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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....
Group Photo of “Picture Bride Stories” author Barbara F. Kawakami and Masaharu Saito with the family of picture bride Tei Saito.

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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Sake Monogatari – Nihei Takao, Hawai‘i’s Sake Savior

Chris Pearce Hawai‘i Herald Columist Editor’s note: With interest in sake culture and consumption continuing to grow in Hawai‘i and around the world, we are happy to announce the revival of Kokusai Sake Kai co-founder Chris Pearce’s thoroughly researched and well-written columns, “Sake no Monogatari,” (“Tales from the Sake World”) on sake history and culture....
Photo of Consul General Misawa offers a prayer in memory of the World War II Nisei soldiers at last September’s Joint Memorial Service at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific at Punchbowl. (Photos courtesy Ann Kabasawa)

Lead Story – Conversations with my Father

Hawai‘i’s Consul General of Japan Shares Memories of His Father with MIS Veterans Yasushi Misawa Published with Permission Editor’s note: Since his posting in Hawai‘i in mid-2015 as Consulate General of Japan in Honolulu, Yasushi Misawa has delivered dozens of greetings and remarks, even kampai toasts, and been involved in countless ceremonial presentations around town.....
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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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8•0•8 By Dennis Fujitake
Rev. Paul Osumi

Today’s Thought

by Rev. Paul S. Osumi Reprinted with permission A thorn in the flesh To have to face life with a handicap, a constant thorn in the flesh, a cranky boss, a nagging wife, a thoughtless husband, an...
Photo of Onoe Kikunobu Kai members (from left) Jordan Ragasa, Onoe Kikunobukazu (Howard Asao) and Onoe Kikunobutomi (Brandon Goda) perform “Sambaso.”

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.....
"Chef: Three Star School Lunch", premiers Wednesday, April 19, at 7:35 p.m.

NGN Programs

“Mystery Hour – Onnatachi no Tokuso Saizensen,” premieres Tuesday, April 4, at 7:35 p.m. Police officers Kyoko Muromachi and Yayoi Ichijo work for the general affairs and public relations sections while former detective Misuzu Yasaka is now a cafeteria cook. These three women love to gossip about what they hear within the precinct. As they....
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Historical Fiction – “Picture Bride”, A Family Saga

HISTORICAL FICTION By Michael G. Malaghan Chapter 90 Oki Tama eased onto a cushioned armchair on the porch. Haru and Kenji sat on hardback chairs next to him. Tsutsumi, who had honed his speaking technique shouting over the pounding of Hawai‘i’s surf, placed one hand on the back of Oki Tama’s chair. He waited for....

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