A Year Of Firsts For Kimberly Takata

Sixty-third CBF Queen Kimberly Takata Recalls the Past Year
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Cherry Blossom Festival Queen Contestants

Lori Miki Anzai Parents: Guy and Kathleen Anzai High School: Moanalua High School, 2008 College/Degree/Year: University of Hawai‘i at Mänoa, bachelor’s degree in communicology and minor in Japanese, 2012; University of Hawai‘i at Mänoa, bachelor’s degree in...

Japanese Director Makes Film Inspired By Sadako’s Story

By Chitose Nakagawa/Kyodo News LOS ANGELES — A Japanese film director based in Los Angeles has made a film about how people have drawn strength from the story of 12-year-old Sadako Sasaki, who died of...
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Hui O Laulima Awards 2016 Cultural Grants

Hui O Laulima, a nonprofit women’s organization and a member-club of the Hawaii United Okinawa Association, has awarded $5,000 in cultural grants to seven individuals and organizations that promote and perpetuate Okinawan culture in...

Crosscurrents Concert With Pro Musica Nipponia

WHO/WHAT: The East-West Center Arts Program and UH Manoa Music Composition Program present a trio of top musicians from the prize-winning Pro Musica Nipponia ensemble of Tokyo, who will perform traditional and contemporary Japanese...
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Sake Appreciation Festival

WHO/WHAT: Hawaii Kotohira Jinsha – Hawaii Dazaifu Tenmangu honors sake at this special festival. Sake, a by-product of rice, has long been a vital part of Japanese culture. Its strongest connection with the Japanese culture...

Japanese Jazz Trio Sets Guinness Record As Oldest

By Yui Yamazaki/Kyodo News ÖSAKA — The Guinness Book of World Records has recognized a Japanese jazz trio as the band with the oldest average age: 83 years. The members of the group, Golden Senior Trio,...
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