The Nakasone ‘ohana’s 35th and final reunion was held July 6 at the Wahiawa Hongwanji social hall. It brought out 132 family members, plus friends and extended ‘ohana. The Nakasone family, which is still largely home-based in Central O‘ahu, is now five generations strong in Hawai‘i. (Photo by Steve Nohara)

Lead Story – From Yaaninju to Ohana

Why Family Reunions Matter Dan Nakasone Special to The Hawai‘i Herald When I meet people from Wahiawä for the first time, they usually ask me whether I’m related to so-and-so Nakasone. My answer is usually yes, because virtually all of the Nakasones in Wahiawä are related. Believe me, there’s a lot of us! Longtime Wahiawä....
The entrance to the Halekulani Okinawa grounds. (Photos by Colin Sewake)

Spotlight – Halekulani Okinawa Opens

The grand opening of Halekulani’s first overseas property was celebrated in Honolulu on July 25 with a festive reception held just hours after the Halekulani Okinawa opened for business in the resort area of Onna. Halekulani Waikïkï’s general manager Ulrich Krauer hosted the reception for Hawai‘i travel and tour industry representatives and other guests, introducing....
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Community – Hui Makaala Fashion Show Attracts Sell-Out Audience

Karleen Chinen Hui Makaala’s 50th anniversary Scholarship Luncheon and Fashion Show attracted a sold-out audience of 700 people who filled the Coral Ballroom of the Hilton Hawaiian Village on July 21. In celebration of the milestone anniversary event, which was co-chaired by Karen Shishido and Jane Tamanaha Lee, Hui Makaala arranged for YOKANG designer Kanna....
Photo of Carolyn Kubota Morinishi and Marian Kurosaki Kubota

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Culture – Okinawa’s First to Enter Keiki Hula Competition in Hawaii

Ishii Takes Fourth Place Jodie Chiemi Ching On July 25, Kainosuke Ishii of Ginowan, Okinawa took fourth place in the master’s division at the Queen Lili‘uokani Keiki Hula Competition at the Neal S. Blaisedell Arena. It is the first time anyone from Okinawa has entered the Hawai‘i competition, although there have been participants from other....
Smile and say “Andagi!” It’s everyone’s Okinawan Festival favorite.

2019 Okinawan Festival – “The Festival” and “The Mura”

Last year, the leadership and member-clubs of the Hawaii United Okinawa Association took a leap into the unknown and moved the Okinawan Festival from Kapi‘olani Park to the Hawai‘i Convention Center. It was an experimental year for the state’s largest ethnic festival. It proved to be a good move as it had an estimated 56,000....
Paranku Clubs of Hawaii member Pat Davidson with the Hawaii United Okinawa Association club banners behind her. (Photo by Cora Hiranaka)

2019 Okinawan Festival – Music, Odori, Taiko, Karate, and More!

SATURDAY, AUG. 31, 2019  (SUBJECT TO CHANGE) 9:30 a.m. RYUKYU SOKYOKU KOYO KAI HAWAII SHIBU Derek Fujio, President Jane Kaneshiro Sozan Kai Bonnie Miyashiro Soho Kai Yamashiro Yoneko Sokyoku Kenkyu Kai Yasuko Arakawa Aki no Kai Toyoko Toma Sokyo Kai Kazuko Ito...
'Perfect World.'

NGN3 September Movie Schedule (part I)

SUNDAY, SEPT. 1 Midnight – Kamikaze Aventurer 2 a.m. – The Yagyu Military Art: One-Eyed Ninja 3:30 a.m. – Nerves for Victory 5 a.m. – Lord Hideyori and Princess Sen 6:30 a.m. – Classmates 8:20 a.m. – Peacock Secrets 9:20 a.m. – The Envoy 10:50 a.m. – A Brave Ronin 12:20 p.m. – Traveling in Party....
'Natsuzora.'

NGN3 September Movie Schedule (part II)

SUNDAY, SEPT. 15 12:10 a.m. – Sword in the Moonlight Part 3 2 a.m. – Wind, Woman, and Road 3:40 a.m. – Young Spears 5:10 a.m. – Evil Taro of Edo 6:50 a.m. – The Yagyu Military Art: One-Eyed Ninja 8:20 a.m. – The Big Bee 10:40 a.m. – Excursion to Treasure Isle 12:10 p.m. – Carmen....

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