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8•0•8 By Dennis Fujitake
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Nengajo – Welcome the “Year of the Boar” (part II)

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Comic Shushin, January 9, 2019 Issue

Shushin

Bishop Ryokan Ara Tendai Mission of Hawaii Kurushimi ya kanashimi no okage de, Kokoro wa fukakunari, Utsukushiku naru no desu. Be thankful for suffering: it gives you a deeper and richer understanding of life and a greater appreciation for life’s beauty.

Community Focus – OGSH Celebrates Silver Anniversary

The Okinawan Genealogical Society of Hawaii celebrated 25 years since its formation with a party at the Hawaii Okinawa Center on Nov. 3. “Keishoo: Passing On to the Next Generation” was the theme of the celebration, which was dedicated to OGSH’s surviving charter members. Current president Rodney Kohagura reviewed some of OGSH’s accomplishments, including its....
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Dear Frances – The Mighty “P”: Poetry

DEAR FRANCES By Frances H. Kakugawa Omoiyari . . . Think of others first and good karma will return to you. — Frances H. Kakugawa Dear Frances, I was watching an Alzheimer’s program and it made me want to thank you for saving me from being who I was starting to become. It allowed me to....
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On the Cover

This year, the lunar New Year will start on Feb. 5. It’s expected that this year of the earth pig will be very good and full of achievements, without any bad periods. The last...
Columnist Colin Sewake, his wife Keiko and Malani at the Tökyö Billboard Live club in Roppongi in 2016.

My Hawaii – Memories of Malani

MY HAWAII By Colin Sewake “Okinawa is such a beautiful place, not just the ocean and scenery and culture, but the people. I’ve been treated well and taken care of by many people here in what has become ‘My Hawai‘i.’” — Colin Sewake The passing of Malani Bilyeu, one of Kalapana’s original members, came as....
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Today’s Thought

by Rev. Paul S. Osumi Reprinted with permission ENRICHING OUR MINDS A cartoon showed a man looking out of a library window, saying, “What on earth can a man do on a rainy day like this?” The...
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New Year’s Ohana Festival

WHO/WHAT: The Japanese Cultural Center of Hawai‘i celebrates the “Year of the Boar” 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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Dialogue – The Gannenmono Continue to Inspire

DIALOGUE BY Karleen Chinen Happy New Year! There’s only room for 220 words in this issue’s Dialogue. So, here goes. Due to the size of the venue, only a limited number of people were able to attend the June 7, 2018, Gannenmono Symposium at the Sheraton Waikiki Hotel to listen to the various presentations. The....

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