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Community Focus – United Japanese Society Honors New Octogenarians With An 80th Birthday Party

The United Japanese Society of Hawaii honored 27 O‘ahu Nikkei who are celebrating their 80th birthday this year by throwing them a grand celebration. The UJSH’s 42nd annual Nenchosha Ian Engei Taikai (Senior Citizens...
“Keishicho Ikimonogakari (MPD: Animal Unit),” premieres Monday, Oct. 16, at 7:35 p.m.

NGN Programs (contd)

“Gozonji Kaiketsu Kurozukin Maguna no Hitomi (The Black Hooded Man),” 1955 jidaigeki, 1 hour and 25 minutes. Directed by Kiyoshi Sasaki. Starring Ryutaro Otomo, Kunio Kaga and Chizuru Kitagawa. A mysterious black hooded man intervenes when an anti-government group who plots to steal the precious blue diamond called “Manuga no Hitomi.” “Hibari no Mori no....
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Generation Gap

GENERATION GAP by Jon J. Murakami
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Gannenmono Exhibit Closing Soon

WHO/WHAT: “Gannenmono: A Legacy of Eight Generations in Hawai‘i” exhibit. Featured in the exhibit are historic documents and illustrations, cultural objects and first-hand accounts of the Gannenmono, the first Japanese immigrants to settle in...
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“Swinging and Singing” – Filipino Jazz Men and Okinawan Women Vocalists in Japan and...

WHO/WHAT: James Roberson, a professor of anthropology in the Dept. of Intercultural Studies at Kanazawa Seiryo University in Japan, will introduce and discuss women who contributed as vocalists to the jazz and rock music...
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Today’s Thought

by Rev. Paul S. Osumi Reprinted with permission The Way To Love “The way to love anything is to realize that it might be lost.” As we meditate over it we will come to see its truth....
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8•0•8

8•0•8 By Dennis Fujitake

Military Intelligence Service Exhibit Opens At Hawaii Army Museum

The U.S. Army Museum of Hawaii at Fort DeRussy in Waikïkï recently opened “America’s Secret Weapon,” a colorful new exhibit that tells the little-known story of the 6,000 Japanese Americans who served in the...

Japanese Director Makes Film Inspired By Sadako’s Story

By Chitose Nakagawa/Kyodo News LOS ANGELES — A Japanese film director based in Los Angeles has made a film about how people have drawn strength from the story of 12-year-old Sadako Sasaki, who died of...
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Konko Mission Talk

WHO/WHAT: Konko Mission of Honolulu will present a free bilingual talk by Fusami Kudo from Kumamoto, Japan, titled, “The Power of Gratitude: How I Survived Terminal Cancer.” Kudo, who is today the owner of...

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