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Estate Planning Insights – The Proposed Federal Tax Changes

ESTATE PLANNING INSIGHTS By Ethan R. Okura and Carroll Dortch On Nov. 2, the proposed Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 was released to the public. The Republican-sponsored bill introduced by the U.S. House of Representatives is intended to simplify America’s tax code. It offers many changes, which we will review in this column.....
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NGN3 December Movie Schedule

FRIDAY, DEC. 1 Midnight – Shingo’s Original Challenge 1:50 a.m. – Moment of Demon 3:50 a.m. – The Shadow War of the Yakuza 5:30 a.m. – The Envoy 7 a.m. – Bloodied Spear 8:40 a.m. – Lifetime Insecurity 10:30 a.m. – Hibari’s Favorite 11:50 a.m. – Prison Boss 1:20 p.m. – 1,750 Days of Turbulence 3:20 p.m.....
A proud Azuma Kikusue-Sensei (in the purple kimono) with her students following a dance performance. From left: Jan Hashizume, Melissa Morinishi, Erin Takekuma, Madison Doo, Hannah Kostka, Azuma Kikusue-Sensei, Skye Schumacher, Wayne Doliente, Mary Margaret Smith, Tracy Bauman and Mabel Antonio.

Culture – Keeping Japanese Dance Alive on Kauai!

A Rewarding Experience for Both Students and Teacher Carolyn Morinishi Special to The Hawai‘i Herald Wayne Doliente is proud to be 100 percent Filipino, but when he dons a sandogasa (yakuza hat) and döchü kappa (traveling cape), he dances with heart of a pure Japanese. Wayne has been studying Nihon buyö — classical Japanese dance....
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Dialogue – Mahalo Kauai!

DIALOGUE BY Karleen Chinen Putting together a focused issue like this fourth annual Kaua‘i edition usually leaves me with a valuable takeaway. Maybe it’s because I spend so much time with the stories. In that process, they “speak to me” and leave me realizing something I hadn’t prior to getting to know them on my....
“Demo Kekkon Shitai! (But, I Want to Get Married!),” airs on Monday, Dec. 25 and Wednesday, Dec. 27, at 7:35 p.m.

NGN Programs continued …

“Gekido no 1750-nichi (1,750 Days of Turbulence),” 1990, 1 hour and 55 minutes. Directed by Sadao Nakajima. Starring Kiichi Nakai, and Masaya Kato. The depiction of a 1,750-day long gang war. “Gokuchu no Kaoyaku (Prison Boss),” 1968 action film, 1 hour and 30 minutes. Directed by Yasuo Huruhata. Starring Ken Takakura and Junko Fuji. Rival....
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Today’s Thought

by Rev. Paul S. Osumi Reprinted with permission IDENTIFICATION In introducing a speaker at a banquet once, the toastmaster had this to say about him: “This man has been closely identified with all the good things in...
“Warotenka,” premieres on Saturday, Dec. 2, at 7:15 p.m.

NGN Programs

“Warotenka,” premieres on Saturday, Dec. 2, at 7:15 p.m. The 97th NHK Asadora is about Ten, a cheerful girl born in Kyoto in the late Meiji period, who finds great joy in a life filled with laughter. After getting married, she and her husband launch a storytellers’ hall management in Osaka, leading her to become....
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HUOA Winter Craft Fair

WHO/WHAT: The Hawaii United Okinawa Association presents its annual Winter Craft Fair featuring a wide selection of gift items for purchase. Take advantage of the great shopping opportunities and a silent auction. Enjoy food...

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