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Estate Planning Insights – The Role of the Successor Trustee, Now What Am I...

ESTATE PLANNING INSIGHTS By Ethan R. Okura The following is an all too familiar scenario at our law firm: A parent, a sibling or a dear friend has finally gotten around to doing their initial estate planning. You are so happy for them. And then you find out that you have been named their “successor....
Rev. Paul Osumi

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...
Several of the participants in the 2012 Zadankai (seated, from left) — former Gov. George Ariyoshi, Dr. Fujio Matsuda, Ted Tsukiyama and the Rev. Yoshiaki Fujitani, along with (standing, left) Bishop Ryokan Ara and Consul General of Japan Koichi Ito.

Community Focus – Release of Japanese Translation of “Japanese Eyes, American Heart” Volumes Celebrated

Consul General of Japan Koichi Ito hosted a reception at the Japanese Consulate on Feb. 20 to celebrate the release of the Japanese translation of the three volumes of “Japanese Eyes, American Heart.” The books were published by the Tendai Educational Foundation, headed by Bishop Ryokan Ara, in cooperation with the Hawaii Nikkei History Editorial....
Comic Shushin, May 18, 2018 Issue

Shushin

Bishop Ryokan Ara Tendai Mission of Hawaii Jözu ni Shikari Nasa Jözu ni Shakarare nasai Scold with compassion; receive the scolding with grace.  
The 66th Cherry Blossom Festival contestants were introduced at the Ohana Festival. They are (from left): Mika Nakashige, Colette Masunaga, Kristen Yamamoto, Kaydi Hashima, Rhianna Taniguchi, Ariel Stenek, Melanie Carrié, Joy Nakahara, Kylie Hisatake, Chelsea Briggs, Cindy Nakagawa, Renni Iwasa, Karly Kaneshiro, Shelby Meador and Jordie Ocenar. (Photo courtesy Cherry Blossom Festival)

Spotlight – Cherry Blossom Festival Queen Contestants Introduced

The 66th Cherry Blossom Festival got its official kick-off on Jan. 14 with the introduction of the 15 queen contestants at the New Year’s ‘Ohana Festival, presented by the Japanese Cultural Center of Hawai‘i. The Cherry Blossom Festival is sponsored annually by the Honolulu Japanese Junior Chamber of Commerce. This year’s festival theme is Inspire.....

Shushin

Shushin by Bishop Ryokan Ara, Tendai Mission of Hawaii
Historical Fiction by Michael G. Malaghan

Historical Fiction – “Picture Bride”, A Family Saga

HISTORICAL FICTION By Michael G. Malaghan Chapter 107 February 1924 “Otösan, Coach Williams wants me to try out for the baseball team,” said Takeshi to his father. Haru heard the strain in his voice, even though he tried to sound casually enthusiastic. “He thinks I could be the starting first baseman for McKinley,” Takeshi added.....
Rev. Paul Osumi

Today’s Thought

by Rev. Paul S. Osumi Republished with permission Worry “Worry is like a rocking chair - it will give you something to do but won’t get you anywhere.” Not only that - it will wear you out getting...
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Dialogue – The Next Four Years: Empathy and Vigilance

DIALOGUE By Karleen C. Chinen

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8*0*8 by Dennis Fujitake

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