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Barbara Kawakami To Speak On “Picture Bride Stories” at Hawai‘i Japanese Center in Hilo

Author and plantation era historian Barbara F. Kawakami will present a talk on her new book, “Picture Bride Stories,” on Saturday, April 1, at 2 p.m. at the Hawaii Japanese Center in Hilo. The book, which was published last summer by University of Hawai‘i Press, was awarded the Asian/Pacific American Librarians Association’s 2016-2017 Award for....
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United Japanese Society Welcomes “Year of the Rooster”

United Japanese Society of Hawaii members and supporters welcomed the “Year of the Rooster” with a lively New Year’s celebration at the Japanese Cultural Center of Hawai‘i’s Manoa Grand Ballroom on Jan. 14. After opening koto music by Darin Miyashiro, the program commenced with the observance of a moment of silence for deceased UJSH members.....
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Estate Planning

ESTATE PLANNING INSIGHTS By Ethan R. Okura Spring is in the air! So what does that mean? It means it’s time to do your spring cleaning — time to get rid of all the junk that you’ve accumulated over the past year, deep-clean the house and freshen it up. It also means that it’s time....
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KIKU – Channel 9 (Oceanic Cable) and 20 (Hawaiian Telcom)

“The Imposter,” premieres Sunday, April 15, at 5 and 6 p.m. Lara and Sara are conjoined twins who, after being separated, are adopted by two different aunts. Aunty Betty takes Lara, so her mean daughter Vanessa would have a playmate. But living in their cruel household forces Lara to run away, and she eventually finds....
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NGN3 April Movie Schedule (Part II)

SUNDAY, APRIL 16 1:10 a.m. – The Man of Seven Faces 2:40 a.m. – Heiji the Detective 4:20 a.m. – Gate of Youth 2 6:40 a.m. – The Great King of Mongolia 8:10 a.m. – Snow on the Blades 10:10 a.m. – The Challenge 11:40 a.m. – The Valiant Red Peony 1:20 p.m. – Showdown of....
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NGN Programs (continued)

“Hibotan Bakuto (The Valiant Red Peony),” 1968 drama, 1 hour and 39 minutes. Directed by Kosaku Yamashita. Starring Ken Takakura, Junko Fuji and Tomisaburo Wakayama. Upon the death of her casino owner father, Ryuko takes it upon herself to seek out and kill the murderer. The only clue she has is a wallet left behind....
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Hui O Laulima Accepting 2018 Cultural Grant Applications

Applications are being accepted for Hui O Laulima’s 2018 Cultural Grant program. All prospective grant projects/activities should take place during the 2018 January-December calendar year. Applications, including the complete list of criteria, are due by July 31. Hui O Laulima has been awarding grants and scholarships since 1984. To date, the organization has awarded more....
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Generation Gap

GENERATION GAP by Jon J. Murakami

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