Hakuoh University Handbell Choir Celebrates 24th Hawaii Visit

The Hakuoh University Handbell Choir from Oyama City in Japan’s Tochigi Prefecture presented its 24th concert series in Honolulu last month. The 12 students, plus a violinist and a pianist, shared their talent with...

“FILIPINAS!”

  Gwen Battad Ishikawa Women have come a long way over the decades. In the early 1900s, women’s rights activists and feminists Susan Brownell Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton fought for women’s right to vote and...

Ehime Maru Crew Members Remembered

A tragic accident that happened in February 2001 in Hawaiian waters was remembered for the 14th year with a memorial service at the Ehime Maru Memorial at the Kaka‘ako Waterfront Park. The short, but...
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Uchinanchu Of The Year Honorees

The HUOA recognized 45 individuals as “Uchinanchu of the Year” at its installation/”Uchinanchu of the Year” banquet on Jan. 17 at the Hawaii Okinawa Center. Honored were: • Aza Gushikawa Doshi Kai: Ruth and Wayne...
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NGN – Digital Channel 677

“Hero,” premieres on Monday, April 6, at 7:35 p.m. Kohei Kuryu is a young public prosecutor in Tokyo. Kohei is unlike a typical prosecutor. He refuses to wear a suit and tie, opting for casual...
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“Picture Bride” – A Family Saga

Editor’s note: We continue Michael G. Malaghan’s serialized historical novel, “Picture Bride — A Family Saga,” based on the Japanese immigrant experience. Malaghan’s trilogy takes readers from turn-of-the-20th-century-Japan to Hawai‘i in the picture bride...
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Hui O Laulima Awards $10,000 in Cultural Grants

In keeping with its mission of perpetuating Okinawan culture, the Hui O Laulima women’s group has awarded cultural grants to 10 individuals and organizations totaling $10,000. The recipients will use their grants to promote...

Honouliuli Community Celebration

Photo caption: As Interior Secretary Sally Jewell looks on, President Barack Obama greets Jane Kurahara at the doorway of the Oval Office before he signed a proclamation on the establishment of the Honouliuli National...

From the Mailbag

Dear Editor: Congratulations for having the wonderful story about James Dote and his search for facts on the roots of his family background (Feb. 6, 2015, edition). My family . . . the Nii family is...
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KIKU – Channel 9

“The Interrogator,” (from TV Asahi) premieres on Thursday, April 16, at 9 p.m. Yukiko Makabe is the only female interrogator in a department full of men. Their job is to question suspects immediately after a...

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