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Community Focus – United Japanese Society Honors New Octogenarians With An 80th Birthday Party

The United Japanese Society of Hawaii honored 27 O‘ahu Nikkei who are celebrating their 80th birthday this year by throwing them a grand celebration. The UJSH’s 42nd annual Nenchosha Ian Engei Taikai (Senior Citizens...
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The Mystery of History

Dale Minami Published with Permission The following is the text of Dale Minami’s keynote speech at Denshö’s 20th anniversary gala in Seattle on Sept. 24. The Herald thanks Dale for allowing us to share his insightful...
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Journeys to Wellness – Program Observes Fifth Year with Interfaith Health and Wellness Event

Kevin Kawamoto Special to The Hawai‘i Herald The threat of rain couldn’t dampen the enthusiasm of those who gathered at the Community Church of Honolulu in Nu‘uanu on Oct. 22 for the fifth annual “Journeys to...
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“Legend of Ko‘olau” Stages For One Night in Honolulu

WHO/WHAT: Playwright and Hawai‘i journalist Gary T. Kubota’s national touring play, “The Legend of Ko‘olau,” comes to Honolulu for a one-time-only performance. The historically based one-man play focuses on Kaluaiko’olau, a legendary Hawaiian cowboy...
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Dear Frances – Giggle Medicine

DEAR FRANCES By Frances H. Kakugawa
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Community Focus – Yamagata Governor Introduces Prefecture’s Products

Yamagata Prefecture governor Mieko Yoshimura visited Honolulu last month to introduce products from her prefecture. Among the products Yoshimura and Japanese actor Eiichiro Funakoshi introduced were Yamagata’s artisan woodworks and crafts, its sake, Yonezawa...
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Itadakimasu – The Good Table .. Doing Good

ITADAKIMASU By Ryan Tatsumoto
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Showtime Asia – Tsukiji Film Captures “Japan’s Lively Kitchen”

Takaki Tominaga Kyodo News TÖKYÖ — Filmmaker Naotaro Endo visited Tö- kyö’s Tsukiji fish market for the first time in 2012 and was totally intrigued by the place often called “the world’s largest fish market.” “I was amazed...
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Your Social Security – Securing Today and Tomorrow

YOUR SOCIAL SECURITY By Jane Yamamoto-Burigsay
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46th Annual Harvest Fair at Manoa Valley Church

Manoa Valley Church (United Church of Christ) will hold its 46th Annual Harvest Fair on Saturday, Nov. 5, from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. on the church grounds — 2728 Huapala St. (across from Manoa Marketplace...

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