The kenjinkai honored two new octogenarians — immediate past president Robert Nagao (left) and Kenneth Uwaine. Pictured with them (standing) are keiro committee chair Kenneth Saiki and HHKK president Wayne Miyao.

Community Focus – Honolulu Hiroshima Kenjin Kai Welcomes New Year

The Honolulu Hiroshima Kenjin Kai held its annual membership meeting and shinnen enkai on March 10 at the Japanese Cultural Center of Hawai‘i’s Manoa Grand Ballroom. Kenjinkai president Wayne Miyao presided over the general membership meeting. He said it was an honor and a privilege to serve as president and to continue the kenjinkai’s efforts....
(Left) Japanese Crown Prince Naruhito and Crown Princess Masako attend the "Taiirei Seiden no gi" ceremony marking Emperor Akihito's abdication at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo on April 30, 2019. (Kyodo photo)(Right) Japanese Emperor Akihito, accompanied by Empress Michiko, gives a final farewell to the public during the "Taiirei Seiden no gi" abdication ceremony at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo on April 30, 2019, the last day of the Heisei Era. (Kyodo photo)

Heisei to Reiwa – Heisei Era is Now the Reiwa Era

A “TRIPLE PASSAGE” Michael Malaghan Special to The Hawai‘i Herald The weather was miserable, so we didn’t go to the Imperial Palace. I viewed this imperial turnover in the context of a “triple passage” because my wife Tomoko and I got engaged in Japan just as Emperor Hirohito died, bringing the Showa Era to an end, and we....
'Retake - Toki o Kakeru Omoi.'

NGN3 June Movie Schedule

SATURDAY, JUNE 1 Midnight – The Bandits 1:30 a.m. – The Valiant Red Peony 4 3:10 a.m. – Terror of Yakuza 4:50 a.m. – Whirlwind Magistrate 6:30 a.m. – Tokyo Bordello 8:50 a.m. – Romance, Freestyle 10:10 a.m. – The Silk Hat Boss 11:40 a.m. – Judo VS Karate 1:10 p.m.. – Yakuza Ladies: Blood Ties....

NGN3 June Movie Schedule (part 2)

SATURDAY, JUNE 15 12:40 a.m. – Hanjiro of Kusama: Bird of Passage 2:10 a.m. – Terror of Yakuza 3:50 a.m. – Hibari's Favorite 2 5:10 a.m. – Love Echo 6:50 a.m. – An Outlaw 8:30 a.m. – The Bandits 10 a.m. – Seven Knights Part 1 & 2 Noon – Four Hours of Terror 1:20....
'Radiation House.'

NGN Programs (continued)

“Kodo 7000 Meters (Four Hours of Terror),” 1983 action film, 1 hour and 16 minutes. Directed by Tsuneo Kobayashi. Starring Ken Takakura. The captain saves passengers from a brutal murderer on a plane after four hours of terror.
Drawing featuring Dennis Fujitake as a comic

8•0•8

8•0•8 By Dennis Fujitake
'Oishii Gohan.'

KIKU

"Oishii Gohan," premiers on Monday, June 10 at 8 p.m. Tetsuya Watari plays Ryuhei, a rice shop owner who over the years has alienated his family with his stubborn, selfish behavior.  When heart trouble lands him in the hospital, his business partner seeks the help of Ryuhei’s son and daughter-in-law to help with the store. ....
Photo of a bonsai plant promoting Pacific Bonsai Club Plant Fair

Pacific Bonsai Club Plant Fair

WHO/WHAT: The Pacific Bonsai Club will hold its annual plant fair and sale. Club members will be available to answer questions on how to care for your bonsai plants. WHEN/WHERE: Sunday, June 9, 9:30 a.m.-12:30...
HoMA's Book Club: 'Cane Fires' by Kaui Philpotts

HoMA’s Book Club: “Cane Fires” By Kaui Philpotts

WHO/WHAT: The Honolulu Museum of Art’s Book Club presents a discussion on Kaui Philpotts’ “Cane Fires,” a book comprised of short stories set in post World War II Hawai‘i, a period when sugar and...

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