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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Health Information – Coffee .. It’s Actually Good for You?! (Part 3)

“Coffee also inhibits active oxygen, a cause of aging and cancer,” says Prof. Nguyen van Chuyen of the Department of Food and Nutrition at Japan Women’s University. Prof.   Nguyen claims that coffee possesses...
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Kauai Stories – Kauai Kids in Peace and War

Bill Fernandez From “Kaua‘i Kids in Peace and War” Published with Permission Editor’s note: Author Bill Fernandez was an inquisitive and impressionable young boy growing up on Kaua‘i when Japan launched its aerial attack on Pearl Harbor...
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Dialogue – Mahalo Kauai!

DIALOGUE BY Karleen Chinen Putting this issue together was quite a challenge because it combined Garden Island stories and general election ads. On Nov. 6, Kaua‘i and Ni‘ihau voters will elect a new mayor to succeed outgoing Mayor Bernard Carvalho Jr., who has reached his term limit. Kaua‘i is at a crossroads: Its residents are....
The audience enjoys the handbell music of Tinkerbell. (Photos by Wayne Shinbara)

Community Focus – Peace Commemorated with Handbell and Shamisen Concert

Chaminade University’s Mystical Rose Oratory was the setting for the Christmas Concert for PEACE and Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day Commemoration on Dec. 7. The program by Tinkerbell, a handbells performing group from Japan, and Tsugaru Shamisen music, also from Japan, was organized by the BDK – Rev. (Yoshiaki) Fujitani Interfaith Program at Chaminade University and....
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8•0•8

8•0•8 By Dennis Fujitake
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Estate Planning Insights – The Proposed Federal Tax Changes

ESTATE PLANNING INSIGHTS By Ethan R. Okura and Carroll Dortch On Nov. 2, the proposed Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 was released to the public. The Republican-sponsored bill introduced by the U.S. House of Representatives is intended to simplify America’s tax code. It offers many changes, which we will review in this column.....
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Today’s Thought

by Rev. Paul S. Osumi Reprinted with permission COST OF A HAPPY MARRIAGE The mere fact that a couple gets happily married doesn’t mean they are going to be happy. In order to possess the joy and...
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Generation Gap

GENERATION GAP by Jon J. Murakami
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Community Focus – Hui O Laulima Accepting Applicants for 2021 Cultural Grants

Hui O Laulima’s Cultural Grants Committee is currently accepting applications for its 2021 Cultural Grant program. The grants are aimed at supporting the applicants’ efforts to preserve and perpetuate Okinawan culture, one of the missions of Hui O Laulima. The grants are awarded to individuals and groups in the spirit of laulima — the Hawaiian....

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