Summer in Ōshima

By Loren Ke‘alaaumoe Fujitani | Special to The Hawai‘i Herald | It has been a year since I arrived here on the island of Suo-Öshima in Yamaguchi Prefecture. Although it doesn’t feel like a year has passed, the changing of the seasons tells me otherwise and I find the feelings and memories from last year....

Totoki Family, Davis Higa Honored by HJCC

The Honolulu Japanese Chamber of Commerce held its membership meeting and 10th annual Generational Awards luncheon on July 22 at the Hilton Hawaiian Village. Gov. Neil Abercrombie installed the organization’s new officers and directors. The...

Ken Inouye Remembers

By: Averie’ Soto | Special to The Hawai‘i Herald | This past May, the University of Hawai‘i at Mänoa released the concept designs for the planned Daniel K. Inouye Center for Democratic Leadership. The center, to be housed on the university’s Mänoa campus, will honor a man known as a decorated World War II hero....

Traditional Bon Odori Gets Modern Spin

TÖKYÖ — Choreographed dances have long been part of Japan’s obon festival, which, each summer, welcomes the spirits of the ancestors back to the world of the living. But organizers of some events this...
Drawing featuring Dennis Fujitake as a comic

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By Dennis Fujitake

Fundraising Campaign Launched For Hiroshima Landslide Victims

The “Hawai‘i for Hiroshima Fundraising Committee” recently kicked off a campaign to raise funds to aid the people of Hiroshima City following the massive landslides of Aug. 19. Seventy-two residents were killed in the...
Photo by Melanie Agrabante/Maui Ryukyu Culture Group

Maui Okinawan Festival

WHO/WHAT: “Feel the Uchinanchu Spirit!” is the theme of the Maui Okinawan Festival, presented by the Maui Okinawan Kenjin Kai (MOKK), and co-sponsor Maui Mall. The entertainment program will feature continuous Okinawan music and dance,...
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"Shoyu On Rice" at Kumu Kahua Theatre

Kumu Kahua Theatre Presents “Shoyu on Rice”

WHO/WHAT: The 44th season of Kumu Kahua Theatre opens with Scot Izuka’s “Shoyu on Rice.” The play is directed by Reiko Ho and is the anticipated sequel to Izuka’s show, “Mainland Education,” produced by...

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