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Community Focus – Kizunaloha Coalition for Recovery Efforts

The KizunAloha coalition, composed of more than 20 companies, government agencies and nonprofits based in Hawai‘i and Japan, recently unveiled a communications campaign designed to support future and economic recovery efforts by engaging the Japanese market during the coronavirus pandemic. While the state has currently imposed a 14-day quarantine for all incoming travelers and has....
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Community Focus – GFBNEC, Essay and Poetry Contest

To mark the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II, the Go For Broke National Education Center presents its 2020 High School and College Essay and Poetry Contest. In addition to cash prizes, four winners (grand prize entry from each category: essay and poetry high school division and essay and poetry college division)....
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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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Recipe Board – Notice

This is the third Hawai‘i Herald issue that features recipes rather than upcoming events. Why? Because with “stay home” the name of the game to fight COVID-19, there isn’t much of anything going on....
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Lihue Baked Beans

From: “Favorite Island Cookery” (Book 2) Bake: 350 degrees Time: 30 min. Yield: 6-8 servings Ingredients 4 strips bacon, chopped 1 medium onion, chopped 1 can (1 lb.) pork and beans 1 can (1 lb.) kidney beans, drained 1 can (1 lb.) lima...
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Sekihan (No. 1)

From: “Favorite Island Cookery” (Book 1) 1 cup azuki beans 2 cups water 4 cups mochi rice 1 cup regular rice 4 cups azuki water — if not enough, add water to make 4 cups 2 tsp. salt ¼ tsp. red...
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Community Focus – Hawaii State Library Streaming “Proof of Loyalty” for Free

The Hawai‘i State Public Library recently began offering the streaming service Kanopy at https://www.librarieshawaii.org/ and will continue to offer it for free through April 30. The offerings include 10 films by Lucy Ostrander and Don Sellers of Stourwater Pictures, producers of the hour-long documentary, “Proof of Loyalty: Kazuo Yamane and the Nisei Soldiers of Hawai‘i,”....
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Community Focus – Hawaii Foodbank’s COVID-19 Response

As the COVID-19 situation intensifies, Hawaii Foodbank is facing an unprecedented challenge of providing food for people affected by the pandemic while continuing to meet the nutritional needs of one in eight Hawai‘i residents already struggling with food insecurity. The current pandemic has closed schools and community centers, creating a gap in meals for countless....
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Community Focus – The Show Aloha Challenge

The City and County of Honolulu has partnered with local restaurants, businesses and nonprofit organizations to carry out the “Show Aloha Challenge” initiative. It is a collaboration to deliver thousands of meals to küpuna for free. During Mayor Kirk Caldwell’s “stay-at-home” order, many homebound seniors will need more support with home meal deliveries. If they....
Honolulu Hiroshima Kenjin Kai president Wayne Miyao (far left), Hiroshima Prefecture governor Hidehiko Yuzaki (center) and Tökyö Hiroshima-Ken People’s Association president Yoshiki Paul Otake, gather for a group photo after signing of documents establishing the sister kenjinkai relationship. (Photos by Brandon Saigusa)

Community Focus – Honolulu Hiroshima Kenjin Kai Establishes Relationship with Tokyo Hiroshima Kenjin Kai

After two years of meetings and negotiations, the Honolulu Hiroshima Kenjin Kai formalized a sister kenjinkai relationship with the Tökyö Hiroshima-Ken People’s Association at a signing ceremony at the THKPA’s shinnen enkai (New Year’s banquet) at the Shinagawa Prince Hotel in Tökyö on Jan. 20.

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