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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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Spotlight – JCCH Hosts GFBNEC’s “Courage and Compassion” Traveling Exhibition

A traveling exhibit chronicling the story of the Japanese American experience in World War II opened on Veterans Day at the Japanese Cultural Center of Hawai‘i. “Courage and Compassion: Our Shared Story of the Japanese American WWII Experience” was produced by the Los Angeles-based Go For Broke National Education Center. It will be on display through....
“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....
This tree at U.S. Army Garrison Okinawa in Sobe, Yomitan, also known as Torii Station, fell victim to Typhoon Saola in late October. Torii Station is the main Army installation in Okinawa. (Photo by Colin Sewake)

My Hawaii – Typhoon Tales

TYPHOON REPORT LOCATION: Okinawa, Oct. 28, 2017 Just thought I’d give everyone an Aloha Saturday morning typhoon report from Okinawa. Yes, it’s windy and rainy here, as we are being hit by a small typhoon. The Japanese system has labeled it Typhoon #22, but the Joint Typhoon Warning Center labeled it Tropical Storm #27 and....
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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....
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Plantation Plays

WHO/WHAT: By popular demand, Leeward Theatre and Hawaii’s Plantation Village present the return of “Plantation Plays.” The plays were written by Kiki, Courtney Takabayashi and Kirstyn Trombetta and directed by Ashley DeMoville. WHEN/WHERE: Saturday and...
Allison Yanagi-Sensei (right) plays sanshin while her student Yukiko Pierce practices kücho during a recent lesson. (Photos courtesy Allison Yanagi)

Culture – “Aloha Den-On” To Debut New Ryukyuan Music School

Nomura Ryü Dentö Ongaku Kyökai Okinawa to Join Hawai‘i Concert Jodie Chiemi Ching Special to the Hawai‘i Herald More than 20 years ago, Bokuzen Kaneshiro presented his precious sanshin to his yonsei granddaughter, Allison Ya- nagi. It marked the beginning of her lifelong commitment to Okinawan performing arts. Today, Allison Yanagi — now Allison Yanagi-Sensei....
Photo from "Yoko the Cherry Blossom"

NGN3 December Movie Schedule (part II)

SUNDAY, DEC. 17 12:30 a.m. – Gentle Breeze 2:10 a.m. – The Black Hooded Man 2 3:40 a.m. – Fate Deals the Card of Death 5:30 a.m. – Falcon Magistrate 7:10 a.m. – Bloodied Spear 8:50 a.m. – KAKEKOMI 11:20 a.m. – Cape of the Vampire Bats 12:50 p.m. – Bloodied Flower 2:40 p.m. – Travels of Hibari....
Carolyn’s Uncle Jim captured the old family home in this painting.

Landmarks – Home Sweet Home

House in Kapa‘a Has Been Home to Four Generations of the Kurasaki Family Carolyn Morinishi Special to The Hawai‘i Herald “Long periods of suffering have left their imprint on her face and posture, but her spirit and faith have remained strong and undaunted through the years.” — Isami Kurasaki writing about his mother, Hide Kurasaki....

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