Queen Contestants – 68th Cherry Blossom Festival (page 3 of 3)
[caption id="attachment_20382" align="alignnone" width="240"] Jaylin Petersen[/caption] JAYLIN KAIKO TERRY PETERSEN High School: Roosevelt High School College/Degree: University of Hawai‘i at Mänoa, Bachelor of Arts in Human Development and Family Studies, Bachelor of Arts in Political Science; John Hopkins University Occupation: Special education teacher Hobbies: Dancing (ballet, contemporary and hip hop), reading, outdoor activities and spending....
Community Focus – Okinawa’s Begin Set for March 28 Concert in Torrance
The popular Okinawan pop/folk group BEGIN will make its U.S. mainland debut in a concert set for Saturday, March 28, in Torrance, Calif. The 7:30 p.m. concert, sponsored by the Okinawa Association of America, Inc., will be held in the Marsee Auditorium on the campus of El Camino Community College (16007 Crenshaw Blvd.) in Torrance.
Herald Salutes – Leilani Okuda
On Feb. 8, at the Japanese Cultural Center of Hawai‘i, Leilani Okuda was inducted into the President William McKinley High School’s Hall of Honor. She was honored for serving the softball community locally, nationally and internationally. Her many honors include:
Herald Salutes – Deidre Tegarden
Deidre Tegarden has rejoined Maui’s Nisei Veterans Memorial Center as executive director, a position she held from 2016 until 2018, when newly elected Maui County Mayor Michael Victorino selected her as his chief of staff. Tegarden will replace former state Sen. Jill Tokuda, who will now serve as NVMC’s director for external relations, leading the....
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YOUR SOCIAL SECURITY By Jane Yamamoto-Burigsay
Medicare 411 – What Medicare Does, and Does Not – Cover
MEDICARE 411 By Cate Kortzeborn
Community Focus – Omotesenke Domonkai Holds Hatsugama Tea Ceremony
The Omotesenke Domonkai held a Hatsugama tea ceremony in the Seiköan Tea House at the Japanese Cultural Center of Hawaiʻi on Feb. 15. The ceremony commemorated the 65th anniversary of the establishment of the Hawaiʻi branch.
GENERATION GAP by Jon J. Murakami
Community Focus – The Consul General of Japan Holds Emperor’s Birthday Reception
On the evening of Feb. 20, the first birthday reception of the Reiwa Era for Emperor Naruhito was held at the Nu‘uanu residence of Koichi Ito, consul general of Japan. Three hundred eighty guests enjoyed the festivities on the lawn. They were welcomed by live music performed by the Hawaii Gagaku Society and Royal Hawaiian....
Queen Interview – Queen Lauren Sugai: Zenshin for Life
Departing Cherry Blossom Queen Lauren Sugai Inspired to “Pay It Forward” Jodie Chiemi Ching In two weeks, the 67th Cherry Blossom Queen Lauren Sugai will pass her crown and scepter to one of 15 contestants who have fulfilled various phases of the Honolulu Japanese Junior Chamber of Commerce 68th Cherry Blossom Festival. In an “exit....
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