Nisei veterans of the four World War II AJA units — the 100th Infantry Battaion, 442nd Regimental Combat Team, Military Intelligence Service and the 1399th Engineer Construction Battalion — gathered for a group photo at the “Fighting Two Wars: Japanese American Veterans Tribute” at the Hawaii Convention Center. The luncheon banquet was one of the events commemorating the 75th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor. (Photo by Terry Takaki)

Nisei Veterans’ Legacy – How Will We Remember Our Nisei Veterans?

Editor’s note: Earlier this year, outgoing MIS Veterans Club of Hawaii president George Arine asked me to be the speaker at the club’s New Year’s gathering at the Natsunoya Tea House. With an issue to send to press every other week, my initial thought was to politely decline. But as the days went by, giving....
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My Hawaii – Happy “Barkday”, Hana!

MY HAWAII BY Colin Sewake This past February, our family bid our dog Hana a “Happy Fourth Barkday!” With this year being the “Year of the Dog” according to the Chinese calendar, I thought I’d tell you about our family’s experiences with man’s best friend in Okinawa. Since moving to Yomitan, we’ve taken care of....
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KBFD – Korean Programming

“Secret Mother,” premieres on Sunday, June 10, at 6:30 p.m.; re-airs Monday at 1 p.m. Yoon-Jin Kim is a former psychiatrist. To do what is best for her husband and son, she quit her job. Yoon-Jin had a daughter, but her daughter died and she carries a sense of guilt. She wants the best for....
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NGN3 June Movie Schedule (part II)

FRIDAY, JUNE 15 12:40 a.m. – Restoration Fire 2:10 a.m. – The Pirates 4 a.m. – Sister With Sister 5:30 a.m. – The Ako Retainers 8:10 a.m. – Showdown at Lightning Pass 9:40 a.m. – Gassoh 11:10 a.m. – Fine Man 12:40 p.m. – Life of Hishakaku 2:20 p.m. – Yakuza Official 4 p.m. – Code Between Brothers:  All-New 5:30 p.m. – The Ako Retainers 8:10 p.m. – Sister....
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“When You Were Mine,” Saturday at 5 p.m.  Nick and Vanessa are engaged to be married, but tragedy strikes when Nick is in a helicopter crash that causes him to lose his memory. The authorities, unable to find Nick, declare him dead, leaving Vanessa in a deep depression. Nick resurfaces, but with no recollection of....
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Estate Planning Insights – Applying for Long Term Care Medicaid on Your Own?

ESTATE PLANNING INSIGHTS By Ethan R. Okura In 1965, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Social Security Act into law, which included two programs we often hear about in the news: Medicaid (Title XIX) and Medicare (Title XVIII). Medicaid is a joint federal-state program that pays the medical costs of those with limited resources. It....
“Something Like, Something Like It.”

NGN Programs continued ..

“Ishin no Kagaribi (Restoration Fire),” 1961 jidaigeki, 1 hour and 26 minutes. Directed by Sadatsugu Matsuda. Starring Chiezo Kataoka and Ryunosuke Tsukigata. The story of Shinsengumi and one of its deputy leaders, Hijikata Toshizo. “Iya na Onna (Desperate Sunflowers),” 2016 drama, 1 hour and 45 minutes. Directed by Hitomi Kuroki. Starring Yo Yoshida and Yoshino....
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Okianawa Kucho Presentation

WHO/WHAT: Allison Yanagi-Sensei, an Okinawan kucho (upright fiddle) instructor, and her student, Yukiko Pierce, will present a public performance as part of their Apprentice Mentoring Grant. The grant program is part of the Hawai‘i...
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Today’s Thought

by Rev. Paul S. Osumi Reprinted with permission WORSHIPPING “BIGNESS” Here in America we tend to worship bigness. We are impressed by what is big ­—big cities, big buildings, big corporations. But size is an utterly fallacious...

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