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United Japanese Society Wishes New Octogenarians A Special 80th Birthday

The United Japanese Society of Hawaii held a grand birthday party for 31 O‘ahu Nikkei who are turning 80 years old this year. The birthday party — UJSH’s 41st annual Nenchosha Ian Engei Taikai...

Nationwide Organization Launched To Promote “Ninja Culture”

TÖKYÖ — Tales of the legendary ninja abound in Japanese films and anime, but tourists in Japan can now experience the culture following the introduction of a new organization that honors the ancient mercenaries. The...
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Generation Gap

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Northward Ho!

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Japanese Films Light Up Hiff35

In a place like Hawai‘i, where the seasons flow almost seamlessly from one season into the next, the arrival of fall is still much anticipated — not because the leaves will be turning colors,...

Keiro Addresses Community At Open Meeting

Mia Nakaji Monnier and Nao Nakanishi Each July during Obon, Japanese Americans gather in the Nishi Hongwanji Temple gym to buy udon. Under the basketball hoops, they slurp noodles out of Styrofoam bowls before wandering back...


Kodomo ni wa Oya ga nozomu youna Sainou nakutemo Oya ga wakaranai youna Sainou ga aru mono desu What makes a child? To have no talents the parents hope for, but gifts the parents can never understand. – Bishop Ryokan Ara Tendai...

Mysteries of Mo‘ili‘ili with Lopaka Kapanui

WHO/WHAT: Hawai‘i, and O‘ahu especially, is a fusion of multiple cultures with customs rooted in the values and traditions of their native lands combined with that of the Native Hawaiian people. The cultural mix...
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“Picture Bride” — A Family Saga

Michael G. Malaghan Special to The Hawai‘i Herald Editor’s note: We continue Michael G. Malaghan’s serialized historical novel, “Picture Bride — A Family Saga,” based on the Japanese immigrant experience. Malaghan’s trilogy takes readers from turn-of-the-20th-century-Japan...

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