SHINGON SHU HAWAI‘I SAILING ITS OWN CANOE

Photo Courtesy: OnlyInHawaii.org In 2004, an historic event took place when the Shingon temple on Sheridan Street in Honolulu broke away from its denominational headquarters in Japan and became independent. It was the first time...
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KIKU — Channel 9

For updated information, call 847-2021 “Mysteries of Asia,” premieres Sunday, June 1, at 9 p.m. Asia is a mix of ancient cultures and fast-growing technology. This program explores cities across Asia, visiting famous landmarks and the...
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KBFD — KOREAN PROGRAMMING

“Three Days,” Sunday at 6:30 p.m./re-airs Monday at 1:45 p.m. The South Korean president travels to a villa to enjoy his vacation. After three gunshots are fired, he disappears. His bodyguard Han Tae-Kyung Han then attempts...

CENTURY-OLD SHINTO SHRINE AT HPV REDEDICATED

Photo Courtesy: Wikimedia.org The ever so humble Wakamiya Inari Shrine at Hawaii’s Plantation Village in Waipahu celebrated the 100th anniversary of its founding in a big way on May 4. The Shinto shrine was feted...

JAPANESE WOMEN RETAIN TOP SPOT IN LIFE EXPECTANCY

GENEVA — Japanese women retained the top spot in average life expectancy in 2012, ahead of women in Spain, Switzerland and Singapore. Japanese men, however, tied with Swedish men for eighth place, according to...

SENDAI HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS THANK LOCAL ORGANIZATIONS

Photo Credit: Wikimedia Commons Consul General of Japan Toyoei Shigeeda marked the third anniversary of the March 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake by hosting a reception at his residence for students from a high school...

GIVING BACK AND PAYING IT FORWARD

Photo courtesty Hawaii Senate Majority Growing up in Japan, Sabrina Shizue McKenna never imagined she would one day be a Hawai‘i Supreme Court justice. “As a child, I always thought I would be a teacher,” she...

JAPAN DIVIDED ON COLLECTIVE SELF-DEFENSE

Photo Credit: DW.DE TÖKYÖ — Public opinion in Japan is divided over Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s push to reinterpret the country’s pacifist constitution to engage in collective self-defense. One side insists that reinterpretation could eventually...

THE NEW POWER OF ATTORNEY LAW

Photo Credit: HawaiiReporter.com On April 17, Gov. Neil Abercrombie signed into law the new Uniform Power of Attorney Act. It may be somewhat confusing to people because Hawai‘i already had a law allowing powers of...

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