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Estate Planning Insights – Retirement Savings and New Contribution Limits

ESTATE PLANNING INSIGHTS By Ethan R. Okura There’s no question about it: Saving for retirement is not easy. There are quite a few types of retirement accounts. Each has its own rules and tax benefits, although, for the most part, they tend to be similar. The amounts you can contribute, however, vary from plan to....
Dan found this internet photo of Mongol cavalrymen riding their tiny horses that originated from the Mongolian steppe. It is believed that they evolved into the Yonaguni and Miyako horses now nearing extinction in Okinawa. (Source: https://www.lingualift.com/blog/japanese-horse-breeds/)

Living History – Horses of Great Antiquity

Dan Nakasone Special to The Hawai‘i Herald As a volunteer ranch hand and a horse owner, I was intrigued to read in George Kerr’s book, “Okinawa: The History of an Island People,” that the Ryukyu Kingdom traded trained horses with China from the late 1300s to the early 1600s. Why, I wondered, was a kingdom....
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“What is the Legacy of the Sansei?”

Gail Honda Special to The Hawai‘i Herald Last year, I approached Hawai‘i Herald editor Karleen Chinen about writing an article that asked the question: “What is the legacy of the Sansei?” I was motivated to ask this question because I had observed, with growing concern, that Japanese Americans had all but vanished from national conversations....
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KBFD – Korean Programming

“Queen for Seven Days,” Wednesday and Thursday at 10 p.m.; re-airs on Thursday and Friday at 1 p.m. Chae-Kyung Shin is the daughter of a powerful politician during the Joseon Dynasty. She falls in love with Crown Prince Lee-Yuk, who lives under the tyranny of this half-brother, King San-Gun Yeon. When Lee-Yuk  rises to the....
Journalist and community activist Gary T. Kubota spent three years conducting oral history interviews with over 30 people who were arrested or involved in protesting the 1971 eviction of residents in Kalama Valley for the book, “Hawaii Stories of Change.” The incident is described as the defining moment in the Hawaiian Renaissance. The protests were organized by Kokua Hawaii, a group of community activists. (Photo by Gregg K. Kakesako)

“Hawaii Stories of Change”

Gregg K. Kakesako Special to The Hawai‘i Herald Nearly half a century ago, 32 people were arrested while protesting the mass eviction of Kalama Valley residents, including farmers and native Hawaiians, by landowner Bishop Estate to pave the way for suburban development in East O‘ahu. Among those arrested was community and anti-Vietnam War activist —....
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KIKU

"Three Days to Destiny," premiers on Monday, Dec. 17 at 8 p.m., and Tuesday, Dec. 18 at 1 p.m. One of the most popular series to air on KIKU was "Happy Family Plan." In this show, dads had one week to learn a special talent that could win a special prize for their entire family.....
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NGN Programs

“Fukuoka Ren’ai Monogatari (Love Stories from Fukuoka),” 2017-2018 drama, 1 hour and 41 minutes. Starring Nanami Sakuraba, Renn Kiriyama, Yosuke Sugino and Nao. “Love Stories from Fukuoka” is based on real-life stories submitted by viewers about their personal experiences with love, loss and longing. The stories are based in Fukuoka, the capital city of the....
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“The Musubi Book” Book Signing

WHO/WHAT: Mana Musubi shop co-owner Manabu Asaoka will introduce his new book, “The Musubi Book,” celebrating the popular triangular rice snack. Asaoka will also do a mini musubi demonstration, share some of his recipes...
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Health Information – Natto Boosts Your Brain, Strengthens Your Bones (Part 6)

Natto (fermented soy beans), one of Japan’s best-known health foods, is loaded with compounds that help slow aging of the brain such as vitamins B1, B2 and K2. Vitamin B1, known for its effects...
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“Ginoza Son, Geinou Kouryu Kouen (YUI), Vol. 2”

WHO/WHAT: The Hawaii Ginoza Sonjin Kai and Okinawa’s Ginoza Village will celebrate the 70th anniversary of the establishment of the Hawaii Ginoza Sonjin Kai by presenting “Ginoza Son, Geinou Kouryu Kouen (Yui), Vol. 2.”...

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