JWSF president-elect Melanie Takahashi (far right) presents UH Culture Day program co-chairs Yuka Wada (far left) and Dr. Tomoko Iwai a grant check for $1,000.

Community Focus – Japanese Women’s Society Foundation Welcomes New Year

Members and guests of the Japanese Women’s Society Foundation gathered at Natsunoya Tea House on Feb. 3 for the organization’s shinnen enkai (New Year’s party) luncheon. The day included traditional Japanese New Year’s foods, entertainment and fellowship. The bake sale table was covered with cookies, cupcakes, party mixes and other sweet treats, all available for....
The 2019 officers and directors: (seated) directors Herbert Matsumoto and Yoshinobu Oshiro; (standing, from left): directors Mark Matsunaga, Keith Matsumoto, Gregg Hirata, vice president Shinye Gima, director Annie Inouye, treasurer Sherman Takao, secretary Karen Aoyama Kikukawa, president Lawrence Enomoto and installing officer Wallace Hirai. (Photo by Karen Matsunaga)

Community Focus – MIS Veterans Club Installs 2019 Officers

The MIS Veterans Club held its annual New Year’s gathering and installation at Natsunoya Tea House on Jan. 27. The organization is made up of World War II veterans who served in the Military Intelligence Service in combat and intelligence roles in the Asia-Pacific theater and their descendants. The MIS soldiers contributed much to the....
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Community Focus – East Hawaii Hiroshima Kenjin Kai: Call for 2019-2020 Scholarship Applicants

The East Hawaii Hiroshima Kenjin Kai is currently accepting applications for up to two $1,000 scholarships for graduating seniors who plan to begin their post high school education this fall. The application deadline is Saturday, April 6 (applications must be postmarked by April 6).
'Pretty ga Osugiru.'

NGN3 April Movie Schedule (Part II)

MONDAY, APRIL 15 1:20 a.m. - The Bull's Eye for Love 2:50 a.m. - Samurai of the Wind 4:30 a.m. - Last Glory 6:40 a.m. - Golden Peacock Castle Part 1 & 2 8:30 a.m. - Evergreen Love 10:30 a.m. - Prince of Red Banner 12:10 p.m. - Yakuza Ladies 2:20 p.m.  - The Mysterious....
'Suna no Tou.'

NGN3 Movie Schedule (Part I)

MONDAY, APRIL 1 Midnight - Dolls of the Shogun's Harem 2 a.m. - Fireball Magistrate 3:40 a.m. - Samurai of the Wind 5:20 a.m. - Last Glory 7:30 a.m. - The Rapacious Jailbreaker 9:10 a.m. - Golden Peacock Castle Part 1 & 2 11 a.m. - Prince of Red Banner 12:40 p.m. - Yakuza Ladies....
Drawing featuring Dennis Fujitake as a comic


8•0•8 By Dennis Fujitake
Theatre poster with text 'August at Akiko's', which was first published in International Film Festival 2018

“August at Akiko’s” at Consolidated Kahala

WHO/WHAT: The made-in-Hawai‘i indie film, which debuted at the 2018 Hawaii International Film Festival, tells the story of musician/actor Alex Zhang Hungtai’s search for his grandparent’s home on the Big Island and the unlikely...
Akisamiyo! Stuck in the gutter. (Photos by Colin Sewake)

My Hawaii – Slices of Life in Okinawa

MY HAWAII By Colin Sewake IN THE GUTTER Location: Nagahama, Yomitan; January 2019 No, I’m not referring to my bowling ball, but rather to my Nissan Serena minivan.I left home to pick up my son Yoshiaki (“Aki”) from Yomitan High School and then take him to his juku (cram school) in Okinawa-shi (Okinawa City). For....
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Estate Planning Insights – Tenants by the Entirety for Personal Property

ESTATE PLANNING INSIGHTS By Ethan R. Okura Back in December of 2009, my father, Sanford K. Okura, wrote an excellent article titled “Tenants by the Entirety.” It explained the pros and cons of holding property as “tenants by the entirety” as opposed to holding them in revocable trust(s). At the time, tenants by the entirety....

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