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“Hou On Sha Toku” – Grant Murata-Sensei’s Solo Recital

WHO/WHAT: Ryukyu Koten Afuso Ryu Ongaku Kenkyu Choichi Kai USA presents “Hou On Sha Toku,” Hawai‘i’s first uta-sanshin solo recital. Enjoy Ryukyu koten (classical) and minyo (folk) music by Murata-Sensei and friends. Special guest performers...

Bluefin Tuna Sells for 4.5 Million Yen at Tōkyō Auction

TÖKYÖ  — The first fish auction of 2015, held Jan. 5 at the Tsukiji Fish Market in Tōkyō, saw a bluefin tuna sell for 4.51 million yen, or roughly $37,934. That breaks down to...

Hula Mania… And Thunder Under The Bridge

HAISAI HAWAII By Louis Wai
Janice Suetomi (seated, fourth from left, holding floral bouquet) was the guest of honor at a family reunion in Okinawa.

Lead Story – Himeyuri Survivor Janice Suetomi

Living to Tell the Story of War and the Importance of Life and Peace Jodie Chiemi Ching On June 23 in Japan’s southernmost prefecture of Okinawa, people will pause to remember those who died in a bloody battle that lasted only three months, but took over 200,000 lives. “Irei no Hi,” as it is referred....

NGN Programs

“WATCH Documentary: Hawaii Immigration and Hiroshima,“ Thursday, Jan. 1, at 6:45 p.m. and Friday, Jan. 2, at 7:30 a.m. “Miyamoto Musashi,” airs from Tuesday, Dec. 30 through Saturday, Jan. 3, at 7:35 p.m. and repeats...
Photo of a decorative ball at Asian Treasures Fair

Asian Treasures Fair

WHO/WHAT: The Hawaii United Okinawa Association will sell pieces from the collection of gifts and donations that they have received over the years. Proceeds will go toward the maintenance of the 27-year-old Hawaii Okinawa...
Drawing featuring Dennis Fujitake as a comic

8•0•8

8•0•8 By Dennis Fujitake
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KIKU

"24 Hours with Big Families, " Mondays and Tuesdays, at Noon-1 p.m. The lives and struggles of two large families are profiled in this special. The first family consists of two parents and nine children living in the Nara prefecture. The mom struggles each day to make ends meet and put food on the table....

Kinnara Gagaku And Arpana Indian Dance Concert

WHO/WHAT: A benefit concert for Higashi Hongwanji Mission of Hawaii. Funds will go toward the temple’s Centennial Celebration and Higashi Hongwanji District 750th memorial service for Shinran Shonin, founder of Jodo Shinshu, which will...

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