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Dialogue – Mahalo Kauai!

DIALOGUE BY Karleen Chinen Putting together a focused issue like this fourth annual Kaua‘i edition usually leaves me with a valuable takeaway. Maybe it’s because I spend so much time with the stories. In that process, they “speak to me” and leave me realizing something I hadn’t prior to getting to know them on my....
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Spotlight – JCCH Hosts GFBNEC’s “Courage and Compassion” Traveling Exhibition

A traveling exhibit chronicling the story of the Japanese American experience in World War II opened on Veterans Day at the Japanese Cultural Center of Hawai‘i. “Courage and Compassion: Our Shared Story of the Japanese American WWII Experience” was produced by the Los Angeles-based Go For Broke National Education Center. It will be on display through....
Allison Yanagi-Sensei (right) plays sanshin while her student Yukiko Pierce practices kücho during a recent lesson. (Photos courtesy Allison Yanagi)

Culture – “Aloha Den-On” To Debut New Ryukyuan Music School

Nomura Ryü Dentö Ongaku Kyökai Okinawa to Join Hawai‘i Concert Jodie Chiemi Ching Special to the Hawai‘i Herald More than 20 years ago, Bokuzen Kaneshiro presented his precious sanshin to his yonsei granddaughter, Allison Ya- nagi. It marked the beginning of her lifelong commitment to Okinawan performing arts. Today, Allison Yanagi — now Allison Yanagi-Sensei....
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NGN3 December Movie Schedule

FRIDAY, DEC. 1 Midnight – Shingo’s Original Challenge 1:50 a.m. – Moment of Demon 3:50 a.m. – The Shadow War of the Yakuza 5:30 a.m. – The Envoy 7 a.m. – Bloodied Spear 8:40 a.m. – Lifetime Insecurity 10:30 a.m. – Hibari’s Favorite 11:50 a.m. – Prison Boss 1:20 p.m. – 1,750 Days of Turbulence 3:20 p.m.....
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NGN3 December Movie Schedule (part II)

SUNDAY, DEC. 17 12:30 a.m. – Gentle Breeze 2:10 a.m. – The Black Hooded Man 2 3:40 a.m. – Fate Deals the Card of Death 5:30 a.m. – Falcon Magistrate 7:10 a.m. – Bloodied Spear 8:50 a.m. – KAKEKOMI 11:20 a.m. – Cape of the Vampire Bats 12:50 p.m. – Bloodied Flower 2:40 p.m. – Travels of Hibari....
“Warotenka,” premieres on Saturday, Dec. 2, at 7:15 p.m.

NGN Programs

“Warotenka,” premieres on Saturday, Dec. 2, at 7:15 p.m. The 97th NHK Asadora is about Ten, a cheerful girl born in Kyoto in the late Meiji period, who finds great joy in a life filled with laughter. After getting married, she and her husband launch a storytellers’ hall management in Osaka, leading her to become....
“Demo Kekkon Shitai! (But, I Want to Get Married!),” airs on Monday, Dec. 25 and Wednesday, Dec. 27, at 7:35 p.m.

NGN Programs continued …

“Gekido no 1750-nichi (1,750 Days of Turbulence),” 1990, 1 hour and 55 minutes. Directed by Sadao Nakajima. Starring Kiichi Nakai, and Masaya Kato. The depiction of a 1,750-day long gang war. “Gokuchu no Kaoyaku (Prison Boss),” 1968 action film, 1 hour and 30 minutes. Directed by Yasuo Huruhata. Starring Ken Takakura and Junko Fuji. Rival....

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