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Sidebar – Memorial Day: Shinnyo Lantern Floating Livestream

The annual Shinnyo Lantern Floating Hawaii event attracts over 40,000 people to Ala Moana Beach Park from around the world every year. However, this year, due to concerns about the COVID-19 pandemic, the festival...
Bon dance festival 2019 at Hawaii's Plantation Village. (Photo by Wayne Shinbara)

Community – Ever-Evolving 2020 Statewide Obon Schedule

Around mid-April, The Hawai‘i Herald starts calling Japanese Buddhist temples and community organizations across the state. And this issue would normally include a four-page pull-out section filled with information including Hatsubon and obon services, Töro nagashi (lantern floating) and bon dance festivals. Regretfully, this is the first summer in decades that the schedule seems up....

NGN3 June Movie Schedule (Part I)

MONDAY, JUNE 1 Midnight – Code Between Brothers: All-New 1:30 a.m. – Bride of Peacock Castle 3 a.m. – The Medicine Case 4:20 a.m. – Red Cherry 5:50 a.m.  – Grand Contest 7:30 a.m. – Secret of Monjiro's Birth 9:00 a.m. – 365 Nights 10:40 a.m. – Revenger in Shadow 12:10 p.m. – The Shogun's Vault....
'Okashi No Ie.'

NGN3 June Movie Schedule (Part II)

MONDAY, JUNE 15 12:00 a.m. – The Medicine Case 1:20 a.m. – Case of a Young Lord 2:20 a.m. – Yakuza Ladies: The Final Battle 4:20 a.m. – Code Between Brothers: All-New 5:50 a.m. – Bride of Peacock Castle 7:20 a.m. – The Medicine Case 8:40 a.m. – Red Cherry 10:10 a.m. – The 8-Year Engagement 12:10....

NGN Programs

“Rental no Koi (Rental Lover),” premieres Monday, June 15 at 7:35 p.m. Remi is the most popular “item” at the “Rental Lovers” company where no customer request is deemed too impossible, outlandish or difficult to fulfill as long as certain rules and time constraints are observed. The company motto is “The ultimate rental girlfriend” and....
'KIKU Mystery Theatre.'


“Downtown Rocket 2,” premieres Monday, June 1 at 8 p.m.; repeats on Tuesday at 1 p.m. Ryohei Tsukuda is a former researcher at the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency. He now runs a factory that his father left behind. Ryohei takes part in the domestic rocket development plan Stardust, run by a large Japanese corporation. One....

KBFD – Korean Programming

“Good Casting,” Mondays and Tuesdays at 7:45 p.m.; re-airs Tuesday and Wednesday at 2:15 p.m. This spy drama follows legendary NIS agent Baek Chan-Mi after she is punished for her excessive approach to espionage, which resulted in her failure to apprehend a criminal and the death of her subordinate. Now she works for a NIS....
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Health Information – Soybeans Inhibit Cancer, Contain Vitamins, Pair Well with Beer (Part 2)

Many Japanese have heard the saying that soybeans are the “meat that grows in the fields” — a reference to their abundant healthy proteins. But the soybean’s power does not end there. As a health...

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