in 2020

MEDICARE 411 By Cate Kortzeborn

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