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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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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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NGN Programs/ continued

“Kai (Pulling an Oar),” 1985 drama, 2 hours and 15 minutes. Directed by Hideo Gosha. Starring Ken Ogata, Yukiyo Toake and Yuko Natori. Before her marriage to geisha agent Iwago, Kiwa was told by her mother, “You’ve got to be endlessly patient if you want to live together in happy union till parted by death.”....
Yoko Waki (left) and Marian Okada will discuss the meaning of Japanese names at the workshop.

Japanese Name Interpretation Workshop

WHO/WHAT: Come and learn about “What’s in a Japanese name!” JCCH Tokioka Heritage Resource Center volunteer Marian Okada and Yoko Waki will provide an extensive general overview of Japanese personal names, including a discussion...
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Hui Makaala 48th Annual Scholarship Fund Luncheon & Fashion Show

WHO/WHAT: Hui Makaala presents its 48th Annual Scholarship Fund Luncheon & Fashion Show, featuring designers Allison Izu, Janice Tsujimura and Jeanie Chun. WHEN/WHERE: Sunday, July 30, at the Hilton Hawaiian Village Coral Ballroom. Boutique sales...
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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....
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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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NGN Programs

“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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Shushin

Bishop Ryokan Ara Tendai Mission of Hawaii Ii shigoto wo shiteiru hito wa Ii kao wo shite imasu Shigoto wo tanshindeiru hito no kao wa Kagayaite imasu A person who is doing a good job has a happy face. The...

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