Photos of: Bishop Ryokan Ara (left), Ed Ichiyama (top center), Rev. Yoshiaki Fujitani (top right), and Jane Komeji (bottom center)

Dialogue – Remembering an Extraordinary Team

Karleen Chinen Commentary We are reminded almost daily of how quickly we are losing our World War II veterans — the people that broadcast journalist Tom Brokaw called “The Greatest Generation.” In Hawai‘i, we see their names in the “Honor Roll” and “In Memoriam” columns in the newsletters of the various veterans groups. No one....

Kimberly Takata Named Cherry Blossom Festival Queen

Gwen Battad Ishikawa The 63rd Cherry Blossom Festival came to a close on March 22 at the Sheraton Waikiki Hotel, when the new queen and court were announced at the Festival Ball. The festival, sponsored by...
Photo of a house being damaged by typhoon Nanmadol devastated homes and businesses in Fukuoka.

Community Focus – Donations Sought For Fukuoka Typhoon Relief

The Hawai‘i Fukuoka Kenjin Kai has launched a monetary relief drive to aid residents of Fukuoka, Japan, after the prefecture was devastated by flooding, landslides and even loss of lives resulting from Typhoon Nanmadol on July 5. The kenjinkai’s board of directors approved sending $25,000 for use by the Fukuoka government agency coordinating the relief....
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Today’s Thought

Rev. Paul S. Osumi Reprinted with permission HUNGER FOR APPRECIATION We all hunger for appreciation. We all crave the words of approval and recognition that make our efforts seem worthwhile. It is tragic that  many people keep...
Group photo of 2018 Little League World Champions eating at Agu Ramen

Community Focus – Little League World Champions Feted at Agu Ramen

Hawai‘i’s Little League Baseball World champions were guests of honor at a special dinner at Agu Ramen restaurant at Ala Moana Center on Sept. 24. Agu Ramen owner and president Hisashi Uehara hosted the championship team to congratulate the young champs. The ‘ukulele duo, Heart and Soul, also performed for the champs.
Dennis Fujitake


8*0*8 By Dennis Fujitake

McKinley Alumni Association Annual Alumni Brunch

WHO/WHAT: McKinley Alumni Association presents its annual Alumni Brunch. This year’s honorees, or “Tiger Pride Awardees” are Dr. Franklin Y. Yamamoto, Noel Okimoto and Jacob Roy Kekoaokalani Hoopai. WHEN/WHERE: Saturday, Jan. 30, from 10 a.m.-2...
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NGN3 March Movie Schedule (Part I)

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 1 Midnight – Gambler: Victory Without Death 1:30 a.m. – Heavenly Dragon 3 a.m. – The Sorcerer’s Orb, Parts 3 & 4 4:50 a.m. – Yume-Chiyo 7 a.m. – Code Between Brothers 6 8:30 a.m. – Edo Purebred 10 a.m. – Turbulent Highways 11:40 a.m. – Samurai Geisha 1:20 p.m. – The Prickly....
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Armed With Words

Editor’s note: Frances Kakugawa was a good poet and writer before Alzheimer’s disease attacked her mother and forever changed Frances’ life. She took her love for the written word and turned it into a...

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