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....
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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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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Generation Gap

GENERATION GAP by Jon J. Murakami
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8•0•8

8•0•8 By Dennis Fujitake
Rev. Paul Osumi

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...
Comic Shushin, Nov. 17 2017 Issue

Shushin

Bishop Ryokan Ara Tendai Mission of Hawaii Ore wa baka dato Omotte iru hito wa Mikomi ga arimasu There is hope if you think you are stupid.
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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...
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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...
Bulletin Graphic, featuring filmmaker Chie Mikami's 2015 documentary "We Shall Overcome"

“We Shall Overcome”

WHO/WHAT: The University of Hawai‘i at Manoa Center for Okinawan Studies presents a public showing of filmmaker Chie Mikami’s 2015 documentary, “We Shall Overcome.” The film (see trailer at http://ikusaba.com/en/) documents Okinawan opposition to...

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