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...

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Futsuu no hito wa Futsuu ni ikite iru no ga Ichiban shiawase desu Shikashi nanigoto mo naku Futsuu ni ikite iku no ga Ichiban muzukashii Living an ordinary life is the happiest way of living for an average person. However, it is...
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While we live our short life on this earth, we come in contact with all kinds of people - people of various colors, shapes, sizes and ways of life.  The problem is: What shall...

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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...
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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,...

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...

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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