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Kupunawiki Presents Active Aging

WHO/WHAT: KupunaWiki presents Dr. Cullen Hayashida, a sociology professor at the University of Hawai‘i at Mänoa and co-author of “Hana Hou: Making the Best of Our Encore Years.” He will speak about various ways...
'Stories that bind us remembering .. The Battle of Okinawa' - Video Interview with Shigeko Nakasone, Researcher, Producer and Writer Dan Nakasone, and Musical Presentation by Afuso Ryu Gensei Kai

Irei No Hi: Stories that Bind us Remembering The Battle of Okinawa

WHO/WHAT: The Hawaii United Okinawa Association presents Irei no Hi. There will be a special presentation of the documentary film entitled “Okinawa-sen no Shogen – Testimonies from the Battle of Okinawa,” and a performance...
Courtney Takara with HUOA’s 2018 sports program awardees for golf, bowling, volleyball and slow-pitch softball.

Community Focus – HUOA Installs Jocelyn Ige as President

The Hawaii United Okinawa Association recognized the 2018 “Uchinanchu of the Year” (highlighted in the Herald’s Feb. 15 edition) and installed its 2019 officers on Jan. 19 at the Hawaii Okinawa Center. Students from Hawaii Okinawa Creative Arts opened the program with a lively Shishimai dance. Among the 900 people in attendance were Gov. David....
The kenjinkai honored two new octogenarians — immediate past president Robert Nagao (left) and Kenneth Uwaine. Pictured with them (standing) are keiro committee chair Kenneth Saiki and HHKK president Wayne Miyao.

Community Focus – Honolulu Hiroshima Kenjin Kai Welcomes New Year

The Honolulu Hiroshima Kenjin Kai held its annual membership meeting and shinnen enkai on March 10 at the Japanese Cultural Center of Hawai‘i’s Manoa Grand Ballroom. Kenjinkai president Wayne Miyao presided over the general membership meeting. He said it was an honor and a privilege to serve as president and to continue the kenjinkai’s efforts....
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“Soup of Life” Film Screening

WHO/WHAT: Palolo Hongwanji Mission screens the documentary film, “Soup of Life,” about 88-year-old Yoshiko Tatsumi, who prepares special soups for her bedridden father. After he passes, Tatsumi begins serving wisdom with her soups. “Soup...
HoMA's Book Club: 'Cane Fires' by Kaui Philpotts

HoMA’s Book Club: “Cane Fires” By Kaui Philpotts

WHO/WHAT: The Honolulu Museum of Art’s Book Club presents a discussion on Kaui Philpotts’ “Cane Fires,” a book comprised of short stories set in post World War II Hawai‘i, a period when sugar and...
Photo of a bonsai plant promoting Pacific Bonsai Club Plant Fair

Pacific Bonsai Club Plant Fair

WHO/WHAT: The Pacific Bonsai Club will hold its annual plant fair and sale. Club members will be available to answer questions on how to care for your bonsai plants. WHEN/WHERE: Sunday, June 9, 9:30 a.m.-12:30...
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Hawaii Nikkei Legacy Exhibit

WHO/WHAT: Nisei Veterans Legacy presents a photo exhibit highlighting the history and culture of Japanese Americans in Hawai‘i — from immigration of Issei in the late 1800s to modern-day Hawai‘i, showing how Hawai‘i Nikkei...
Shirley Iida (left) presents third prize winner Laurie Ide of Pearl City with an Iida’s gift basket filled with precious Japanese goods.

Spotlight – “Guess the Cherry Blossom Queen” Prizes Awarded

Hawaii Hochi, Ltd.’s 36th annual “Guess the Cherry Blossom Festival Queen” Contest concluded this year with the presentation of the prizes to their respective winners. This year’s sponsors were:
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Community Focus – JCAH to Honor Hirano Store and Yamada Furniture

The East Hawai‘i-based Japanese Community Association of Hawaii will recognize two longtime businesses at its sixth annual Nikkei Kigyo banquet, set for Friday, May 10, at Nani Mau Gardens. Hirano Store, which was established 1918, and Yamada Furniture, founded in 1929, will be presented JCAH’s 2019 Nikkei Kigyo Award. “We’re proud to recognize both companies....

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