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Crosscurrents Concert With Pro Musica Nipponia

WHO/WHAT: The East-West Center Arts Program and UH Manoa Music Composition Program present a trio of top musicians from the prize-winning Pro Musica Nipponia ensemble of Tokyo, who will perform traditional and contemporary Japanese...
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Sake Appreciation Festival

WHO/WHAT: Hawaii Kotohira Jinsha – Hawaii Dazaifu Tenmangu honors sake at this special festival. Sake, a by-product of rice, has long been a vital part of Japanese culture. Its strongest connection with the Japanese culture...

The Sansei Legacy: The Not-so-quiet Americans

Brian Niiya Special to The Hawai‘i Herald Editor’s note: On this date 74 years ago, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed an executive order, which, in today’s climate of anti-Muslim hysteria and political hot air, is often...
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Time For Change No. 2

Karleen C. Chinen Commentary Phew! We survived the first test of change — delivery two weeks ago of our Feb. 5, 2016, edition of the Herald using the Honolulu Star-Advertiser’s distribution system. There were a few...
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Herald Salutes

Gov. David Ige has appointed Merton Chinen (no relation to editor Karleen Chinen) to lead the Office of Youth Services. OYS is administratively attached to the Department of Human Services, where Chinen has worked for...
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East Hawaii Hiroshima Kenjin Kai Annual Meeting And New Year’s Luncheon

The East Hawaii Hiroshima Kenjin Kai will celebrate the Year of the Monkey with its annual luncheon meeting, to be held on Sunday, Feb. 28, at the Honpa Hongwanji Hilo Betsuin Sangha Hall. A short...

JCCH Resource Center Gets A Facelift And A New Name: Tokioka Heritage Resource Center

With teru-teru bozu hanging from the branches of trees in the courtyard, hoping to fend off a threatening downpour, the Japanese Cultural Center of Hawai‘i blessed and rededicated its resource center as the Tokioka...

Remembering Töhoku Five Years On

Jon Ishihara Special to The Hawai‘i Herald In 2011, I was working out of a two-story temporary building at the U.S. Naval Ship Repair Facility in Yokosuka, Japan. It had been built as a modular structure...
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Uchinanchu Pride And Appreciation

Gwen Fujie Special to The Hawai‘i Herald As a sansei American of Okinawan ancestry born to Higa and Kaneshiro parents and legally adopted by a Naichi (person with family roots in mainland Japan) father, Toshio Nishizawa,...

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