Lead Story – Recalling Iolani Palace’s Return to Glory

Fifty years ago, all of Hawai‘i state government’s elected big shots — from then-Gov. John Burns and his lieutenant governor, Tom Gill, to state senators and representatives — closed their ‘Iolani Palace offices and walked across what was then Hotel Street to America’s newest state capitol building. As they walked into Hawai‘i’s political and governmental....
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Today’s Thought

By Rev. Paul S. Osumi Reprinted with permission WHAT A CAST! A playwright, looking up a number in a New York City telephone directory, commented, “Not much plot here but what a cast!” In the Honolulu telephone...
'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....
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Health Information – A Sticky Slimy Way to Turn Back the Clock on the...

In Japanese, a person with a spirited willingness to do his best when it matters most is said to have nebarigoshi––literally, “stick-to-it hips.” The Japanese claim sticky, slimy foods like natto, a wonderful fermented...
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....
'Oshin'

KIKU

"Prison Princess," premiers on Monday, April 1 at 8 p.m., and Tuesday, April 2 at 1 p.m. Attempted murder, fraud and embezzlement, illicit drugs, tax evasion and even murder? Five women convicted of various crimes, and a crime-loathing female warden, put aside their differences to hatch a grand plot of revenge against a handsome but....
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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).
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“Taste of Hongwanji” and Spring Bazaar

WHO/WHAT: Honpa Hongwanji Hawaii Betsuin presents its annual “Taste of Hongwanji” and Spring Bazaar featuring foods such as beef stew, fried noodles, sushi rolls, KC Waffle Dogs, shave ice and baked goods. Other highlights:...
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....

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