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Community Focus – Free Ukulele Practice Videos for the (Quarantined) Family

From April 5, Roy Sakuma Studios has offered lighthearted, weekly “Ukulele Practice Videos” on its website and YouTube channel at no cost to the public. Families who want to teach their children (or themselves!) this instrument, as well as distance-learning teachers, can regularly provide music lessons, whenever Roy Sakuma releases two to five new “uke”....
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Community Focus – Takitanis Give $218,000 to College-Bound, High-School Students

The Mamoru and Aiko Takitani Foundation, named after the issei businessman from Yamaguchi and his wife – who met and wed on Maui then together co-founded Hawaiian Host chocolates in Kaimukī – donated funds to 59 college-bound students across Hawai‘i, for a total of $218,000 in scholarships. The latest wave of Takitani Foundation moneys, allocated....
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Television Series – Review: NHK’s “At Home with Venetia in Kyoto”

Alan Suemori Special to The Hawai‘i Herald One of the singular delights of sheltering in place is the stumbling across hidden gardens on the internet that in the fast-paced rush of ordinary times would have remained unexplored. One such jewel is NHK’s long-running television journal, “At Home with Venetia in Kyöto.” Based on the daily....
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Bulletin Board – Cherry Blossom Festival Virtual Silent Auction

WHO/WHAT: The 68th Annual Cherry Blossom Festival will hold a Silent Auction online. In June, the CBF’s sponsor, the Honolulu Japanese Junior Chamber of Commerce, will select the CBF court in a closed event...
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DAD'S THREE CATS BY Gwen Muranaka/Courtesy Rafu Shimpo
Photo of Carolyn Kubota Morinishi and Marian Kurosaki Kubota


CULTURE 4KIDS! BY CAROLYN KUBOTA MORINISHI AND MARIAN KURASAKI KUBOTA To see this special “stay at home” projects on behalf of Culture 4Kids, subscribe today to the Hawaii Herald!
MW Restaurant’s strawberry pop tart.

Ryan’s Table – Staying at Home: It’s Not Over Yet

Ryan Tatsumoto Hawai‘i Herald Columnist We are in the third full month of the COVID-19 pandemic and besides supporting local businesses by purchasing weekly take-out, my wife and I have also found alternative means of supporting local food purveyors. We recently made the drive into town from our home on the windward side to explore....
Fourth graders from Ala Wai Elementary School show off their “Aloha Journals” with their teacher, Lori Kwee (back center), Principal Michelle DeBusca (back left) and Danny Kim (far right). (Photos courtesy of Danny Kim)

Mindfulness – Aloha Everyday

Danny Kim’s Aloha Journal: A Daily Practice in Gratitude Kristen Nemoto Jay Special to The Hawai‘i Herald It’s the beginning of April, two weeks since the start of stay-at-home initiatives for Hawai‘i and most of the world, yet Danny Kim — founder and creator of the “Aloha Journal” — has been keeping busy. Other than writing....
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Bulletin Board – Go for Broke Monument’s 1srt Streamed Anniversary Celebration

WHO/WHAT: The Go For Broke National Education Center will hold the 21st anniversary of its Go For Broke Monument via streaming services. The moving ceremony features keynote Kisa Ito, granddaughter of 442nd RCT veteran...

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