World War II Nisei Soldiers Remembered At Joint Memorial Service

Karleen C. Chinen With each passing year, there are fewer and fewer of them. But for those surviving Nisei veterans of the 100th Infantry Battalion, 442nd Regimental Combat Team, Military Intelligence Service and 1399th Engineer...
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Japanese Astronaut Expresses Shame For Conflicts And Pollution On Earth

TÖKYÖ — In a note sent Sept. 12 from the International Space Station, Japanese astronaut Kimiya Yui said it is important to preserve the environment and prevent international conflicts. “I feel very ashamed that people...
Rev. Paul Osumi

Today’s Thought

by Rev. Paul S. Osumi Reprinted with permission Three Rules For Happiness Alice Freeman Palmer advocates three simple rules for happiness. First, commit to memory every day something good, such as a Bible verse. Second, look for...
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New Nagasaki Monument Commemorates Pows

NAGASAKI — A monument to commemorate prisoners of war who died in a World War II prison camp in the southwestern Japan city of Nagasaki was unveiled on Sept. 13, with a former POW...
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Recognizing LGBT History Month

Jane Yamamoto-Burigsay Courtesy: Social Security Administration October is National Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Month — a month intended to encourage honesty and openness about being LGBT. First celebrated in 1994 to coincide with National Coming...

Kenny Endo Celebrates 40 Years Of Taiko

Gwen Battad Ishikawa Taiko has often been referred to as the “heartbeat of Japan.” If you’ve ever seen a live taiko performance, you literally understand what that means. The constant rhythmic beat produced by bachi sticks...

Cyrus Tamashiro Installed As UJSH President

Karleen C. Chinen Over 350 people turned out for the installation of the United Japanese Society of Hawaii’s 2015-16 officers and directors at the organization’s annual Installation and Recognition Banquet. The event was held June...

U.S., Japan Agree Marine Base Relocation In Okinawa Is “Crucial”

WASHINGTON — Senior defense officials from the United States and Japan agreed on Sept. 15 that the relocation of a Marine Corps base within Japan’s Okinawa Prefecture is “a crucial step” in the realignment...
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Haruki Murakami’s New Essay Arrives In Bookstores

TÖKYÖ — Novelist Haruki Murakami’s newest essay, “Shokugyo Toshiteno Shosetsuka,” in which Murakami looks back on his life as a novelist, hit bookstore shelves across Japan on Sept. 10. This time, however, the book...

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