Growing Bittermelon

By H. Dale Sato Some people love it; others can’t bear the taste of it, despite its health benefits. I’m talking about bitter melon — the green vegetable Okinawans refer to as göyä. In Japanese, bitter...

Japan’s Defense

Joseph S. Nye Jr | In recent weeks, the Diet has been debating whether to support legislation that will allow Japan to exercise the right of collective self-defense.
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Today’s Thought

Some people race along at top speed.  They burn the candle at both ends.  They neglect their rest, gulp down their food, and move fast in a wild dash to get ahead.  Nothing stops...

“Tukeeya Hizamitin – Transcending Hearts”

WHO/WHAT: Tamagusuku Ryu Senjukai Frances Nakachi Ryubu Dojo presents this special performance, “Tukeeya Hizamitin - Transcending Hearts,” featuring students from Tamagusuku Senju Kai Okinawa and Hawai‘i who have received certificates in Okinawa for various...

NGN Programs

“Osozaki no Himawari (Late Blooming Sunflower),” premieres on Monday, Sept. 1, at 7:35 p.m. A story of seven young adults living their ordinary days near the Shimanto river of Kochi prefecture, renowned as the last...

Okinawan Festival Favorites

ALL-TIME FAVORITES! Pig’s Feet Soup: It’s called ashitibichi in Uchinaaguchi (Okinawan language). Pieces of pig’s feet are cooked in a soup stock and garnished with konbu (seaweed), daikon (turnip), togan (squash) and mustard cabbage and...

NGN3 September Movie Schedule

MONDAY, SEPT. 1 Midnight – Yakuza on Horseback 1:40 a.m. – Oda Nobunaga 3:20 a.m. – The Shadow War of the Yakuza 5 a.m. – Paper Crane Palanquin 6:30 a.m. – Chivalrous Nature 8 a.m. – Balloon 9:40 a.m. – Gang...

Shushin

Fuufu demo Tomodachi demo Aite no ketten wo Kuchi ni suru you ni nattara Naka wa kowareru Even for husband and wife, or good friends, If you voice their faults, the relationship will be broken.

Former Residents of Onomea and Kainaule Camps Gather for Reunion

FORMER RESIDENTS OF ONOMEA AND KAINAULE CAMPS GATHER FOR REUNION Several dozen former residents of Onomea and Kainaule camps on the Big Island gathered for a reunion on July 5 at the Papaikou Community Center. Attendees...

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