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Book Review – “Okinawan Princess”

“Da Pidgin Guerilla” Lee Tonouchi’s Local Feminist Fairy Tale Jodie Chiemi Ching Commentary Recently, I have thought that there is a need for more children’s books about Okinawan culture. And I was so excited when author Lee Tonouchi, who calls himself “Da Pidgin Guerrilla,” announced that he and illustrator Laura Kina were working on a....
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My Hawaii – Wow, Laulau!

Colin Sewake Hawai‘i Herald Columnist “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 GINOZA-SON — I now live more than 4,800 miles away from my....
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Real Possibilities – Looking Back … and Ahead

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Estate Planning Insights – International Estate Planning

Ethan R. Okura Hawai‘i Herald Columnist The world today is increasingly interconnected. Global travel is commonplace these days, as is moving to another country for work or other opportunities. International marriages are also more commonplace. So, what do these facts have to do with estate planning? See more articles by Ethan by visiting
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Generation Gap

GENERATION GAP by Jon J. Murakami
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8•0•8 By Dennis Fujitake
Rev. Paul Osumi

Today’s Thought

by Rev. Paul S. Osumi Reprinted with permission REAL EDUCATION Some people have the erroneous idea that education is cramming the mind of the child with facts and information. That is not so. The word “education” comes...
Comic Shushin, July 19, 2019 Issue


Bishop Ryokan Ara Tendai Mission of Hawaii Nayami no tane wa, takara no tane desu. The seed of anguish is the seed of treasure.
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Yuntaku: Social Mixer and Fundraiser

WHO/WHAT: The Hawaii United Okinawa Association and Shinka Hawaii, an HUOA member-club, are co-sponsoring this opportunity to learn about Okinawan culture while also connecting with local Okinawan organizations. The evening will include entertainment, games,...
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Japanese Department Store Gift Wrapping Workshop

WHO/WHAT: Attendees will learn how to wrap gifts the Japanese department store way in this hands-on workshop. WHEN/WHERE: Saturday, July 27, 9-11 a.m. at the Japanese Cultural Center of Hawai‘i, Ewa Ballroom on the 5th...

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