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Dialogue – Mahalo Maui!

DIALOGUE By Karleen Chinen This page — the one you are reading right now — is usually the last page of the issue that I work on every other week, probably hoping that it will magically fill itself up. Hah, dream on! With this issue, I’m especially glad that it is the last page my....
Early Deigo Club members (from left) Robert Nakamoto, Kenyu Tokuda (who died recently) and Masa Nakama.

Community Focus – Deigo Club Celebrates “Year of the Rooster”

Deigo Club members enjoyed each other’s company at their annual shinnen enkai on April 2 at the Natsunoya Tea House. The program featured Okinawan and Japanese karaoke singing and dancing by member, live Okinawan music by Ryukyu Koten Afusoryu Ongaku Kenkyu Choichi Kai USA, along with lots of door prizes. Tadashi Kinjo, who succeeded koto....
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“Yonaoshi Junan! Ninjoken,” premieres Thursday, Aug. 3, at 7:35 p.m. Junan, a former instructor of swordplay for the Shogun family, went to Nagasaki to study medicine. After returning to Edo he becomes known to be highly skilled doctor since he is the medical examiner for the magistrate’s office. But no one knows of his “dark”....
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Book Review – “The Three-Year Swim Club”, Recalling An Era When Anything was Possible

Alan Suemori Commentary Special to The Hawai‘i Herald There is a hauntingly telling interlude in Julie Checkoway’s second book, “The Three-Year Swim Club: The Untold Story of Maui’s Sugar Ditch Kids,” that captures all at once the complexity and mystery of Soichi Sakamoto, the legendary Maui-born nisei, who some consider the greatest American swimming coach....
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NGN3 August Movie Schedule (part II)

FRIDAY, AUG. 18 12:50 a.m. – A Brave Ronin 2:20 a.m. – Yakuza Princess of Edo 3:50 a.m. – Clan Revival, Parts 1 & 2 5:20 a.m. – Travels of Gonkuro 6:50 a.m. – Tokyo Bordello 9:10 a.m. – Devotion to Railway 10:40 a.m. – Pulling an Oar 1 p.m. – Sanguine Battle 2:40 p.m. – The Silk Hat Boss....
Centenarian Dr. Seiya Ohata enjoying a cup of coffee at the Wendy’s in Kahului recently. (Photo by Colleen Uechi)

AJA Veteran – “A Life Lived Well”

Dr. Seiya Ohata Has Been a Good Son, a Good Doctor, a Good Veteran Colleen Uechi Special to The Hawai‘i Herald As Seiichi Ohata and his family enjoyed Sunday morning breakfast at their home in the sugar plantation town of Pä‘ia, little did they know that Japanese planes had just decimated the U.S. Navy’s Pacific....
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8•0•8 By Dennis Fujitake
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KBFD – Korean Programming

“Breezy Love,” Sunday at 6:30 p.m.; re-airs Monday at 1 p.m. Mi Poong is a North Korean girl who studies dancing. She is bright and easygoing despite the situation in her country. One day, she has to defect to Seoul. She then meets Jang Go, a honest South Korean lawyer. Both of them get entangled....
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Estate Planning Insights – Tax Filings, Payments, and Other Considerations

ESTATE PLANNING INSIGHTS By Ethan R. Okura The Hawai‘i state Legislature recently passed two bills that will affect our elderly population and their health care. One was Senate Bill 534, the Kupuna Caregivers Act; the other was House Bill 1396, Relating to Community Care Foster Family Homes. Gov. David Ige signed both bills into law.....

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