Edible Cherry Blossoms… Emergency Numbers… and the Liter Lowdown

Beautiful and tasty. Is there anything more symbolic of Japan than cherry blossoms in bloom in springtime? Well, maybe a snow-capped Mount Fuji. Or the rising sun on the Japanese flag. Sakura trees are...
Former Gov. George Ariyoshi in a group photo with the Hawaii Fukuoka Kenjin Kai’s 2019 officers and directors.

Community Focus – Hawaii Fukuoka Kenjin Kai Welcomes “Year of the Boar”

The Hawaii Fukuoka Kenjin Kai welcomed the “Year of the Boar” at its annual general membership meeting and shinnenkai at the Japanese Cultural Center of Hawai‘i on Feb. 10. Special guests included former Hawai‘i Gov. George Ariyoshi and his wife Jean, and Consul General of Japan Koichi Ito and his wife Misako. President Keith Sakuda....
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“Truth of Zero” (TV Asahi), premieres on Thursday, Aug. 4, at 8 p.m. Mao Matsumoto, who has an IQ of over 150, is a mysterious medical examiner. She has no family. And she knows neither love...
The 2019 World Buddhist Women’s Association convention delegation from Hilo (from left): Barbara Fujimoto, Rimban Shindo Nishiyama, Suzy Nishiyama, BJ Soriano, Theo Kushi and Hilo BWA president Carole Tsutsumi. Not pictured: Ellen Okano. (Photo courtesy Jan Higashi)

Community Focus – Jan. 26 Shinnen Enkai Set for Honpa Hongwanji Hilo Buddhist Women

“Building Healthy Sanghas: Embracing Generosity and Openness” will be the theme of the Honpa Hongwanji Hilo Betsuin Buddhist Women’s Association shinnen enkai (New Year’s party) and general membership meeting on Sunday, Jan. 26, in the Sangha Hall. Rimban Shindo Nishiyama will conduct the service. Registration will start at 9:30 a.m. and the service and party....
Libations made with regular spirits (left) and barrel-aged spirits (right). (Photos courtesy Ryan Tatsumoto)

Ryan’s Table – Sometimes Aging is a Good Thing

RYAN'S TABLE BY Ryan Tatsumoto When I look in the mirror every morning and spot another white hair in my goatee, or notice that the hair atop my head looks a bit thinner, or when I wake up with body aches from unknown causes, I always chalk it up to the unwanted consequences of aging.....

Facing Future – Shinka Hawai‘i on the Rise, HUOA’s Youngest Member-Club is Out to...

Mark H. Higa Special to The Hawai‘i Herald At a local izakaya (Japanese-style pub) one night, three young Uchinanchu were sharing their dreams for the future of Hawai‘i’s Okinawan community and what they thought they could...

NGN3 March Movie Schedule

  SUNDAY, MARCH 1 Midnight – Tale of a Mystical Sword 1:50 a.m. – The Man of Seven Faces 3:20 a.m. – Truck Rascals in Fever Heat 5:10 a.m. – Young Lord Yakuza 6:40 a.m. – Emperor of Upheaval 8:40 a.m....
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24th Annual New Year’s ‘Ohana Festival

WHO/WHAT: The Japanese Cultural Center of Hawai‘i celebrates the Year of the Rooster with its annual New Year’s ‘Ohana Festival, the state’s largest festival celebrating Japanese New Year traditions. Enjoy delicious food and a...

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