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Generation Gap

GENERATION GAP by Jon J. Murakami
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Taste of Hongwanji Bazaar

WHO/WHAT: Honpa Hongwanji Hawaii Betsuin will hold its annual bazaar featuring ‘ono food and drinks, entertainment, a variety of handcrafted items and many other “hidden treasures.” The bazaar will also feature Maui-style “flying saucers,”...
NGN3 Movie of the Month: “Shokubutsu Zukan (Evergreen Love).”

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“Hibari Minyo no Tabi Beranme Nakanorisan (Feisty Edo Girl Nakanori-san),” 1961 drama, 1 hour and 26 minutes. Directed by Masamitsu Igayama. Starring Hibari Misora and Ken Takakura. Daughter of a lumber shop in Edo strives to protect her family business from the competitor. “Hizakura Daimyo (The Hectic Lord),” 1958 jidaigeki, 1 hour and 22 minutes.....
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KBFD – Korean Programming

“Rebel,” Sunday at 6:30 p.m.; re-airs Monday at 1 p.m. Gil Dong Hong is the son of servant Ah Mo Gae Hong, which gives Gil Dong no legal standing in Joseon society. With no opportunities to do any legitimate work despite his brilliance, Gil Dong becomes the leader of a band of smugglers who steals....
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Pacific Buddhist Academy Taiko Festival

WHO/WHAT: Pacific Buddhist Academy’s Hyaku Sen Ki Kai Taiko — the school’s student taiko group — and PBA’s faculty will present their annual taiko festival. ”Koi-Koi! — Let’s Go!” is the theme of this...
“Evergreen Love.”

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“Sapporo Snow Festival 2018,” premieres on Wednesday, April 4, at 8:30 p.m. Two and a half million people visit Sapporo’s world famous Snow Festival every year to enjoy its great snow statues, snow activities, romantic night strolling and great food. The 69th annual snow festival features “The Final Fantasy XIV: Battle of Winter Wonderland” sculpture.....
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KIKU

“Rikuoh (TBS),” premieres on Sunday, April 22, at 9 p.m. Miyazawa Koichi runs a small, but longstanding company which makes tabi (traditional Japanese socks). He is the CEO of the fourth generation company with about 20 employees. Due to a decrease in demand for tabi, the company is struggling to keep afloat.  In order to....
In 2014, Army investigators sift through the remains of what was a prisoner of war camp at Schofield Barracks from 1944 to 1945. (U.S. Army photo)

History – Footprint of Hawaii’s Italian POW’s

The Little-Known Story of the Landmarks Left by World War II Italian Prisoners of War Gregg K. Kakesako Special to The Hawai‘i Herald During World War II, some 3,000 Okinawan soldiers, conscripts and civilians were imprisoned in Hawai‘i as prisoners of war. Twelve of them died while in captivity here in Hawai‘i and were buried....
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Kunia Orchid Show and Plant Sale

WHO/WHAT: Five local orchid clubs will showcase their best booms at the 64th annual Kunia Orchid Show and Plant Sale. Besides the blooming orchids, there will be educational displays on invasive species, cactus and...
Descendants of Kama and Yukichi Shiroma, founders of the Shiroma Saimin Stand that once served bowls of hot saimin from Oahu Sugar Plantation’s Higashi Camp in Waipahu, attended a rededication of the outdoor saimin stand exhibit at Hawaii’s Plantation Village.

Shiroma Saimin Stand Honors Memory of Hardworking Founders

Visitors to the March 3 “Noodles and Bread” event at Hawaii’s Plantation Village on the grounds of the Waipahu Cultural Garden Park could choose from a variety of ethnic foods representing the diverse cultures of Hawai‘i’s immigrant history. Anchoring the day’s festivities was the rededication of the Shiroma Saimin Stand exhibit, featuring a saimin noodle-making....

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