Japan’s Last “Blue Train” Ends Service

TÖKYÖ — An era came to an end Sunday, Aug. 23, when Japan’s last “Blue Train” long-distance sleeper train in service completed its final run, nearly 60 years after the train debuted in 1958. The...

Anime Alice And Her Adventures In Wonderland

WHO/WHAT: In celebration of the 150th anniversary of Lewis Carroll’s classic story, “Alice in Wonderland,” Honolulu Theatre for Youth kicks off its 61st season with the world premiere of “Anime Alice and Her Adventures...

How Medicare Covers Diabetes

Diabetes is a serious disease. It can lead to kidney problems, glaucoma and other eye disorders, foot ulcers, amputation of feet or legs, stroke, diabetic coma and even death. If your doctor thinks you’re at...

Peace Events Commemorate 70th Anniversary Of The End Of World War II

This year marked the 70th anniversary of the atomic bombings on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, which ultimately led to the end of World War II. Several events aimed at commemorating the anniversary and at promoting...
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Hitachi Develops Two-Armed Warehouse Robot

TÖKYÖ — Hitachi Ltd. has unveiled a prototype double-arm robot that can pick up various types of goods from shelves and pack them into boxes for the eventual automation of warehouse work. The robot, which...

Japanese Women’s Society Foundation Installs 2015-16 Officers

Irene Nakamoto was elected and installed as president of the Japanese Women’s Society Foundation at its general membership meeting on July 18 at the Hawaii Prince Hotel. First lady Dawn Amano-Ige installed the new...

Omoiyari In Practice

Frances H. Kakugawa Hawai‘i Herald Columnist Omoiyari . . . Think of others first and good karma will return to you. — Frances H. Kakugawa Dear Readers, There were no questions in our mailbox this month, so it’s...
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Honbushin Odori Festival

WHO/WHAT: The Honbushin International Center presents its Honbushin Odori Festival. “Odori” means “dance” in Japanese, so the Center wants attendees to “dance the night away while giving gratitude to all the wonderful blessings we...

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Omoi koto wa karuku ie Karui koto wa omoku ie Iwanakutemo ii koto wa iuna Say a serious matter simply; say a simple matter seriously. If you don’t have anything to say, don’t say anything. – Bishop Ryokan Ara Tendai Mission of...
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