The 2019 World Buddhist Women’s Association convention delegation from Hilo (from left): Barbara Fujimoto, Rimban Shindo Nishiyama, Suzy Nishiyama, BJ Soriano, Theo Kushi and Hilo BWA president Carole Tsutsumi. Not pictured: Ellen Okano. (Photo courtesy Jan Higashi)

Community Focus – Jan. 26 Shinnen Enkai Set for Honpa Hongwanji Hilo Buddhist Women

“Building Healthy Sanghas: Embracing Generosity and Openness” will be the theme of the Honpa Hongwanji Hilo Betsuin Buddhist Women’s Association shinnen enkai (New Year’s party) and general membership meeting on Sunday, Jan. 26, in the Sangha Hall. Rimban Shindo Nishiyama will conduct the service. Registration will start at 9:30 a.m. and the service and party....
Dr. Akemi Kikumura Yano

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....
Drawing by Katelyn Higashiya for Year of the Boar Nengajo

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

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Drawing by Kaya Smith for Year of the Boar Nengajo

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

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Comic Shushin, January 9, 2019 Issue


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.
Drawing featuring Dennis Fujitake as a comic


8•0•8 By Dennis Fujitake

Community Focus – OGSH Celebrates Silver Anniversary

The Okinawan Genealogical Society of Hawaii celebrated 25 years since its formation with a party at the Hawaii Okinawa Center on Nov. 3. “Keishoo: Passing On to the Next Generation” was the theme of the celebration, which was dedicated to OGSH’s surviving charter members. Current president Rodney Kohagura reviewed some of OGSH’s accomplishments, including its....
Alice Inoue is a “life guide” and the founder of Happiness U located in SALT Our Kaka‘ako. She has advised more than 10,000 clients to live a more inspired life. (Photo courtesy Happiness U)

Astrology – Alice Inoue’s Vision for 2020

A Guide to “The Year of Manifestation” Jodie Chiemi Ching Mark your calendars! On Monday, Jan. 20, Alice Inoue will share her predictions based on astrology and numerology for 2020. Her presentation, entitled “The Year of Manifestation,” will be held at the Pömaika‘i Ballrooms at Dole Cannery — her largest venue to date. Because this....
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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...
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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....

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