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Queen Lauren Sugai at the Jan. 12 opening ceremonies of the 2020-2021 Cherry Blossom Festival, which was held at the Japanese Cultural Center of Hawai‘i. (Photos courtesy Honolulu Japanese Junior Chamber of Commerce).

Queen Interview – Queen Lauren Sugai: Zenshin for Life

Departing Cherry Blossom Queen Lauren Sugai Inspired to “Pay It Forward” Jodie Chiemi Ching In two weeks, the 67th Cherry Blossom Queen Lauren Sugai will pass her crown and scepter to one of 15 contestants who have fulfilled various phases of the Honolulu Japanese Junior Chamber of Commerce 68th Cherry Blossom Festival. In an “exit....
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Historical Fiction – “Picture Bride, A Family Saga”

HISTORICAL FICTION BY Michael G. Malaghan Chapter 145 Sachiko’s knees quivered as she stepped out of the Packard and looked up the path to the house on the hill. She took a few steps . . . slowly, hesitantly. The scent of plumeria blossoms should have reminded the girl of her childhood in Waimea. Instead,....
The Rev. Akihiro Okada of the Daijingu Temple in Nuuanu performed a Shintö blessing of Japanese Cultural Center of Hawai‘i leaders and others in the martial arts dojo at the start of the Jan. 12 festival. The blessing also included the partaking of sake by JCCH president/executive director Jacce Mikulanec and board chair Ken Hayashida; Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell; Mrs. Misako Ito, representing her husband Consul General of Japan in Honolulu Koichi Ito; and Kevin Asano, one of four Japanese American Olympians from Hawai‘i. Asano captured a gold medal in the 1988 Olympic Games in judo.

In Our Community – JCCH Ohana Festival Shines Through Rain and Clouds

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Birth of Buddha Remembered in Chants

Bishop Chishin Hirai (Reprinted from March 28, 2018) Buddha Day celebrates the birth of the Buddha, Siddhärtha Gautama — the founder of Buddhism. It is said that Siddhartha Gautama was born on April 8 about 2,500 years ago in a place called the Lumbini Garden in India. Upon his birth, beautiful flowers blossomed all around....


Channel 9 (Spectrum) and 20 (Hawaiian Telcom) (Programs are subject to change, without notice. For updated information, call 847-2021) "The Specialist," premiers on Thursday, March 14 at 8 p.m.; and repeats on Friday, March 15 at 1 p.m. Takuma Yoshito, a top-notched criminal profiler with the Kyoto Police Department, is tried and found guilty of rape....
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Geijutsu Performance and Potluck Dinner

WHO/WHAT: The Geijutsu Cultural Exchange and Training Program Students of Okinawa will present a performance of Okinawan music and dance. WHEN/WHERE: Monday, Feb. 4, at 6:30 p.m. (doors open at 6 p.m.) at the Hawaii...
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Gannenmono Symposium – Dr. Mark McNally

History of the Gannenmono: "Should Server to Inspire Us Even Today" Dr. Mark McNally Published with Permission On June 19, 1868, the first group of Japanese immigrants arrived in Honolulu. Their group consisted of about 150 people, all of whom were adult men with the exception of five (or six) women who had accompanied their....
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SUPPLEMENT YOUR BRAIN WITH FISH AND SESAME SEEDS, DHA: BRAIN CELL BUILDING BLOCKS (Part 5) Just as cars use gasoline as their source of energy, we humans use food energy from the things we eat...
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