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Nengajo – Welcome the “Year of the Boar” (part III)

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Generation Gap

GENERATION GAP by Jon J. Murakami
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On the Cover

This year, the lunar New Year will start on Feb. 5. It’s expected that this year of the earth pig will be very good and full of achievements, without any bad periods. The last...
Comic Shushin, January 9, 2019 Issue

Shushin

Bishop Ryokan Ara Tendai Mission of Hawaii Kurushimi ya kanashimi no okage de, Kokoro wa fukakunari, Utsukushiku naru no desu. Be thankful for suffering: it gives you a deeper and richer understanding of life and a greater appreciation for life’s beauty.
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Dear Frances – The Mighty “P”: Poetry

DEAR FRANCES By Frances H. Kakugawa Omoiyari . . . Think of others first and good karma will return to you. — Frances H. Kakugawa Dear Frances, I was watching an Alzheimer’s program and it made me want to thank you for saving me from being who I was starting to become. It allowed me to....
Rev. Paul Osumi

Today’s Thought

by Rev. Paul S. Osumi Reprinted with permission ENRICHING OUR MINDS A cartoon showed a man looking out of a library window, saying, “What on earth can a man do on a rainy day like this?” The...
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Gannenmono Symposium – Akemi Kikumura, Yano, PH.D.

"Why Hawaii's and the U.S. Mainland's Immigration Experiences Were So Different" Dr. Akemi Kikumura Yano Published with Permission How did the Mainland experience of Japanese immigrants and, subsequently, Japanese Americans, compare with that of the Gannenmono and later generations of Japanese in Hawai‘i? This is a question I am frequently asked and one that I....
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New Year’s Ohana Festival

WHO/WHAT: The Japanese Cultural Center of Hawai‘i celebrates the “Year of the Boar” with its annual New Year’s ‘Ohana Festival, the state’s largest festival celebrating Japanese New Year’s traditions. Enjoy delicious food and a...

“The Journey From Within: Lessons From Leaders on Finding Your Philosophical Core”

WHO/WHAT: Former Gov. George Ariyoshi, retired University of Hawai‘i President Dr. Fujio Matsuda, Hawaiian resource specialist Earl Kawa‘a and businessman Duane Kurisu will participate in a discussion related to the release of the book,...
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Dialogue – The Gannenmono Continue to Inspire

DIALOGUE BY Karleen Chinen Happy New Year! There’s only room for 220 words in this issue’s Dialogue. So, here goes. Due to the size of the venue, only a limited number of people were able to attend the June 7, 2018, Gannenmono Symposium at the Sheraton Waikiki Hotel to listen to the various presentations. The....

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