The Hakuoh University Handbell Choir performs “Sakura” while their director, Professor Hirotaka Arai, sings the song.

Community Focus – Hakuoh University Handbell Choir Visit Hawaii

Students from Hakuoh University’s Handbell Choir made their 27th goodwill visit to Hawai‘i to share their music. The choir was founded 30 years ago, in 1988, by Professor Hirotaka Arai, who continues to direct the choir. The choir has the capacity to ring seven octaves of handbells and has a wide-ranging repertoire of music. Hakuoh....
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Today’s Thought

by Rev. Paul S. Osumi Human Beings A child heard the term “human beings” but could not grasp its meaning. His mother explained, “It means all of us — father, mother, brother, sister, our neighbors; everyone...
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Dialogue – Mahalo Maui!

DIALOGUE By Karleen C. Chinen
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Japan House Centers To Be Set Up In London, Los Angeles, Sao Paulo

TÖKYÖ — In an effort to popularize Japanese culture, technology and diplomatic stances abroad, Japan’s Foreign Ministry is hoping to establish Japan House communication centers in London, Los Angeles and Sao Paulo, beginning in...
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Generation Gap

GENERATION GAP by Jon J. Murakami

Chado Urasenke Tankokai Hawaii Celebrates Holds First Tea Of 2016

Members and guests of Chado Urasenke Tankokai Hawaii welcomed 2016, the “Year of the Monkey,” with its traditional Hatsudate Shiki, or first tea of the year. The ceremony was held Jan. 17 in the...
The Ryukyu Sokyoku Koyo Kai Hawaii Shibu executive board take their oath of office: Front row, from left: Sharon Shimabukuro, Roberta Umeno, Bonnie Miyashiro, Sara Nakatsu, Derek Fujio, Jane Kaneshiro and Yoneko Yamashiro Edmonson. Back row, from left: Kazumi Iho, Grace Carmichael, Diane Kawamoto, Kathy Shigemura, Sadayo Tamaki and Sato Shankles.

Community Focus – Ryukyu Sokyoku Koyo Kai Hawaii Shibu Installs New Officers

Ryukyu Sokyoku Koyo Kai Hawaii Shibu installed its new officers at a dinner banquet on Jan. 28 at the Pagoda Restaurant. The Koyo Kai is made up of six Okinawan koto schools on O‘ahu. The organization recognized two koto sensei who recently retired — Diane Hatsuko Kaya-Sensei and Chieko Miyasato-Sensei — and thanked them for....
Rev. Paul Osumi

Today’s Thought

by Rev. Paul S. Osumi Reprinted with permission Live Upstairs Ernest Dimnet in his book, “What We Live By,” says that we have an upstairs and downstairs in our life. To live a radiant life we must...
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Generation Gap

Generation Gap By Jon J. Murakami
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“Buddhism in the Age of the Refugee”

WHO/WHAT: The BDK-Rev. (Yoshiaki) Fujitani Interfaith Program presents a talk by Dr. Jeff Wilson, professor of religious studies and East Asian Studies at Renison University College in Waterloo, Ontario, and this year’s Numata Professor...

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