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Legacy of The Sansei – Being Sansei

Christine R. Yano Special to The Hawai‘i Herald Sansei live in a strange and unique position. We form the last of the generations of Japanese Americans with direct knowledge of Japan in the form of grandparents. That tie, for many, is both very real and very tenuous. Because most of us did not grow up....

Hiroshima Bombing Commemorated With Peace Ceremony

The 69th anniversary of the dropping of the atomic bomb on Hiroshima, ending World War II, was commemorated on Aug. 6 at the Izumo Taishakyo Mission in downtown Honolulu. The tragic act of war...
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Shushin

Shikarareru yori mo Homerareru hou ga Fukaku hansei suru Monodesu Praising a person instead of chastising, will bring about deep reflection. – Bishop Ryokan Ara Tendai Mission of Hawaii
The kenjinkai honored two new octogenarians — immediate past president Robert Nagao (left) and Kenneth Uwaine. Pictured with them (standing) are keiro committee chair Kenneth Saiki and HHKK president Wayne Miyao.

Community Focus – Honolulu Hiroshima Kenjin Kai Welcomes New Year

The Honolulu Hiroshima Kenjin Kai held its annual membership meeting and shinnen enkai on March 10 at the Japanese Cultural Center of Hawai‘i’s Manoa Grand Ballroom. Kenjinkai president Wayne Miyao presided over the general membership meeting. He said it was an honor and a privilege to serve as president and to continue the kenjinkai’s efforts....
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Warning Signs Of A Stroke! (Part One)

In a previous issue, the signs of a stroke were discussed. Here are more signs to look out for. Warning Signs of a Stroke If you suddenly notice even one of the indicators below, go to...
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Today’s Thought

by Rev. Paul S. Osumi Reprinted with permission IDENTIFICATION In introducing a speaker at a banquet once, the toastmaster had this to say about him: “This man has been closely identified with all the good things in...
Rev. Paul Osumi

Today’s Thought

By Rev. Paul S. Osumi Reprinted with permission WHAT A CAST! A playwright, looking up a number in a New York City telephone directory, commented, “Not much plot here but what a cast!” In the Honolulu telephone...

United Japanese Society Celebrates Arrival Of 2015

About 200 United Japanese Society of Hawaii members and friends attended the organization’s annual shinnen enkai on Jan. 24 at the Japanese Cultural Center of Hawai‘i’s Manoa Grand Ballroom. The program began with the observance...
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Aloha from Bamboo Ridge – “Reciprocity”

Jean Yamasaki Toyama Republished with Permission from “Bamboo Ridge: Celebrating 30 Years of Local Literature” (Spring 2007) Mamoko slid the slender ink stick forward then backward making sure that her even strokes made no ripples in the jet black liquid in the shallow well of her ink stone, just like he had taught her. Energy....

Japanese Women’s Society Of Hawaii Foundation Presents Second Women’s Leadership Summit and 36th Fashion...

WHO/WHAT: The Japanese Women’s Society Foundation presents its second annual Women’s Leadership Summit in Hawaii and its 36th Fashion Show Luncheon at the Sheraton Waikiki Hotel. On Friday, March 27, a half-day summit, themed “Health,...

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