The Moiliili Japanese Cemetery monument was dedicated in June 1968 to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Gannenmono’s arrival in Hawai‘i. Mö‘ili‘ili resident Samuel Sasano’s company, Stonecraft Hawaii, built the monument.

Memorials – Monuments to Remember the Gannenmono

Four Monuments that Honor the First Japanese in Hawai‘i Jodie Chiemi Ching Fifty years ago, the centennial anniversary of the arrival of the first immigrants from Japan was marked with the unveiling of several monuments around the state. The monuments were meant to honor the Gannenmono, the “First-year People” from Japan, and to remind their....
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Community Focus – Bon Dances Schedule Corrections

The following are corrections to the Bon dance schedule that was published in the May 18, 2018, edition of The Hawai‘i Herald. We apologize for any inconvenience the errors may have caused. BIG ISLAND • July 21 (Sat.): Honokaa Hongwanji bon dance will begin at 7 p.m., following the 5:30 obon service.
Rotary Club of Hilo president Steve Handy (far left) presents the $20,000 check from the Rotary Club of Hiroshima South in Japan to Pahoa Sunset Rotary Club president Ron Cutler (fourth from left). Handy was joined by Rotary Club of Hilo members (from left) Mitchell Dodo, Ed Hara, Newton Chu, Naomi Menor and Russell Oda, all of whom, except for Menor, are Rotary Club of Hilo past presidents. (Photo courtesy Ed Hara)

Community Focus – Rotary Club of Hiroshima South Donates $20,000 to Puna Relief Fund

The Rotary Club of Hiroshima South in Japan presented a $20,000 check to its sister club in Hawai‘i, the Rotary Club of Hilo, to support the Puna relief efforts resulting from the ongoing Kïlauea volcano eruption. The donation was made at the Rotary Club of Hiroshima South’s meeting on June 1. The funds will be....
HHKK member Dorothy Chihoko Nakamura (center), who turns 80 this year, was introduced and recognized by president Wayne Miyao and advisor Ken Saiki. Hiroshima Goodwill Ambassadors Yu Nakajo, Hatsumi Morita (left) and Kaori Mihara joined Miyao and Saiki in celebrating Nakamura’s milestone.

Honolulu Hiroshima Kenjin Kai Welcomes New Year

The Honolulu Hiroshima Kenjin Kai held its annual membership meeting and shinnen enkai on March 11 at the Japanese Cultural Center of Hawai‘i’s Manoa Grand Ballroom. The thunderous taiko sounds of Dragon Beat opened the program. Emcees Megumi Honami and Koshin Soga, both dressed in dog costumes in celebration of the “Year of the Dog,”....
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Historical Fiction – “Picture Bride, A Family Saga”

HISTORICAL FICTION By Michael G. Malaghan Chapter 126 April 7, 1932, the first day of the murder trial, dawned with soft breezes pushing puffs of cotton clouds over Honolulu Harbor’s silky blue waters. Four blocks inland, Taka signed in at the courtroom he had gotten to know so well from last year’s rape trial. He....
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“Hawaii Nikkei Legacy Exhibit”

WHO/WHAT: A photographic exhibit highlighting the history and culture of Japanese Americans in Hawai‘i presented by the Nisei Veterans Legacy and the Consulate General of Japan in Honolulu as part of the Gannenmono 150th...

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