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Dialogue – Mahalo Kauai!

Karleen Chinen Commentary No Hawai‘i Herald editor in her, or his, right mind wants to do a special edition, like this Kaua‘i Issue, as the last issue of the year . . . especially with the traditionally big New Year’s edition due in less than two weeks. That’s plain suicide! But that is exactly what....
The mochi-shaping crew takes a break to pose for a group shot. (Photo courtesy Akiko’s B&B)

Community Focus – Wailea Village Mochi Pounding Set for Dec. 28

Hawai‘i Island’s much-anticipated Wailea Village Mochi Pounding will be held on Saturday, Dec. 28, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Akiko’s Buddhist B&B in Hakalau (15 mile marker) along the Hämäkua Coast. The community mochi pounding that attracts residents and visitors alike is in its 22nd year. A short film on the event by....
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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CULTURE 4KIDS! By Carolyn Kubota Morinishi and Marian Kurasaki Kubota
HIHO volunteers work on a group project for Kokua Kalihi Valley, moving a tree log in Kalihi Valley. (Photos courtesy HIHO)

Community – Happy 10th Anniversary , Hiho!

“Hands In Helping Out” is Helping to Build a Kinder, More Giving Community Jackie Kojima Special to The Hawai‘i Herald When December rolls around, most kids get to work on their Christmas wish list, hoping for the newest gadgets and toys. Adults, smitten by holiday sales, rush to the malls to shop till they drop.....
Lloyd Miyashiro-Sensei stands under the kanji for ki (life energy) in the Kapa‘a döjö. (Aikidö photos by Carolyn Morinishi)

Community – Lloyd Miyashiro is Living His “KiI”

Carolyn Morinishi Special to The Hawai‘i Herald We drove past the old gate and continued on to a narrow dirt road that led to a small, grassy clearing. At the far end of the field stood a small termite-worn building. Although we were in the Wailua area of Kaua‘i in 2019, it felt like we....
'Scarlet.'

NGN3 January Movie Schedule (Part I)

WEDNESDAY, JAN.1 Midnight – Yakuza on Foot 1:40 a.m. – Yakuza Vassal 3:10 a.m. – A Legend of Turmoil 5 a.m. – Sasaki Kojiro Part 2 6:40 a.m. – Giant Rumble 8:20 a.m. – Pulling an Oar 10:40 a.m. – Tengu Priest 12:20 p.m. – Eight Brave Brothers Part 3 1:20 p.m. – The Shadow War....
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NGN3 January Movie Schedule (Part II)

WEDNESDAY, JAN. 15 1:10 a.m. – The Shadow War of the Yakuza 2:50 a.m. – 1,750 Days of Turbulence 4:50 a.m. – Tengu Priest 6:30 a.m. – The Swordsman in the Golden Valley 8 a.m. – A Legend of Turmoil 9:50 a.m. – Tetsu the White Tiger 11:20 a.m. – Giant Rumble 1 p.m. – Scarier Than....
'Zatoichi: The Blind Swordsman.'

NGN Programs (Part I)

“Busu no Hitomi ni Koishiteru 2019 (Busukoi 2019),” premieres Wednesday, Jan. 1 at 7:35 p.m. The super-popular voice actor Osamu Suzuno meets Miyuki Oyama by fate. Miyuki, an aspiring voice actor, is not good looking but is a bright and positive girl. She once got her relief from Osamu’s voice, which changed her trajectory of....
'Shodo Girls.'

NGN Programs (Part II)

“Hibari Chiemi no Yajikita Dochu (Travels of Hibari and Chiemi),” 1962 drama, 1 hour and 26 minutes. Directed by Tadashi Sawashima. Starring Hibari Misora, Chiemi Eri and Chiyonosuke Azuma. Playhouse employees Okimi and Otoshi become involved in an undercover officer’s investigation of a gang when they accidentally walk in on a drug deal taking place....

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